Beyond Financial Performance: Q&A With Forrester's Paul Hamerman
You've checked the SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) box and streamlined financial budgeting, planning and consolidation in the process. So what's the next performance management challenge? Paul Hamerman, Forrester's vice president of enterprise applications, looks at operational performance management and offerings from the likes of Oracle, SAP and Microsoft.
Get More From Your ERP Investment
Innovative companies have taken the lead in fully utilizing their ERP systems. The majority, however, have yet to take the first steps in using their ERP .investments to greater advantage.
BEA Unveils SOA Infrastructure Platform
BEA Systems has unveiled a software platform for building service-oriented architectures, reflecting a trend among infrastructure vendors to provide as many tools as possible to companies adopting the standards-based form of distributed computing.
Cool Meets Clunky: Motorola's Deal For Bar-Code Reader Symbol
Motorola has been pushing for more sales from business, taking solid steps like helping developers include enterprise search functions on wireless handhelds. But for most businesses, Motorola is just a really big company with a supercool cell phone. Motorola's deal to buy Symbol for $3.9 billion in cash marks a leap ahead for its enterprise ambitions.
EMC Lays Groundwork for ILM
InfoScape crawls file systems and automatically tag files with basic metadata and clues to business value, sensitivity and content.
Apple's Future Phone
It's pretty much a given these days that Apple is hard at work on a mobile phone. The company won't acknowledge this, but it's hard to find an Apple rumor site or financial analyst covering Apple that hasn't speculated about the iPhone or whatever the fabled device eventually ends up being called.
Despite its studied coyness, Apple in
Mission Intelligence: Where's the Rest of Me
To succeed, vendors and technology thought leaders must show how different kinds of solutions fit together rather than use marketing and confusing buzzwords to scramble identities for competitive purposes.
Letters: Flavorful Commentary; Topiary Communications
In response to Joshua Greenbaum's recent column, "Why I Hate Web 2.0," Glen Stone contends, "Modern technology has allowed lies and idiocy to spread even faster, but gives no edge in speed or penetration to the truth."
Breakthrough Analysis: Enterprise Search: Time To Get Serious
The rise of Google, Yahoo and specialized search providers has radically altered our perception of information access, yet enterprise search implementations haven't kept up with the transformation in the consumer world. Plenty of vendors are developing breakthroughs, but the missing player has been Microsoft, and many believe progress in enterprise search is being held hostage by long and unwieldy upgrade cycles for systems including Windows, Office and SharePoint. Look beyond quick fixes and br
Book Examines Insider Threats
Enemy at the Water Cooler by Brian Contos is the definitive book to battle the rising tide of security threats posed by trusted employees
Q&A: Chrysler Scorecard Guru Freda Bane-Prastitis
The Chrysler Group has developed a monthly scorecard that tracks the performance of more than 4,200 dealerships in the United States and Canada. Freda Bane-Prastitis, director-dealer relations and development, explains how the project evolved and how it's aligning the manufacturer and its dealers to support strategic goals.
Web Analytics Turn Art Into a Science
What's the secret to running a successful Web site? Web analytics tools can help track and analyze online behavior, opening up a world of possibilities that brick-and-mortar businesses never dreamed of.
Visualization Tools Raise Your Innovation Awareness
Does your company struggle to brainstorm new products and services? Visualization tools such as road-mapping software and patent-citation systems offer insight into the pipeline of promising ideas. Here's how to pick technologies that fit your innovation approach.
Analysis: Where Rules Management and BPM Meet
Rules management and process management are both aimed at improving business agility and performance, but they're fundamentally different technologies designed for complementary purposes. So which tasks do you handle in each toolset? We'll show you how to strike the right mix of techniques and score that perfect 10!
Wireless Broadband Hasn't Lived Up To Expectations...Yet
The top cellular carriers all claim to have launched wireless broadband services, but they're still mostly intended for laptop users who are limited by not-so-bandwidth-intensive applications or on-the-go Web access. A desktop-type experience on mobile devices won't come to fruition for another couple of years, until WiMax and the ilk start delivering better network
Acutenix Calls for Auditing
Last weekend, hackers pilfered the personal data of nearly 19,000 DSL equipment customers through a vulnerability in AT&T's online store