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Maybe Now Your Good-For-Nothing Children Will Pick Up A Phone And Call
Commentary  |  3/31/2006
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel have invented a "kosher phone." It makes a nice sandwich with Gulden's spicy brown mustard and Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray Tonic. And can I get you a little Danish for after? Diet-shmiet, you're pale, have you been eating?
EMS Scales A Data Mountain
News  |  3/30/2006
Outdoor gear merchant Eastern Mountain Sports implements Web-based business intelligence to help it win retail sales.
Fujitsu Announces Controls Automation and Monitoring Solution for Compliance, Risk, and Performance Management
News  |  3/30/2006
Collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP also in the works.
Kawasaki Expands Use of Click Commerce Solution Worldwide
News  |  3/30/2006
The powersports equipment manufacturer intends to increase sales of Kawasaki accessories around the world.
Cox Communications to Deploy Informiam's ClearPath with Cisco IP Contact Center Solution
News  |  3/30/2006
ClearPath being deployed in conjunction with recently announced Cisco IPCC solution to allow for visibility of customer operations across 19 North American contact centers.
Oracle's BI Play
Commentary  |  3/30/2006
Oracle is pushing a new product line that it hopes will cover companies' BI needs from top to bottom.
SAS Expands Into Credit Risk, Bank Compliance Areas
News  |  3/27/2006
At its annual user conference, SAS also details its expanded data integration R&D efforts.
Cognos Adds Search Technology To BI Toolset
News  |  3/27/2006
The updated release of Cognos 8 also offers PowerPoint support and tighter integration with the SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal.
Process Management Grows Up: Q&A With Gartner's Jim Sinur
News  |  3/27/2006
VP and distinguished analyst Sinur outlines a BPM maturity model and talks about what it takes to get to the next level of process performance.
Three No-Cost Ways To Get Started With BPM
News  |  3/27/2006
Several business process management vendors now offer free, downloadable tools that let you model processes, analyze expected performance improvement and create most, if not all, of an actual executable design.
The Skinny From Bill Gates
Commentary  |  3/23/2006
Microsoft's desktop strategy is slated to take its next step forward later this year, with the release of Office 2007. Gates, now Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect, talked with our sister publication InformationWeek last week and held forth on an array of topics related to corporate data and information-sharing, including a server-based version of Excel, enterprise data search and corporate blogging.
Readers: Less Faith In Database Analytics?
Commentary  |  3/22/2006
A comparison of two Business Intelligence Pipeline polls indicates that readers have less confidence in database makers' ability to deliver built-in analytics than they did a year and a half ago.
Workscape Promotes Enterprise Compensation Management
News  |  3/22/2006
New release brings more providers into pay for performance.
What Is Location Intelligence?
News  |  3/22/2006
Improve processes and performance through contextual information about location.
Making the Audit Pay
News  |  3/22/2006
Regulatory compliance effectiveness often brings operating efficiency.
Informatica Intensifies Focus on Data Integration
News  |  3/22/2006
New technology roadmap and data quality lead focus for Informatica.
Coming Soon: Your Next ERP System
News  |  3/22/2006
Companies face crucial choices in enterprise software, and not just enterprise applications.
Summary: Harvard Business Review On Decision-Making
Features  |  3/21/2006
BI practitioners may find a recent edition of the Harvard Business Review indispensable.
Analysis: On SOA & BPM: Q&A With Systinet's Tom Erickson
News  |  3/21/2006
Systinet president Tom Erickson offers seasoned views of the integration and process management market.
In Focus: Xerox Adds Sophistication to Low-Cost ECM
News  |  3/21/2006
Xerox's DocuShare 5.0 upgrade stays easy-to-use while debuting blog- and wiki-support functions and componentized content management capabilities.
Many Data Centers Still Have No Risk Management Plan
News  |  3/21/2006
More than 75% have experienced a business disruption in the past five years, including 20% who say the disruption had a serious impact on the business, according to a recent survey of data center managers.
Step Outside the Magic Kingdom
News  |  3/20/2006
Conventional wisdom can crowd out innovation.
Oracle 3Q Earnings Soar On Hefty Sales Increase
News  |  3/20/2006
CEO Ellison predicts that new search technology and the recently completed Siebel acquisition will further fuel Oracle's growth.
Field Report: Meineke Car Care Centers
News  |  3/20/2006
Meineke Car Care Centers has more than 900 locations in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and South America. Finding the best locations to attract customers is a challenge when there is intense competition for prime real estate, especially when your stores require good road access and visibility from major intersections.
Will Rich Internet Apps Catch the Bus?
News  |  3/20/2006
Rich Internet applications (RIA) have been the buzz in the applications development community as organizations look for ways to break out of primitive modes of Web services and applications and make better use of the power resident on the client side of most architectural implementations.
Field Report: Global Travel Exchange (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)
News  |  3/20/2006
Imagine competing in a cutthroat business with ever-tightening margins but little control over your costly distribution system. That's the frustrating situation for many suppliers in the travel and tourism industry.
Readers Defend XBRL
Commentary  |  3/17/2006
A story we ran this week about XBRL managed to ignite a little controversy, even before it made our newsletter.
Lockheed Martin Leads The Way For FBI Sentinel Project
News  |  3/17/2006
An inspector general's report says FBI planning provides "reasonable assurance" that the new program can avoid the problems that plagued its botched Virtual Case File project.
Oracle Fights Off Clustering Software Patent Suit
News  |  3/16/2006
MangoSoft brought the suit in 2002 seeking $500 million in damages.
Microsoft Adds Business Intelligence Tools To Dynamics SL Apps
News  |  3/15/2006
The new BIO will tap into SQL Server Analysis Services to provide reports and scorecard performance metrics for small and midsized businesses.
Trendspotting
News  |  3/14/2006
The global market for RFID systems in the retail consumer products and goods market reached $161 million in 2005, according to Venture Development Corp., with hardware accounting for approximately 41 percent of sales.
Headsup: CIOs Make Intelligence Top Priority
News  |  3/14/2006
Chief information officers rank business intelligence (BI) high on their lists of technology priorities, according to a recent Gartner survey.
Governance Gauge: To Stay Compliant, Train
News  |  3/14/2006
The ongoing Enron trial has highlighted one reason why companies should rethink the way they handle employee training.
SOA and BPM are Perfect Together: BEA Deal Fits Combo Trend
News  |  3/14/2006
BEA System's March announcement that it had acquired business process management (BPM) vendor Fuego came as little surprise. For starters, BEA last year acquired portal vendor Plumtree, which was using Fuego's technology.
Free DBs Put SQL '05 in 'Check'
News  |  3/14/2006
The latest moves and counter moves among the three major database players--IBM, Oracle and Microsoft--look like a three-way game of chess.
Can SAP Catch Up in On-Demand CRM?
News  |  3/14/2006
When SAP AG announced it was unveiling an on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) option, it meant we would finally see a head-to-head battle in hosted CRM between SAP and Oracle, which purchased Siebel and its CRM OnDemand last fall. But both enterprise software behemoths are playing catch-up to Salesforce.com.
Will IBM's Big Bet on Services-Oriented Applications Pay Off?
News  |  3/14/2006
IBM made an announcement in February perhaps only it could pull off -- a trumpeted launch of a new package of products and services targeting information management under the umbrella of "Information On Demand."
Loosen Up!
News  |  3/14/2006
Service-oriented architecture holds great promise for reducing the cost and complexity of integrating business systems. But without an enterprise service bus, SOAs may not stretch to meet scalability requirements and could hamper IT with the kind of coding and confusion that plagued early point-to-point Web services implementations. ESB also is critical to how SOAs support business process management and the whole chain of strategic objectives that endeavor to make business change less difficult
Analysis: To Stay Compliant, Train
News  |  3/14/2006
What can you do to protect your organization from mistaken or intentional employee actions?
In Focus: Q&A With Open Text CEO John Shackleton
News  |  3/14/2006
Shackleton discusses the plan for improved profitability, which includes sticking with the company's strengths and focusing on compliance.
Amazon Launches Storage Service That Could Bring Closer Competition With Google
News  |  3/13/2006
The online storage service will let developers pay only for the storage they use and tap into Amazon's Web computing infrastructure.
Letter Drop
News  |  3/13/2006
Saw It Coming; OD On ODS?; 'Disservice' Hits New Lows; Clarifications and Corrections
Shortlist
News  |  3/13/2006
Enkata 6; ILog JRules 6; MicroStrategy 8; webMethods Access; Appian Enterprise 5
Q&A: Visual Analysis Drives Sales Slam Dunk
News  |  3/13/2006
Daryl Morey describes how the Boston Celtics use visual analysis to maximize ticket revenue.
BI Parts Become a Platform
News  |  3/13/2006
Cognos 8 transforms separate tools into a Web-based BI platform.
Maximize IT To Optimize Performance
News  |  3/13/2006
Performance management goes beyond task-specific software.
Building and Delivering BI Reports
News  |  3/13/2006
Here's how to build, test and deploy standard reports for key business processes.
Location, Location, Location
News  |  3/13/2006
The three principles of real estate success also apply to data. Geospatial tools combined with databases and BI software deliver "location intelligence" so you can better position branch sites and distribution centers, as well as improved logistics and planning for transportation and service delivery.
Four ESBs That Won't Cramp Your Style
News  |  3/13/2006
An enterprise service bus should require minimal tech expertise and coding, yet in our lab test of eight ESBs, four products has us tied up in knots. The leaders on our shortlist excelled at mediation, transformation and orchestration.
Wikis, Blogs and Other Points of Failure
News  |  3/13/2006
New information sources, such as blogs and wikis, are extremely hazardous to corporate health.
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