Is the Internet Broken? Web Veteran Says No
David Clark, senior research scientist at MIT, says he believes the Internet is crumbling under the weight of security problems and it must be rebuilt. Mike Nelson, IBM's director of On Demand Business and former director for technology policy at the FCC, disagrees.
FDIC Mandate Boosts Data Quality In World's Largest XBRL Project
Although data tagging with Extensible Business Reporting Language produces accurate, transmittable and researchable financial data, it has languished as a largely theoretical improvement as agencies have balked at mandating use of the XML-based format -- until now.
Independent Software Training Blues
At least one business intelligence software instructor and a user group are throwing accusations at BI heavyweight Business Objects, claiming the company takes a hard line with independent organizations that teach users about its software.
The Search for One Truth
Master data management answers the call for better data quality and real-time information, meets the demands of service-oriented architecture initiatives, and shields your customer and product information from changes in systems and processes. The hardest part is getting stakeholders to agree to terms.
Analysis: Filenet Upgrades Its Web Content Management Suite
FileNet will introduce a Web Site Manager module for personalization and
multisite management in late March. The module is aimed at enterprises
replacing aging WCM systems -- but can FileNet break into a market in
which it has had little presence?
The Data Deluge
It's true, what some technology analysts say: If data runs too rampant and widespread, it might as well not even exist. If you can't tame it, you can't channel it into intelligence.
The Perfect Search
Google-style search is all right for some, but greater accuracy in the enterprise demands a mix of techniques including content tagging and taxonomy development and technologies such as entity, concept and sentiment extraction tools.
Informatica Snaps Up Data Quality Firm
The $55 million purchase of Similarity Systems is expected to make it easier for Informatica customers to control the quality of information they process. Informatica also reports strong fourth-quarter earnings.
What Good Is BPM?
Have you heard of business process management (BPM)? If you have, that's pretty normal. Have you ever really gotten a clear explanation of what BPM is? If you haven't, that, unfortunately, is pretty normal too.
Bring The Big Data Thunder
In this era of business intelligence application standardization and data aggregation, what could be better than one, super-huge database -- especially if it's a terabyte in size and sits on one PC?
Death By PC
Our focus here at Business Intelligence Pipeline is, naturally enough, built around the ins and outs of BI. But every now and then, our readers like a story that explores other IT-related issues. That's what we're bringing you this week
Hyperion Earnings Edge Downward
Net income for the company's fiscal second quarter comes in at $15.5 million, just short of the $15.6 million Hyperion reported last year.
Software With a Smile?; Management Goes Mainstream; Clarification
Something Good Besides No More Stupid Questions
Business Objects XI got a lot of attention late last year because of its Intelligent Question query interface. Now we're bringing you a more detailed look at the business intelligence system.
Hyatt Merges Financial And Operational Data
With a little help from its beta-test vendor partner and some ambitious integration work, Hyatt Hotels begins to pull together financial performance management information and operational-level BI data into a common dashboard.
A Partial Victory For Data Quality
Veridata makes it easy to compare source and target data in relational tables, but limited database support and functionality hamper this 1.0 release.
ProClarity Analytics 6.1; Sypherlink Harvester 4.0; Stratacache OmniCast 3.0; MobileDataforce PointSync 3.0; TulaSoft SQL Examiner 1.2
Product Meets Process
Product lifecycle management apps can help you gain control over disjointed activities, but globalization and emerging compliance requirements beg for a more process-oriented approach.
Toward the Personal Work Space
Moving beyond conventional portals -- with their chaos of directories and portlets to disparate applications -- organizations are starting to deliver information in the context of user roles and processes. The challenge is selecting technologies that will create a single, cohesive environment that supports both Web-and thick-client interfaces.