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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture
posted in August 2005
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Gartner Lee Models The Future
News  |  8/31/2005
Forced to build forecasts far more complex than Excel can handle, an environmental-consulting firm foregoes more advanced BI tools and puts its faith in a startup modeling specialist.
Open-Source BI Stretches Beyond Reporting
News  |  8/31/2005
Can open-source software crack into the lucrative but ultra-competitive business intelligence marketplace by offering packages that include more than a reporting tool?
Slow And Steady Won't Win Basel II Race
News  |  8/31/2005
The majority of banks still are designing or building their Basel II solutions, according to a recent study of top-tier banks in Europe and North America.
Understanding Customers' Many Tongues
Commentary  |  8/30/2005
Suppose you're a multi-billion dollar distributor with millions of parts in your catalog, but your customers send in quote requests in myriad formats, including XML files, spreadsheets, delimited lists and Word files. That's exactly the situation at electronics giant Avenet, which is using something called "semantics integration" to intelligently decipher the abstract communication coming from its buyers.
Michigan Health Agency Employs Data Analytics
News  |  8/30/2005
Michigan's leading health and human services agency is using business intelligence to combat fraud and ease data access for front-line employees.
Semantic Integration: Making Sense of Information at Avnet
News  |  8/29/2005
Beyond enterprise information integration and enterprise content integration is semantic integration, an emerging category that deciphers the contextual meaning of the seemingly disparate information all around us.
In Focus: Best-of-Breed Prevails at Farmers Insurance
News  |  8/29/2005
Surely everyone who's shopping content management software must know by now that enterprise content management (ECM) suites are aimed at handling all facets of unstructured information management. Yet many companies still pick and choose vendors for specific applications, seemingly oblivious to the claimed advantages of vendor consolidation and "leveraging a single, unified platform."
The Great Ease-Of-Use Barrier
Commentary  |  8/29/2005
Everybody in the business intelligence field knows how data quality problems can scuttle even the simplest BI deployments. But a recent study points to an even bigger challenge plaguing the adoption of business intelligence tools: ease-of-use. A survey from our sister publication InformationWeek found that ease-of-use issues now comprise the single biggest barrier to BI projects, according to 300 study respondents who work in business intelligence. Employees' struggles with BI tools pose greate
SAS Raises the Bar on Data and Text Mining
News  |  8/25/2005
Enhancements shipping this fall will improve predictive analytics.
SchemaLogic Introduces Vignette Taxonomy Integrator Adapter
News  |  8/25/2005
New adapter allows users to develop and manage Vignette categories and classification hierarchies within SchemaLogic's SchemaServer application.
Lloyd's Of London Moves To Operational Reporting
News  |  8/25/2005
The venerable specialist insurance market uses business intelligence to ensure timely transactions on behalf of its customers.
Actuate Brews Java Reporting Solution
News  |  8/24/2005
Open source reporting project is a bold move.
Business Objects for Finance
News  |  8/24/2005
Acquisition nudges strategy toward the finance silo.
QlikTech Releases Version 7
News  |  8/24/2005
Leading with usability and analytic scalability with 64-bit processing.
Rapid Deployment Complements RapidResponse
News  |  8/24/2005
Kinaxis' new deployment services to accelerate customer benefit.
Readers Sound Off On Linux
Commentary  |  8/23/2005
Though more and more packaged BI vendors have announced support for Linux in their reporting tools this year, readers of Business Intelligence Pipeline say they still see databases as Linux's sweet spot in the BI world.
Case Study: TNT Thinks RFID Is Dynamite
News  |  8/22/2005
Think of radio frequency identification (RFID) as barcode technology without the hassle of getting a good read with an optical scanner. Because RFID tags can be detected and read automatically as they pass through loading docks, and distribution centers and into stores, the technology promises dramatic time and labor savings--most particularly through reductions in paperwork. Shipping, receiving, warehousing and stocking information can be updated automatically, and records of billing, transfer
In Focus: Sizing Up Content Migration vs. Integration
News  |  8/22/2005
So you say you've settled on an enterprisewide standard for content management. What's next? The typical enterprise has at least three to five legacy content management systems and 40 percent have six or more repositories, according to Forrester Research. Do you move all that content into the new centralized repository? Not likely.
netCustomer Launches Third-Party Support Services for Siebel CRM Customers
News  |  8/18/2005
Services are planned to be generally available later this year.
Hyperion Essbase 7X Now Available on 64-bit Itanium Architecture
News  |  8/18/2005
Combination aims to deliver unparalleled scalability and performance on HP Integrity servers.
XBRL Offers Faster Route To Intelligence
Features  |  8/18/2005
Extensible business reporting language and a growing list of XBRL-enabled tools and applications promise to help big companies skip the demanding data-normalizing and -cleansing steps.
Data Breaches Threaten Customer Intelligence
Commentary  |  8/16/2005
Data that can't be gathered, can't be analyzed. And that's why business intelligence pros should start paying attention to the parade of data that's marching out of supposedly secure servers at organizations of every size and stripe. According to findings from personalization software maker ChoiceStream, 63 percent of consumers in a recent survey say they fear for the security of the personal data they provide to Web sites.
Hyperion BI Goes 64-Bit
News  |  8/16/2005
Hyperion and other BI vendors hope to offer the ability to handle larger data volumes and more complex and numerous analytical tools through 64-bit processing.
Process Management Speeds a Homeland Security Review
News  |  8/15/2005
If you want to meet the challenge of global terrorism, you can't respond at the speed of bureaucracy. That's why business process management (BPM) technology is being tapped for the fight against terror. Built on Web protocols and services-based architecture, BPM is designed to keep processes running smoothly while also letting business users make changes without requiring costly and time-consuming software development.
BPM Beyond IT
Commentary  |  8/15/2005
Everyone defines categories of technology differently -- from vendors and analysts to journalists and users. Here at Business Intelligence Pipeline, we consider business process management (BPM), if not a subset of BI, then at least a very close cousin. The automation of business processes inherently involves data aggregation, analysis and reporting. That's the reason we bring tips and news on BPM along with more traditional analysis, data warehousing and the like. My note to you this week focu
In Focus: What's Hot and What's Not in ECM, Part 2
News  |  8/12/2005
A few weeks ago, I shared my insights on what's selling in the world of content management as reflected in the financial results of leading enterprise content management vendors. Numbers have since trickled in on Hummingbird, Mobius and Stellent for the quarter ended June 30, so here's another look at what's hot and what's not.
QSM Study Examines the Best and Worst of Software Development Projects
News  |  8/11/2005
The best are, indeed, faster and cheaper.
TDWI's Business Intelligence Report: Integrated Suites Gaining Popularity
News  |  8/11/2005
Most organizations still purchase best-of-breed products from multiple vendors.
When Centralized Makes Sense
News  |  8/9/2005
Mario Queiroz, VP of content & product data management at HP, explores enterprise content strategy.
Business Objects Launches Flagship BI Platform On Linux
News  |  8/9/2005
Open source continues to make inroads among business intelligence tools as Business Objects debuts BusinessObjects XI and Crystal Reports Server XI on Linux.
Snap 'Em Up
Commentary  |  8/8/2005
Welcome back to the binge. Oracle and IBM both announced acquisitions last week that will have a major impact on their ability to deliver more of the data that business intelligence experts want. Both database giants, it seems, are working hard to provide wider swathes of information. As they should. And as they will continue to do.
Closing in on Fraudsters by Closing the Loop
News  |  8/5/2005
Stolen and cloned payment cards already cost the financial industry on the order of $2 billion per year, and the bad guys are getting smarter.
Field Report: Beyond Quick-and-Dirty RFID
News  |  8/4/2005
The maker of Schwinn, Mongoose and other well-known brands of bicycles, Pacific Cycle has deployed RFID in an outbound logistics scenario. The move was driven by Wal-Mart mandates, but executives at the company hoped for benefits, including improved warehouse process flows, reduced inventory and better information from retail stores.
Field Report: Flying High With BI
News  |  8/4/2005
As companies look to extend BI applications to business users, it's important to add intuitive, graphical interfaces that let users better visualize the result of data analysis. Sun National Bank, a $3 billion regional player, has embraced the trend toward visualization to better compete against larger banks.
Quest Software Releases New End User Performance Management Solution
News  |  8/4/2005
Product aims to pinpoint the source of application performance issues.
Study: Linux Network Security Higher than Other Platforms
News  |  8/4/2005
Recent SANS report reveals that Red Hat Enterprise Linux Subscribers are less susceptible to critical Internet security holes.
Business Rules Meet the Business User
News  |  8/2/2005
Does Blaze Advisor make it too easy for users to change rules apps?
Good Can Be Better Than Perfect
News  |  8/2/2005
Good BI is better than perfect BI.
Dust Off Your 'Shelfware'
News  |  8/2/2005
There's new hope we'll tap the process know-how trapped in Visio.
Letter Drop
News  |  8/2/2005
Pegasystems Clarification
Beware the Objection Removers
News  |  8/2/2005
Is that sales pitch flying in the face of conventional wisdom? Start asking questions now.
Location, Location, Location
News  |  8/2/2005
Spatial data from global positioning and imaging systems is fueling new location intelligence apps.
Beyond Quick-and-Dirty RFID
News  |  8/2/2005
Mandates from the likes of Wal-Mart, Target and the Department of Defense have led to crude, slap-and-ship deployments of radio frequency identification technology.
Data Law: Misdirected or Misdirection?
News  |  8/2/2005
A federal data breach notification law is probably a bad idea, but not for all the reasons put forth in debates over legislation currently being considered by the U.S. Congress.
How to Put the BI in 64 Bits?
News  |  8/2/2005
The more an analytic tool can hold in virtual memory, the larger its data sets, such as OLAP cubes, can be -- and the faster it can perform.
Emerging Standard Eases Content Modeling Headaches
News  |  8/2/2005
Switching to XML-based content management can save big money in the long run by promoting content reuse and multichannel delivery.
Flying High With BI
News  |  8/2/2005
With business intelligence suites finally getting in sync with broad user needs, the software is poised to enter the mainstream and elevate operational decision-making.
BI Megatrends
News  |  8/2/2005
What's accelerating BI innovation? Companies are finally breaking down departmental data silos to improve customer insight and profitability.
Beefed-Up Bellwether
Commentary  |  8/2/2005
Business Objects' most recent earnings indicate the customer side still has a healthy appetite for BI tools.
Beefed-Up Bellwether
Commentary  |  8/2/2005
Business Objects' rivals don't like to hear the software company referred to as a "BI Bellwether." But despite advances made by the likes of Cognos and Hyperion in recent months, a bellwether is exactly what Business Objects continues to be. That said, Business Objects' most recent earnings indicate customers are maintaining a healthy appetite for BI tools.
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