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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture
posted in October 2006
Intuit's Not Just for Small Businesses Any More
Commentary  |  10/31/2006
Intuit QuickBase's general manager Jana Eggers calls it the "app gap": that divide between rich, complex enterprise apps and less complex workgroup tasks often handled using email, spreadsheets, and manual methods. For quick, simple applications that let workgroups in large companies manage sales, customers, and projects, QuickBase offers a library of hosted tools that can be used independently or in combination, knit together if necessary by a Corporate Edition management layer.
Kodak Raises the Bar in Production Document Imaging
News  |  10/30/2006
Billions of loans, insurance claims and other transactions are still handled on paper. With no end of paperwork in sight, Kodak has introduced a new top-of-the-line document scanner for production imaging environments.
Four Steps To Data Security
Commentary  |  10/27/2006
Here's some advice on setting your corporate data security agenda to avoid privacy pitfalls that can undermine any data management strategy.
Oracle's Fusion Plan
Commentary  |  10/26/2006
Oracle's John Wookey has pledged to keep the company's multiple lines of business applications going well into the future.
Put to the Test: BEA Delivers a 'Best-of-Hybrid' Development Environment
News  |  10/25/2006
Workshop for WebLogic Platform 9.2 makes Eclipse more approachable, surrounding it with well-chosen libraries and development functionality.
AmberPoint Takes Duo Approach To SOA Policy Governance
News  |  10/24/2006
AmberPoint has introduced a version of its SOA management software that decouples governance and execution of policies, a move that's becoming necessary as infrastructure vendors add the ability to execute rules in their products.
Business Objects Provides Data Quality Platform For Siebel CRM
News  |  10/23/2006
Business Objects launches a version of its data quality platform that has been tightly integrated with Oracle's Siebel customer-relationship management applications.
Drill Down on the World Series: BI Evaluates the MVPs
News  |  10/23/2006
Information Builders Inc. (IBI) is using its business intelligence software to deliver the kinds of analyses team owners demand.
Pentaho Integrates Google Maps In BI Dashboard
News  |  10/19/2006
Pentaho, a maker of open source business intelligence software, integrates Goolge's mapping service into its BI dashboard.
Open Text, Permabit Unveil Litigation Management Products
News  |  10/19/2006
Open Text Corp. and Permabit Inc. have released software for managing documents and other information that must be kept to meet legal requirements.
Cartesis Upgrades Dashboard, Scorecard and KPI Capabilities
News  |  10/18/2006
'Analytics' upgrade helps users share trusted data, pursue operational performance management
Educational Publisher Puts Process Management to the Test
News  |  10/18/2006
To speed test development in response to federal regulation, Harcourt Assessment is using BPM technology to integrate stand-alone applications and streamline the publishing process.
Analysis: IBM Moves Beyond Data Management
News  |  10/13/2006
Big Blue's 'Information Server' delivers high-level abstraction for data, content and metadata. Will it unseat app servers and DBMSs as the keystone of IT?
Q&A: IBM's Ambuj Goyal on Information Management
News  |  10/13/2006
Ambuj Goyal, General Manager, IBM Information Management Software, discusses IT preparedness, SOA imperatives and Big Blue's stake in the BI market.
Put Lotus Notes on a Stick
News  |  10/12/2006
IBM announced yesterday the new version of Lotus Notes allows users to copy their Lotus Notes desktop to small USB devices.
Layer 7 Unveils An All-In-One XML Appliance
News  |  10/10/2006
Layer 7 Technologies has unveiled an XML appliance that contains the capabilities of four products, which can be licensed on an as needed basis by the customer.
Mercury's Latest Tools Broaden Capabilities In SOA Management, Testing
News  |  10/10/2006
Mercury Interactive Corp., a maker of business technology optimization software, is reaching deeper into the lifecycle of distributed components within a service-oriented architecture.
Short List: Performance Management; Searching Tools
News  |  10/10/2006
We examine performance management applications Cartesis Analytics 3.5 and KCI Control 8.8. We also take a look at Endeca's Information Access Platform 5.0.
Put to the Test: CA's AllFusion Modeling Suite Version 7
News  |  10/10/2006
Release 7 of the AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler offers a major upgrade, adding undo/redo features and a rich set of data-comparison capabilities.
Onsite: iBasis Moves to Appliance-Based Warehousing
News  |  10/10/2006
Voice-over-IP telco iBasis solved its data warehousing problems by moving from conventional tools to a Netezza device and Sunopsis Software.
Debriefing: IBM's Ambuj Goyal Looks Inside Information Management
News  |  10/10/2006
Ambuj Goyal, general manager of IBM Information Management Software, discusses the state of information management.
Dashboard: Online Failures Impact Loyalty Offline
News  |  10/10/2006
Customer Web site experiences are universally dreadful.
Governance Gauge: Beware the Weaknesses in Content Compliance
News  |  10/10/2006
A study conducted by the Business Performance Management Forum reveals enterprise compliance weaknesses.
News  |  10/10/2006
IBM bolsters SOA products and services arsenal; Oracle launches low-cost document management; and other notables.
Dashboard: BEA Unites Products, Upgrades BPM Suite
News  |  10/10/2006
Reflecting a trend among infrastructure vendors, BEA Systems has rolled out a software platform for building service-oriented architectures.
Dashboard: Engineers Call KPIs by Phone
News  |  10/10/2006
KeySpan, the largest electricity provider in New York State, is using data visualization software from Transpara to distribute metrics to engineers using advanced mobile phones.
Dashboard: Take Four Steps Toward Data Security
News  |  10/10/2006
Where should a company start when tackling data security? Experts brought together by Xerox for a security summit suggest a number of first steps.
Dashboard: EMC Lays Foundation for Automated ILM
News  |  10/10/2006
Information lifecycle management has long eluded most companies. But EMC has filled in a piece of the puzzle that could start to make ILM a reality.
Mission Intelligence: Dancing the Data Two-Step
News  |  10/10/2006
The imperative to integrate terabytes of increasingly varied information will make data management an exciting field for years to come. But as managers step up to the challenge, they must also step back and let users determine how data-driven insight fits their world.
Letters: SMBs & Open-Source Software; XBRL and MDM Defined
News  |  10/10/2006
What's really holding back SMB's adoption of open source? One reader thinks it's not so much support as it is accessibility.
Look Beyond Financial Performance: Q&A With Forrester's Paul Hammerman
News  |  10/9/2006
What's the next performance management (PM) challenge? Forrester's vice president of enterprise applications discusses operational PM and offerings from the likes of Oracle, SAP and Microsoft.
Unite the Processes of Innovation
News  |  10/9/2006
Generate better ideas and get faster results by bringing together the four phases of maturation: envisioning, filtering, developing, and realizing new products and services.
Change Agent: BPM With or Without SOA
News  |  10/9/2006
Both BPM and SOA talk about agility, reuse, business-IT alignment, service-level agreements and BAM. But in reality, they're quite different. BPM works today, but broad use begs for better ties to SOA.
Managing Data Warehouse Growth
News  |  10/9/2006
One of the biggest challenges in business intelligence and data warehousing initiatives is managing growth. Conflicting demands to support more users, deal with increased query and data complexity, and add more "right time" information have many at a crossroads. We explore technological changes that will make it easier to scale and offer advice on guiding the growth.
Field Report: HealthMedx Scales Up the Data Warehouse
News  |  10/9/2006
Health-care software provider HealthMedx scales up to prepare for the baby boomers.
Breakthrough Analysis: In BI Deployments, Methodology Does Matter
News  |  10/9/2006
I've discovered that most BI vendors have their own formal methodologies. And some have been hiding in plain sight for years.
Dasboard: SMBs Eschew Open-Source Software
News  |  10/6/2006
You'd think small and midsize businesses (SMBs) on tight budgets would flock to open-source applications.
Spreadsheets Enter the 21st Century: Innovation Is Coming (Part 2)
News  |  10/4/2006
After a decade of stagnation, new advances are coming to spreadsheets. A key technology helping to bring the widely used software tool to the 21st century is extensible business reporting language.
Spreadsheets Enter the 21st Century: The Changing Market (Part 1)
News  |  10/4/2006
A new class of spreadsheet applications has surfaced to fill the void left from Microsoft's lack of innovation with Excel. Such vendors as ClusterSeven, Compassoft and Prodiance are enbling corporations to manage and control stand-alone spreadsheets more effectively and completely.
Xactly Ships Software Connectors For On-Demand Sales Force Compensation Service
News  |  10/2/2006
Xactly Corp. launches integration tools for connecting its hosted sales-force compensation applications with ERP, customer relationship management and human resource software.
KeySpan Finds The Easy Road In Taking Data To Mobile Workers
News  |  10/2/2006
New York utility KeySpan finds that the easy way to get analytics to engineers is to choose products built to run on top of its infrastructure.

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