Governance As Catalyst: The New Management System
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other corporate governance regulations are pushing businesses to do something serious about how they manage business processes for both financial and operational objectives. A process-based management system is what's needed - and could be the focus of innovative technology to come.
Adaptec Array Backs Up Local Data
Adaptec unveiled a storage array expressly designed for backing up the local data on company desktops and laptops that escapes copying when business application servers are backed up.
Sarbanes-Oxley: What IT Can Do
In the anxious rush to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, too many financial organizations have ignored the great potential of IT systems. Not only can IT ease current headaches: IT systems can establish efficient, cost saving processes for the future.
Business Objects Signs Distribution Pact With Agilysys
Business Objects penned a distribution deal with Agilysys, a computer products reseller, in move that Business Objects said will allow it to increase its emphasis on small and medium-sized businesses that use IBM equipment.
Veritas Updates Data Lifecycle Manager
Veritas ships Data Lifecycle Manager 5.0, software designed to help companies account for data from creation to deletion as they’re pressed to meet various regulatory requirements.
Veritas, Princeton Partner On Data Management
The vendors have integrated Princeton Softech's database archiving with the Veritas' Data Lifecycle Manager for customers who need to manage structured data and application performance.
Data Access Key To Patient Health
To handle increasing amounts of data cost-effectively, Cleveland Clinic Foundation is using hierarchical storage-management technology.
IT Confidence Hits A Very High Note
The quarterly InformationWeek IT Confidence Index reached a record high 1,655 in March, up 18% from December and a whopping 119% from a year earlier.
Q&A With IBM Business Intelligence VP Karen Parrish
Karen Parrish, VP of business intelligence solutions at IBM, talks with Business Intelligence Pipeline about what's driving BI demand, the challenges involved in BI deployments and how IBM plans to keep up with the market.
Why would anyone think being a "code monkey" has a future?
Circle of Friends
Social networking with software: It can be positive, but not as a goal in itself.
Important product news for gaining business advantage from information resources.
Performance Metrics: Bringing It Home, Part 3
What do metrics mean to the CIO of today's IT organization? What must be done to align IT resources with business-driven metrics initiatives? The conclusion of our series offers some practical guidance.
The Human Touch
Contrary to what some might think, automation will likely increase the frequency with which humans must interact with business processes. How can you make this essential connection efficient and effective? Business process coordination offers a smart way to address the challenges.
PeopleSoft Unveils CRM Packages
PeopleSoft Inc. on Monday unveiled customer relationship management (CRM) software for financial institutions, insurers, and colleges.
Governance as Catalyst: The New Management System
Corporate governance regulations are pushing businesses to get serious about how they manage business processes. Here's how an integrated, process-based approach can become the focus of the first true "management system."
News & Analysis
Start-ups appear to be surviving the Sarbanes-Oxley chill ... Hyperion Performance Suite 8.2 adds data mining ... Aberdeen says compliance may not require new software; others disagree.
Nowhere to Hide
Whether by choice or by law, transparency is a top priority. The ripple effects will alter how businesses operate.
RedPrairie Upgrades Warehouse System
RedPrairie Corp. on Friday unveiled an upgrade of its warehouse-management system that includes customs, labor management, and billing modules.
The New Deal
A model-driven approach to BI and data warehousing puts analytical power back in step with business requirements.
PeopleSoft Revamps Old J.D. Edwards Line
PeopleSoft played in SAP's neighborhood when it journeyed to the German trade show CeBIT to announce the first major upgrade to EnterpriseOne, a former J.D. Edwards enterprise application product.
Washington, the hub of public enterprise, is riding through an anxious period of change.
SAP Ups Ante In Integration Wars
The world's largest software company used the world's largest technology show to tout the latest version of its consolidated integration and application platform.
A clear understanding of dashboards requires delving beneath the marketing hype.
Cognos Ships Upgrade To ReportNet
The upgrade to the query-and-reporting software includes improved support for IBM and SAP data sources, better integration with Microsoft Office apps, and improved charts.
A Primer On Metrics, Part Two
Selecting metrics that are valid and relevant to business goals is central to the success of a performance management strategy. This second installment offers a practical guide.