SEC Sets Back SOX
Sarbanes-Oxley deadlines are delayed, but firms find little solace in the regulation's extension.
IT Spending Seen On Rise Again
IT spending is not only recovering, it is building a base that will power it to even higher levels in the coming months, according to a survey of more than 130,000 IT decision makers conducted by the Wendover Corp.
Ballmer Memo Touts Microsoft's Work To Improve Software Management
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Wednesday sent a letter to customers that trumpets the company's Dynamic Systems Initiative and management software lineup, including the planned Systems Center 2005, and points out its work with ISV partners to enable management of mixed systems and applications in the data center.
Contents Under Pressure
An examination of the world's largest and most heavily used databases unveils a wealth of information about current scalability challenges.
RFID Legislation Gains Sponsors
A Massachusetts lawmaker wants ground rules for how retail RFID is used. The aim is to allay alarmists' worries while making the technology more pervasive.
BI Factors Prominently In Strong SMB Spending Outlook
Small and medium-size businesses plan to ratchet up their overall IT spending by 6.6 percent in 2004, with business intelligence software factoring prominently in the mix, according to research released Tuesday.
Acronyms Run Amok
BPM vendors -- both kinds -- spend little time pointing out that, yes, there's another kind of "BPM" out there too. The result, especially for IT managers making their first foray into one BPM practice or the other, is serious confusion.
Service-Oriented Architecture: The Future Is Now
Service-oriented architecture is fast becoming the core paradigm for software applications and integration-and the key enabler in bringing these two traditionally separate worlds together. A practical guide explains why this time, progress could be real.
How To Smartly Manage Call-Center Performance
It sounds daunting, but performance management is not as complicated as you think - provided you have the right tools in place. We highlight three companies that have made performance management a central part of their call centers.
Siebel, Teradata Announce BI Partnership
Siebel analytics applications optimized for Teradata Warehouse will be made available to initial customers in the second quarter of this year, with general availability slated for the third quarter.
Less With Less
Spend management is the latest supply-chain buzz - for good reason. But has the pendulum swung too far?
New and noteworthy product releases, with a focus on data and information management.
Sybase Software Captures Real-Time Data
Sybase Real-Time Data Services provides a direct database-to-messaging link, making it possible to immediately pass on critical information to people or applications that need to take action.
BI Scorecard: Excel Integration
When choosing a business intelligence product, it's easy to skip over what many users care about most: Microsoft Excel integration.
Service-Oriented Architecture, Part ll: Leveraging The Legacy
Expensive, dysfunctional integration stymies efforts to gain full value from generations of investment in application systems. By supporting end-to-end business processes, a service-oriented architecture (SOA) promises to bridge foreign software lands.
Contents Under Pressure
Terabytes of data, escalating workloads, and subsecond response to urgent requirements for business-critical information: Welcome to the realm of large database management. We analyze key trends in how organizations are meeting scalability challenges.
Successful performance management hinges on strong integration and information management.
Full Speed Ahead
Politics aside, economic reality is that offshoring is beneficial in the long run.
News & Analysis
Compliance and interoperability demands spark interest in metadata repositories... Database vendors incorporate BI to satisfy current customers - and move up the food chain to attract more clients.
Data Pressure Cooker
Taking information richness for granted, strategic business applications tolerate few limits on IT scalability and agility.
Centralized Intelligence At Work
Companies are creating business-intelligence competency centers staffed with experts who establish standards and work with employees and vendors.
Research Giant SAIC Launches BPM Practice
The $5.9 billion employee-owned research and engineering firm announced a "business process fusion" platform that incorporates Metastorm's e-Work software as its BPM component.
The Third Wave
There have been two great waves of frenzied technological advancement since 1997, both fraught with hype, but both bringing a sea change to the way businesses think. Now a third wave is upon us.