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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture
posted in July 2006
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Put to the Test: Pegasystems' BPM Suite Combines Process and Rules
News  |  7/31/2006
Deploying SmartBPM Suite 5.1 can be challenging, but the reward is a powerful model-driven approach that manages the complete process environment.
In Focus: Q&A With Rodney Masney, SAP User Champion
News  |  7/31/2006
SAP users: Does your ERP system need an SOA/BPM twist? User group champion Rodney Masney says "yes."
Where's BI Heading?
Commentary  |  7/27/2006
In its most recent analysis of the business intelligence market, International Data Corp. sees vendors through 2020 focused on automating more decision processes, and on expanding BI's reach to more people inside and outside an organization.
Pentaho Woos Excel Users to Open Source BI
News  |  7/27/2006
Pentaho Spreadsheet Services lets business users access OLAP data using Microsoft Excel PivotTables.
Oil States Industries Improves Supply Chain Management and Operational Visibility with Glovia
News  |  7/27/2006
Leading manufacturer for the oil and gas industry migrates to current product release to take advantage of the more robust system and additional capabilities.
3i Infotech's ORION to Streamline Warehouse Operations at Master Cutlery
News  |  7/27/2006
Major knife supplier selects 3i Infotech's ORION Enterprise and ORION WMS to manage and control supply chain.
Canon Virginia Cuts Shipment Processing Time Nearly in Half with Kewill Flagship
News  |  7/27/2006
Kewill Flagship integrates with Oracle ERP to eliminate redundant data entry and streamline order-to-delivery process.
AmberPoint Integrates SOA Management Software With Reactivity XML Appliances
News  |  7/25/2006
AmberPoint has integrated its SOA management software with Reactivity's XML appliances.
U.S. Coast Guard Wins Technology Leadership Award
News  |  7/24/2006
Commercial, off-the-shelf software improves mission readiness, will save lives.
Syndera Enhances Its Technology
News  |  7/24/2006
Company improves product's performance and ease of use.
Coral8 Makes Market Push
News  |  7/24/2006
Company aims to be Crystal Reports of event processing.
Hyperion Steps Up in BI Market
News  |  7/24/2006
Vendor known for financial apps turns to IT.
Business Objects Announces Second-Quarter Results
News  |  7/24/2006
Lower license revenue indicates commoditization of query and reporting.
Cognos Announces Planning Applications for Manufacturers
News  |  7/24/2006
New blueprints could change the market for operational performance planning.
Maxager Technology Announces Release 7
News  |  7/24/2006
Enterprise profit optimization software uses velocity concept to maximize ROA.
Analysis: Seven Signs You Need a Web Site Redesign
News  |  7/24/2006
Site design experts Best Web Site Services offer tips and tricks.
In Focus: Midsize Firms Drive Web Content Management Growth
News  |  7/24/2006
The biggest benefit of Joslin Diabetes Center's recent adoption of WCM has been eliminating delays in getting new content and updates online.
Is Hyperion Shopping?
Commentary  |  7/20/2006
Some pure-play business intelligence vendors appear to be in a daze these days, as the battlefield gets crowded. Instead of remaining focused on building defenses against an eventual full-scale assault on the market by Goliaths Microsoft and Oracle, vendors Hyperion, Cognos and Business Objects have had to deal with self-inflicted wounds.
Pentaho's Open Source BI Suite Achieves Record Downloads
News  |  7/19/2006
55,000 downloads in June support claim to be world's most popular open source BI suite.
SAS Targets Financial Services Industry
News  |  7/19/2006
New regional office in Charlotte, NC, is strategically positioned to increase market share.
Emergency Medical Associates Simplifies Access to Trusted Information With BusinessObjects
News  |  7/19/2006
Medical management company migrates to BusinessObjects XI Release 2 and extends the power of business intelligence to more users.
SAS Jumps On Dual-Core Itanium 2 Bandwagon
News  |  7/18/2006
SAS says its business intelligence platform has been optimized to support Intel Corp.'s new dual-core Itanium 2 processor.
Letters: Pod Revolution; Performance Measurement
News  |  7/18/2006
Seth Grimes contends that Joshua Greenbaum claims "The Revolution Will Not Be Podcast." That's a catchy phrase, but it's also demonstrably dead wrong.
Dashboard: Lucent Converts To ITIL
News  |  7/18/2006
Lucent recently dedicated 200 full-time staffers to building their ITIL architecture within an 11 month time span.
Dashboard: Retailers Prove Adept at BI, But Not in Real Time
News  |  7/18/2006
Although retailers already see the benefits of enterprisewide BI, they readily admit they have more work to do to improve data quality and step up their use of advanced analytics.
Dashboard: IBM Marches with Penguins
News  |  7/18/2006
With IBM's release of a Lotus Notes client for Linux desktops, the Linux community is hopeful that the OS still has the chops to become a more credible desktop option.
Dashboard: Lionsgate's Hit Is Predictable Performance
News  |  7/18/2006
Despite the fickle nature of the entertainment industry, movie studio Lionsgate has found success in predicting accurate revenue and profitability thanks to performance management software.
Dashboard: EMC/RSA Deal Targets Content and Data Security
News  |  7/18/2006
EMC's purchase of RSA Security furthers the company's ongoing strategic metamorphosis into a one-stop shop for enterprise information and content management.
Peak Performance: Can Microsoft Make BI Stand Still?
News  |  7/18/2006
Microsoft's announcement of PerformancePoint Server 2007 could signal major changes to the business intelligence landscape. But the Redmond giant has many challenges and realizations to face if it wants to gain a solid grasp in the BI market.
Mission Intelligence: Governance: It Takes Two to Tango
News  |  7/18/2006
Governance is about the IT and business sides of the house coming together to change behavior and produce more efficient--and more satisfying--project lifecycles.
Field Report: Insurance House, Marietta, Ga.
News  |  7/18/2006
In 2004, already 10 months into a major IT project to Web-enable its AS/400 systems, Insurance House faced the ultimate question: Should it stay the course?
IT Governance: Round Em Up!
News  |  7/18/2006
The move toward IT governance has become a veritable stampede in recent years. But to seize the initiative, IT execs must implement best practices and saddle up with the right mix of technologies and approaches.
Dashboard: Get Ready for MiFID
News  |  7/18/2006
A new European regulation coming out next year is said to make Sarbanes Oxley look tame.
JasperSoft Launches Open-Source BI Site
News  |  7/17/2006
JasperSoft Corp. launches, a Web site that provides free access to collaborative tools for building, deploying and extending open-source business intelligence software.
Put to the Test: Tableau 2.0
News  |  7/17/2006
In a world of "dancing bear" software, this upgrade delivers new filters and animations without adding awkward steps to Tableau's elegant data visualization tool.
Analysis: Progress on Performance: Q&A With Cognos' Renee Lorton
News  |  7/17/2006
Lorton's strategic, enterprisewide approach to performance management combines good performance management, good reporting and good business intelligence.
In Focus: Lionsgate's Biggest Hit? Predictable Performance in Volatile Film Industry
News  |  7/17/2006
With the aid of performance management software, independent film boutique Lionsgate has made forecasting business results predictable.
The Drive to Structured IT Management
News  |  7/17/2006
IT management is at a crossroads as dramatic as the advent of distributed computing. Innovations in discovery and the striking rise of the configuration management database will help integrate and rationalize disparate and overlapping investments in IT tools. Check your progress toward an evolved strategy.
ShortList: Profit Optimization; Data Quality
News  |  7/17/2006
In this edition, we look at Maxager 7's profit performance analysis solution. Plus, new products from Hyperion, Fujitsu, Cast Iron and others.
Kimball University: Integration for Real People
News  |  7/17/2006
These step-by-step guidelines will help dimension managers and users drill across disparate databases.
Mobile Users To Access BI Data
News  |  7/14/2006
Q4bis and Webalo have formed a strategic alliance to provide mobile connectivity for the Q4bis Business Intelligence Suite, allowing users to view BI reports and retrievals on mobile devices.
Q&A: Renee Lorton: Plot Your Progress Toward Performance
News  |  7/14/2006
Renee Lorton ran three product lines at PeopleSoft before joining Cognos early this year as a senior vice president and general manager. She shares her perspective on taking a strategic, enterprise approach to performance management.
Application Insight: Why I Hate Web 2.0
News  |  7/14/2006
Hidden beneath all the new stuff collecting under the Web 2.0 umbrella is a simple fact: All that coolness exists to do an even better and more invasive job of marketing goods and services to Web users.
Two Ways to Win at Process Improvement
News  |  7/14/2006
Business process management suites cover all the bases, but you can score big savings with process analysis and activity monitoring alone.
Are You Using Spreadsheets As BI?
Commentary  |  7/14/2006
If you could peer into the very heart of your operation and learn where you are most- and least - profitable, it's obvious that you'd learn a lot. But figuring out just what makes your business a success, and where you need to turn up the volume, takes at least a little bit of time (often it takes more...) and a commitment to seeing the task through. That's where many businesses fall short. In fact, it's probably one area that separates the businesses that are eeking out a profit from the ones
Study Details How Enterprises Use BI
News  |  7/13/2006
A new AberdeenGroup research report offers insight as to how top execs are using business intelligence.
Eastman Credit Union Selects BI Solution
News  |  7/11/2006
The Eastman Credit Union has selected Open Solutions' relational technology and service offering The Complete Credit Union Solution and complementary product suite to handle its enterprise-wide data processing needs.
In Focus: Content and BPM Vendors Swim Among the "Whales"
News  |  7/10/2006
Independent vendors in the content management and business process management (BPM) arena are darting in new directions as giants such as IBM and Microsoft swim into their markets.
Analysis: Texas Utility Finds a BPM Silver Lining in SOA
News  |  7/10/2006
Austin Energy isn't using a business process management suite, but it is realizing business process improvements as part of its enterprisewide service-oriented architecture initiative.
Cracking The Customer Code
Commentary  |  7/10/2006
One of the most difficult tasks for any business to master is predicting trends. If you could only read the customer's mind, your inventory would fly off the shelf and you'd have a few extra bucks in your pocket. Focus groups can help provide insight, but they can be expensive and time-consuming, and the results can be suspect (group size is small and if the members aren't highly screened you may not get a quality sample). A new tool that could prove useful in the arsenal for cracking the custom
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