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In Focus: Our Top-15 Stories of 2006
News  |  12/29/2006
Practical advice once again trumps trend stories and news analysis in Intelligent Enterprise reader appeal. Check out some of our most insightful stories of 2006.
Software as a Service Meets Business Intelligence
News  |  12/28/2006
Hosted systems can expand access to analytic information. But Ventana Research recommends evaluating SaaS models for particular business needs and to determine how they can work together with internally deployed BI applications.
Alliance Data Systems To Acquire DoubleClick's Abacus
News  |  12/28/2006
Alliance says its second purchase from DoubleClick will enable it to market services to 80 private-label credit card retail clients.
Postcard from Nigeria
News  |  12/26/2006
FBI finally gets a conviction on one of the Internet's oldest spam scams
Goals and Resolutions for 2007
Commentary  |  12/22/2006
The promise of a fresh start, a new leaf, new projects, and maybe, just maybe, not repeating the mistakes and bad habits of the previous year is appealing, isn't it? We asked readers and industry luminaries what they plan/hope to do differently and predict will happen in the coming year. Here are some of their answers.
U.K. Scales Back National Identity Plan
News  |  12/22/2006
Still, efforts toward a national ID system have not been scrapped completely, and the British government also is still considering requiring foreign nationals to register biometric data.
Scoping Out the Emerging Spreadsheet Management Market
News  |  12/21/2006
Ventana Research expects applications that perform spreadsheet management to evolve into a $500 million market by 2011.
Atlanta Licenses Cognos BI
News  |  12/21/2006
The City of Atlanta has licensed Cognos's business intelligence platform as the software foundation of its citywide performance management initiative.
NetSuite Launches Online Employee Self-Service Center
News  |  12/21/2006
Online software provider NetSuite has launched an employee resource management service that the company says reduces costs and boosts productivity by enabling workers to perform project-related chores, and access human resource-related documents.
Sweet Suite Integration: BI Vendors Get it Together
Commentary  |  12/21/2006
Here's another sure-fire way to make BI an everyday office tool: standardize on a BI suite that has all the goodies (OLAP, reporting, query, dashboards) optimized for your different user groups yet reduces the cost of ownership. A fair few nay sayers grumble that the latest BI suites are a not at all integrated. Not true! The latest releases are miles ahead of previously disparate products. Here are just a few examples:
iTracs Warns of Office Crime
News  |  12/20/2006
iTracs is warning network managers to be wary of office perils this holiday season
Access Vs. Delivery: Two Views of Content Security
Commentary  |  12/20/2006
James Governer has prompted an important discussion on his popular blog regarding enterprise content management (ECM) and Security. The architect views security as stopping bad guys from getting in (the Firewall Syndrome). The document management view casts security as assigning permissions (the ACL syndrome). They're two sides of the same coin, but they're quite different.
Companies Have Aggressive Plans for Business Intelligence
News  |  12/19/2006
Research points to significant growth in the use of BI services in the year ahead.
Enterprise Search Poised For A Shake Up
Commentary  |  12/18/2006
People often say you can't beat free, and IBM and Yahoo are hoping that will hold true in search. The two companies have released a potentially market-shaking product called IBM Omnifind Yahoo Edition that provides basic search functions for Intranets and Web sites, relying on Yahoo for Internet search.
BI-Powered Wine Guide Helps You Pick the Right Bottle
News  |  12/18/2006
Business intelligence is a great decision-support tool, so why not use it to pick the best wine for your holiday meal?
Leveraging RFID Data: IBM's New Websphere RFID Information Center
News  |  12/17/2006
IBM unveils its solution for company's looking for technology to deal with the "data tsunami" from sensors and radio frequency identification tags.
SOA for Business Intelligence Isn’t Well Understood
News  |  12/15/2006
Ventana Research explains how building a service-oriented architecture for business intelligence depends on understanding what a complete infrastructure for SOA is, and how to properly evaluate technical solutions for BI services.
Fun Facts from the 2007 Census Report
Commentary  |  12/15/2006
The latest U.S. Census report came out today, giving data analysts and market analysts plenty of government-generated statistics and predictions about how Americans will behave in 2007 (the report is actually based on 2005 data, but how much could we have changed in the past year?). Generally speaking, we're continuing to watch a lot of TV, use the Web for many things and get fat. And millions of Americans are blogging.
Under Emerging Patent Strategy, IBM To Open Source Research From University Collaborations
News  |  12/14/2006
IBM and academic researchers will develop analytical techniques and tools to ensure better software quality, methodologies for more effective security and privacy programs, mathematical optimization software for use in various industries, and clinical decision support systems for the health-care field.
Three Ways BI and BPM Will Work Together
Commentary  |  12/14/2006
You've heard about operational business intelligence. The idea is to liberate BI from the gurus in the ivory tower and share it with business users so everyone can make smart decisions. Well, you can't get more operational than core business processes, so there has been a lot of talk about the combination of BI and business process management (BPM). Will these two systems become one, or are they merely complementary? I'd say the latter. Here are three ways BI and BPM will work together.
CompuCredit's Tech Mix Tackles Risks, Claims and Fraud
News  |  12/14/2006
A credit card giant demonstrates why BI, business process management and business rules are a powerful (some would say inevitable) combination.
Phish Net
News  |  12/14/2006
Phishing's growing at a phenomenal rate, and the net effect is a king-sized drag on business
Dashboard: Enterprise Platform and App Giants Take Web 2.0 to Heart
News  |  12/14/2006
Hype or not, all this vendor action suggests Web 2.0 will find some life inside the enterprise.
Prez Busted for Hacking
News  |  12/14/2006
High school class officer arrested for changing grades of 19 students
Not Everybody's Sold on WiMax
Commentary  |  12/13/2006
Nortel, Intel and SprintNextel are betting the house on WiMax, but not everyone is a convert. Cisco, for one, seems wary.
BEA Offers Preview Of WebLogic 10
News  |  12/13/2006
The key component of BEA's platform for service-oriented architectures is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of next year.
Dashboard: Whither Content Management?
News  |  12/13/2006
What's the latest direction of the enterprise content management market? That was the question mulled over during a keynote session at November's Gilbane Conference on Content Technologies.
Dashboard: XBRL Presents Boon, Not Burden
News  |  12/13/2006
XBRL will liberate financial executives, analysts and investment professionals from number-crunching drudgery.
Dashbriefs: Symantec; BEA Systems
News  |  12/13/2006
Symantec beefs up data center management software, BEA offers virtualization for Java applications.
Dashboard: Business Objects Deal Nets On-Demand Expertise
News  |  12/13/2006
Last month's acquisition of software-as-as-service (SaaS) provider Nsite gives Business Objects a leg up in on-demand delivery.
Dashboard: Office, OpenOffice Ready To Talk
News  |  12/13/2006
Novell, which recently launched a partnership with Microsoft, said it's working with the software maker and others to develop bidirectional translators for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations between the two suites.
Dashboard: Vendors Jump on e-Discovery Bandwagon
News  |  12/13/2006
The courts just got tougher on companies that don't have their informational houses in order. And software vendors large and small are scrambling to demonstrate how their products will help companies accomplish just that.
Mission Intelligence: Reader Resolutions for the New Year
News  |  12/13/2006
We asked our readers to list their most important IT goals for 2007. Although security takes the lead again, improved stability and better productivity are also concerns. One reader summed up his goals concisely: "Simplify, SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY!"
Readers' Choice Awards
News  |  12/13/2006
Value, reliability and broad applicability. These are the hallmarks of our subscribers' annual pick of preferred vendors. Check out the winners and runners-up in 37 categories.
Seven Trends for 2007
News  |  12/13/2006
Kicking off the new year, we're going for seven trends that represent the kind of moving and shaking in business and IT that will have repercussions beyond just the next release. Forget the little stuff--we're talking tectonic shifts.
Symantec Files Suit
News  |  12/13/2006
Symantec announced that it has filed suit against a large network of distributors selling counterfeit Symantec software
Oracle Wants To Be Less Outspoken, More Like A Wallflower
News  |  12/12/2006
Oracle makes four databases that it wants developers to embed into other products, a fast growing segment of the database market.
Intalio Plans To Release BPM Tools As Open Source
News  |  12/12/2006
The Redwood City, Calif., company plans to offer the BPMS Community Edition under the Mozilla Public License starting in the first quarter of 2007.
HP Agrees To Acquire Services Company Knightsbridge
News  |  12/12/2006
Hewlett-Packard agrees to acquire Knightsbridge Solutions Holding Corp., an IT services company specializing in business intelligence, data warehousing and data integration. Financial terms were not disclosed.
In Focus: "Whither Content Management Technologies?"
News  |  12/12/2006
With FileNet, Stellent and Hummingbird all recently acquired, the market is splitting into platform and solutions camps. Meanwhile, the front-burner issues for users continue to be usability and content delivery.
IBM To Offer Data Governance Consulting
News  |  12/12/2006
The offering helps companies evaluate their data governance practices and then recommends improvements to address regulatory compliance, audits, and lifecycle management.
Intalio Boosts Open Source Modeling, BPM
Commentary  |  12/11/2006
Business process management system vendor Intalio late last month announced the donation of a BPMN modeling tool and a "BPEL4People-based" workflow framework to the open source community. The BPMN modeler is now available under the Eclipse Public License, while the Tempo framework is available under the Apache Software License. Both of these donations are important, but in different ways. Here's why.
On-Demand Vendor Xactly Partners With Integrator Pervasive Software
News  |  12/11/2006
Xactly plans to embed within its sales-compensation management application Pervasive Software tools for integrating Xactly's software-as-a-service offering with customers' back-end systems.
Q&A: Amtrak's SOA Offers Better Connections
News  |  12/11/2006
Amtrak runs on legacy mainframes. To get up to date and serve multiple distribution channels without ripping and replacing, the railroad has embarked on integration and services-oriented architecture initiatives. Thomas Krotchko, director, Web architecture, explains why it's now easier to integrate, change apps and forge partnerships.
OnSite: First American’s Optimization Initiative Ends ‘Blamestorming
News  |  12/11/2006
Optimization software provided a customer's view of performance and paved the way for ITIL adoption.
Change Agent: Getting Started in BPM
News  |  12/11/2006
Most people curious about BPM don't think of it as a software technology or an "implementation" at all. They see it more as a new way to understand and measure their business.
IT Job Market Best In Five Years, Survey Finds
News  |  12/11/2006
In greatest demand are IT specialists with Windows administration expertise, followed by workers with network administration experience.
Amtrak's SOA Offers Better Connections
News  |  12/11/2006
Amtrak runs on legacy mainframes. To get up to date and serve multiple distribution channels without ripping and replacing, the railroad has embarked on integration and services-oriented architecture initiatives. Thomas Krotchko, director, Web architecture, explains why it's now easier to integrate, change apps and forge partnerships.
Why The Wait For Electronic Medical Records
Commentary  |  12/9/2006
I spoke this week to the articulate and knowledgeable Dr. Lynn Harold Vogel, CIO of the University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Center, about all the reasons why Americans don't have electronic medical records today, what the best e-health record initiatives out there today are, and how his hospital is building its own electronic records system and working to improve the way it treats cancer.
Breakthrough Analysis: Make Your Data Tell a Story
News  |  12/8/2006
Stories frame facts and organize information to bring you to a conclusion; the outcome can be a new way of seeing problems and deciding how to act.
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