Getting Smart About Smart Phones
With the number of enterprise mobile data users expected to grow to 269 million by 2010, as forecasted by research firm Yankee Group, businesspeople will need reliable and functional mobile devices that can serve up everything they need while traveling. For this reason, smart phones are growing in popularity because they offer a choice of mobile operating systems and a range of applications they can support. Read on and take a poll to tell us which smart phones are most popular at your company.
Panda Warns of Cybercrime
Eighty-eight percent of the new malware detected by PandaLabs in the second quarter of 2006 was related to cyber-crime
AmberPoint Upgrades SOA Software
AmberPoint says it has introduced service scorecards and better policy enforcement in the latest version of its management software for service-oriented architectures.
Taming The Wireless E-Mail Beast
E-mail is said to be the No. 1 application used by office workers everywhere. But e-mail can also be the No. 1 headache for IT administrators, considering that large companies receive millions of e-mail messages a week, a topic that my colleague Paul McDougall and I explore in our upcoming "E-Mail Beast" feature. Now with wireless e-mail on the rise, companies have twice as many headaches. The good news is technology vendors are coming up with tools to make wireless e-mail more manageable.
BI And More At LinuxWorld
Open source took center stage in the tech world this week as the spotlight turned to the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco. Among the vendors of interest to Business Intelligence Pipeline readers were Adaptive Planning, IBM and JasperSoft.
BI Megatrends: Our 7th Annual Special Report
What are the latest directions in business intelligence? In our seventh annual report, we take a look at the major drivers impacting how you'll architect and implement BI in your organization. Could search, semantics and master data management push BI over the top?
Oracle partners with IDS Sheer; IBM makes third SOA acquisition; HP buys Mercury Interactive.
Mission Intelligence: BI Beyond the Big Dipper
An expanding data universe, intelligent systems and analytical power have the BI community on the spot to redevelop the mnemonics that enable business users to understand and share what they've learned from their galaxy of information resources.
Open Source Performance Management Debuts
Besides being open source, the other unique aspect of Adaptive Planning's eponymous offering is that the company can host it or it can be deployed in a customer's in-house data center.
The Seven Pillars of BI Success
Business intelligence tools may be getting better, but technology is only part of the story. To succeed you must develop measures, set a strategy, manage effectively, ensure executive support, choose the right tools, standardize on a platform and align the BI strategy with business. Here's how to make it happen.
Breakthrough Analysis: Search Is Not the Answer
Few users are looking for the hit lists of dubious relevance returned by the major search engines. The question-and-answer approach will beat out search in spotting the information we're after. How long before we see this technology in enterprise and Web tools?
Change Agent: Don't Bank on Reusing Services
Some service-oriented architecture evangelists make reuse out to be some sort of Holy Grail. Yet other practitioners on both the SOA and BPM sides believe that reuse is a 'phantom,' something not really there after all. So is reuse real?
Letters: CDI Is Not MDM; Defining Web 2.0
Reader Colin White contends, "While there is no question that a bidirectional CDI hub is valuable technology for integrating customer data, it is important to realize that CDI is only one step and one possible starting point in the journey toward managing enterprisewide master data."
Staying a Step Ahead of Fraud
The perpetrators of fraud change tactics faster than conventional methods of detection can track. Predictive analytics, authentication and rules engines will help detect and fight crime before the losses mount.
Tracking Technology's Future
Choosing technologies to invest in would be a lot easier with a crystal ball. Peering into the sphere you could see the products destined to fail, and those headed for success. Heck, you might even be tempted to put a few dollars down on the winner of the next Kentucky Derby, retire, and let someone else worry about the future of IT.