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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture
posted in February 2006
Think Globally, Analyze Locally
Commentary  |  2/28/2006
All this talk about "operational BI" and "pushing intelligence to decison-makers" is mostly just theory, right? No, it isn't. And nothing illustrates better than example.
Business Objects, Noetix Sign OEM Deal
News  |  2/28/2006
Noetix will integrate and resell Crystal Xcelsius with its Dashboard product.
In Focus: Clouds on the SOA/BPM Horizon?
News  |  2/28/2006
We're approaching the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" when it comes to service-oriented architecture and business process management.
Analysis: When SOA and Process Management Merge
News  |  2/28/2006
Software AG's Crossvision release asserts that service-oriented architecture and business process management belong together.
The Information Makers
Features  |  2/24/2006
There are a number of vendors vying to help businesses manage and analyze the 80-85 percent of all corporate data that's stored in unstructured and semi-structured formats -- and some of their names might surprise you.
Cartesis Names Veteran IT Exec As New CFO
News  |  2/24/2006
The performance management vendor enlists a CFO with experience in IT-related management, finance and investment.
We're No. 1
Commentary  |  2/23/2006
If you still haven't gotten the respect you deserve from your CIO, that might change.
Sand Technology Upgrades Info Management Software
News  |  2/23/2006
The application works in combination with BI tools and lets users query compressed data without decompressing it first.
Visual Analysis Boosts Celtics Ticket Revenue
News  |  2/21/2006
Daryl Morey, senior VP of operations and information at the Boston Celtics, uses StratTix to improve ticket sales.
In Focus: HP Improves the Odds of New Business Success
News  |  2/21/2006
You can't know the unknown, but technology can organize what is known and point to the most likely path to success.
Beyond The Relational Database
Commentary  |  2/21/2006
"Information management" goes way beyond the relational database -- if for no other reason, than simply because relational databases can't handle the entire job.
Buying Out The Boss
Commentary  |  2/16/2006
Open-source application server and middleware maker JBoss attracted huge attention last month when it announced it was moving up the stack by building the first commercial-use product based on Enterprise Java Beans 3 (EJB3). Now JBoss is back in the news -- as a potential buyout target.
OpenConnect Launches Mainframe-to-SOA Suite
News  |  2/15/2006
soaSolution designed to improve return on legacy investment while eliminating the risk of migrating mainframe information and applications to SOAs.
MRG Document Technologies to Add Business Rules System to Core Technology
News  |  2/15/2006
Alliance will integrate Haley Systems' business rules technology into MRG's new proprietary software platform.
Network General to Acquire Fidelia
News  |  2/15/2006
Acquisition aims to expand the packet flow-based application and network performance management provider's product portfolio to cover the entire realm of enterprise application performance management.
SPSS Reports Strong Q4 Sales, Earnings
News  |  2/15/2006
Acceptance of SPSS 14.0 helps fourth-quarter revenue reach $62.2 million, up from $60.5 million in the same period last year.
BI Tools Help Deliver Record 2005 Sales For SAS
News  |  2/14/2006
Revenue at the privately held software giant grows 10 percent to $1.68 billion.
How Analytics Saved Siebel Engineers' Jobs
Commentary  |  2/14/2006
It's a good thing for Siebel's base of engineers that the firm started building analytics capabilities before Oracle acquired the firm. Otherwise most of them might be out of a job.
Performance Management Driving BI Spending
News  |  2/14/2006
But most companies still haven't reached expertise with performance management, which requires buy-in from broad swathes of the organization, a Gartner analyst says.
WebTrends Talks Smack
Commentary  |  2/10/2006
Here's the latest on the increasingly boisterous Web analytics vendor scene: WebSideStory bought Visual Sciences, a maker of streaming data analysis and visualization software. Within hours, we here at Business Intelligence Pipeline heard from Greg Drew, CEO of WebSideStory rival WebTrends, who gave his take on the matter. He is, in a word, unimpressed.
Competing On Analytics
Features  |  2/10/2006
What good is a lot of customer data if you can't make sense of it? Most companies are lagging in analytical capability; here's how to use it to reach the highest stages of competitiveness.
Unisys Finds Discipline Works
News  |  2/9/2006
Over the past four years, Unisys has trained 800 employees on COBIT and implemented most of its 34 processes and 300 controls in four key IT areas.
Headsup: Speech Recognition Gets More Accurate
News  |  2/9/2006
If you've been misunderstood by a voice response system, you know voice recognition is a work in progress. But at a recent "Speech Day" in New York, IBM showed how voice applications are improving.
Lithium Technologies Chosen to Power Siebel Systems' Customer Forums
News  |  2/9/2006
Siebel's base of more than 4,000 customers use forums to discuss the people, processes, and technologies that help make their customer-facing systems and business initiatives successful.
Sprint Nextel Files New Lawsuit Claiming Fraudulent Pursuit of Confidential Customer Information
News  |  2/9/2006
Aggressive action taken against online data brokers is latest in a series of lawsuits.
CompUSA.com Reaps Rewards from New Customer Ratings and Reviews Solution from Bazaarvoice
News  |  2/9/2006
Customer-to-customer conversations on compusa.com increase sales, attract new customers, and improve merchandising strategy.
Business Objects to Acquire Firstlogic, Inc.
News  |  2/9/2006
Business intelligence giant acquires its partner in enterprise data quality management solutions to create complete EIM solution.
Excel And BI: Best Buddies Forever
Commentary  |  2/9/2006
Everybody likes product reviews, and we have a new one here on Business Intelligence Pipeline from our own uber-reviewer, Jacques Surveyer. Jacques take an under-the-hood look at Business Objects' Xcelsius and Xcelsius Workgroup, tools the BI bellwether based on technology it acquired from Infommersion last year.
Business Objects To Buy Data Quality Firm Firstlogic
News  |  2/9/2006
The BI vendor will spend $69 million to help it ensure the quality of business information analyzed by its customers.
Field Report: Factiva, New York
News  |  2/8/2006
A 'discovery plane' and visualizations help subscribers find things they didn't even know they were looking for.
Business Objects Targets Consumer Packaged Goods
News  |  2/8/2006
The business intelligence firm continues trying to make headway selling analytics tools designed for individual industries, particularly retail and CPG.
Let The Data Flow
News  |  2/8/2006
Integrating operational data has long been one of the toughest IT problems. One choice is ripping and replacing legacy systems and consolidating on a single application platform, but that's neither affordable nor practical. You'll find a better answer in business integration convergence, a trend toward combining techniques including metadata repositories and discovery, data modeling and data quality services, ETL and EII, and integration with message brokers and ESBs for timely data synchronizat
Shortlist
News  |  2/8/2006
SPSS Clementine 10; MatrixOne Library Central; Sterling Commerce Retail Solutions Suite; Cognos 8 BI Data Modeler for IBM Lotus Domino; Host Analytics Host Budget
Building With Blox: A Faster Route to Analytic Apps
News  |  2/8/2006
IBM's Alphablox speeds development of custom OLAP apps.
BI's New Breed
Features  |  2/8/2006
A new category of business-intelligence tools is not designed to support strategic planning, but to gather and analyze operational BI and deliver this actionable information to front-line workers. Businesses are increasingly looking to vendors to deliver comprehensive operational BI systems.
Gartner: BI Market To Reach $2.5 Billion This Year
News  |  2/7/2006
The Stamford, Conn.-based firm also projects ongoing growth through 2009, when license revenue is expected to reach $3 billion.
Stellent Brings Blogs and Wikis Under Control
News  |  2/7/2006
New templates and capabilities for managing blogs, wikis and RSS within Stellent's Universal Content Management platform are designed to give users the look, feel and ad hoc immediacy of these chic Web environments while also ensuring content security, reusability and auditability.
Google This, Google That
Commentary  |  2/7/2006
Don't believe the hype: Google didn't make any of the traditional Web analytics vendors happy when it started giving away online analytical tools. But that doesn't mean the existing vendors don't have defensible "we're-not-afraid-of-Google" rhetoric to throw at analytics-buying customers.
In Focus: ECM Market Notches Steady Growth
News  |  2/7/2006
ECM market growth is stuck in the high-single-digit range, and competition has remained intense. Vendors are filling gaps in their portfolios in hopes of luring customers away from competitors.
New Directions For OLAP
News  |  2/7/2006
As OLAP reaches its second decade, it's being extended beyond data to text and geospatial information.
Five Reasons To Invest in Process Management
News  |  2/7/2006
Here are 5 reasons you need business process management.
Review: Xcelsius And Xcelsius Workgroup
Features  |  2/7/2006
The Business Objects' tools work with Microsoft Excel and allow the creation not just of presentations, but also dashboard and portal content with KPIs. Our review looks at the products' strengths and weaknesses.
Letter Drop
News  |  2/6/2006
A Clarion Voice on Competency; Anything But Reluctant; Unstructured vs. Unmanaged
New Management Dashboard for Compiere's Open Source ERP & CRM Application Announced
News  |  2/2/2006
Dashboard provides at-a-glance view of key performance indicators for more effective business strategy implementation and corporate objective tracking.
Your Job's Safe
Commentary  |  2/2/2006
Information technology makes for a rocky career path, with IT workers' skills sometimes declared obsolete overnight. And even many IT pros who stay on the cutting edge now face the threat of outsourcing. But not the business intelligence experts.


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