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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in May 2004
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Strategy Shift
News  |  5/31/2004
Microsoft is looking at how companies do business--and writing software products to support those processes.
BEA To Emphasize Software As Architected Services
News  |  5/31/2004
It launched its Liquid Computing strategy, which is designed to get business processes to flow through a company without regard for boundaries set by the IT infrastructure.
FDIC Tells Banks To Get Ready For Check 21
News  |  5/31/2004
Banks must make operational changes to comply with law, regulatory group says.
Pipeline
News  |  5/28/2004
New and noteworthy product releases for intelligent enterprises.
The Reality of Real Time
News  |  5/28/2004
Don't let the hype confuse you: Real-time enterprise technologies offer operational more than strategic benefits.
Execution Systems: The Heart of Intelligent Manufacturing
News  |  5/28/2004
Steadily evolving over two decades, the manufacturing execution system (MES) now plays a central role in achieving manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. The MES also commands potentially valuable sources of information for strategic business applications that feed on enterprisewide intelligence.
BI Scorecard: The Best BI Tool
News  |  5/28/2004
Vendor demos often obscure architectural differences between BI suites. Yet, as our BI Scorecard series concludes, you dare not overlook them.
BI Standardization and Consolidation for Performance Management
News  |  5/28/2004
Cost reduction and improved organizational effectiveness top the list of latest CIO initiatives.
No Time to Spare: A Guide to Supply Chain Performance Management
News  |  5/28/2004
Marketplaces are dynamic. The competition is fierce. When it comes to managing the supply chain, there's no time to lose. Here's a guide to performance management metrics that will help your organization act decisively in pursuit of business objectives.
Data Warehouse Check-Ups
News  |  5/28/2004
Periodic check-ups will help you avoid letting business intelligence and data warehousing problems spin out of control.
Data Mining For the Masses
News  |  5/28/2004
Data mining is a "must have": but can it overcome obstacles to mainstream BI inclusion?
Time of Transparency
News  |  5/28/2004
Companies must act as if they're always being watched - because they are.
Quality Is Job One
News  |  5/28/2004
New data quality remedies took center stage at The Data Warehouse Institute's recent gathering in Boston.
Information Builders Intros Quick Set-Up BI For VARs
News  |  5/28/2004
Information Builders and its subsidiary iWay Software introduced a quick set-up business-intelligence package for VARs, and Web services software for IT managers.
NetSuite To Add ERP Functions To Hosted Apps
News  |  5/28/2004
NetSuite debuts new enterprise resource planning (ERP) features it will add to its hosted application portfolio in the third quarter.
The Truth's In The Analysis
Commentary  |  5/28/2004
You don't have to be studying for a doctorate in philosophical relativism to know that the truth can get a little squishy when it's reported different ways.
Checkpoint, Philips Form RFID Alliance
News  |  5/27/2004
Checkpoint Systems and Royal Philips Electronics said they have formed an alliance to jointly sell electronic tags and readers and system integration services to retailers and consumer products companies.
Gartner: Database Market Stable, With Linux Hot Spot
News  |  5/27/2004
Excluding the impact of currency conversion, the overall market for relational databases was nearly flat for 2003, according to new research from Gartner Dataquest.
QAD Adds Business Intelligence To Manufacturing Apps
News  |  5/27/2004
QAD unveiled business intelligence software for its enterprise applications that help run manufacturing operations.
Louisiana Fights Fraud With Mapping Software
News  |  5/26/2004
The state's Department of Social Services is marrying food-stamp business-intelligence systems with GIS data about retailers.
The Gospel According To Gerry Cohen
News  |  5/25/2004
The CEO made his case at the company's user conference that Information Builders is the preeminent, and potentially standard, business-intelligence vendor.
BI Scorecard: OLAP
News  |  5/24/2004
A spreadsheet can take analysis just so far; for more robust analysis you need online analytic processing (OLAP).
Pancake Chain Adopts E-Business
News  |  5/24/2004
Restaurant-Management system at IHOP is designed to improve data collection and better serve franchises and restaurant patrons.
IBM Gets Contract To Update Texas System
News  |  5/24/2004
The state awards IBM Business Consulting Services a $9.9 million contract to be the primary integrator in the implementation of a new business-intelligence system.
Kawasaki Boosts Supply Chain
News  |  5/24/2004
U.S. distribution arm of motorcycle maker adds data-analysis functions to its data marts to improve visibility of parts distribution.
Sarbanes-Oxley's Silver Lining
Commentary  |  5/21/2004
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance is forcing key decision makers to get their head into the data quality management game.
North Carolina Farm Bureau Expedites Policy Processing
News  |  5/20/2004
North Carolina Farm Bureau has reduced its staff and expedited its policy processing function. The carrier has improved quality dramatically while redeploying 30 percent of its staff and reducing policy turnaround from three weeks to five days at the most.
Seibel Launches Two New Vertical Market CRM Packages
News  |  5/20/2004
New offerings for Siebel 7.7 are targeted at communications service providers and the automotive industry.
BEA To Unwrap New Products, 'Liquid Computing' Vision at eWorld
News  |  5/20/2004
Vendor will unveil BPM version of WebLogic, ESB at annual developer show
PeopleSoft, IBM Up Ante Against Microsoft
News  |  5/19/2004
PeopleSoft is teaming with IBM in an attempt to gain channel and technology muscle as it takes on Microsoft in the midmarket.
Standards Lacking In RFID Middleware
News  |  5/19/2004
Standards are required that allow the secure transmission of information across networks through nodes.
Spotlight - Plugging In with James Cates
News  |  5/18/2004
Communications Systems CIO James Cates talks about his "Ladder of Business Intelligence."
The Evolving Enterprise
News  |  5/18/2004
Don't blame outsourcing for the transformation of the IT profession. It's time to adapt, or face obsolescence.
Pipeline
News  |  5/18/2004
New and noteworthy product releases for intelligent enterprises.
BI Scorecard: Administration
News  |  5/18/2004
Glamorous they are not, but strong administrative features merit close analysis as you evaluate BI suites. Our Scorecard series continues.
Embedded BI: Intelligence at Your Service
News  |  5/18/2004
As organizations grow to depend on globally distributed service networks, their business intelligence (BI) capability must adapt. Here's how autonomous agents will "embed" BI in business processes to overcome new challenges.
RFID Adopters Face Challenges
News  |  5/18/2004
Companies that want to use RFID must overcome technical and cultural hurdles.
Consumer and Enterprise Search: Not an Exact Match
News  |  5/18/2004
Overshadowed by Google mania and relatively simple technology for consumer search engines, enterprise search is making exciting progress. But the requirements are tougher: businesses demand accuracy, timeliness, integration, and availability.
True Tales of Performance Management
News  |  5/18/2004
Public and private enterprises no longer have time to wade through cumbersome spreadsheets. Discussions with users reveal that performance management dashboards offer more than just a pretty face: They form a better context for running the business.
Oracle Goes Bam
News  |  5/18/2004
Oracle said last week it's adding business-activity monitoring capabilities to its application server.
ERP Market Benefiting From IT Spending Increase
News  |  5/18/2004
The global market for enterprise resource planning software is expected to grow by more than $1.5 billion this year.
The Architecture of Enterprise Data Quality
News  |  5/17/2004
A finger in the dam won't stop the flood of operational data coming your way, but in-database mining will help you adapt to the flow.
Standing at the Crossroads
News  |  5/17/2004
Should you outsource, upgrade, or simply leverage existing technology to improve ERP system performance?
Gathering Strength
News  |  5/17/2004
In the view of Information Builders' CEO Gerald Cohen, BI platform consolidation will unleash growth, not curtail it.
In Brief
News  |  5/17/2004
High-level intelligence at a glance
Inefficient Data Integration
News  |  5/17/2004
More vendors will provide architecture and "data services"
PeopleSoft: Oracle's Latest Takeover Bid Will Still Fail
News  |  5/17/2004
In the wake of Oracle Corp.’s latest revision of its bid to acquire PeopleSoft Inc., the latter firm said it believes the hostile bid can’t be completed at any price because of antitrust obstacles.
The Soft Side of Performance
News  |  5/17/2004
Why culture is crucial to maximizing return on performance management software.
You Say Metric, I Say Distraction
News  |  5/17/2004
Metrics help, but you can't improve performance unless you know why.
Business Objects Certified For IBM's On Demand Suite
News  |  5/17/2004
Business Objects and IBM have "several" industry-focused On Demand integrations in the works, said Business Objects, which announced the news at the annual Retail Systems conference being held this week in Chicago.
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