Profile of Doug HenschenExecutive Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Doug Henschen is Executive Editor of InformationWeek, where he covers the intersection of enterprise applications with information management, business intelligence, big data and analytics. He previously served as editor in chief of Intelligent Enterprise, editor in chief of Transform Magazine, and Executive Editor at DM News. He has covered IT and data-driven marketing for more than 15 years.
Articles by Doug Henschen
posted in February 2007
On-demand Web analytics service provider Omniture has launched Discover 2.0, a visual data exploration tool designed to uncover business opportunities, new customer acquisition strategies and ways to drive more revenue from online marketing campaigns. Complementing Omniture's SiteCatalyst Web analytics service, Discover 2.0 is said to support unlimited segmentation of online customers and site visitors.
To bring business process management technology to midsized and smaller enterprises, Microsoft has partnered with vendors specializing in modeling, business rules and human workflow.
Do you think rich Internet apps (RIA) are just a concern for consumer Web sites? Think again. RIAs will soon make their mark on the enterprise, making complex software such as ERP and BI systems more accessible to ordinary business users. SAP, for one, has licensed Adobe Flex for its analytics platform and for the NetWeaver Visual Composer development tool.
Reusability is a key to successful services-oriented architecture deployments. ILog says the 6.5 upgrade of its JRules business rules management system automates the development of "decision services" -- business rules composed and deployed as Web services -- and then helps business users and experts alike easily find, understand, modify and reuse those services.
As chief architect for tools and middleware at Oracle, Ted Farrell is responsible for the technical and strategic direction of Oracle's frameworks and development tools and for aligning those products with the vendor's Fusion middleware technologies. With some 30,000 Oracle, PeopleSoft and Siebel customers looking to those products, the direction Oracle sets will have a major impact on enterprise adoption of rich Internet apps.
Macromedia is credited with coining the term "Rich Internet Applications," so who better to comment on the future of enterprise apps than Macromedia veteran Jeff Whatcott. Now senior director, product marketing in the Enterprise & Developer Solutions Business Unit at Adobe Systems (which acquired Macromedia in 2005), Whatcott talks about Flex, Ajax and connections with services-oriented architecture.
The U.S. intelligence community needs real-time surveillance and alerting capabilities, so this VC angel is investing in high-volume event processing and analysis technology.
Following up on last year's acquisition of FileNet, IBM outlines its federation strategy, introduces new products and underscores its clout with customers.
It's notoriously hard to get real-time process data out of the black box of SAP, yet such measures are crucial to improving any process dependent upon the ERP system. webMethods Optimize for SAP, a business activity monitoring (BAM) module introduced this week, is designed to provide instant access to in-process metrics and decision criteria locked in SAP.
Business process management suite vendors are embracing the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model with not one but two announcements today around on-demand BPM. Lombardi, for one, introduced Blueprint, a SaaS tool intended to bring process modeling to the masses. Then Appian announced an ambitious plan to deliver its entire BPM suite on demand.
Aimed at a $2.1 billion market, Business Objects' new Crystal Decisions product family will butt heads with Microsoft's BI offerings.
Not all combinations of search and BI technology are created equal, but most do have one thing in common -- they're not ready yet. We've been pining for an interview with an end user with first-hand experience with the combination, but we couldn't find any... Most of the Google/BI integrations announced last year will deliver what IDC search expert Sue Feldman calls "Beginner BI."
With connectivity improving and mobile device data storage capacities increasing, more companies are supporting sales, service and BI applications in the field.