Profile of Doug HenschenExecutive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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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 July 2005
Switching to XML-based management for multichannel content reuse brings long-term savings, but in the short term it can be an expensive and time-consuming journey.
The quarterly sport of watching vendor financial results isn't just for industry insiders. These reports are a window into not only what fellow technology users are buying but also the vision and management acumen of current and prospective technology suppliers.
Nine out of 10 senior managers see innovation as a key source of future competitive advantage, according to a study by business consulting firm Bain & Company, yet the same study found that two-thirds of the respondents were dissatisfied with their company's innovation performance.
Today, more than a decade after the mainstreaming of the Internet and two decades since the dawn of the personal computing era, the quest for the paper-free office marches onward.
There's plenty of hype about "enterprisewide" content management, but few companies have come as close as Hewlett-Packard to taking a truly holistic approach.
EIM is the new three-letter acronym Captiva Software used at its annual user conference yesterday to describe the technology it has long provided to financial services, insurance and healthcare organizations and government agencies.
BPM systems have mastered process integration and automation, so advanced products promise embedded process monitors and feedback mechanisms. With so many vendors checking every feature and function box, we teamed up with sister publication Network Computing for a hands-on comparison of nine BPM suites. We looked at modeling, reporting, business activity monitoring and simulation features and discovered that, for the most part, the road to the future of BPM has yet to be completed.
Yes, compliance and performance are compatible, but let's lose the doe-eyed fantasies of technology salvation.
Extensible business reporting language and a growing list of XBRL-enabled tools and applications promise to help big companies skip the demanding data-normalizing and -cleansing steps. Smaller companies, meanwhile, may be able to afford analyses that were formerly cost prohibitive.
When Microsoft announced in June that the default file formats in the next-generation Office suite would be based on XML, there was reason to both hope and question whether open computing was headed for a major victory.