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  Online News published in DM Direct Newsletter
September 15, 2000 Issue
 
  By Rachel Rasmussen

The XML and Meta Data Management and Technical Conference

For decades, data and software managers have been plagued by the burden of integrating databases and applications. XML and meta data are two related technologies that offer truly meaningful solutions to this dilemma. An upcoming conference held by Wilshire Conferences has been organized to bring IT professionals up to date on this technology.

The XML and Meta Data Management and Technical Conference is being held November 13-15 in Dallas. The conference theme is "It?s all about Integration," and the program features case studies from Capital One, Prudential, Kemper, Merck, Ciba Specialty Chemical and Longs Drugs. Also featured are six tutorials, three tracks and a two-day seminar on building the meta data repository. As media sponsor, DM Review will be distributed to all attendees at the conference. Agenda and registration information is available at www.wilshireconferences.com/metadata/.

 

Comshare and Informix Partner to Resell Ardent DataStage and Comshare Products

Comshare Inc., a leader in Web-based software applications for management planning and control (MPC), announced at its 18th Annual Users Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, that it has entered into a partnership with Informix Software, a leader in software infrastructure for the i.Economy.

Under terms of the agreement, Comshare will resell Informix's Ardent DataStage, a data transformation and integration solution supporting e- business, data warehousing, enterprise portal and business intelligence applications. Comshare will offer DataStage when selling Comshare MPC for relational databases, Comshare Decision, Comshare FDC or as an add-on sale into the customer base. Comshare customers can use DataStage to compress the application development cycle, so they can be up and running in less time and minimize the impact on other critical projects.

"By combining Ardent DataStage with Comshare's MPC solutions, customers have a comprehensive solution that enables them to easily access data and make more informed business decisions," said Pete Fiore, senior vice president, business solutions operations, Informix. "Our partnership with Comshare will provide customers with the kind of leading-edge ERP integration and analysis they want to fully leverage their business intelligence infrastructures."

For more information, please visit www.informix.com and www.comshare.com.

 

Experian Forms Integrated Solutions Unit

Experian, a global information solutions provider, announced the formation of the Integrated Solutions Group, a North American business unit established solely for the development of customer relationship management (CRM) solutions.

Using the combined resources of Experian's Information Solutions and Marketing Solutions units, Experian's Integrated Solutions unit will bring together decades of expertise to deliver customer data integration, real-time content exchange, hosted CRM solutions, information intelligence and privacy and fraud consulting to bring greater clarity to the information inside customer data and greater meaning to customer relationships.

"Customer relationship management has its roots in Experian's core businesses ? direct marketing, database management and consumer and business information. As a result, Experian has been successfully assisting clients with CRM solutions for many years," said Joanna Kuo, executive vice president, who will lead Experian's Integrated Solutions unit. "The creation of Experian's Integrated Solutions unit allows us to build on our many successes, while working even more closely with our clients to develop products and solutions which contribute to profitability, growth and customer retention."

For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.experian.com.


Rachel Rasmussen was a Web Editor of DMReview.com.



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