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May 2004 issue of DM Review magazine

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEWEXECUTIVE INTERVIEW

Integration – It's Pervasive
Mike Hoskins, vice president and general manager of Pervasive Software's Integration Products Division, discusses the company, its data and business integration solutions, and how Pervasive allows enterprises of all sizes to optimize their existing data investments and accelerate operational performance.


FEATURE ARTICLESFEATURE ARTICLES

Building a Better Mousetrap: The Business-Time Information Architecture
By Jane Griffin
The business-time information architecture provides a solid architectural foundation that gives organizations the ability to begin solving their intractable information and analysis problems.
Enticing but Dangerous: Assessing Web Services from a Data Quality Perspective
By George Marinos
Unless enterprises address underlying data quality issues from a strategic perspective, the compelling benefits they seek from Web services will be elusive, and the consequences of that oversight will begin to appear on boardroom agendas.
The 2004 Portal Excellence Awards
By Colin White
At the 2004 DCI Portals, Collaboration and Content Management Conference in March, winners were announced in two categories: Best Enterprise Portal Application and Best Business Integration Project.
Data Mining Q&A; with Dr. Kudyba
By Stephan Kudyba
Dr. Stephan Kudyba, author of Managing Data Mining: Advice From Experts, provides helpful answers to common data mining questions.
People, Process and Technology in Risk Management
By Harvey Noyes
This article describes how to bridge the gap between the ability of new technologies to deliver information and the actual use of that data by management to make improved business decisions.
Turning Strategy Into Action – Part 3: What Lies Beneath
By Brenda Moncla
This is another article in a continuing series on corporate performance management (CPM). Including the data architecture assessment and plan in early CPM road map activities ensures a solid foundation for CPM.

COLUMNSCOLUMNS

The BI Watch
What Do We Do with What We Know?
By Richard Hackathorn

DAMA (Data Management Association)
The DAMA Web Site: A Refreshing New Look
By Theodore Kowalski

Business Dimensional Modeling
The Logical Next Step: Translating the BDM
By Laura Reeves

The Data Strategy Advisor
Inflexion Point in Information Quality: Data Profiling Assimilated by IQ
By Lou Agosta

Customer Intelligence
The Role of Customer Intelligence in Successful CRM
By Larry Goldman

AFCOM: Data Center Management
Data Center Relocation
By Jill Eckhaus

Intelligent Solutions
Sometimes, Less is More
By Claudia Imhoff

Building Business Intelligence
BI Business Value: Does it Come from the Program or the Projects?
By William McKnight

Meta Data & Knowledge Management
Managed Meta Data Environment: A Complete Walk-Through, Part 2
By David Marco

Enterprise Architecture View
Interaction of the Complete Meta Data Model
By Michael Jennings

Information Management: Charting the Course
The Elusive System of Record
By Bill Inmon

Knowledge Integrity
More on Data Standards
By David Loshin

Enterprise Content Management
Exploring Text with Qualitative Data Analysis
By Dan Sullivan

Maximize Business Performance
BPM Implementation: Don't Let Failure be an Option
By Craig Schiff

Data Integration Advisor
Architecture Standards
By Rick Sherman

Marketing Systems
Marketing Software: Response Attribution
By David M. Raab

Dollars & Sense
A Major Dis-Connect
By Susan Osterfelt

Plain English About Information Quality
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Part 4
By Larry English

The Enterprise
Evolution to the 21st Century Enterprise
By Clive Finkelstein

The Power of Metrics
The CPM Dashboard: The Visuals
By Kent Bauer


PRODUCT REVIEWSPRODUCT REVIEWS

 

Trane Serves All End Users with Actuate
Actuate Corporation - Actuate

 

The Arlington Institute Leverages ADVIZOR Visualization in its LISA Tool Suite
ADVIZOR Solutions, Inc. - ADVIZOR Authoring Toolkit

 

Microchip Technology Inc. Uses Business Intelligence for Daily Updates
Applix, Inc. - TM1

 

Graham Improves Decision Making at Every Level with Centralized Reporting from dynaSight
arcplan, Inc. - dynaSight

 

Clarity Systems Makes Corporate Performance Management "In Style" at American Eagle Outfitters
Clarity Systems - Clarity Performance Management

 

Zarlink Monitors Corporate Performance, Manages Expenses, Drives Accountability with Cognos EBI Series
Cognos - Cognos Enterprise BI Series

 

Monarch is a Healthy BI Solution for Radiology Imaging Associates
Datawatch Corporation - Monarch

 

Strategic Financial Performance Management for Leading Storage Provider
DecisionPoint Software - DecisionPoint Software Financial Performance Management Suite

 

Sabre Accelerates Reporting with HyperRoll
HyperRoll, Inc. - HyperRoll



From the Editor

Dear Readers,

It's all about strategy, isn't it? If it isn't, it should be. Without an overarching strategy that defines corporate objectives as well as the methods to be implemented to reach those goals, many organizations founder - never achieving the full potential envisioned by senior management or the board of directors.

As organizations realize the value of the information assets that have been carefully collected, managed and stored, today's IT departments play an integral role in corporate strategy achievement. Consequently, every CIO needs a well-defined strategy to guide IT's involvement in a multitude of projects tied to strategic corporate goals.

This issue features three articles that will assist in developing a responsive and effective IT department. "Building a Better Mousetrap: The Business-Time Information Architecture" by Jane Griffin of BearingPoint, explains how a business-time information architecture foundation enables organizations to solve their information and analysis problems. Brenda Moncla of ThinkFast Consulting, concludes her three-part series (See Parts 1 and 2 in DM Review's December 2003 and February 2004 issues, respectively) with an explanation of the importance of a consistent and integrated data architecture. Addressing data quality issues from a strategic perspective to effectively leverage Web services is covered by George Marinos of PricewaterhouseCoopers in "Enticing But Dangerous: Assessing Web Services from a Data Quality Perspective."

On DM Review's strategic front, I am pleased to introduce Brian Cronin, pictured above, as publisher of DM Review. Brian comes to us from Line56, where he was publisher of Portals Magazine. Prior to Portals Magazine, Brian worked in senior publishing roles at Ziff Davis, CMP and the New York Times. We are excited to have someone of his caliber to lead us as we continue fulfilling our core mission of serving you with authoritative content covering all aspects of business intelligence, analytic applications and business performance management. Please join me in welcoming Brian to DM Review!

As always, thanks for reading DM Review and please feel free to e-mail me with any comments, questions or concerns (jean.schauer@sourcemedia.com).




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