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November 2005 issue of DM Review magazine


Time to Deliver: Microsoft Brings SQL Server 2005 to Market
Bill Baker, General Manager, Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence, gives DM Review readers his take on the long-awaited release of SQL Server 2005.


Sharpen the SOA: How Campaign Management Can Benefit from a Service-Oriented Architecture
By Marcus Dill
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows corporations to adapt whole business processes to changing needs. Campaign management often involves disparate components with different functionalities. SOAs offer broadened knowledge of these individual business processes.
The Search for Simplicity
By Alan Ganek
Complexity will not vanish, but by adopting autonomic systems to simplify and streamline the workload of IT professionals, we can make the systems work for us, not against us.
Data Security: It's Not Just for Secret Agents Anymore
By Sean Barry
Keeping data from unauthorized access has been a challenge ever since the advent of electronic data. It seems that encryption has become a necessity instead of an option. Barry offers guidance on selecting the best application to protect your data.
Data Integration Strategies for Reliable Information Delivery
By Faisal Shah
Contemporary data integration tools and methods can help organizations achieve information quality and auditability by facilitating linkages among information components and representations over time.
What Are Performance Dashboards?
By Wayne Eckerson
Performance dashboards are only as effective as the organization they seek to measure. Organizations without central control or coordination will deploy a haphazard jumble of nonintegrated performance dashboards.
Universal Data Models and Patterns
By Len Silverston
This article describes a few common patterns that can be used to build "universal" data models, namely patterns for roles, statuses and categorizations.


The Power of Metrics
Predictive Analytics: The Next Wave in KPIs
By Kent Bauer

Maximize Business Performance
Consolidation Trends and Implications
By Craig Schiff

Data Integration Advisor
The Enterprise Data Warehouse Strikes Again, Part 1
By Rick Sherman

The Data Strategy Advisor
Business Intelligence is Now a Priority Process
By Lou Agosta

Meta Data Management & Enterprise Architecture
Industry Specific MME Applications, Part 2
By David Marco

Knowledge Integrity
Meta Data, Cooperation and the Federal Government
By David Loshin

Intelligent Solutions
You Can be Sure if It's ... Been Certified, Part 3
By Jonathan G. Geiger

Plain English About Information Quality
When is a Horse a Houseboat? IQ and Data Overloading
By Larry English

The Enterprise
Business Process Management Software Vendors Part 3: Oracle and SAP
By Clive Finkelstein

Information Management
Selling Meta Data
By Bill Inmon

Marketing Systems
Marketing Performance Metrics
By David M. Raab

Loyalty Best Practices
Substance, Not Sizzle, Earns Customer Loyalty: MicroStrategy
By Rajeev Rawat

Data Management Tipping Point
Further Expanding Data Management's Scope
By Peter Aiken

Customer Data Integration
Top Five Commonsensical Justifications
By Aaron Zornes

Customer Intelligence
Worlds Collide
By Larry Goldman

Building Business Intelligence
Achieving Compliance and Managing Operational Risk, Part 1
By William McKnight

Data Visualization
Uses and Misuses of Color
By Stephen Few

Dollars & Sense
DMRnac - November Style
By Susan Osterfelt

Information Strategy
Building a Data Management Strategy Part 2: Technology
By Jane Griffin

SQL Server Executive
By Sponsored Feature


Banking on Corporate Performance Management :
Best Practices

From the Publisher

This November issue includes our 14th annual Buyer's Guide in addition to our excellent lineup of features articles and columns.

Our readers regard the DM Review annual Buyer's Guide as a high-quality reference. We learned in our recently conducted 2005 Readership Survey that many of you retain the November issue for the entire year, and you rely on it during your technology evaluation and implementation cycles. Conveniently organized by product category, the DM Review Buyer's Guide is a comprehensive information reference for evaluating technology vendors and solutions in the upcoming year. Look for the Buyer's Guide section on page 75.

Many of you took our Readership Survey which showed that you will spend approximately $5 million on analytic applications and corporate performance management software next year, so we know you'll be interested in Wayne Eckerson's article "What Are Performance Dashboards?" Another fact from the Readership Survey showed that your data integration budgets for next year will be around $8 million. Faisal Shah of Knightsbridge Solutions discusses how modern data integration tools and techniques can be used to improve information quality and auditability in his article, "Data Integration Strategies for Reliable Information Delivery."

Forty-eight percent of survey respondents noted that customer acquisition, satisfaction and retention are a top priority. In an effort to provide content that you want on the subjects that are valuable to you, DM Review would like to introduce Aaron Zornes as our newest columnist. He will share his expertise as a research analyst devoted to customer data integration and master data management in his column Customer Data Integration. See page 10 for his inaugural column, "Top Five Commonsensical Justifications."  

Also in this issue, we feature an executive interview with Microsoft General Manager, Bill Baker. Baker discusses the long-awaited release of their SQL Server database - SQL Server 2005 - with DM Review Editorial Director, Jim Ericson.

Please consider attending a one-day business intelligence conference on November 14, 2005, at the Chicago Hilton sponsored by DM Review and Business Intelligence Review. BI Chicago is dedicated to best practices in business intelligence. Register today by calling (800) 803-3424 or at www.sourcemediaconferences.com/conferences/bic05.

In addition to this Business Intelligence-Chicago event, we are excited to announce a partnership with IBM. During November and December, we will present a series of executive breakfast briefings in New York, Philadelphia and Scottsdale entitled, "Manage Risks, Control Costs and Improve ROI with Master Data Integration." These are free to DM Review subscribers - you can register today at www.sourcemediaconferences.com/conferences/DMRIBM/.

Enjoy this issue! 

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