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December 2005 issue of DM Review magazine


CIFe: Evolving with the Times
By Jonathan G. Geiger
As the business intelligence environment changes, the Corporate Information Factory (CIF), which provides a resilient framework for BI applications, also needs to evolve. The evolution discussed in this article (called the Extended Corporate Information Factory) is largely the result of a collaborative effort by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White and Jonathan Geiger.
Integrating BI with Business Architecture: A Process for Success
By Mohit Sahgal
How can companies effectively manage change caused by BI? And, more importantly, how can companies increase the chances of the successful business adoption of each initiative?
Building Intelligent Agents Using Business Activity Monitoring
By Mike Ferguson
The goal of BAM is to achieve "always on" event-driven automated business performance management. Ultimately, this is about self-tuning business whereby BAM agents keep their fingers on the pulse of the organization as it operates to keep everything running smoothly and optimally.
Business Intelligence Tools: The Smart Way to Achieve Compliance
By Rebecca Graves
Because compliance regulations are government enforced, auditing and reporting must become part of enterprise culture. The silver lining is that other significant bonuses can be reaped if BI is used strategically.
2005 Readership Award Winners
By DM Review Editorial Staff
DM Review is pleased to announce this year's winners of our annual readership awards.
A Systems Theory of Business Intelligence
By Jerry Kurtyka
This systems theory positions BI in the context of its surrounding system, predicts the impact of that context on BI design and gives designers a guide to BI technology's capabilities in a given environment.
Strategies for Successfully Migrating Enterprise Application Data
By Gavin Harvett and Marc Kilburn
This article discusses proven strategies for success and identifies ways to get the most out of a data migration.
New Readership Merit Awards
By DM Review Editorial Staff
This year DM Review introduces a new award for quality customer satisfaction. Check out valuable information about each of the winning companies.


The Power of Metrics
Predictive Analytics: Data Mining with a Twist
By Kent Bauer

The Data Strategy Advisor
Exploring the Social Life of the Data Warehouse
By Lou Agosta

Customer Data Integration
CDI: Career Durability Insurance
By Aaron Zornes

Knowledge Integrity
CDI, and Names and Addresses
By David Loshin

Enterprise Architecture View
Meta Impact, Part 2
By Michael Jennings

Maximize Business Performance
Don't Underestimate the Potential Impact of BPM
By Craig Schiff

Meta Data Management & Enterprise Architecture
Industry-Specific MME Applications, Part 3
By David Marco

Data Management Tipping Point
Why a Tipping Point for Data Management?
By Peter Aiken

Empowering the Information Enterprise
Changing Behaviors to Create Value
By Jonathan Wu

Data Integration Advisor
The Enterprise Data Warehouse Strikes Again, Part 2
By Rick Sherman

Building Business Intelligence
Achieving Compliance and Managing Operational Risk, Part 2
By William McKnight

Plain English About Information Quality
A Call for Participation: IAIDQ Principals of IQ Management Work Team
By Larry English

Information Management
Looking Ahead: Unstructured Data
By Bill Inmon

Customer Intelligence
Web Analytics: Getting Engaged
By Larry Goldman

Marketing Systems
The Market for Marketing Automation Systems
By David M. Raab

Information Strategy
Critical Questions for Your Master Data Management Initiative
By Jane Griffin

Problem Solved
Mr. Outsourcer? The Subsequent Backlash is Here to See You.
By James Masuoka

The Enterprise
Business Process Management Software Vendors, Part 4: Intalio|n3
By Clive Finkelstein

From the Editor

Dear Readers,

The 2005 DM Review Readership study is complete. Thanks to all of you who participated in this annual survey. As promised, we awarded $500 American Express gift cards to two winners in a random drawing. Congratulations to Darcy Salman, MIS Manager at Ford Credit, and David Gray, senior technical specialist for a financial services company.

In the readership survey, we asked a wide variety of questions from basic demographics to data warehouse volume size to planned purchases to vendor evaluations. Some of the results were surprising (only 36 percent rated their internally built BI systems as successful - a topic for future articles), but all of them reflected what is actually happening in the marketplace and reveal where you are in the adoption/implementation process. This will help us tailor our editorial accordingly.

Not surprisingly, business intelligence and data warehousing were listed as a number one priority for 59 percent of the respondents. Data integration was a priority initiative for 53 percent of the respondents with compliance issues right behind at 41 percent, operational dashboards at 39 percent and business activity monitoring at 39 percent. These topics are covered by articles in this December issue which focus on the competitive edge of applying BI in the area of compliance, tools for change management, intelligent agents for successful BI and a systems theory to give you a global picture of the BI environment.

Another section of the survey was devoted your rating of the vendors and products you use in the workplace. This was the basis for our Readership Awards. The story can be found on page 43. We asked you to rate the vendors in nine product categories on a scale of 1 to 4 from poor to excellent. The top vendor in each category was honored with a Readership Award. Congratulations to these leaders who are meeting your needs. This year we decided to also highlight the many vendors who received positive overall satisfaction ratings with a Readership Merit Award.

We would like to introduce our newest column: Problem Solved, written by the team at Baseline Consulting. Each month, the authors will tackle a different problem they've confronted in the workplace. James Masuoka authors the introductory column on the outsourcing backlash.

Happy holidays from the DM Review family to yours!


Mary Jo Nott
Editor in Chief

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