All posts by: Fern Halper

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June 21, 2006

Taking Charge of Dynamic Enterprise Information – Infogix Enables IT to Control their Enterprise Inf

Taking Charge of Dynamic Enterprise Information – Infogix Enables IT to Control their Enterprise Information By Fern Halper, Partner   Controlling the information flowing through an enterprise is critical Hurwitz & Associates believes that there is a disconnect between how companies implement business rules and ensuring that these rules propagate through their business processes.  This […]

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May 30, 2006

SOA?s Next Frontier: Information as a Service

SOA?s Next Frontier: Information as a Service By Dr. Fern Halper, Partner and Marcia Kaufman, Partner   Delivering information as a service is the next frontier in the movement to a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Most of the early SOA implementations have focused on creating reusable and sharable business services.  Hurwitz & Associates sees organizations […]

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March 28, 2006

Putting the Big Q into Data Integration

Putting the Big Q into Data Integration by Dr. Fern Halper, Partner and Marcia Kaufman, Partner We recently spoke with an IT executive about the data integration challenges his team is facing due to a recent merger. The situation he described is familiar, but what made this conversation stand out was the emphasis on data […]

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February 22, 2006

Putting Survey Analysis in the Hands of Business Users

Putting Survey Analysis in the Hands of Business Users By Dr. Fern B. Halper, Partner Hurwitz & Associates Consider the following scenario:  A company is looking to enhance their product.  They deploy an online survey to hundreds of their existing customers as well as prospects to determine new product features.  The results are in, waiting […]

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November 28, 2005

A Customer Need Not Have So Many Faces

A Customer Need Not Have So Many Faces by Dr. Fern Halper, Partner What is a customer?  The answer may seem obvious, but in reality, identifying a customer from company data can be very difficult, a nightmare, in fact, especially for companies in the B2B space.  A common customer view is critical for customer service, […]

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October 28, 2005

Empowering Business Analysts with Predictive Analytics

Empowering Business Analysts with Predictive Analytics by Dr Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman Introduction As part of ongoing research into trends in business analytics software, we have recently spoken with a number of companies who are working to empower the business analyst with predictive analytics tools – tools that were traditionally reserved for the statistician […]

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October 28, 2005

Diving Into Data Mining

Diving into Data Mining   by Dr Fern Halper, Partner What is Data Mining? According to Berry and Linoff (Mastering Data Mining, John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2000) ?Data mining is the process of exploration and analysis of large amounts of data in order to discover meaningful patterns and rules.?  This is often achieved by […]

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August 24, 2005

What is BSM, Anyway?

What is BSM, Anyway? By Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman, Partners There is a fundamental shift occurring in the way businesses view, comprehend, and map their IT resources to their business goals. Many IT executives are beginning to reorient the way they monitor and optimize their IT resources in a way that speaks directly to […]

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August 16, 2005

Data Quality Evolves

Data Quality Evolves By Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman Data quality is an integral part of any company’s information infrastructure and poor data quality, therefore, impairs the organization in a number of ways. Poor data quality affects operational efficiencies, decision making, and reporting – to name only a few of the more obvious targets. And, […]

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May 5, 2005

Information Infrastructure Lifecycle Supporting Business Analytics

Information Infrastructure Lifecycle Supporting Business Analytics by Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman, Partners Introduction Last month Hurwitz & Associates began a series of articles focused on business analytics technologies and how they are used to support business decision-making. These technologies range from business intelligence and predictive analytics to CRM and SCM solutions. Business analytics are […]

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