All posts by: Marcia Kaufman

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May 30, 2007

A Service Oriented Approach to Localizing Web content

Organizations are finding that the use of multiple languages and translations can be a competitive differentiator, particularly with websites designed for online transactions such as shopping, finance, or travel. A number of trailblazing companies have created multiple country-and-language-specific websites, and leveraged them to provide a consistent brand image across all markets. They sell products and […]

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March 16, 2007

You want to get started with SOA? IBM has it by the Box Full

IT and business executives frequently ask us about getting started with SOA. They are unsure about the best way to begin. Which project is the right place to start? Which has the greatest likelihood of success and which will have the greatest visibility at the business management level?  Most of them recognize that even a […]

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February 12, 2007

The Risks and Rewards of Reuse

Improving the reusability of business process and technology assets helps businesses get to market faster, reduce costs and achieve more consistent results. This important concept has recently been receiving attention because Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) are enabling businesses to achieve much more frequent and extensive reuse of business services, software and data.

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January 9, 2007

Informatica turns up the heat with its 2006 acquisitions of Similarity and Itemfield

By Dr. Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman, Partners The overall approach to data management is changing. Corporate information requirements are no longer satisfied by integrating data on a point to point basis.   Customers are moving beyond creating isolated data warehouses to a more comprehensive approach to information management. One company that has taken this transition […]

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January 9, 2007

IBM and Yahoo! Bring Enterprise Search to the Corporate Masses

By Dr. Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman, Partners Move over Google, Microsoft, and company. IBM and Yahoo! have arrived. Recently, IBM announced that it has signed a partnership with Yahoo! to provide FREE entry-level enterprise search capabilities to all companies.  With this offering, IBM hopes to make enterprise search ubiquitous and pave the way for […]

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November 27, 2006

Next steps for UIMA

By Dr. Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman , Partners On November 15, 2006, IBM announced that they have turned over the standardization of the Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). Additionally, the Apache Software Foundation has established an incubator project for developing UIMA-based software. What is […]

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October 31, 2006

Introducing the IBM Information Server

by Marcia Kaufman I just returned from the IBM Information on Demand 2006 conference, a meeting that pulled together the various product offerings from IBM and its various acquisitions in information management.  Over the past five years, IBM has bought more than 25 companies in the information management space including such high profile acquisitions such […]

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September 29, 2006

Introducing the IBM Information Server.

by Marcia Kaufman I just returned from the IBM Information on Demand 2006 conference, a meeting that pulled together the various product offerings from IBM and its various acquisitions in information management.  Over the past five years, IBM has bought more than 25 companies in the information management space including such high profile acquisitions such […]

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January 17, 2006

Information Integration Technologies To Watch In 2006

Information Integration Technologies To Watch In 2006 by Dr. Fern B. Halper and Marcia Kaufman, Partners Introduction Many companies will become significantly more proactive in the management of their information infrastructure in 2006.  They will implement technologies like metadata management and Customer/Product Data Integration (CDI/PDI) to gain more control of their information. Companies often find […]

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January 13, 2004

Ascential Software Moves Up Market

Ascential Software Moves Up Market by Marcia Kaufman With $1 billion in cash from the sale of the Informix database in 2001, Ascential Software has spent the past 3 years systematically executing a strategy of acquiring, building, and marketing its way into position as a leading player in the data integration market. While it may […]

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