Newsletters 2005

November 28, 2005

Business Process: At the Heart of SOA

Business Process: At the Heart of SOA by Judith Hurwitz, CEO It is becoming obvious that a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) cannot be useful without a clear focus on business process – which means having business process management infrastructure.  Since a true SOA plan requires that business services be created that are independent of each […]

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November 28, 2005

The Elemental Principles of Security Compliance Management

The Elemental Principles of Security Compliance Management by Fran Howarth and Marcia Kaufman, Partners Compliance is a word that is in everyone?s thoughts these days. Over the past couple of years, it has most often been used in the same sentence as ?regulatory.? And for good reason?regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Health Insurance Portability […]

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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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November 28, 2005

Convergence In The ID Mgt Space

Convergence In The Identity Management Space by Fran Howarth, Partner All companies manage identities. But many still do not realize the costs and effort involved in managing disparate systems, or how not managing identities properly hurts productivity and affects the bottom line. Indeed, many are struggling with isolated HR systems, spreadsheet-based customer lists, proprietary links […]

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October 28, 2005

The Promise of Federated Identity Management

The Promise of Federated Identity Management by Fran Howarth, Principal Identity management technologies are hot and implementations are picking up pace. Companies that have invested in identity management are reaping the benefits. They are seeing reduced administrative costs and burdens, improved productivity for staff, reduced security costs and vulnerabilities, and an improved ability to comply […]

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October 28, 2005

Exadel: Navigating The Rocky Shoals of Open Source Development

Exadel: Navigating The Rocky Shoals of Open Source Development by Rikki Kirzner, Partner The Open Source Siren Song Many organizations recognize and are embracing the economic benefits of choosing open source solutions to create business-critical enterprise applications.  Open source software is reliable, secure, scalable and well suited for all types of enterprise business requirements when […]

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October 28, 2005

Lights Out On Lights Out Computing

Lights Out On Lights Out Computing by Robin Bloor & Carol Baroudi, Partners When did it happen? We’re not sure we can put a date on it, but we believe it was sometime in the 1990s when ?lights out computing? died. If you are a recent joiner to the IT industry, then the words ?lights […]

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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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