Newsletters 2006

November 27, 2006

Hurwitz & Associates surveys SOA Journeyers

By Carol Baroudi and Dr. Fern Halper, Partners   In September and October 2006, Hurwitz & Associates surveyed ninety-nine IT executives from companies in North America and the UK with a size of greater than 250 employees who had expressed an interest in SOA or web services. This independent research and analysis was sponsored by […]

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November 27, 2006

The Changing Face of Packaged Software Delivery

By Fran Howarth, Partner The ways in which software is delivered is changing and these changes benefit everyone as end-users may be productive faster and often more economically than when software is delivered using a traditional licensing model. New models include offering software as a service (SaaS); a subscription-based model typically hosted either by the […]

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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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November 27, 2006

The (Probable) Pitfalls of SOA

By Robin Bloor, Partner The (Probable) Pitfalls of SOA By Robin Bloor, Partner It’s a little early to report on the pitfalls of SOA. Most companies haven’t gotten far enough to get into trouble yet. There have been a few false starts, where companies confused BPM with SOA (BPM is just a part of SOA) and […]

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November 1, 2006

Bolting the Security Door Shut.

Friday, 29 September 2006 by Fran Howarth, Partner Do you know everyone who is walking around your office building? Every consultant? Each new hire? Could you spot an impostor? If someone walked up to your desk, could they get access to your computer files? Probably not, if your company has invested in identity management technology—and […]

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October 31, 2006

Social Networks

by Robin Bloor, Partner We hear the words “Social Network” a great deal these days. It’s an Internet phenomenon that is bearing fruit, both by virtue of launching successful ideas and by providing much appreciated services to Internet users. It began with Craig’s List, not long after the Internet itself became a phenomenon. Craig Newmark […]

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October 31, 2006

Managing Metadata in Context for SOA

by Judith Hurwitz, President There is a striking similarity between almost all of the companies that are focused on any sort of distributed computing platform – they all have some sort of metadata environment that underlies their platform.  It is really not a startling revelation.  If it is necessary to bring pieces from many different […]

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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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October 31, 2006

Help Wanted:Knowledge of Disparate Interoperable Components Needed to Solve Mounting Support Problem

by Carol Baroudi, Partner We’re all too familiar with the difficulties of supporting complex IT systems. With new devices being deployed all the time, new software, new markets, new customers, and new partners, it is increasingly difficult to keep up with all the information needed to support heterogeneous systems. Enterprises try various strategies and employ […]

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October 31, 2006

Text Analytics Meets Lead Generation to Provide a TrueAdvantage

by Fern Halper, Partner Introduction The name of the game in sales is obtaining high quality leads in order to improve the number of sales closed.  This can be a time-consuming process that involves research, buying lists of potential prospects, cold calling and a number of other activities. The ultimate goal is to identify information […]

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