Newsletters 2006

October 31, 2006

Are Your Web Applications Safe? Ask Cenzic.

by Carol Baroudi, Partner Fire walls up, intrusion detection on, identity management in place – do you know if the applications you’re running are safe? Do you in fact know what applications are running on your network? Perhaps you’re unaware of the ways in which evil-minded perpetrators can have at your data by exploiting vulnerabilities […]

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September 29, 2006

Web 2.0 as Business Collaboration Networking

by Judith Hurwitz Web 2.0 has emerged as the hottest property in the IT world these days. Especially if one judges heat by the amount of money being used to fund startups.  Money is indeed pouring into companies categorizing themselves as Web 2.0 vendors.  There have even been suggestions that Web 2.0 is the successor […]

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September 29, 2006

Scheduling Work in Contemporary Architectures

by Carol Baroudi, Partner Gone are the days of simple batch processing. Welcome to the oh-so-very-flat world that is embracing service-oriented architectures, grid architectures, expansive ecosystems, and end-to-end processing. What once was complicated enough just got a heck of a lot more complicated. As soon as multiple events need to happen at the same time, […]

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September 29, 2006

Mainstream for Avatars

Next IT animates Information Delivery and a whole lot more by Carol Baroudi, Partner Perhaps next geners are particularly attracted to the US Army’s Sergeant Star because he embodies the in-depth research done to determine what best resonates with the 17 to 24 year olds that goarmy.com targets. But what Sergeant Star is doing for […]

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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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August 31, 2006

The Virtual End Game

by Robin Bloor, Partner   I’m not sure which year it was that virtualization became a new word. Maybe it was 2002 or 2003. I remember IBM introducing its “On Demand” marketing vision and using the term as though it were already in Webster’s. I thought: “nice idea, but actually only VMware is delivering this […]

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August 31, 2006

Enterprise Search Evolves

by Fern Halper, Partner In a recent newsletter – Patterns for success: Options for analyzing unstructured information – I briefly touched upon search technologies and stated that search is evolving and is converging with business intelligence.  This month I want to elaborate on how companies might use this new functionality and the implications of the […]

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August 31, 2006

Salesforce.Com Mashup Makes Move

by Judith Hurwitz, CEO I recently attended a small dinner meeting with salesforce.com CEO and founder, Marc Benioff.  The dinner was to announce the company’s latest acquisition: a small company called Kieden Corporation.  While this might not be the type of acquisition that stops the presses, it is significant. Kieden Corporation was a four-person company […]

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August 31, 2006

We See a Virtual Future, and it’s Bright and it’s Real

By Nelson Hsu, Principal In today’s market we are seeing the adoption of “virtualization,” and vendors preparing to meet the need. Recently we have seen the acquisition of Softricity by Microsoft and Akimbi’s acquisition by EMC/VMWare with VMWare growing at 77% annually. Obviously these moves by industry leaders are being driven by specific application demand […]

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July 31, 2006

Relief for the Data Mapping Headache

Exeros helps companies discover the relationship between data in different databases  By Fern Halper, Partner A typical large company may have hundreds of databases that were built for various purposes such as to support ERP, CRM, or e-commerce initiatives – but does the company understand the relationship of the data in one database to the […]

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