Newsletters 2006

July 31, 2006

The Convergence of Physical and IT Security

By Fran Howarth, Partner In today’s world, technology is playing an ever-increasing role—at work, at home and as we move around. Yet the world has also become a more dangerous place and most technologies that we use today were developed at a time when security was not such a burning issue. IT systems are increasingly […]

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July 31, 2006

SOA and Unintended Market Consequences

By Judith Hurwitz , CEO I have been around the software world for longer than I would like to admit (I would be giving away my age if I told you).  I have watched many trends come and go. The one consistent pattern that I see is the slow progression over the last 20 years […]

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July 28, 2006

Acronyms, Clichés, Jargon and Other Stupid Vendor Tricks

By Judith Hurwitz, CEO In the years I have been in the technology space I have witnessed what seems like every vendor who has passed through the market, hawking their wares and positioning their technology.  More and more I am convinced that marketers simply don’t get it.  I recently was helping a vendor (who shall […]

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July 28, 2006

A Bold Move: HP Acquires Mercury

 By Robin Bloor Question: In what way was HP’s system management portfolio like Mercury’s system management portfolio? Answer: It wasn’t. In a nutshell, that’s the main point of HP’s $4.5 billion acquisition of Mercury. HP’s software business was growing strongly and so was Mercury’s, both with revenues in the region of $1 billion. They were […]

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June 21, 2006

Anti-Virus Software: The Game is Almost Up

Anti-Virus Software: The Game is Almost Up  By Robin Bloor, Partner  A few months ago, AV-Test.org – that’s the name of the web site, by the way, the organization itself is located in Germany at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg – monitored the responses of AV companies to new viruses over a 3 day […]

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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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June 21, 2006

Microsoft at the Crossroads

Microsoft at the Crossroads By Judith Hurwitz, CEO   O.K., here is a quiz: take a look at this slogan: “Client….Server….Service….”  Quick, what does this mean? Is it a reference to the bygone days of client/server? Is it a new approach to distributed computing? Is it a toaster?  In fact, it is Microsoft’s new articulation […]

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June 21, 2006

Patterns for Success – Options for Analyzing Unstructured Information

Patterns for Success – Options for Analyzing Unstructured Information  By Dr. Fern Halper, Partner Unstructured text data is everywhere in a company.  Examples include call-center logs, web pages, customer service survey results, text emails, online discussions, claims forms, sales returns, and any other document that incorporates room for comments or other text fields. Analyzing this […]

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June 21, 2006

Semantic Technology: A Promising Solution to Today’s Metadata Needs

Semantic Technology: A Promising Solution to Today’s Metadata Needs  By Vickie Farrell, Principal   The promise of the Semantic Web, an extension of the current web in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation, is often described using examples like this:  You book a trip to San […]

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June 21, 2006

Achieving Security by Tying Identities to Digital Assets

Achieving Security by Tying Identities to Digital Assets  By Fran Howarth, Partner   No technology can exist in isolation. That is why ‘integration’ and ‘interoperability’ are such important words in the technology industry. But, for technologies to work together, they must be based on the same, open standards. The development of such standards is extremely […]

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