Newsletters 2006

March 28, 2006

Mining the Event Processing Market?

Mining the Event Processing Market? by Arnold Reinhold On March 14-16, 2006, IBM Research in Hawthorne, NY hosted an Event Processing Symposium, bringing together vendors and researchers in the business event processing field. As many presenters pointed out, event processing has been around a long time.  The first event processing system I ever worked on […]

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March 28, 2006

Putting the Big Q into Data Integration

Putting the Big Q into Data Integration by Dr. Fern Halper, Partner and Marcia Kaufman, Partner We recently spoke with an IT executive about the data integration challenges his team is facing due to a recent merger. The situation he described is familiar, but what made this conversation stand out was the emphasis on data […]

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March 28, 2006

Should Your Company Jump into Open Source?

by Rikki Kirzner, Partner and Carol Baroudi, Partner Are you ready to acquire open source solutions for your organization? You might want to carefully consider the motivating factors and consequences of your decision before making the leap. Because very efficient, even elegant, open source equivalents to almost every popular application exist today, many enterprises have […]

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March 28, 2006

More Identity Management Options for the Mid-market

More Identity Management Options for the Mid-market by Fran Howarth Last month, I wrote about new offerings being developed by BMC and Microsoft partners to provide affordable identity management technologies and services for smaller companies. Smaller companies need identity management solutions for the same reasons big companies do, but until recently nothing affordable has been […]

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March 28, 2006

The Mainframe: A Phoenix From The Flames

The Mainframe:  A Phoenix From The Flames by Robin Bloor, Partner When the Phoenix of Greek mythology felt that its death was approaching, it would build its own funeral pyre and set it alight. Then it flew into the flames and was consumed by them. But as it was reduced to ashes, miraculously, a newly […]

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February 28, 2006

Why IBM?s Information On Demand Strategy Has Legs

Why IBM’s Information On Demand Strategy Has Legs By Carol Baroudi Never before have organizations had to contend with so much data. E-mail, website, chat room, IM, VOIP data. Analytical, statistical, logistical, operational data. A wealth of information – en potentia – or death by drowning. The vision is clear – all the data you […]

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February 26, 2006

Software Quality in an SOA World

Software Quality in an SOA World by Judith Hurwitz Software quality has typically been viewed as the task of the QA group within the IT department.  In many of these organizations, testing is not necessarily high on the radar screen of senior business or IT management.  Hurwitz & Associates believes that this will begin to […]

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February 24, 2006

Of Disk and Memory

Of Disk and Memory By Robin Bloor A major change in computer technology will happen in the next 5 years, driven by the replacement of disk by memory. The shift has already begun – it began last year – and it will have wide-reaching effects as it progresses. Let?s take a look at some statistics. […]

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February 22, 2006

Putting Survey Analysis in the Hands of Business Users

Putting Survey Analysis in the Hands of Business Users By Dr. Fern B. Halper, Partner Hurwitz & Associates Consider the following scenario:  A company is looking to enhance their product.  They deploy an online survey to hundreds of their existing customers as well as prospects to determine new product features.  The results are in, waiting […]

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February 21, 2006

BMC brings Identity Management to the Mid Market

BMC brings Identity Management to the Mid Market By Fran Howarth, Partner Many large security vendors, as well as other technology vendors that see the benefits, have been working hard to build out their identity management portfolios. The level of activity has picked up steam in 2005. And BMC is a great example. In January […]

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