Newsletters 2007

May 7, 2008

Text Analytics Report Update

Introduction and Objectives Last summer, Hurwitz & Associates published a benchmark study entitled, "Text Analytics: the road to Understanding your Company’s Unstructured Information". As part of this major research initiative in text analytics, Hurwitz & Associates surveyed over 100 large U.S. organizations (over $200 million in revenue) during 2007. The survey respondents included companies which […]

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December 3, 2007

IBM – Delivering Information Governance or just flogging more kit?

By Nigel Stanley Associate – Hurwitz   Few would disagree that their corporate information is probably their biggest strategic asset. Yes, people are vital as are good products and processes but ultimately none of these could function without access to corporate information of one sort or the other.   The problem with corporate information is […]

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December 3, 2007

“Will the absence of a governance strategy doom your SOA project?”

By Thomas J. Cozzolino, Director in LiquidHub’s Management Consulting Practice    As more Enterprises undertake initial deployment of Web Services and other SOA-related initiatives, many are finding that without even a lightweight governance orientation, they are lacking visibility into the current state of their SOA efforts.  Furthermore, as more services are deployed, this can lead […]

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October 1, 2007

The Fall and Rise of Embedded Database Technologies

Some recent work I have been doing has rekindled an old love affair I had with embedded databases.  Ok, I admit “love affair” to be a bit over the top but there is something intrinsically satisfying with a database that just sits there and does stuff, with no messing about and no complicated database administration […]

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October 1, 2007

What business users can do about data quality?

Many business people have, on occasion, looked at a performance report or chart and asked themselves, “Does this information make sense?”   This question might cause the user to trace the results back through their data sources or get IT involved to doing the same thing. In most cases, the trouble with the information comes […]

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October 1, 2007

Who Will Pay the Piper?

Director in LiquidHub’s Management Consulting Practice   SOA-infused development promises to provide a number of long sought-after benefits including reuse, reduced development time, and increased transparency between IT and Business Units.  However, who should bear the costs of services that span the enterprise?  The initial business adopter?  Corporate IT?  Or a combination of the two? […]

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October 1, 2007

SOA is dead – long live SOA

Change is hard and threatening.  In a nutshell, this is the problem facing the movement to service oriented architecture.  Many programmers are threatened by the idea that they will lose control of the development process. If I move to service oriented architecture will I still be able to develop code the way I like and […]

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September 30, 2007

Is An ESB Primarily An Integration Engine?

I had a briefing with CapeClear a few weeks ago which got me thinking. For quite a while I had thought of an ESB as primarily being SOA message and interface management software. In reality though, that is not where the origin of the ESB lies. ESBs developed out of the EAI products, which were […]

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July 17, 2007

The Revenge of the Mainframe

There was a time when it looked like the mainframe would go the way of the horse and buggy.  I remember a meeting almost two decades ago when a senior IBM executive defended the mainframe by pointing out that dinosaurs were remarkably durable. They roamed the Earth for over a hundred millions years. What was […]

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July 17, 2007

The Text Analytics Report Findings

Hurwitz & Associates has observed that companies are moving beyond search to text analytics, an increasingly important technology for analyzing unstructured information. Organizations have known for a long time that they could gain much insight by analyzing text found within and outside their businesses. But until recently, the technology to make this real wasn’t commercially […]

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