Newsletters 2007

July 17, 2007

Understanding and Preparing for Business Process Management

Like the “enterprise portal” of the late 90’s, Business Process Management (BPM) is the new IT industry buzz word. More and more organizations are jumping on the BPM bandwagon hoping to lower operational cost and increase agility. In this article we will explore the definition of BPM, look at the components that make up a […]

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July 17, 2007

A Really Scary Thought

Having been in IT for many years, I find it easy to get complacent about new technologies, products and developments. I am bombarded with emails about them. Quite frankly my email in box has such a high level of background noise that I have developed a well tuned band pass filter and to tune out […]

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July 17, 2007

Are you serious about security? Consider anti-reconnaissance tools

Hurwitz & Associates has been running an IT security campaign: “AVID: Anti-Virus Is Dead” for some time. The argument is based on the principle that blacklists of signatures—small files that contain a unique string of bits, or the binary pattern, that identifies all or part of a virus—do not, and cannot, provide adequate protection against […]

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July 17, 2007

The Gradual Triumph of Linux

Open source moves at a different speed to commercial software. This has become apparent over the last decade as Linux and its Open Source fellow travelers (Apache, Open Office, MySQL, Firefox et al) gradually established their position in the software world. It may have been frustrating for the Open Source activists, more vocal than numerous, […]

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May 30, 2007

What is CEBP (Communications Enabled Business Processing)?

BPM is yesterday’s news. Actually it’s last century’s news. It was born about 20 years ago – the first company offering that kind of development capability being Pegasystems Inc. Other companies probably claim that honor, I’m sure and it doesn’t matter much as far as this article is concerned, because the point is that BPM […]

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May 30, 2007

A Service Oriented Approach to Localizing Web content

Organizations are finding that the use of multiple languages and translations can be a competitive differentiator, particularly with websites designed for online transactions such as shopping, finance, or travel. A number of trailblazing companies have created multiple country-and-language-specific websites, and leveraged them to provide a consistent brand image across all markets. They sell products and […]

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May 30, 2007

The Growing Pains of RFID

It is now three years since retailer Wal-Mart announced that it would mandate the use of RFID by its suppliers, with the eventual intention of deploying RFID technology throughout its supply chain to improve efficiencies. And it is not the only firm to have taken such a decision, as retailers such as Metro of Germany […]

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May 30, 2007

Business Objects Acquires Inxight – the shape of things to come

On May 22, 2007 Business Objects announced its intention to acquire Inxight, a leading provider of text analytics technology.  The deal is expected to close in July.  This announcement comes on the heels of Reuters’ notice, earlier this month, to acquire ClearForest, another text analytics vendor.   So, what is the significance of the Inxight acquisition […]

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May 30, 2007

The Future of Enterprise Software: who gets the power?

I recently attended an industry conference called Software 2007 and was struck by the different approaches articulated and advocated by three very different industry leaders.  What stood out from the conference and from the discussions by the leaders of these three companies were the dramatic changes happening in enterprise software.  In this column I will […]

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April 25, 2007

Why You Need To Worry About Web 2.0 Malware

You probably know that out there in cyberspace there are web sites that are designed specifically to infect you with some kind of malware. You’re not worried because, well, you don’t visit those kinds of sites. You confine your web surfing activities to safe places; the companies you deal with regularly and dependable sites like […]

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