Newsletters 2007

February 12, 2007

iPhone: It’s Not Just The Device

We got to see Steve Jobs introduce the new iPhone in January. It was certainly one of the most effective product announcements we have ever witnessed – generating thousands of column inches of coverage across the world. But what does it mean for the high tech industry?  

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February 12, 2007

Social Networking and ThinkPlace

At Lotusphere last month, with a great deal of fanfare, Lotus announced upgrades to its whole software portfolio and introduced two new products Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections. The latter of these two, a collection of social networking capabilities, garnered most of the press attention – and with good reason, because it stands as a […]

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February 12, 2007

The Risks and Rewards of Reuse

Improving the reusability of business process and technology assets helps businesses get to market faster, reduce costs and achieve more consistent results. This important concept has recently been receiving attention because Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) are enabling businesses to achieve much more frequent and extensive reuse of business services, software and data.

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January 9, 2007

Informatica turns up the heat with its 2006 acquisitions of Similarity and Itemfield

By Dr. Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman, Partners The overall approach to data management is changing. Corporate information requirements are no longer satisfied by integrating data on a point to point basis.   Customers are moving beyond creating isolated data warehouses to a more comprehensive approach to information management. One company that has taken this transition […]

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January 9, 2007

IBM and Yahoo! Bring Enterprise Search to the Corporate Masses

By Dr. Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman, Partners Move over Google, Microsoft, and company. IBM and Yahoo! have arrived. Recently, IBM announced that it has signed a partnership with Yahoo! to provide FREE entry-level enterprise search capabilities to all companies.  With this offering, IBM hopes to make enterprise search ubiquitous and pave the way for […]

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January 9, 2007

Ten Trends and One to Grow On

With the start of the New Year, it is typical to give a list of “wise predictions” for the months ahead. However, before I give you my predictions for 2007, I would like to add a disclaimer:  No technology trend emerges out of thin air; trends evolve over decades before they become an “overnight” phenomenon.  […]

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January 9, 2007

It’s Curtains For Portals

Portals first emerged when the browser captured the hearts, minds and imagination of the software industry. With the advent of the browser, the windowed desktop was suddenly passé and the assumption was that the browser itself could become a kind of desktop. It wasn’t websites like Yahoo!, Excite, Lycos and AOL were also dubbed portals […]

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