Hurwitz Archives

July 11, 2006

Hurwitz Archives

Published articles 2003-2004

The New Business ROI
What does ROI mean to your company? Judith Hurwitz says that the innovative use of technology can not only reduce costs, but also have a dramatic impact on the way businesses are run. Here are three steps to get you started.
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The Changing Definition of a Software Company
With the advent of software as a service, it is becoming clear that the definition of a software company is indeed changing. Judith Hurwitz offers five suggestions on how you should change your process for software selection.
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Moving from Business Process to Business Process Management
Organizations need to begin to think about implementing business management on top of business process capacities in order to have a corporate view of processes and their company-wide relationships.
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Adopting an Information Integration Strategy
New enterprise information integration tools are popping up every day. In order to make the best investment decisions, CIOs need an enterprise information integration strategy. Judith Hurwitz outlines criteria for CIOs to consider.
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OP-ED: Clear objectives can make analyst meetings a success
Judith Hurwitz in PR Week

Creating a Dynamic and Responsive Customer Experience
Automating the supply chain and implementing CRM technology is not enough to stay competitive in today’s environment. Companies must differentiate themselves through managing the customer experience, and that means combining new technology with common sense business principles.
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Microsoft’s Dynamic Response Strategy: Planning for a Cohesive World
Over the past five years much of Microsoft’s approach to distributed computing has changed. Here is our opinion on what Microsoft is doing right and what still needs work.
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Tools Emerging to Facilitate Distributed Management
A new world is emerging: the world of dynamic response.
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What’s Ahead in 2004: Innovation and Pragmatism in a Dynamically Responsive World
Judith Hurwitz identifies 10 areas of software that will make a splash in 2004.
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SAP: Reinventing the enterprise packaged application
SAP has embraced standards, a major change for SAP, says Hurwitz and Associates. Read about this and other moves in SAP’s new strategy that will impact its customers.
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BEA’s Top Down Strategy for Dynamic Response
It is important for CIOs to understand how companies with large customer bases and deep technology are making the transition from traditional architectures to service oriented architectures that support the notion of “Dynamic Response”.
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Composite Applications: Leveraging Assets for New Business Models
This column will explain what a composite application is, and why it is foundational to dynamic responsiveness.
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Turning Strategy into Software
Judith Hurwitz says business policy and strategy must be translated into a company’s information infrastructure. And the effort and investment required to make it happen will pay off.
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Making the Connection
CIOs need take a close look at the approach their organizations are using to create a linked enterprise. If this process is not well designed and architected, the cost and complexity can get out of control and cause serious damage to the corporation’s ability to respond to changes.
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Small analyst firms emerge amid layoffs, mergers
Judith Hurwitz, a veteran software industry analyst, is banking on the notion that smaller is better.
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HP’s Adaptive Management Strategy
Learn how HP’s Adaptive Enterprise strategy defines its approach to the new generation of dynamic response environments.
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IBM’s On Demand Strategy
The On Demand strategy involves virtually all of IBM’s offerings from software, to hardware, and services. In many ways, On Demand represents the next phase of IBM’s umbrella E-Business strategy which integrates many of its offerings.
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From Applications Integration to Business Integration
When you only focus on integrating at the application level you may lose sight of the long term goal of developing a dynamic response environment. This is an environment that enables organizations to create composite or virtual applications to support business innovation.
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