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Monday, October 17, 2011
- Before database standardization, check skill sets, compatibility
Database standardization projects require special attention to internal skill sets, cultural issues and technical factors such as database semantics, according to analysts.
- Content analytics business case requires user education, clear goals
Building a text and content analytics business case requires not only traditional legwork for management buy-in, but greater education because the technology is unfamiliar ground for many people.
- BusinessObjects user group aims to address customer beefs with SAP
ASUG CEO Bridgette Chambers explains the inner workings of the SAP BusinessObjects Strategic Special Interest Group, which was created last year to help BusinessObjects customers address concerns with SAP.
- Predictive analytics vendors design tools for business analysts
New research by Hurwitz & Associates focuses on predictive analytics trends and challenges and sheds light on the vendors who are meeting the demand for new functionality.
- Four desktop virtualization best practices for your customers
Desktop virtualization best practices, such as conducting the right kind of proof-of-concept, can make or break the technology for your customers. Here's how to guide them.
- Larry English calls for an information quality revolution
Larry English, in an interview, calls for an information quality revolution that will put the customer first. New rules are necessary for the ?information age 3.0?.
- Restaurant chain stumbles, then finds SAP BPC implementation groove
One of the nation?s largest fast food companies has learned that when it comes to implementing SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, it?s easiest to take a two-step approach.
- Real-time performance monitoring for mobile apps
Mobile ALM provider Keynote DeviceAnywhere and TomTom announced a partnership that enables real-time performance monitoring for TomTom mobile devices. The performance monitoring solution uses a cloud-based platform and provides developers with constant monitoring as well as feedback about recurring issues.
- IBM gives nod to SugarCRM open source software for SmartCloud
SugarCRM teams up with IBM and is counting on an extended IBM partnership to bring in more mainstream business.
- Zero-day exploits are low in number, but pose big threat, experts say
A Microsoft analysis found malware targeting zero-day flaws making up only 0.12% of all exploit activity in the first half of 2011, but firms that lack zero-day defenses could be the next target.
- HP partners hold the line ahead of PC strategy decision
IT solution providers are critical of HP's decision to publicize that the fate of its Personal Systems Group expected will be decided by the end of October.