App Integration Reflects a New Ideal

XML, Web services, SOA and ESB have emerged as the new buzzwords of enterprise application integration, with an assist from integration technologies such as BPM and ECM.

Don’t Let Your Applications Get You Down

Exploited software flaws cost the U.S. financial services industry more than $3 billion per year, according to the National Institute of Standards & Technology.

Online, docs take care

Doctors at the CareGroup Healthcare System were looking for a better way to access patient information, so the Boston-area health service developed CareWeb, an intranet system that gives physicians real-time access to patient records.

Search Engines Look for Answers Inside the Enterprise

Although Google and other Internet search engines have shaped the expectations of end users, enterprise search is harder to pull off.

Goods for the Last Drop of Data

IT is looking for end-to-end tooling to make sense of, and manage, data all the way through the network, storage and application stack.

Business Intelligence Through a Clouded Crystal

Crystal Reports has dominated the market for developer-oriented reporting tools for as long as decade, but that may be about to change.

ANALYST SPEAK: Outsourcing is not just for cutting costs anymore

Outsourcing is not just for cutting costs anymore, according to the 2005 Global IT Outsourcing Study from DiamondCluster. Instead, enterprises should, and are beginning to, see it as part of an overall strategy.

Red Sox call the bullpen for IP telephony

Steve Conley is director of IT for the Boston Red Sox, where he oversees infrastructure for the World Series Champions. In this interview with ADT, he discusses the IP telephony implementation of Avaya at Fenway Park and Fort Myers, Fla., Red Sox’ spring training facility.

Does XML give away the keys to the warehouse?

Data security is a matter of good architecture, and XML doesn’t do anything to aggravate security problems.


Annual online retail sales will grow to $172.4 billion this year, up 22 percent over $141.4 billion in 2004, according to Forrester Research.

Business rules: Tips, traps and other pratfalls

As you might expect with any emerging technology, business rules—even when implemented in tandem with a high-performance business rules management system—are anything but turnkey.