You can’t say Information Builders
CEO Gerry Cohen doesn’t speak his
mind. You might be tempted to call him
a straight shooter. For example,
even though IBI is sitting on one
of the niftiest data integration
technologies on the market—its
iWay family of connectivity solutions—
Cohen dismisses data integration
as an over-hyped buzz term.
On paper, enterprise content management vendors have all the pieces needed to deliver integrated content
management, but the simplicity, functionality and elegance found in the different modules can be uneven, says one analyst.
COBOL is here to stay. It’s become UNICODE—compliant, object oriented and XML friendly. It participates in MDA,calls Web services natively and wraps itself in Java. Some mainframe shops are even deploying COBOL apps on Linux.
This article is an excerpt from the book Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business by Wayne W. Eckerson, director of research and services at The Data Warehousing Institute, a worldwide association of data warehousing and business intelligence professionals.
Insight, analysis and stuff for managers
Tinhats and Tunisian Bathrooms
A worthy introduction to the ins and outs of Spring Framework.
Sun Looks for the VB Soft Spot
Nielsen's Cool: "Developers Rule!"
Picture the boardroom meeting at Big Heavy Software, Inc. HQ: "Our competitors are beating us by being nimbler and more fleet-footed. There’s only one thing for it, we must leverage our core competencies and pile on even more deadweight!"
Ballmer Rocks the Microsoft Launch
Mitnick regales with hacker tales.