What do IT organizations have on tap business intelligence-wise in 2006? A whole lot of SQL Server 2005, for starters: With so much pent-up demand, many SQL shops will make the move to Microsoft's next-gen database this year.
Online service providers such as eBay, Amazon,
Google and Yahoo have recognized the bottomline
value third-party app developers can bring
to their platforms.
Some organizations are launching tightly controlled
rollouts that, although not transforming the enterprise,
are delivering concrete benefits.
Users expect search engines to meet the Google standard for ease-of-use and effectiveness, and that’s driving the business in embedded search add-ons.
The Dictionary Dudes Miss the Boat
Applying pizza flyer "aesthetics" (with more than a hint of irony) to UI design
What do novelty, ego, fashion and ideology have in common? Answer: They're all causes of irrational technology selection!
New book strengthens the Head First series
Elephants, tightropes and Ajax
Emotional software design
Hint: Make your software likeable!
Capturing the qualities of a UML training course in book form
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.
For many programmers,
Rational Unified Process conjures up images of suits dashing around carrying three-ring binders bulging with forms, templates and checklists.
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.
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.