Shrink-wrapped ETL is on SQL codejockeys’ short list

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.

The Web Is the Platform

Online service providers such as eBay, Amazon, Google and Yahoo have recognized the bottomline value third-party app developers can bring to their platforms.

Data on Demand

Some organizations are launching tightly controlled rollouts that, although not transforming the enterprise, are delivering concrete benefits.

No Rest for the Query

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.

Word of the Year?

The Dictionary Dudes Miss the Boat

The 'Pizza Flyer' Approach to UI Design

Applying pizza flyer "aesthetics" (with more than a hint of irony) to UI design

A Cure for Corporate Alzheimer's?

Open... open... open...

Irrational Technology Selections

What do novelty, ego, fashion and ideology have in common? Answer: They're all causes of irrational technology selection!

Head First HTML+CSS

New book strengthens the Head First series

Mistakes About Ajax Mistakes

Elephants, tightropes and Ajax

Startup Watch


What Makes Software Successful? (part II)

Emotional software design

What Makes Software Successful? (part I)

Hint: Make your software likeable!

Magic Qualities of Face-to-Face Teaching... in a Book??

Capturing the qualities of a UML training course in book form

Staying Power!

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.

Bits & Bytes

Insight, analysis and stuff for managers

Process Is the Rationale for Open-Source Development

For many programmers, Rational Unified Process conjures up images of suits dashing around carrying three-ring binders bulging with forms, templates and checklists.

The buzz about operational biz intelligence

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.

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