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ebizQ - Business Process Management (BPM) and Enterprise Content Management

Enterprise content management ECM refers to methodologies and technologies used for managing a companys content or information in support of its business processes Put another way ECM allows an organization to manage its unstructured information assets

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Processes content and mobility Strategies for successful combinations

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:40:00 EST

In this twopart Q A and accompanying podcast technology analyst and consultant Geoffrey Bock speaks with ebizQs Peter Schooff about combining mobility and enterprise content management ECM In Part I they discuss why mobile ECM matters right now Here in Part II they talk about the BPMECM relationship and how to develop a successful mobile ECM strategy

ECM at the tipping point Managing enterprise content in the mobile era

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:08:00 EST

In this twopart Q A and accompanying podcast technology analyst and consultant Geoffrey Bock speaks with ebizQs Peter Schooff about combining mobility and enterprise content management ECM Here in Part I they discuss why mobile ECM matters right now In Part II they discuss how to develop a successful mobile ECM strategy

ebizQ eGuide Teaming BPM and ECM for more effective content management

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:42:00 EST

As trends such as mobile cloud and big data make content management increasingly complex many companies are using BPM to beef up their enterprise content management ECM efforts This collection of articles compiled by ebizQ Assistant Site Editor Stephanie Mannoffers expert advice on combining BPM and ECM

Serving the workanywhere workforce while saving your systems of record

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:01:00 EST

In this feature ebizQ Site Editor Anne Stuart shares expert advice from Forrester Research on serving an increasing mobile and highly collaborative workforce while protecting your ECM applications and other systems of record

How BPM helps companies create stronger global and local ECM strategies

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:03:00 EST

Too often companies create content without seriously considering how that content will be altered for customers in other locationsthat is until the organization wants to grow beyond its immediate regional footprint Even then localizing content is often an afterthought In this feature ebizQ contributor Crystal Bedell describes the crucial role of incorporating the right rules and processes into such efforts

BPM mobile content management go handinhand

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:56:00 EST

Mobilizing content can create numerous business benefits with productivity gains being chief among them But obtaining those benefits requires developing a successful strategyincluding taking a hard look at underlying business processes In this feature ebizQ contributor Crystal Bedell offers expert advice on doing just that

Mobile computing drives dramatic change in ECM

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:34:00 EST

In this Q A author speaker and industry leader John Mancini speaks with ebizQs Peter Schooff about mobile computings impact on enterprise content management ECM Mancini president of AIIM the global association of IT professionals predicts that mobile will drive more change in ECM over the next few years than in the previous two decades

ECM in the cloud Promises and pitfalls

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 07:00:00 EST

As cloud computing advances across the enterprise landscape will enterprise content management ECM follow ebizQ contributor Joe McKendrick discusses that question with ECM experts

Will the next generation of ECM solutions be in the cloud

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 07:00:00 EST

In part one of this series ebizQ Contributor Joe McKendrick discusses enterprise content management ECM and cloud computing and how progression of ECM into the cloud has been a chore to say the least

Looking to optimize ECM Consider using BPM

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 07:00:00 EST

In this Q A ebizQs Peter Schooff talks with consultant Steve Weissman about using BPM to enhance enterprise content management ECM

Measuring the ROI from web experience management

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 07:00:00 EST

This article outlines how organizations can calculate ROI for Web Content Management WCM and WEM initiatives to help make the business case for planned projects Readers will learn how to drive value through WEM includingul classcommonUlliImproving revenue growth and costs around web presenceliliBest practices for evaluating WCM and WEM tools andliliTools for understanding the total ROI picture and how to meet not just their technical requirements but the needs of the bottom lineli

Prescription for Pain Alleviation Transaction Path Detection and Management

Fri, 10 Sep 2010 07:00:00 EST

See what exercise and IT management have in common

Considering deduplication for a midrange datacenter Seven questions you should ask

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 07:00:00 EST

The following are important questions for IT managers to ask as they consider deploying deduplication in a midrange datacenter

Five Imperatives for Extreme Data Protection in Virtualized Environments

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 07:00:00 EST

Transforming an organization through server virtualization requires a strategic and coordinated approach Data protection which includes not only backup but also secondary storage and disaster recovery considerations is an area that can easily complicate virtualized data centers if implemented hastily It is essential that data protection efforts reduce hardware purchases rather than require additional hardware to make it work The article will describe the five critical data protection imperatives that organizations must consider during virtual server planning

The Mobile Channel Where Do Companies Start

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:00:00 EST

Deploying an effective mobile strategy requires that companies play by new rules It is no longer about delivering standard websites to match the specific form factor of mobile devices

Concepts and Considerations in Highly Available Data Storage Design

Fri, 27 Aug 2010 07:00:00 EST

When looking for a data storage system there are several concepts to keep in mind

Top Reasons to Replace Enterprise Search with Unified Information Access Part

Thu, 19 Aug 2010 07:00:00 EST

The last few years have brought significant changes in the enterprise search market Acquisitions redirected strategies and discontinued products have altered the landscape but the most dramatic development is the emergence of a new class of technology unified information access UIA which combines the best of search and database applications This article details the top reasons customers have upgraded their legacy search technology to UIA

Top Reasons to Replace Enterprise Search with Unified Information Access Part

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 07:00:00 EST

The last few years have brought significant changes in the enterprise search market Acquisitions redirected strategies and discontinued products have altered the landscape but the most dramatic development is the emergence of a new class of technology unified information access UIA which combines the best of search and database applications This article details the top reasons customers have upgraded their legacy search technology to UIA

Workflow and BPM Whats the Difference

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:00:00 EST

This article examines the differences between traditional workflow and BPM by using a simplified purchase orderprocessing example

Building a Metadata Repository on a Shoestring Budget

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 07:00:00 EST

Business users more than ever understand the value of metadata and are using it a number of ways to find information to ensure the accuracy of reports to build new lines of business to do impact analyses to perform audits and to ensure they adhere to compliance mandates

Is Your Network Monitoring Equipment Still Working for You

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 07:00:00 EST

Learn the impact of developments in enterprise applications on the corporate network and the risks faced by businesses which fail to invest in effective network performance management tools

Dot Connecting in the New Data World

Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:00:00 EST

Today there is an intense push for accuracy in our data and particularly in our ability to accurately connect the dots

Your EHR Strategy Dont Forget about Faxing

Fri, 04 Jun 2010 07:00:00 EST

Dont let faxing slip through the cracks Make sure youre business is ready for by moving to an Internet fax service this year

Why Data Modeling is Now Critical to SOA Success

Thu, 08 Apr 2010 10:57:00 EST

Learn how data modeling tools enable you to reuse data elements and break a large model into smaller submodels or subject areas

Accelerating the Conversion of Browsers to Buyers

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 07:00:00 EST

Learn how to add insight to your companys web site through the power of structuring conversations and assessing results to transform it into a customer intelligence engine

How to Avoid the Three Types of Bad Project Estimates

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 07:00:00 EST

Learn about Agile development and the three types of bad estimates that should be avoided

Web Data Why Top Business Leaders Depend On It

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 07:00:00 EST

Learn how timely web intelligence can drive significant competitive advantage for an organization

The Collaboration Continuum Which Solution is Right for You

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 04:00:00 EST

Although all collaboration solutions position themselves as THE collaboration solution for the SMB segment not all are ideally suited for the need of an SMB

Web Experience Management Driving Business Results

Mon, 05 Oct 2009 07:00:00 EST

WEM solutions are becoming the essential toolkit for all enterprises today Heres why

Collaborative Content Distribution The Next Trend in ECM

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:00:00 EST

Learn the business tool both marketers and supply chain professionals will be able to easily adopt in the future

Outlook Agency Automation

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:47:00 EST

There is a new set of dynamic challenges on the insurance industry and they all can be achieved with automation

The Case for Digital Asset Management

Mon, 29 Dec 2008 07:00:00 EST

Why have enterprises started choosing digital asset management DAM over ECM solutions

Adobe Goes Alfresco Over Content Management

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 07:00:00 EST

In June Adobe Systems chose Alfresco for BPM The Group gives its take on this noteworthy move

Is SOA Management Primed for More Consolidation

Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:49:00 EST

Premium Content from the Group Acquisition activity has slowed down considerably in SOA over the past two years but is the time now ripe for SOA industry consolidation

Say Goodbye to BI Complexites With Report Mining

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 07:00:00 EST

With the growing costs and complexities of traditional BI solutions it might be time to consider a powerful alternative Report Mining

Closeout Special Microsoft Bids for Yahoo

Sat, 02 Feb 2008 20:20:00 EST

Tony Baers analysis of Microsofts billion bid for Yahoo

The Document as Application

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 07:00:00 EST

The convergence of document publishing processes and application development

How Open Source Software Can Bring Structure to Unstructured Data

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 07:00:00 EST

It is conventional IT market wisdom that there is four to ten times as much unstructured data as structured data in enterprises and other organizations OSS to the rescue

Dennis Byrons Open Source Series Talking to Alfresco

Thu, 23 Aug 2007 10:48:00 EST

Alfrescos John Newton says his companys products provide a low cost costeffective alternative to other ECM solutions

The Business Case for Intelligent Enterprise Content Management

Mon, 02 Jul 2007 07:00:00 EST

Is outsourcing no longer just a cost reduction tool but a powerful way to reengineer operations and accelerate strategic business transformation

The Role of Documents in Business Process Management

Tue, 10 Oct 2006 07:47:00 EST

The success story of the Kansas Department of Transportations foray into intelligent content management

Analysis of the IBM FileNet Acquisition

Fri, 11 Aug 2006 10:28:00 EST

ebizQ columnist Tony Baer says content is king

Extranet Trends

Tue, 25 Jul 2006 07:00:00 EST

ebizQs Dave Kelly takes a look at some of the trends driving underlying changes in extranet technologies and infrastructure capabilities

From Portals to Extranets

Thu, 20 Jul 2006 07:00:00 EST

ebizQs Dave Kelly explores the differences between building internal portals and externally oriented portals or extranets

Content Management Systems Build or Buy

Tue, 11 Jul 2006 07:00:00 EST

Is it better to model the business around the software or the software around the business

Portal Best Practices

Tue, 11 Jul 2006 07:00:00 EST

An interview with Oracles Jay Daugherty

Portals and Your Business

Thu, 22 Jun 2006 10:01:00 EST

An excerpt from the ebizQ Oracle Insider

Open Standards and Portals What You Need to Know

Tue, 06 Jun 2006 07:00:00 EST

An excerpt from ebizQs Oracle Insider

Strategic Portal Decisions

Wed, 24 May 2006 07:30:00 EST

An excerpt from the ebizQ Oracle Newsletter

Wikis and Blogs Make Room for Innovation

Sun, 19 Mar 2006 17:00:00 EST

Wiki and blog use is already widespread in large enterprises though companies rarely have a thoroughly refined plan for them

Where Insight Meets Process

Sun, 04 Sep 2005 17:00:00 EST

How process portals can deliver real bottomline value

The Information Architecture of Content Management

Sun, 27 Mar 2005 17:00:00 EST

Ann Rockley says that information architecture can make a significant contribution to the success of your content management solution

Selecting a Document Management System

Mon, 08 Nov 2004 09:37:00 EST

The potential for a document management system implementation to fail is high when system attributes and user requirements are not properly defined Christie Hangey of the Robert Frances Group says that IT executives will need to clearly define what their filing requirements are before undertaking vendor selection She also notes that IT executives also need to evaluate each vendor offering based on factors such as cost and system flexibility to ensure that the system will be able to grow as the enterprise expands

Structured Content Management with XML

Mon, 08 Nov 2004 08:00:00 EST

How to define and use information structure when managing content is the question asked by Scott Abel and Kay Ethier as they discuss a wide variety of issues related to unified content management They argue that as you continue to analyze the content your company creates you will likely discover that many information types are reusable and its important to know that XML can play a valuable role in helping you to reuse it

An Introduction to Managing Enterprise Content A Unified Content Strategy Part of

Mon, 01 Nov 2004 08:00:00 EST

In the fourth and final installment of ebizQs unified content management feature series Ann Rockley Pamela Kostur and Steve Manning discuss the role of XML in the context of structured content and metadata Also included is a discussion of other enterprise content management technologies and a summary of all of the ideas discussed over the previous three installments The last pages include an appendix with recommendations for further reading and research

An Introduction to Managing Enterprise Content A Unified Content Strategy Part of

Mon, 25 Oct 2004 08:00:00 EST

In part three of ebizQs unified content management feature series Ann Rockley Pamela Kostur and Steve Manning discuss the structure of content management and the imperative for changes in process as well as to changes in the the specific roles and skill sets necessary to adopt a unified content management strategy The authors in the next edition continue to discuss the importance of defining metadata and add to that the importance of considering dynamic content and workflow as part of your unified content management strategy

An Introduction to Managing Enterprise Content A Unified Content Strategy Part of

Mon, 18 Oct 2004 08:00:00 EST

In part two of ebizQs unified content management feature series Ann Rockley Pamela Kostur and Steve Manning discuss recent changes in the business environment to make the case for having your company adopt a unified content strategy In this part the authors discuss the influence that the Web and metadata have had on content management As web information and ecommerce initiatives have grown the authors say Web content management has become an important part of corporations content management strategy However corporate content spans the entire enterprise so merging Web content management into your companys other data management initiatives is key

Enterprise Portal Deployments A View from the Field

Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:00:00 EST

RFGs Michael Dortch believes that portal deployments are continuing to gain ground especially in larger enterprises and especially for internal use However recent survey findings indicate significant inconsistencies in deployment of portals for lines of business LOBs and external constituents IT executives should focus efforts on achieving consistency in portal deployments across their enterprises and greater inclusion of input and support from senior executives and LOB managers These efforts can lead to faster less costly more broadly supported and more successful portal deployments at any enterprise

An Introduction to Managing Enterprise Content A Unified Content Strategy Part of

Mon, 11 Oct 2004 13:00:00 EST

If youre looking for ways to shave unnecessary expense and boost your bottom line take a look at the way you create manage and deliver content If your organization is like most you probably have no idea how much your content creation management and delivery costs you And its pretty likely you dont have a unified content management strategy to help you control those processes either but you should

The Key to Success with Enterprise Portals

Mon, 20 Sep 2004 16:20:00 EST

In this comprehensive guide Amlan Debnath and Marco Tilli of Oracle highlight how integration technologiesspecifically BPM and the emerging BPEL standardenable enterprise portal solutions to more effectively provide organizations with not only timely access to relevant information but also the ability to view and manage endtoend business processes

Battling Balkanization With Internet Presence Management

Mon, 06 Sep 2004 08:00:00 EST

Bringing a companys processes to the Web is an efficient way to get those processes working in concert rather than isolation suggests Red Door Interactives Kelly Abbott especially when you throw in a healthy dose of what Abbott calls The Internet Presence Management Manifesto

Does Your Company Know What It Knows

Mon, 30 Aug 2004 09:00:00 EST

Having complete reliable realtime information from and on all areas of the enterprise and its partners adding up to the big picture is critical for businesses But theyre still not there according to ebizQ columnist Dr Chris Harding of The Open Group He says the obstacles are formidable but being tackled in the hope of reaching information Nirvana what The Open Group dubs Boundaryless Information Flow

Choosing A Document Management Solution For A Compliant Environment

Mon, 23 Aug 2004 08:00:00 EST

Before your organization can comply with the myriad of new and approaching laws and government regulations it needs to select a document management system that enables rather than hinders compliance And Laserfiches Jeffrey Green is at the ready to help you separate the compliancesupporting software wheat from the chaff

Integration Best Practices Beyond The SOA Composite Apps And Web Services Hype

Mon, 26 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

Done right SOAs Web services and composite applications can greatly enhance enterprise agility and hence the ability to respond quickly to changing market conditions says ebizQs Beth GoldBernstein But she cautions that the operative words there are idone righti and that even then those hot technologies and concepts arent magic bullets

EDI BB Workhorse Keeps Getting Better

Mon, 12 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

And proving very adaptable and reliable at that as XML works its way into the mix according to Magic Softwares Lee Sutton in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here Sutton says EDI remains the chosen BB path of a huge number of enterprises even as its vendors ready themselves for new challenges

ServiceDriven Enterprises WinWin Propositions

Mon, 12 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

For both the business and IT sides of enterprises as explained by BEAs Mark Atherton and Peter Linkin in a recent ebizQ webinar outlined here They show how servicedriven enterprises can benefit your company helping to align the very business and IT realms they help

Retro App Development

Mon, 12 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

Sometimes the future is the best place to go back to as ebizQ columnist David A Kelly explains here concerning application development tools David cites two vendors in particular who have seen the backtothefuture light and are reaping the rewards

Back To Basics Building An Application Integration Architecture

Mon, 05 Jul 2004 08:00:00 EST

It doesnt get much more basic than that yet many companies take less than ideal approaches according to ebizQs own Beth GoldBernstein and Candle Corps Peter Rhys Jenkins in a recent ebizQ webinar highlighted here So they offer an overview and numerous suggested best practices along with a peek at ebizQs Roadmap to Integration Technology

The Role Of EII In SOA

Mon, 28 Jun 2004 08:00:00 EST

Enterprise Information Integration is unique unto itself but helps organizations leverage other types of integration technology according to ebizQs own Beth GoldBernstein Here she explains how offering insight on EIIs history and growing role in the integration space particularly as a catalyst for companies seeking maximum agility and reuse from SOAs

Information Management For Adaptive Companies Seeking A Holistic Answer

Mon, 28 Jun 2004 08:00:00 EST

The need for access to the right integrated information by the right people at the right time has never been more pressing among enterprises but asserts The Open Groups Dr Chris Harding current technology isnt quite able to provide it Whats the solution Dr Harding proposes one here

The Virtualization of Enterprise Content Management ECM

Mon, 21 Jun 2004 08:00:00 EST

ECM virtualization is emerging as a way to manage unstructured information scattered across different content repositories databases file systems legacy applications and Web sites says RFGs Christie Hangey in this iResearch Briefi With a virtualized approach to ECM she adds disparate repositories and content stores can be linked and centrally administered managed and searched without copying or moving content to a central location Here Hangey explains the benefits of virtualized ECM

Avoiding Common EAI Implementation Missteps

Mon, 21 Jun 2004 08:00:00 EST

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure how valuable would a laundry list of potential pitfalls in EAI rollouts be to you LogicCurves Jose Herrera figures plenty and here he runs them down to give you an advance headsup

SOAs Help Companies Put Pedals To The Metal

Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:51:00 EST

Fast agile companies often have fat bottomlines And in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here Oracles Ashish Mohindroo explained how SOAs can help companies including yours get there especially when you steer toward BPM BAM BB and more for good measure

ServiceDriven Enterprises Aptly Named

Mon, 07 Jun 2004 12:00:00 EST

The socalled servicedriven enterprise is geared toward providing just that service to customers trading partners and internal users alike And in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here our own Beth GoldBernstein and BEAs Erik Frieberg explained that being one is as much a matter of corporate culture as IT infrastructure

Intel Proposing Beans For Grid Application Development

Mon, 07 Jun 2004 10:54:00 EST

Intel sees a disconnect in grid computing between application tools and grid middleware and platforms and is pushing grid beans as an integration path between them according to The Groups William Fellows But will the beans approach work Fellows takes a look in this report

Developing An Application Integration Architecture

Mon, 31 May 2004 08:00:00 EST

It shouldnt be done haphazardly cautions ebizQs Beth GoldBernstein She says the ideal approach is to plan strategically and implement tactically But even then youre going to come upon numerous forks in the integration road and in this column GoldBernstein lays out some of the basics to bear in mind at those junctures

Enterprise Information Integration What Was Old Is New Again

Mon, 10 May 2004 08:00:00 EST

EII is in the words of ebizQs Beth GoldBernstein fast becoming the part of the infrastructure that aggregates integrates and manages information across the enterprise In this column GoldBernstein notes that EII does what the old data integration and EAI couldnt and dont leading to EII becoming a true IT growth sector She also offers some pointed and compelling EII best practices tips and explains how EII can be immensely helpful to your company

The LegoSwiss Army Knife Approach to SOAs

Wed, 24 Mar 2004 08:00:00 EST

Mix in some BPM Web services orchestration BAM and composite apps and you have yourself the makings of an agile responsive infrastructure ebizQ VP Beth GoldBernstein and Glen Johnson of Magic Software said in an ebizQ webinar

Choosing the Right Integration Solution

Mon, 22 Mar 2004 08:00:00 EST

Navigating the maze of integration technologies can be challenging and confusing To help put you on course to the solution you need ebizQ has put together a Buyers Guide featuring a map to steer you to the right types of solutions and the vendors offering them Here ebizQs Beth GoldBernstein focuses her compass on the Guide and map and shows how it can keep you from making expensive mistakes

Stress Relief For Large Directory Infrastructures And Their Owners

Mon, 22 Mar 2004 08:00:00 EST

Just as efficient ebusiness systems can mean vastly improved bottom lines for companies overburdened ones can mean frustration for customers and lost revenue for businesses But OctetStrings Phil Hunt says there is a solution to the frustration virtual directories

Orchestrating Business Processes with BPEL

Mon, 15 Mar 2004 12:01:00 EST

As BPM matures standards such as BPEL are becoming more important to its adoption according to ebizQ columnist David A Kelly Here he explores the BPMBPELSOA connection and looks at one vendor in particular he sees as well down the road to helping companies reap the benefits of BPEL

The BPM Greenhouse

Mon, 08 Mar 2004 08:00:00 EST

While the benefits of BPM are plentiful say BPM gurus Howard Smith and Peter Fingar executive stung by past tech implementation may be skeptical So say Smith and Fingar some approaches are better than others when it comes to introducing BPM into a companys culture and enabling it to grow

Business Process Visibility Different Approaches

Mon, 01 Mar 2004 08:00:00 EST

Knowing whats happening in your business processes in real time is importantand ebizQ columnist David A Kelly notes there are different ways to keep tabs BPM vendors offer one perspective and you can get views from the XML and Web services side as well

Integration Architectures Foundations For Growth

Mon, 23 Feb 2004 08:00:00 EST

To invest or not to invest In an integration architecture that is Thats Inoti even a question assert ebizQs Beth GoldBernstein and Candles Peter Rhys Jenkins in a recent ebizQ webinar The resounding answer Yes They also offer a look at ebizQs Business Integration Roadmap

EAI Toasters

Mon, 23 Feb 2004 07:00:00 EST

The more things change the more they seem to stay the same especially in the IT realm So says David Linthicum Grand Central Communications CTO and ebizQ columnist Take for instance the latest incarnation of IT appliance the socalled integration appliance Might it be right for your company

StandardsBased Adapters A Leg Up for the Integration Industry

Mon, 09 Feb 2004 08:00:00 EST

And thats not all BEAs Andrea Eubanks and Dominic Sartorio offer an overview of how the role of adapters in the larger integration picture has been changing and how adapters are about to color that picture even more to the ultimate ROI benefit of buyers of integration solutions

Business Process Automation For Financial Services Firms

Mon, 02 Feb 2004 08:00:00 EST

The impact of paperladen business processes is no paper tiger for financial services firms Indeed it can be a real bear of a problem But Mandy Chepeka of PureEdge Solutions says XMLbased eforms are providing such firms with the ticket to automated processes and their many effiencies

The Path to SOA

Mon, 12 Jan 2004 08:00:00 EST

Calling SOA a near ideal technology to use in an IT environment where software and hardware from multiple vendors are deployed and one that enables business tasks to be accomplished by executing a series of services IBMs Bob Sutor here spells out the way to head for an SOA world

Web Services Hope In The Hype

Mon, 12 Jan 2004 08:00:00 EST

Its there said Gartners Cameron Haight in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here You just have to be cautious in your approach to Web services in general and Web services management in particular to realize the business benefits Web services promise to provide And Haight served up specifics

BB Why You Need It And How To Achieve It

Mon, 22 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

Still need persuading that BB is the way to go Want some handy suggestions on implementing it Then a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here was the place to be Oracles Ashish Mohindroo offered a compelling case for BB then outlined practical steps for instituting it

Next Generation Portals

Mon, 15 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

They could help streamline and ease access to apps throughout an enterprise asserts Bowstreets Usman Memon And he says a key to it all is a servicesoriented architecture in conjunction with the new type of portal structure

Smart BPM Bailing Out Battered Insurers

Mon, 08 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

Insurance companies are using socalled smart BPM to better their bottom lines And in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here our own Beth GoldBernstein Pegasystems Bob Thayler and AgencyPorts Eric Harnden showed how Surely other types of companies could also benefit from smart BPM

Leaving Silos Behind

Mon, 08 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

The silo mentality still plagues many companies whose business units function as islands unto themselves when it comes to technology But Bank Ones Manish Bhatia says they have to shed that way of operating and outlines ways to go about it from the basic to the more recent

Managed Care Integrations Whats the Solution

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

Disconnected systems used by managed care providers hinder efforts to give doctors complete views of their patients records and hence to get the best possible care for patients But ebizQs David A Kelly looks at efforts by two of the companies seeking to change that Microsoft and MEDecision

Peek and Tweak Optimizing JEE Internet Transactions

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

Quick online response time is a key to keeping your business competitive And in a recent ebizQ webinar summarized here BMCs Ross Cochran outlined numerous potential response time inhibitors and how to deal with them

Making Future Shock Less Shocking

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 08:00:00 EST

Want to futureproof your company to inevitable change Youll need an agile serviceoriented architecture that rolls with the business flow by reacting quickly to change and rapidly creating business processes Expert advice on getting there was offered in a recent ebizQ webinar outlined here

Understanding BPELWS and Application Integration Part

Mon, 17 Nov 2003 08:00:00 EST

In this third and final part of his examination of BPELWS integration expert David S Linthicum explores more aspects of how it works and reiterates its potential as a standard for process integration He also clearly points to the one thing about BPELWS that no one can be sure of yet

Web Services Development Strategies Not Just For Web Services Anymore

Mon, 17 Nov 2003 08:00:00 EST

The Robert Frances Group says Web services development roadmaps have come so far over the last two years they can now be used as the basis for other types of development projects as well In this IT Agenda report RFG says companies would do well to explore that idea

Savvy Retail Customers Require MultiChannel Model

Mon, 10 Nov 2003 08:00:00 EST

Todays retailers have customers increasingly comfortable with eCommerce And in this Perspective report the AberdeenGroup says the successful retailers will be the ones that can adapt integrating instore and offstore channels