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Ask the Experts Question: Do Organizations Really Need a Physical Data Warehouse Structure?


We recently had a question from one of our readers (through our Ask the Experts page) discussing QlikView’s approach to data collection. Reader’s Question “QlikView says its innovative way of collecting data and not needing a physical data warehouse (DW) structure is the right thing to do in DW/business intelligence (BI) solutions. Can one expect to build a sustainable / scalable corporate

grabit  goes to the database, grabs the information directly from a hard disk, and loads the results into memory. With in-memory tools, all information, or at least a very big portion of it, is stored directly in memory—so all query processes take place in memory. This enables users to manipulate large amounts of data at a very quick rate. Vendors like QlikView and Kognitio use this approach to deliver in-memory BI and data analysis capabilities. Other vendors like SAP , Teradata , and even Microsoft with its Read More

ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends


ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP enhancements include SCM, CRM, and e-commerce features, just to name a few. However, where is this technology going? What does it mean now?

grabit  market is up for grabs and PLM vendors need to focus on easy integration with ERP in order to stay competitive. Likewise, if ERP vendors continue to develop extended functionality, collaborative capabilities, accessibility, and integration by incorporating universal interfaces and Web services standards, then PLM''s current market superiority will be noticeably diminish. In addition to SCM functionality, vendors are also encompassing front-end CRM functionality in their ERP solutions. CRM itself has gone Read More

Sun's StarPortal Opens Its Gates Early


Sun Microsystems Inc. has launched an "early access" program for its StarPortal desktop productivity suite.

grabit  computing costs. If Sun grabs enough market share (>25%), it may induce Microsoft to lower their pricing. (Microsoft has not yet announced pricing for their product, but we expect it would be similar to current products. Presently the Office 2000 upgrade version is $225 to $350, the full version can run $500 or $600.) This announcement should have no direct impact on those users who shun the ASP-based computing model. However, if Sun prices StarPortal low enough (a/k/a free or dirt cheap), financial Read More

Mainstream Enterprise Vendors Begin to Grasp Content Management Part Two: Background & Lessons Learned


The requirement for robust PCM is finally being recognized among chief information officers (CIO) and IT managers, who are looking to create and manage a centralized repository of rich product content, and also by many enterprise vendors.

grabit  is still up for grabs. Nevertheless, hand in hand with the trend to conduct business transactions electronically via the Internet is an effort to clean up those transactions and reduce the occurrence of errors. Often enough, as already mentioned many times, the trouble with product attributes is that they do not match from one database to the next in the value chain. For every product under its brand umbrella, there are several product attributes, including definitions, specifications (product weights, Read More

Counting Website Traffic


Knowing how many people visit your website can help you improve the site and increase revenues. Counting them can be easy or accurate, but not both.

grabit  changes in order to grab more visitors. (Figure 1 shows a sample impression count for this site from a commercially available traffic-reporting tool.) However, there are many questions that raw page impression counts can not answer. Figure 1 Top 10 most commonly accessed pages during period: Page Views % /index.asp with 14576 page views (12.32%) /news_analysis/10-99/na_ec_dpg_10_22_99_1.asp with 11221 page views (10.90%) /research_notes/09-99/pn_hw_rak_9_99_3.asp with 9763 page views (6.81%) Read More

Inovis Delves into PIM by Snatching QRS Part Four: Market Impact


While owing to a number of similar products and to former competition between the merging parties this merger has a merit of growth by acquisition in a slow growing (or even declining) EDI-VAN market, the merger of Inovis and QRS may well emphasize some interesting dynamics within the retail market segment.

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The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


Diverse groups have been discussing PIM from the perspective of data synchronization and syndication, product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise publishing. Each of these product categories includes the management of product information, but each uses product information for a different operational role.

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SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Three: Market Impact


As business applications' scope continues to expand, so does a propagation of data sources across the businesses and IT systems. Achieving consistent understanding of this scattered data has become a major hurdle to improved business processes, with redundancy, waste and a plethora of lost opportunities as a result.

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Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options


Smart companies are investigating all possible software support and maintenance (S&M) options. Alternative software S&M is not for all businesses, but it seems a logical option for technologically conservative (and savvy) companies that do not need all the available upgrades.

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