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Read Software AG’s ‘Innovation Through Master Data Management’

Read Software AG’s ‘Innovation Through Master Data Management’

0 by / on April 10, 2014, 5:34 am / in Integration Insights, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not, Process Power

Creating and managing accurate and consistent data is still often considered the exclusive province of IT.  But while IT knows best how to identify and fix the incongruences of physical data, data architects probably don’t understand the core business reasons for data’s inconsistencies. This and other challenges are addressed in Software AG’s new white paper Innovation through Master Data Management. [...]

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Squeezing IT budgets: Cutting costs… or cutting business?

Squeezing IT budgets: Cutting costs… or cutting business?

0 by / on April 9, 2014, 1:34 am / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

Each year CIOs and IT leaders are starting to roll out their agendas for the next year. The beginning of the year can be a time of energy and optimism, but this year CIOs might be feeling a little disillusioned. Again, they want and have to do more, but IT budgets simply aren’t growing. Further adding to the CIO’s challenge, in many organizations [...]

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The Search for Intelligent (Business) Life on Earth

0 by / on April 2, 2014, 5:00 am / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not, Process Power, Uncategorized

Big data is blowing in like snow in a blizzard, forming an avalanche that threatens to bury anyone who ignores it. Today’s innovative companies know that they have to deal with these masses of new data from the Internet of Things – while, at the same time, try to make use of valuable historical and internal data. The answer lies [...]

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AS4:  The simple formula for better B2B

AS4: The simple formula for better B2B

0 by / on March 31, 2014, 1:47 pm / in Integration Insights

B2B standards have been around for decades and are constantly evolving. As B2B standards have advanced, many organizations moved from EDI to EDIINT. As service-orientation become a key architectural principal, web services became a the recommended way for organizations to interact (API’s notwithstanding). The ebXML Messaging Services (ebMS) standard provided a path for organizations to exchange B2B documents using web [...]

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Smart Big Data Showcase @ CeBIT 2014

Big Data – Responsible and sustainable?

0 by / on March 31, 2014, 1:34 am / in Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

Currently Big Data is one of the hottest topics in IT since organizations have to be transformed into Digital Enterprises and therefore have to process big data. Besides the provision of the technological basis to process huge amounts of data fast, the question has to be answered, how enterprises can deal with this data in a responsible way. “Datability” was [...]

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Farmers, Agriculture Data, and Integration

Farmers, Agriculture Data, and Integration

0 by / on March 30, 2014, 2:25 pm / in Integration Insights, Uncategorized

I read an interesting article over the weekend on how technical farmer’s tractors have become in recent years. Yes, Tractors! I always thought that the most technical part of a tractor was the gas gauge. But, as it turns out, modern tractors contain sensors which measure soil conditions, seeding rates, crop yields and other variables. There are sensors on combines [...]

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Software AG's CEO, Karl-Heinz Streibich, Angela Merkel and David Cameron

CeBit After Action Report from the BPM booth at Software AG

2 by / on March 25, 2014, 2:51 pm / in Process Power

Every year in March, the city of Hannover in Germany hosts one of the biggest IT tradeshows in the world: CeBit. The size of this show is enormous and no matter what your area of interest in IT is, you’ll find halls filled with vendors and non-profit organizations that showcase their solutions. German chancellor Angela Merkel and the British Prime [...]

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SIAM – Our challenges may be different but the desired outcomes remain the same – How do we get there?

SIAM – Our challenges may be different but the desired outcomes remain the same – How do we get there?

0 by / on March 13, 2014, 9:21 am / in Uncategorized

SIAM is by no means something new, but it does introduce the game-changing move of responsibility for knowledge from suppliers to consumers. It presents the fundamental challenge of evolving from managing a few very large suppliers to a government backed model of managing a greater number of smaller suppliers. In one example, a former central Government CIO notes that his [...]

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