FRAMINGHAM (10/02/2003) - Business intelligence -- the collection and analysis of a company's most valuable data -- seems an unlikely task to farm out to contractors. But some companies are doing exactly that. Why? Because they lack the in-house skills needed to perform statistical analysis or maintain a data warehouse. And if you want to turn BI over to the experts, there are more options than ever -- along with the same big worry: losing control of your data quality.
Stories by Mark Leon
One of the founders of the Internet said in a keynote address at the annual Metropolitan Communications conference in San Francisco Wednesday that Internet traffic is still growing rapidly and he predicts a surge in high-end Internet hardware sales by the end of the year.
Midsize businesses now have a faster, cheaper way to implement tier one ERP software with a new offering from KPMG Consulting Inc. KPMG's R2I Express is designed to get customers up and running on the Oracle E-Business Suite in less than twelve weeks. "R2I Express is the next generation of our R2I methodology which was first introduced in 1996," said Larry Settles, managing director of enterprise solutions for McLean, Va.-based KPMG.
Test implementation uses JavaOS PCs as routers
The path away from the "plum pudding" systems
Microsoft's response — lawsuit is 'ironic and sad'
And estimates 5 billion smart card users by 2000
Company outlines features of two new versions
New tools allow Xbase developers to connect dBase and other Xbase databases to Web servers
But standard lacks Microsoft endorsement
Cheyenne denies sale talks have ever been serious
LAN management and antivirus software vendor McAfee Associates has made an "unwelcome" bid for Cheyenne Software, a leading vendor of network backup software.