Monday, August 29, 2005

This Week: BI advice for CIOs

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A newsletter from TechTarget
August 29, 2005

IN THIS ISSUE:
> From the Columnist: Five steps to BI success

> Ask the Experts: Portfolio management advice

> Site Highlights: Financial conference; the making of an executive;
and more

> White Papers: Wireless Handheld Platforms and Devices -- Five Key
Considerations

> Webcasts: Improving IT's Ability to Optimize the Online Customer
Experience; Spyware, from Adware to Crimeware: A technical insight on
the Enterprise Spyware threat landscape

> More From SEARCHCIO: BI strategies, compliance trends and more

FROM THE COLUMNIST
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From the BI Columnist
[Wayne Eckerson, Featured BI Columnist]

Most executives understand the benefits of rolling out business
intelligence (BI) to all workers in the enterprise. But they may not
be prepared for a common set of problems that almost all BI projects
bring.

IT executives know that empowering employees with information and
insights can streamline business processes, reduce costs and improve
decision making and planning. The only problem is that most
executives find it extremely challenging to transform BI from a
departmental tool to an enterprise-wide resource.

The irony is that most organizations have more BI tools than they
need. On average, organizations have almost 13 different tools
spanning five major categories of BI. This proliferation has CXOs
seeing red; they can't understand why they can't buy one BI tool for
everybody, which would reduce overhead, save money and streamline
suppliers.

Click here to read Wayne Eckerson's entire column:
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid19_gci1118466,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949
MORE >
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid19_gci1118466,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949

RELATED INFORMATION:
> Five things you should know about BI:
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid19_gci1118466,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949
> Executive Guide: Business Intelligence:
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/general/0,295582,sid19_gci1094020,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949

ASK THE EXPERT
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Portfoilio management expert Tom Pisello
[Tom Pisello, Founder and President, Alinean, Inc.]

What is IT portfolio management? What are the benefits and trends to
an organization? How is it being applied and what does an
organization need to implement a portfolio management successfully?
Get answers to these questions and more from this month's featured
portfolio management and ROI expert Tom Pisello.
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/ateQuestionNResponse/0,289625,sid19_gci1077591_tax292624,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949


SITE HIGHLIGHTS
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Compliance, IT/business alignment, career advice and more
Get quality information that improves the way you make important IT
decisions. CIO Briefing delivers you the top industry news,
technology issues and trends that impact your business today. Sign up
for the CIO Briefing newsletter to get the full story on compliance,
disaster recover, career advice and much more.
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/registerProfile/1,291003,sid19,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949&Offer=CIretbrief65

Feature: The Making of an Executive
CIO Marc Saffer got his seat at the boardroom table but still didn't
feel like one of the team. Then he hired an executive coach and got
the guidance he needed.
http://ciodecisions.techtarget.com/magItem/1,291266,sid86_gci1112620_login,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949&Offer=ZCM7a&p=ZCM7a

Financial & Asset Management Summit West
From Oct. 24-27, 2005 at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas NV, the IT
Financial & Asset Management Summit will showcase best practices in
key areas of IT Financial Management - IT chargeback, cost
allocation, IT governance and portfolio management, measuring and
benchmarking and improving IT functions and process and IT asset
management. Hear Keynote presentations from Hillenbrand Industries'
VP of Information Systems and the H&R Block CIO. Register before
Sept.16, and get one workshop free. Call 1-800-882-8684 or visit the
link for more details.
http://www.iqpc.com/na-2340-01/ts463em


FEATURED WHITE PAPERS
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Wireless Handheld Platforms and Devices -- Five Key Considerations
Published by: Good Technology 08/01/2005
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/whitepaperPage/0,293857,sid19_gci1116520,00.html?track=goodtechnology-NL-162&ad=526949

View All White Papers at:
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FEATURED WEBCASTS
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Improving IT's Ability to Optimize the Online Customer Experience
When: Aug. 31, 2005, 12:00 PM EDT (16:00 GMT)
http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=15270&s=1&k=79EE506648727849E9B516DEF083FEFB&partnerref=Retention
Speaker: Jean-Pierre Garbani Vice President, Forrester's Computing
Infrastructures and Security group
Sponsor: TeaLeaf Technology, http://www.tealeaf.com

Spyware, from Adware to Crimeware: A technical insight on the
Enterprise Spyware threat landscape
When: Aug. 30, 2005, 9:00 AM EDT (13:00 GMT)
https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&align=left&regwidth=450&totalwidth=800&eventid=15135&sessionid=1&key=D80102BC96DD99684387E6F75D2F4A31&partnerref=retention&referrer=&sourcepage=register
Speaker: Dan Hubbard Senior Director, Security and Technology
Research, Websense, Inc.
Sponsor: Websense, Inc (Websense Security Labs),
http://www.websense.com

View All Webcasts at:
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/webcasts?track=NL-162&ad=526949


MORE FROM SEARCHCIO
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FEATURED COLUMN: Five things you should know about BI

Deploying enterprise-wide business intelligence takes a lot of
smarts. Find out the biggest BI problems -- from products to politics
-- and how CIOs can solve them.
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid19_gci1118466,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949&ad=525499

ROI INSIDER TIP: CIOs seek lower TCO with BI

Business intelligence (BI) is among the highest IT priorities for
CIOs as they seek ways to leverage the data many shops have assembled
over the last two decades. Learn how some CIOs are using BI to lower
their ROI and TCO.
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid19_gci1115808,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949

FEATURED COLUMN: Audit Trail: Sifting through an audit

Compliance can be complicated, for sure. But there are common trouble
spots you can avoid to make your next audit less painful than your
last.
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid19_gci1104335,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949

FEATURED COLUMN: CIO primer: Wireless A-Z

Wireless seems to have more obscure acronyms than any other area of
technology. This article explains the technologies behind the most
important wireless acronyms.
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid19_gci1118449,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949

SITE EXCLUSIVE: Spotlight turns to chief compliance officers

Move over, ethics officers. New chief compliance officers have fancy
law degrees, hefty salary demands -- and a seat in the boardroom.
http://searchcio.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid19_gci1119429,00.html?track=NL-162&ad=526949

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