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The Democratization of Datamining

June 01, 1998 |

No longer an esoteric exercise practiced solely by statisticians and analysts, datamining is fast becoming an end-user tool. And that move promises to realize long sought-after-financial returns on expensive data-warehousing solutions.

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Internet and call centers: A match made in Cyberheaven

June 01, 1998 |
Linking a company's call center to the 'Net will be standard operating procedure soon.
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In a hot job market, it's easier than ever to get burned

June 01, 1998 |
It is the best of times, it is the worst of times: Jobs for IT professionals are plentiful, and salaries are up, but in this flourishing job market you may be tempted to make your worst career mistake ever.
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Rope in knowledge with powerful new knowledge management software

June 01, 1998 |

Your company is a rich resource, full of knowledge. Knowledge management software gives users access to that knowledge so they can solve business problems more quickly.

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Life without Microsoft

May 01, 1998 |
...these two have retreated into their little Bill Gates/OLE/ActiveX-centric world. --Tom O'Toole, system programmer, Homewood Academic Computing, Johns Hopkins University
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Avoid the deadly sins, and keep your job

May 01, 1998 |
It happens more often than you think. While we were screening candidates for high-level corporate IT positions, we ran across an eminently qualified individual who tells us he was asked to resign six months after being hired as a senior IT executive. The individual--and the employer--are back to Square 1, bruised and bitter. And it could have been avoided.
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Client/Server Unchained: Finally, Hardware Independence

May 01, 1998 |
Client/server developers will find the key to architectural freedom in a new model of multitiered architectures built around logical layers.
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Database mind meld

May 01, 1998 |

Instead of using either an object or a relational database, the best strategic plan may be to merge the two. And then add a dash of Java.

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Don't let legacy data get you down

May 01, 1998 |

Moving toward the future means facing the past. And where legacy data--otherwise known as museumware--is concerned that means costs, costs, costs.

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UNIX closes the price gap

May 01, 1998 |
With prices now on an almost even par with Windows NT, UNIX is free to compete with NT on a features level--manageability, scalability, and reliability.
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Make NT work for you--even if it's not your only OS

May 01, 1998 |
IT managers are learning to make good use of Microsoft's Windows NT, sometimes running it side-by-side with other operating systems in a quest for the least expensive, most effective use of computing resources.
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In pursuit of intelligent search engines

May 01, 1998 |

Search engine intelligence is almost as unpredictable as the weather--murky one minute, sunny skies the next.

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Time-boxing your way to a better product

May 01, 1998 |
Regardless of the boundless optimism with which we all enter projects, experience teaches that we will exit them in a Death March state of defeated exhaustion.
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Hot Web shop technologies

April 27, 1998 |
The story of Web technologies is largely the story of the browsers they run on.
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Old pros to the rescue

April 01, 1998 |
While many IT managers are wringing their hands over unfilled computing slots and others are racking up frequent-flier miles in their global search for programming help, a growing number of savvy companies are finding experienced technical help much close
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On your mark, get SET, wait!

April 01, 1998 |
The Secure Electronic Transaction protocol might be just the thing to make Internet commerce take off, but don't hold your breath.
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Keeping track of asset management

April 01, 1998 |
Desktop management packages may not score well in heterogeneous environments, but they sure beat low-tech approaches to maintenance.
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Managing mobile computing

April 01, 1998 |
Laptop computers are one of the biggest stumbling blocks to an IS manager's efforts to manage computer assets with software.
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Data warehouses go mainstream

March 01, 1998 |

The old vision of building a single, monolithic, dump-and-run style data warehouse just doesn't cut it in today's environment. Users are savvier and more demanding than ever.

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Intranets give new life to BPR

March 01, 1998 |
If you thought business process reengineering was a thing of the past, take a look at how a Mexican bank, a health-care network, and an insurer are using intranets to rethink the organization and improve the bottom line.
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