[Samba] Special Report from DM Direct: June 7, 2005

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Special Report                             June 7, 2005
Special Report is an extension of DMReview magazine online.

Data Auditing Creates a Foundation for Good Governance and Risk Management
by Murray S. Mazer

This article looks at how a company can institute a data auditing solution and the benefits it can bring to improve governance, reduce risk and insure regulatory compliance.

When Shrinkage is a Good Thing! Three Ways to Shrink Your Batch Window and Save
by Ray Nissan

Innovative job scheduling has the power to meet today's business objectives of straight-through processing and real-time information.

AberdeenGroup: SOX Compliance and Automation
by Jim Hurley

AberdeenGroup research shows that firms limiting SOX reviews to a small group of senior management, auditors and the board of directors have the worst performance records.

New Product News
by DMReview.com Web Editorial Staff



Using Data Integration to Build a Single,
Accurate and Consistent Customer View
A major challenge facing organizations is the need to create a single,
accurate view of their customers. Learn how to create a unified view
of your customer by using a tightly integrated data quality solution
with a customer data integration initiative.



Performance Management: Making It Work: The First Barrier to Performance Management: How Do We Get Started?
by Gary Cokins


Unified Business Intelligence in Action: Managing Risk for the Financial Services Market in a World of Uncertainty
by Ronen Feldman, Ph.D.


CRM: What is Next of the Horizon for Customer Relationship Management?
by Denis Pombriant


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Information Visualization: The New Frontier of Business Intelligence
Date:  On Demand
Information visualization skills and tools can effectively mine the value of your data assets to a degree that finally achieves a BI return on investment that doesn't require creative accounting. In this Web seminar, DM Review columnist Stephen Few will introduce you to the emerging domain of information visualization and then two innovative software vendors, Advizor Solutions and Tableau Software, will demonstrate its potential through live demonstrations of their products.
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Reporting and Analysis for the Mid-Sized Company
Date:  June 7, 2005
Time:  1 p.m. ET
Just like their Fortune 500 competitors, mid-sized companies need ready access to the data that is trapped in their ERP, CRM and other enterprise systems. Join QlikTech in this Web seminar to learn more about QlikView reporting and analysis solutions for mid-sized companies.
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IDC Business Intelligence and Business Process Forum
Date:  June 7, 2005
Place: Cambridge, MA
This forum is focused on linking business intelligence and operational processes to identify levers that drive business and deliver strategic value. It is designed to provide insight into how IT and business professionals have collaborated to deliver BI solutions by supporting business processes in a functional area or across functional areas.
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Text Mining Summit 2005
Date:  June 7, 2005
Place: Boston
<a href="http://www.dmreview.com/eletters/clickReg.cfm?URLID=4402">Register for Text Mining Summit 2005 today and save 20%</a>. This is a mind share event for tech-savvy users and leading developers. Text Mining has revolutionized key business processes such as BI and Search, allowing users to mine the 85 percent of business-critical information which is locked in text. Claim your discount with your priority code: DMu333.
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Is Your Data Modeling Strategy on Target?
Date:  June 9, 2005
Time:  12:30 p.m. ET
In today's world of changing priorities, reduced resources and disparate IT systems, aligning your data management strategy with the overall strategy of the organization is key! Please join Graeme Simsion, data management expert and author of <i>Data Modeling Essentials</i> (Morgan Kaufmann), and David Dichmann, Sybase PowerDesigner Product Manager, as they present key elements you need to make sure your organization is staying ahead of this never-ending curve.
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Greater Scale and Speed of Integration: Change Data Capture
Date:  June 14, 2005
Time:  2 p.m. ET
The pace of business is increasing so your ability to make operational decisions should increase too. Data volumes continue to grow while your integration windows get shorter. You need access to today's data in order to stay competitive. Find out how to solve these business data problems. Join industry thought leaders from DataMirror and Forrester for an interactive Web seminar about Change Data Capture technology for effective data integration.
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Reporting and Analysis for SAP - with or without BW
Date:  June 17, 2005
Time:  1 p.m. ET
QlikView gives SAP users powerful, easy-to-use analytics - with or without SAP´s BW being deployed. Learn how QlikView delivers the best of BI - dashboard-based analytics applications that drill down to the transaction level - without the time, cost and limitations of OLAP-based solutions.
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QlikView - Business Analysis and Reporting for JD Edwards
Date:  June 22, 2005
Time:  2 p.m. ET
Join QlikTech online for 45 minutes and see how QlikView Business Intelligence Software can take your JD Edwards data and give timely access to information - in applications that take just days to deploy and just minutes to learn to use.
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Seeing Clearly: Enabling Rapid Insight Via End-to-End Financial and Management Reporting
Date:  June 22, 2005
Time:  2 p.m. ET
This Web seminar will discuss how companies can enable rapid insight via end-to-end financial and management reporting. Kathleen Wilhide of IDC will provide the market implications for implementing a robust reporting infrastructure, followed by Rafael Marrero-Gonzalez, who will provide a firsthand account of how MasTec is delivering robust reporting infrastructure to the business users.
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Applebee's Evolution of Metrics
Date:  June 23, 2005
Time:  11 a.m. ET
<i>Choosing the right metrics for the right business decisions</i>
Join DM Review and Teradata for this free Web seminar with experts from Applebee's International and learn how to identify the metrics you "should" be using to measure your business. You'll hear real-world results on the challenges of maximizing the value of metrics to grow your business and improve customer satisfaction.
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Data Mining: Levels I, II & III
Date:  June 20-24, 2005
Place: Washington, DC
If you are data-rich, yet information-poor, attend this vendor-neutral course series and learn how to leverage valuable predictive insights hidden within your data. Level I presents best practices, strategy and applications. Level II illustrates data mining methods, tools and techniques. Level III is a hands-on application workshop. Choose the orientation that's right for you, or attend the full progression.
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Business Intelligence for Sustainable Compliance and Risk Management
Date:  June 21, 2005 - Dallas
June 23, 2005 - Boston
June 28 - London
This one-half day executive roundtable discussion is sponsored by DM Review, Oracle and HP and features industry analysts: Henry Morris and Kathleen Wilhide of IDC, Frank Buytendijk of Gartner and Nimitt Desai of BearingPoint. You will hear a variety of perspectives on sustainable compliance management, robust business continuity and rapid access to critical data. Get actionable ideas that support your organization's compliance and risk management initiatives. For more information and to register, call (888) 203-9868 or visit www.dmreview.com/risk
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Terabyte-Scale Data Analysis - Rapid Deployment on Low-Cost Hardware
Date:  June 29, 2005
Time:  1 p.m. ET
QlikView combines the speed of in-memory processing with the flexibility to handle terabyte-scale business intelligence - all on low-cost hardware. This 45 minute for this Web seminar will present a customer case study. Learn how your company can apply powerful, easy-to-use business analysis and reporting from multiple data sources with literally hundreds of millions of records - quickly, easily and affordably.
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Brainstorm's Business Process Management Conference
Date:  June 28-29, 2005
Place: San Francisco
Co-chaired by Janelle Hill of META Group and Brett Champlin of the Association for Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP), this conference will provide guidance and insight to business and IT leaders looking to apply process thinking to critical business processes for organizational effectiveness. DM Review has secured as limited number of complimentary 1-day guest passes ($795 value). For details or to register, visit the site and enter Priority code: DMRSFN.
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