Data Management


Searching for Effective CRM: Customer Relation Management and E-Commerce Work Together to Achieve a Common Goal

Although many business processes are being rapidly Web-enabled, the current integration of e-commerce and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions is a logical match with a potentially dramatic impact on the bottom line. CRM software needs to be integrated with the Web simply because that's where the customers are.

High-Speed Transaction Recovery

If your data is not available, your applications cannot run, and therefore, your company is losing business. Lost business translates into lower profitability and, perhaps, a lower stock valuation for your company. These are all detrimental to the business, so the DBA must do everything to ensure that databases are kept online and operational.

Architecture Anarchy and How to Survive It: God Save the Queen

We're still hearing raging debates about "top down" architectures versus "bottom up" construction approaches to building data warehouse and data mart systems. The charges and counter-charges fly back and forth, with both sides claiming that theirs is the one, true, single way to build an EDW. This article examines the alternative architectures available, some of the market forces that are shaping the current and future BI architecture environment, and factors to consider when choosing your architectural path.

Saving Major Data: Document Management "Firepower" Helps Watervliet Arsenal Win the Data Control Battle

Watervliet Arsenal, the nation's oldest manufacturing arsenal, has two types of firepower; high-tech, high-powered weaponry; and the firepower that resides in a new document management system that went live in May of last year - Process Innovator, the first totally Web-centric Product Data Management and Electronic Document Management (PDM/EDM) system.

Data on the Move – In Pursuit of a Competitive Advantage: Your Organization and Technology Are Ready for Success. What About Your Data?

By combining organizational and technical solutions, companies hope to create a streamlined, Web-enabled organization running on integrated information and powered by super information engines along the fast track to 21st century success. Will it work?

Pfizer’s Prescription for a Healthy Supply Chain: VIT SeeChain Helps Improve Sales and Corporate Productivity

When major pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc. was looking for a way to deliver relevant, up-to-date sales and marketing information to its sales managers and representatives, it chose VIT's SeeChain for its portal and supply chain performance management applications.

Welcome to Wendy's, How May I Protect Your Server Data? Centralized Backup Management at Wendy's International

Fast-food giant Wendy's International Inc. implements Innovation Data Processing's FDR/UPSTREAM, enabling the company to further utilize existing automation tasks through established backup and recovery procedures.



Cross-Platform Information Sharing

Heralded as the “Holy Grail of IT,” cross-platform information sharing actually has more to do with the security, integration and transaction of the data and less to do with simply providing users with common access.

Going Mobile: Mobile Agents Drive Home the Next Generation of Middleware?

By giving “wheels” to conventional middleware, mobile agents have created a new class of intelligent, self-directed agents able to remotely execute processors at the data source and feed information to users. Even better, they manage to do it while reducing network overhead.

Database Recovery When Data Sharing

In a data sharing environment, where multiple DB2 subsystems read and update tables in shared mode, database recovery becomes more complex behind the scenes. Discover the major components involved in database recovery changes made in DB2 to support database recovery and some performance issues related to tecovery.

DB2 Security with All the Trimmings

As companies grow and their employee bases increase, database administrators struggle with DB2 security issues and ways to enhance their systems by time and cost-saving processes.

Fast, Global Access to DB2 Data Assured for Employers Reinsurance Corporation

Employer's Reinsurance has deployed Cisco Database Connection and StarQuest's StarSQL Enterprise Edition data access middleware to connect thousands of Windows NT desktops located throughout the world via TCP/IP to its centralized IBM DB2 databases.

Bell Atlantic On Call: Automating DB2 Operations

Bell Atlantic Mobile automates its backup and recovery process, managing REORGS for DBAs.

Disaster Recovery Using Real-Time Disk Data Copy

This article will examine the background of "mirroring," and the design challenges that accompanied the development of this remote copy solution.

DB2 Database Clusters and the New VI Architecture Standard

With the constant demand for enhanced access to ever greater volumes of information at affordable costs, vendors seek to develop new cluster-oriented products to change the face of enterprise computing. Virtual Interface architecture, a distributed messaging specification and supporting architecture, professes the highest speeds with the lowest latency interconnectivity between cluster components.

Batch to the Future

Don’t get ready to say “bon voyage!” to batch just yet. For many large companies, the big problem remains of how to deal with a decreasing “batch window,” while the MIPS dedicated to batch is increasing at an alarming rate and leading to batch overrun.