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Issue 6 • Date Nov.-Dec. 2005

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Masthead

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  • IT expanding in new ways

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    IT is poised for another expansion, this time to provide services globally and with a unified view. This year's final issue of IT Pro would focus on intelligent searching tools, knowledge discovery, Java scaling issues, business process engineering, and more. Hoping that these articles continue to expand the IT knowledge globally of its readers. View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):6 - 9
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    According to the Associated Press, momentum is building for a new standard protocol that will enable network operators to bridge the gaps between mobile provider's voice calls and data services. The current standard--Internet Protocol for Multimedia Subsystems (IMS)--will serve only as a springboard for convergence between future services, nearly all of which will need to be adapted or replaced ov... View full abstract»

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  • Mapping the course, marking the trail [personal knowledge management]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):10 - 15
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    Personal knowledge management tools function to help humans consider their information assets and needs before searching, so they can ask insightful questions and form search request better. Extending this approach, Mitretek Systems designed and implemented a prototypes of two post-search tools to use after the initial search. The personal information extraction (PIE) tool helps the user build mod... View full abstract»

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  • Enterprise application integration: a manager's perspective

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):17 - 23
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    To remain competitive, organizations must operate efficiently and be flexible enough to rapidly respond to changing market conditions. To meet the first challenge, IT managers must continually seek ways to support more effective and accurate business processes. The second challenge implies a need for systems that the organization can easily extend to meet new demands. Enterprise application integr... View full abstract»

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  • Balanced scorecard: evening the odds of successful BPR

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):24 - 30
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    To realize the benefits of costly business process reengineering, companies need a control mechanism that links performance evaluation to strategic objectives. Researchers have long addressed how to control, measure, and evaluate this business process reengineering (BRP), but many so-called solutions continue to focus almost exclusively on the technical aspects of change. In this article, we prese... View full abstract»

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  • Surveying the risks and benefits of IT outsourcing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):32 - 37
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    In this article a survey of senior IT managers points to political and legal issues as the top risk concerns. These managers also say offshoring can create more jobs. Most companies consider offshore outsourcing as a way to reduce cost and increase efficiencies. Outsourcing can be a viable option for companies and can also help businesses and economies in the countries involved, as long as the out... View full abstract»

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  • Whipping up some gourmet software

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):39 - 42
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    A great chef's modus operandi can provide excellent lessons in how to achieve scale, while retaining quality in software development. Both remarkable software and superb cooking are a mix of science and art; of repetition and innovation; and of theory and intuition. From this blend comes practices that aim to balance quality, scale, and time pressures. Perhaps the most essential lesson is that the... View full abstract»

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  • 2005 EDOC: meeting the challenges of enterprise computing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):44 - 45
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    An increasing demand for interoperable applications exists, sparking the real-time exchange of data across borders, applications, and IT platforms. To perform these tasks, enterprise computing now encompasses a new class of groundbreaking technologies such as Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA); business process integration and management; and middleware support, like that for uti... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 46
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  • Resources

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  • 2005 Annual Index

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):53 - 57
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  • 2006 IEEE Computer Society Professional Membership/Subscription Application

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):59 - 60
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  • Advertiser/Product Index

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 61
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  • Higher education: who cares what the customer wants?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):62 - 64
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    Higher education business process surveys ignore the most important part of what they're meant to study - the customers and services. In June 2005, the Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR) published the report, "Good Enough! IT Investment and Business Process Performance in Higher Education." The content of the report describes the complex set of issues surrounding the performance of higher... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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