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Uniting the Business: Simplifying Information Integration Connectivity

Date: June 26, 2007

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

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Featured Speakers:

Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (bio)
Peter Inzana, Director of Product Management, IBM (bio)


Moderator:

David A. Kelly

Sponsored By:

IBM

Complexity is a fact of life for specialist tasked with creating information integration infrastructures that enable strategic insight across a heterogeneous landscape. Compounding this challenge is the focus that enterprise application vendors have on their own operational data repositories as the primary source of data for their application's operations. Business users are requiring more relevant, more customizable access to information to improve their flexibility and responsiveness and IT organizations are under increasing pressure to find ways to simplify connectivity to a wide variety of data sources to consistently deliver this information on demand. But there seems to be hope. The advances of SOA and new techniques that leverage Information as a Service like Forrester Research's Information Fabric and IBM's and Dynamic Warehousing provide new approaches and technology to meet these more dynamic information integration needs.

This Webcast, "Uniting the Business: Simplifying Information Integration Connectivity" will delve into the details of Forrester Research's Information Fabric approach to enterprise information integration and how IBM Information Server can enable organizations to:

  • Speed project development time by simplifying how heterogeneous data sources are connected for a holistic view across the enterprise
  • Promote reuse of connectivity patterns to reduce costs and ease maintenance headaches
  • Eliminate slow, labor-intensive manual efforts to write programs to vendor-specific APIs or directly to RDBMS tables
  • Build a highly scalable information integration infrastructure that can meet your current and future information integration needs



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Featured Speaker Bios:

Noel Yuhanna covers database management systems (DBMSes), information-as-a-service, data replication and integration, data security, data management tools, and related online transaction processing issues. Noel has more than 20 years of experience in IT and has held various technical and management positions. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, Noel spent several years at Exodus Communications and led a group responsible for planning and implementing mission-critical enterprise applications. Prior to Exodus, he served as a principal consultant, benchmark specialist, and data architect for Amdahl. He has worked on several large, terabyte-sized database applications and deployed high-availability and high-scalability solutions for various enterprises. Noel has spoken at numerous industry conferences around the globe and is quoted frequently in industry publications. He has taught several technical and management programs on grid computing, data management, security, scalability, consolidation, and information fabric. Noel holds a bachelor's degree in business and a postgraduate degree in business administration. Noel is the author of an Oracle book and is currently working on another book on data security.

Peter Inzana is a Director of Product Management in IBM's Information Platform and Solutions Group. For over 6 years, he has been focused on connectivity, spanning that for databases, enterprise applications, business systems, industry standards and communication protocols. Presently, Peter is responsible for all the connectivity of IBM Information Server on distributed and hosted platforms (consisting of hundreds of interfaces, offering the widest breath in the integration market). He has over 10 years of professional experience in data integration, data warehousing and business intelligence software development, sales, marketing and product management, with his undergrad completed at University of Maine and post grad work, focused on software development, done at Boston University.


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