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Bloor has a library of over 1,000 published research papers that provide incisive but cost effective decision support information. Our research publications can help your organisation by giving you:

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Cover for Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems
Published: 1st April 1999 | By:
Sun Microsystems designs, manufactures and licenses processor technology, builds complete systems, and develops and licenses the Solaris operating system and associated software. Key to Sun’s future are the Java and Jini initiatives which are central to device-independent computing and connectivity.…

Cover for Oracle Strategy

Oracle Strategy
Published: 1st April 1999 | By:
In marketing terms, Oracle has been conspicuous by its absence for the last several months. It would be wrong to interpret this as the company being hyped into submission by the antics of Microsoft (with the much publicised SQL Server…

Cover for Sybase

Published: 1st April 1999 | By: Rob Hailstone
Sybase was the first database company to profit from the client/server boom of the late ’80s with the first dbms specifically architected to exploit this environment. Recently, though, a combination of factors have ensured that the dbms marketplace has been…

Cover for InterSystems Caché 3.1

InterSystems Caché 3.1
Published: 1st April 1999 | By:
Cache from InterSystems is a database management system aimed specifically at supporting transaction processing, especially where complex business logic is involved. In particular, Cache’s unique multi-dimensional capability means that it is much more efficient than conventional relational approaches when it…

Cover for The power of unity

The power of unity
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
IS departments face enough challenges with service provision as it is, without the additional burden of open disagreement. All it takes is for one person to criticise a strategic decision, or another to confide in a business colleague that the…

Cover for Another initiative? Oh joy!

Another initiative? Oh joy!
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
What real financial benefits have been delivered by the “initiatives” so prevalent in business today? From an IT perspective, under ever increasing pressure to justify our spending and very existence, where are the savings, improvements and competitive advantage resulting from…

Cover for This is personal

This is personal
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
Deborah Graham, 33, a Computer systems manager from Dudley, committed suicide after struggling in private to cope with her job. What a tragedy for someone so young to be consumed by such stress, pressures and worries. These are not unique…

Cover for Strategic Communication?

Strategic Communication?
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
Information overload. Everyone suffers from it, it causes great stress, and it is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more information there is out there, the more we strive to know. We receive a twenty-page report and we want more detail next…

Cover for Our biggest financial – and human – cost

Our biggest financial – and human – cost
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
A recent Computer Weekly/Banner study showed that over 30% of IT directors feel  that stress affects their ability to cope with their job. After covering this in my CW column, I was inundated with e-mails and letters from people suggesting…

Cover for Designers of destiny

Designers of destiny
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
Within the world of IT, the negs are having a field day. We all know who the negs they are the people who love to find something, anything, wrong with an idea. They will always point out (with great glee)…

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