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1 New Opportunities Update on New Technology www.arnoldit.com / www.infozen.com sa@arnoldit.com 502 228 1966 April 13, 2004 © 2004 Stephen E. Arnold

2 Topics Background Database performance RSS services Monitoring user activity Outlook

3 Arnold IT Affiliated with InfoZen, Inc. (Rockville, Maryland) Arnold clients include: –Unit of the worlds largest software company –Veen Law (SF) and Hall & Estill (DC) –Ebsco Electronic Publishing

4 Performance Data volume exploding Systems cannot keep pace Throwing hardware at the problem –Expensive –Results uneven / unpredictable

5 Database Performance

6 New Access Modes

7 New Table Structures

8 Push Returns Content provides cues Traditional approach to news… watershed XML and scripts: –Clustering of content –New, hard-to-locate sources –New players

9 RSS: Autoclustering

10 4,000 Real Time Sources

11 Monitoring Enters Mainstream Opt in Monitor Exploit

12 Monitoring

13 Discovery

14 Relationships

15 Bottom-line Performance--critical to new tools RSS--fundamental challenge to established newsfeeds Monitoring--data mining and clustering essential to intelligence

16 Outlook Raw innovation important Processing efficiency and raw speed essential New tools require focus on: –Data transformation –Automation of manual processes –Playing well with others

17 Forecast for IT Innovation without integration is no solution. It is just another expensive problem.

18 The urls www.sliccware.com and www.washingtonpost.com www.topix.net and www.rocketinfo.com www.anacubis.com and www.inxight.com


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