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  • SaaS takes on business intelligence

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 5:43 pm

    When considering strategic business intelligence needs, would you put your faith in the cloud? The idea made sense for Distribution Market Advantage. For Creativity Inc., not so much.
  • SAS starts hiring across Canada

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 4:52 pm

    SAS Canada is adding roughly 20 new positions, mostly in sales, to offices across the country.
  • Using Business Intelligence Intelligently

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 8:15 am

    When business intelligence is not smart enough to survive in today's environment, it is time to rethink business intelligence strategies – here are some tips:
  • The Evolution of Business Intelligence

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 10:15 am

    Today's mainstay Business Intelligence (BI) tools are extremely good at tracking raw transactional numbers like sales figures and profit margins. What they fail to adequately address are the root causes, or drivers, of trends in those numbers.
  • Are business intelligence products too sexy?

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 2:05 pm

    Is it possible business intelligence solutions are too sexy for their own good? Yes, according to one Monash University lecturer.
  • BI projects struggle to show value claims survey

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 3:35 pm

    More than three-quarters of business intelligence projects take more than a year to produce meaningful results. And nearly two-thirds of companies who have installed business intelligence systems have done such a poor job they get regular complaints from business users, according to a new survey from Kognitio.
  • SAP, HP to deepen ties around BI

    Posted October 9, 2009 - 9:18 pm

    SAP and its long-time partner Hewlett-Packard will announce plans next week to more closely link their technologies for BI (business intelligence) and data warehousing.
  • Business Measures: what to define?

    Posted October 9, 2009 - 11:12 am

    There are so many methods, strategies, books and theories about business measures but I never found a simple (2 pages) systematic way to define a business measure so that it will be quickly understandable to anybody.
  • BI visualization tool helps Dallas Cowboys sell Romo jerseys

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 2:19 pm

    The Dallas Cowboys expect to sell more than $100 million worth of jerseys and other Cowboys-branded gear, and they are using business intelligence software to do it.
  • LucidEra's BI tech finds new home at Pentaho

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 2:55 pm

    Open-source BI (business intelligence) vendor Pentaho has purchased technology from failed BI company LucidEra, it was announced Monday. Terms were not disclosed.
  • BI gives fashion jeansmaker a leg up

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    With more than 62 True Religion stores supplying copious point-of-sale data, True Religion has embraced business intelligence software to help it reach its goal of $1 billion in annual sales.
  • Hawaii taps HP for health data warehouse projects

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:55 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. is working with Hawaiian state health officials on two data warehousing projects, one of which will be one of the first examples of HP's new go-to-market strategy in the business intelligence (BI) market.
  • Tips for deploying BI cheaply, profitably and effectively

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 5:13 pm

    When Raghu Bala, CTO of Automotive.com, joined the company in 2006 to help it build out its business intelligence infrastructure, he put up on his office wall a picture of a cup stuffed with dollar bills and change, with a caption underneath that said, "Panhandling for BI budget."
  • The tech behind 236 eHarmony members getting hitched daily

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 9:41 am

    While eHarmony Inc.'s goal is to get its 20 million members married or into long-term relationships, the online matchmaker is a downright commitment-phobe in its use of technology.
  • Want to make BI pervasive? It's the culture, stupid

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 8:46 am

    Business intelligence software may have been around for several decades, but it remains an esoteric niche in most companies, according to an analyst.
  • IBM's 40% premium offer for SPSS looks like a bargain

    Posted July 29, 2009 - 12:52 pm

    Perhaps the most important thing about IBM's $1.2 billion acquisition of SPSS is that it prevents Oracle and SAP from getting their hands on the technology to buttress their BI analytics stories. They are left pursuing niche players such as InforSense, ThinkAnalytics or KXEN.
  • Analytics: Unlocking Value in BI Initiatives

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 9:46 am

    Most companies are making a colossal mistake in how they are approaching the business intelligence (BI) challenge because they fail to realize data does not equal information.
  • Management Concerns in the Virtual Business

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 12:36 am

    Virtual business processes is a leading tenet of business in the 21st century. Virtual business processes leverage the digital infrastructure, support communication and collaboration around the globe, and provides a solution to geographically dispersed teams. The virtual business model provides a sound solution to both strategic and tactical business planning. With all these great benefits, why is management so reluctant to implement virtual business processes? More importantly, how can you get the executive team to change their thinking on virtualization?
  • Microsoft lays out SQL Server road map

    Posted October 7, 2008 - 12:17 pm

    Microsoft Monday laid out its road map for SQL Server and a complement of add-ons it hopes will eventually redefine business intelligence and data warehousing.
  • Oracle plants a stake in the world of green software

    Posted September 29, 2008 - 11:50 am

    Oracle has teamed up with environmental, health and safety software specialist ESS to offer joint solutions aimed at helping organizations improve their collection and management of environmental data and programs, while reducing the cost and complexity involved.
  • Oracle pushes BI to the iPhone

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 2:31 pm

    Oracle is jumping on the iPhone bandwagon, releasing Business Indicators, the first in a planned wave of applications for the red-hot mobile device.
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