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  • IBM to buy analytics software vendor Netezza

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 11:20 am

    Big Blue seems pretty serious about this analytics thing.
  • The big promise of Big Data: What you need to know today

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    Hadoop and other tools can unlock critical insights from unfathomable volumes of corporate and external data.
  • SAP rolls out real-time business analytics apps

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:01 am

    In a sign of SAPs stepped up attention to the business analytics market, the company released a set of real-time analytics products on Tuesday that are customized for use in various industry sectors and business functions.
  • How Microsoft PowerPivot will disrupt BI

    Posted September 10, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Microsoft PowerPivot will equip an army of Excel users with business intelligence chops
  • BI firm takes iPads over laptops

    Posted September 10, 2010 - 10:52 am

    BI tool maker MicroStrategy is deploying some 1,800 Apple iPads to execs and sales personnel after finding the device's total cost of ownership fell far below laptop computers.
  • SAP partner launches cloud-based mobile app service

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 10:35 am

    SAP partner and start-up Leapfactor announced a cloud-based system to support mobile applications, including back-office custom applications for accounting and customer support.
  • SAS rolls out predictive analytics for business users

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    SAS Institute on Thursday announced a new toolset aimed at giving business users the ability to work with predictive analytics software, which has historically been the province of specialized statisticians.
  • The best open source applications

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 9:00 am

    InfoWorld's Test Center picks the top open source applications of 2010
  • The New New CIO Role: Big Changes Ahead

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    The CIO extreme makeover necessitated right now isn't a mere cosmetic rehab. It will demand a mighty effort from those IT leaders whose comfort zone involves four walls, lots of servers and voluminous air-conditioning.
  • Ready for 2020? Advice for every career stage

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    Information technology has always been a fast-changing field. But nothing compares to the expected sea changes in the next decade that will impact the career plans of every generation of IT worker.
  • Where are all these files coming from?

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Raphael Reich looks at 5 sources of unstructured data at risk of being overlooked or underprotected
  • Centralized BI not always the way to go

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:21 am

    Sometimes organizations wrongly make the decision to deploy an enterprise business intelligence solution when what they really need is centralized data management, said one analyst.
  • SAP, Sybase unveil first joint offerings

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:20 am

    Following the merger of SAP AG and Sybase ASA earlier this year, both companies shared their first joint milestones in the form of combined product announcements that will focus on the mobile device, in-memory analytics and enterprise information management.
  • Fusion Apps questions Oracle should answer

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 7:23 pm

    Oracle appears set to deliver more information than ever before about its long-awaited Fusion Applications at the OpenWorld conference in September, with more than 30 sessions listed as of Tuesday.
  • Forrester: Open-source BI has pros and cons

    Posted August 11, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    A new Forrester Research report finds that while a number of open-source BI (business intelligence) offerings are providing many of the capabilities enterprises require, certain shortcomings remain.
  • Five Advantages of Unified Information Access (UIA)

    Posted August 10, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    The first wave of enterprise search helped companies tap into the world of text+, sometimes referred to as "unstructured" or "semi-structured" information. Primary drivers included the need to monetize digital content, reduce risk through compliance, or increase employee, customer and partner productivity. These early implementations provided significant value and solved important problems; they also demonstrated limitations that have lead to demand for the next generation -- Unified Information Access (UIA).
  • HP, Sybase team to offer DIY BI blueprint

    Posted August 10, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    Hewlett-Packard and Sybase release a blueprint for quickly building a business intelligence system
  • Top 10 Ways CIOs Can Prepare for Recession No. 2

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    As Gartner warns IT leaders to be ready in case a second recession hits, CIO.com's Thomas Wailgum shares his thoughts on how CIOs can actually slash pesky budgets. Hint: Unpaid interns, meet Russian hackers!
  • Beef up your BI strategy

    Posted July 28, 2010 - 8:49 pm

    Last year CIOs faced budget cuts, project delays and increased demand for services, and this year IT budgets have – for the most part – remained flat. For CIOs, it’s a challenging time, and one that requires them to move from cost-cutting measures to providing strategic value.
  • Memphis cops use predictive analytics to fight crime

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    It can sometimes be hard to pinpoint the return on investment in a particular technology, but police officials in Memphis, Tennessee, say they are getting major results from using predictive analytics technology to fight crime.
  • Birst offers concurrent user pricing for BI

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 10:46 am

    On-demand BI vendor Birst announced Tuesday that it is now offering the option of concurrent user pricing, a licensing model few BI providers use because it can limit the amount of money they make compared to typical "named user" pricing.
  • BI vendor QlikTech's IPO could be red-hot

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    BI (business intelligence) vendor Qlik Technologies' upcoming IPO (initial public offering) is garnering significant interest from investors, despite the general damper tech IPOs have faced of late due to the economic climate.
  • Business intelligence goes mobile

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Even before his company had finished developing its first mobile business intelligence application, Manoj Prasad was deep into planning the next one.
  • Mobile BI can be quick and easy

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    Mobile BI sounds complicated, but it doesn't have to be. Here's the story of a nonprofit organization that went mobile with very little labor.
  • How savvy firms monitor customers' online chatter

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    People react to the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes in one of three ways: Some hope that the next knock on the door will be a member of the company's Prize Patrol carrying a giant check; some think the whole thing is a joke; and others exploit its brand for scams.
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