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  • Does Microsoft deal signal death of HP's Neoview?

    Posted January 19, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft's unveiling Wednesday of a series of data warehousing appliances has some observers sounding the death knell for HP's Neoview platform.
  • BellaDati analyzes enterprise data in the cloud

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 6:34 pm

    The BI solution, BellaDati, developed by the Czech company, Trgiman, and recently released in its version 2.3, is designed as an easy-to-use, yet complete analytical tool also targeted at small and medium businesses. Apart from business intelligence functionality, it includes features like market and media intelligence.
  • Jaspersoft rearchitects BI stack

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 7:15 pm

    Jaspersoft 4.0 features a completely reengineered software stack
  • The key to keeping e-discovery cheap

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 7:10 pm

    When they go to court, most companies dump every bit of data they can collect on lawyers, who get paid a lot more than a DBA to filter through it.
  • IBM doubles down on business analytics

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 6:14 pm

    Billions of dollars, millions of man-hours, and thousands of projects at IBM are all focused on the same thing: turning scads of enterprise data into useful information.
  • Gartner: BI will be consumed heavily on mobiles in two years

    Posted January 10, 2011 - 12:08 pm

    Business intelligence and analytics leaders need to embrace four trends, including the growing popularity of business applications on mobile devices, according to analysts at Gartner.
  • Oracle aims new BI app at SAP customers

    Posted January 10, 2011 - 1:30 am

    Oracle is moving further into rival SAP's turf with Oracle Financial Analytics for SAP, a new BI (business intelligence) application that can crunch ERP (enterprise resource planning) system financial data for insights.
  • How I Got Here: Guy Peri, Director, Business Intelligence, Procter & Gamble Company Global Business Services

    Posted January 4, 2011 - 1:38 pm

    Guy Peri, Director, Business Intelligence, Procter & Gamble Company Global Business Services will tell you that he is a geek at heart, but it's all about the people. He received his MBA because, while he loved technology, he was missing the human interaction, and the application of technology with business problems. He shares some of his journey in this interview.
  • Self-service BI, SaaS, analytics will dominate in 2011

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    Enterprises will increasingly look for opportunities to tap self-service business intelligence systems and SaaS-based BI offerings in 2011, analysts say.
  • Enterprise apps find a space on consumer devices

    Posted December 30, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    Traditional enterprise software companies are finding new opportunities to serve customers on iPads, iPhone and other devices
  • Emerging tech: Business intelligence apps go mobile

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 11:03 pm

    What could your company do with a BI app on iPhones and iPads? Some analysts say this mobile software category will take off in 2011 - but early adopters are already gaining benefits.
  • Teradata buying marketing vendor Aprimo for $525M

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:57 pm

    Teradata is planning to buy integrated marketing software vendor Aprimo for US$525 million, the company announced Wednesday. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of next year.
  • Most disturbing WikiLeaks revelation: 'Worst sex ever'

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    State Dept. still PO'd about secret cables; Assange ego wrestles with poor review. Can the rest of us talk about secrecy now?
  • Using ERP to increase sales

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    How Mattress Giant used its ERP system to triple its in-store sales.
  • BI requires cultural transformation, says Gartner

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 1:08 pm

    Chief information officers must ensure that business intelligence (BI) programmes are treated as a "cultural transformation of the business, instead of an IT project", analyst house Gartner has said.
  • Oracle puts OpenOffice in the cloud, but not for nothing

    Posted December 15, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    Oracle announced it is making a version of OpenOffice available through the cloud, but appears to be offering only paid versions of the open-source suite.
  • Six hot workplace trends for 2011

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    In late 2009, when the unemployment rate reached 10 percent for the first time since the early '80s, everyone hoped that 2010 would be a comeback year. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. After early signs of progress, economic growth sputtered this year and the unemployment rate sits at 9.8 percent as we approach Christmas.
  • The state of BI tools

    Posted December 13, 2010 - 10:04 am

    If you're in the market for BI tools, here's the lowdown on who's offering what, from the major vendors to small startups.
  • IBM adds assessment tools to data center service offerings

    Posted December 10, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    IBM leverages its analytics research for its data center solutions and services
  • Let information guide your IT strategy

    Posted December 2, 2010 - 6:51 pm

    Generally in life, in order to make money, one has to work. In almost every situation, working involves some type of information. Interestingly, not everyone understands that in order to work well, the information employees use needs to be managed and secured as effectively as possible. When everything is said and done, if information isn't facilitated, people don't make as much money and companies don't reach their full potential.
  • WikiLeaks signs its own death warrant with threat to businesses

    Posted December 2, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    Real data-loss prevention is a political as much as a technical problem; the WikiLeaks example and its threat to dish on corporations makes a good case to help IT address both.
  • SAP's HANA will speed real-time data analytics

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 9:16 pm

    SAP's High-Performance Analytic Appliance, or HANA, which started shipping on Wednesday, should give its customers a much faster, more flexible way to analyze large volumes of data in real-time, analysts said.
  • IT hiring picture brightens for January

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    IT is ahead of other specialty areas in what may be a real upturn in hiring, according to Robert Half Technology, which sees improvements in salary and total hiring numbers starting in January.
  • CRM: Four dirty little secrets of marketing automation

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    In the heat of a sales cycle, marketing automation vendors tell you all the great news about how their systems will increase conversion rates, improve sales effectiveness, and save time. When used properly, marketing automation systems do all that. What the sales reps don't tell you is...
  • SAP launches HANA for in-memory analytics

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 10:42 am

    SAP is launching its HANA in-memory computing appliance on Wednesday.
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