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March 2005 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Business Intelligence and Negative Discovery [Published: 03-01-2005]
We must increasingly use tools and techniques that enable us to interpret large amounts of data as we strive to achieve understanding.

New Horizon in Business Intelligence For The Financial Sector [Published: 03-01-2005]
Pervasive business intelligence can provide people the information they need to make better decisions faster. login required

Hyperion Customers Gain Performance Visibility Through Interactive Dashboards [Published: 03-01-2005]
Hyperion Business Intelligence Platform features integrated management reporting, advanced analytics and master data management.

Datallegro Launches New Data Warehouse Appliance [Published: 03-01-2005]
$150,000 per Terabyte and Table Scanning at a Terabyte per minute set new industry standard

Government to Pay Nearly One-Half of Health Tab by 2014 [Published: 03-02-2005]
A federal report cites the medicare drug plan while noting that private spending will rise too.

The Data Warehouse and Customer Segments [Published: 03-03-2005]
This is the fourth article of a five-part series on competitive advantage and the data warehouse.

New Nanotechnology Timeline [Published: 03-03-2005]
Nanotech is arriving faster than we thought.

Microsoft Expands Current Reporting Offering [Published: 03-03-2005]
Microsoft releases third SQL Server 2005 preview, updates SQL Server 2000 reporting services and expands report packs offering.

60 Companies Plan to Sponsor Health Coverage for Uninsured [Published: 03-04-2005]

Business Objects Raises the Bar in Business Intelligence Security [Published: 03-04-2005]
BusinessObjects XI increases security by providing RSA 128-Bit encryption as standard platform security level.

BPM Pulse: BPM Healthy, Vendors … OK [Published: 03-07-2005]
Survey reveals what the most successful business performance management initiatives have in common.

Business Performance Management and Predictability [Published: 03-07-2005]
Linking business execution to business strategy.

Applix Launches Enhancements to TM1 BPM Platform [Published: 03-07-2005]
New features and components for Microsoft Excel- and Web-based business performance management.

Oracle Announces General Availability of Business Intelligence 10g [Published: 03-07-2005]

Cognos Releases Cognos ReportNet on Intel Linux Platform [Published: 03-07-2005]

SPSS Predictive Analytics Accelerates Cancer Research at Children’s Memorial Research Center [Published: 03-09-2005]

New NCR Server Accelerates Teradata Data Warehouse Performance [Published: 03-09-2005]
First server to scale to 4.2 petabytes in size for commercial decision support.

The Data Warehouse and Customer Behavior [Published: 03-09-2005]
This is the final article of a five-part series on competitive advantage and the data warehouse.

Data Warehouse Architecture: The Great Debate [Published: 03-09-2005]
Inmon Vs. Kimball—Differences Between Industry Titans.

Information Builders Transforms Operational Business Intelligence [Published: 03-09-2005]
First solution to integrate operational systems with reporting, culminating in true operational business intelligence and saving money to the bottom line.

Geac Wins $800,000 Software and Services Contract [Published: 03-10-2005]
Smart Shirts Limited purchases Geac RunTime Product Lifecycle Management Solution to meet changing customer demands, improve internal communications and efficiency.

SAS Expands Lead in Credit Risk Management Software [Published: 03-10-2005]
SAS Credit Risk Management: preferred solution for leading international financial institutions, enhanced in latest version.

Information Lifecycle Management for Data Warehousing: Matching Technology to Reality [Published: 03-10-2005]
An introduction to SAND searchable archive. login required

Information Lifecycle Management for Data Warehousing: Taming the Tera-Flation [Published: 03-10-2005]
SAND Technologies explores the inflated size of the typical data warehouse and its' negatively affecting ability to provide the expected levels of performance and service. login required

The Applix Insider’s Guide to the Actuary Business [Published: 03-10-2005]
The secrets of using performance management to manage the risk industry. login required

Hyperion Performance Suite 8 [Published: 03-10-2005]
Scalability and performance benchmarks on sun solaris operating system. login required

Developing a BI Strategy for CRM/ERP Data [Published: 03-10-2005]
An in-depth TDWI report providing vendor-neutral research. login required

The Hyperion Insatiable Enterprise [Published: 03-10-2005]
Leveraging the Essbase analytical engine to successfully and cost-effectively satisfy information-based business BI demands. login required

Leisure Giant Thomas Cook Expands MicroStrategy Deployment Enterprise-Wide [Published: 03-11-2005]

Teradata to Resell MicroStrategy Software and Services. [Published: 03-11-2005]

Business Objects Appoints Carl Pascarella to Board of Directors [Published: 03-13-2005]
President and CEO of Visa U.S.A. brings extensive experience growing and managing world-class organizations to Business Objects board of directors.

Ascential Software to be Acquired by IBM [Published: 03-14-2005]
Acquisition Bolsters IBM's Data Integration Strategy

Market Shifts and Data Warehouse Appliances [Published: 03-15-2005]
Every successful technology sows the seeds of its own demise.

Compliance for the Agile Enterprise [Published: 03-15-2005]
Retooling IT for Compliance: secure resources and tools to plan, evaluate, test and deploy.

Teradata, IRI to Deliver Solutions to CPG Industry [Published: 03-15-2005]
Relationship to support higher in-stocks, lower inventory levels and reduced overall supply-chain costs for CPG manufacturers.

Managing Automation Honors Skyworks for Excellence in Data Integration [Published: 03-16-2005]
Ascential software enabled seamless integration of critical business systems following merger, enabling faster, more comprehensive realization of benefits.

Hyperion, University to Launch BPM Research Institute [Published: 03-16-2005]
China's top business school to team with Hyperion for premier coursework, research and publishing.

Insight Communications Selects A3 Modeling for CPM [Published: 03-16-2005]
US cable operator deploys corporate performance management tools that reduce reporting cycle time and enhance ease of use.

Data Warehouse: Ralph Kimball’s Vision [Published: 03-16-2005]
This is a compilation of what the author has derived from Ralph Kimball’s published articles and books, as well as from his website, which formulate the author’s impression of the Kimball approach to the data warehouse.

IBM to Acquire Ascential Software [Published: 03-17-2005]
Extends leadership in helping customers integrate, structure and manage information.

Firstlogic and Language Analysis Systems Enter into Global Partnership [Published: 03-18-2005]
Firstlogic teams with LAS for Data Quality Solutions with advanced name recognition capabilities.

Master Data Integration and the Single Source of Truth [Published: 03-21-2005]
Building a single source of truth is valuable when it contributes to the organization being better positioned to achieve its business objectives.

The Role of Business Intelligence in Knowledge Management [Published: 03-21-2005]
Business Intelligence has a very important role in knowledge management projects.

Scripps Health Selects Ascential Software to Power Clinical Data Warehouse [Published: 03-21-2005]
Healthcare network leverages ascential enterprise integration suite to bring together information and improve decision-making.

Predictive Analytics in Clinical Healthcare [Published: 03-22-2005]
This article details the specific dimensions of a patient encounter prediction and how such predictions can be used to support operational and strategic decisions for greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness.

Practical Data Quality for Financial Services [Published: 03-22-2005]
With a Data Governance Entity in place and quality raised as a top-tier issue, the question now becomes how to fix data quality problems.

Netezza Expands Global Operations [Published: 03-22-2005]
Company appoints Jon Niess Vice President of International Operations.

Ascential Software, Bombardier Aerospace to Discuss the Role of Data Integration [Published: 03-23-2005]
Data Integration enables manufacturers to construct enterprise-wide views within complex SAP environments and identify cost savings opportunities.

Data Warehouse: Bill Inmon’s Vision [Published: 03-23-2005]
Acknowledged as the father of the Data Warehouse, Bill Inmon shares his views on his concept and design.

Police Departments Fighting Crime with SPSS Predictive Analytics [Published: 03-23-2005]
Saving Time and Money.

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance in the Brave New World [Published: 03-23-2005]
From a legal standpoint, a corporation has every right to look at and monitor corporate communications, and that includes E-mail.

Syncsort’s Backup Express Supports Novell Linux Small Business Suite [Published: 03-24-2005]

What the iPod has to Teach Us About BI Design: Build Simpler BI Systems to Increase Impact [Published: 03-24-2005]
The value of a business intelligence solution is not in distributing information, but in the improved decision making that information enables. Decision making is not improved unless the BI solution is actually used by the people that make decisions.

New SAS Enterprise ETL Server Sets Performance Record [Published: 03-25-2005]
Recent Benchmarking numbers prove enterprise-class ETL performance of SAS 9.

ADVIZOR Provides Business Intelligence and Data Visualization Insight [Published: 03-26-2005]
The B-EYE-Network and Claudia Imhoff recently interviewed President Doug Cogswell.

SAS Solutions for Forecasting Dominate the Market Across Industries [Published: 03-28-2005]
Reliable Analysis of Business Data Produces Insights for Competitive Advantage.

PUMA North America Manages Inventory Real-time with SPSS Software [Published: 03-28-2005]

SunGard Data Systems to be Acquired by Private Equity Group [Published: 03-28-2005]
Silver Lake Partners, Bain Capital, The Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., Providence Equity Partners and Texas Pacific Group Work As Partners to Complete Buyout.

Hyperion Names Dean Drougas CIO [Published: 03-28-2005]

Firstlogic Announces Formation of Federal User Group [Published: 03-28-2005]
Firstlogic Will Host its Inaugural Federal User Meeting in Arlington, Va.

Business Metadata: How to Write Definitions [Published: 03-29-2005]
Business Metadata is all about adding context to data.

Fast and Simple Disk-to-Disk Disaster Recovery with ExpressDR [Published: 03-29-2005]
ExpressDR provides a disk-to-disk recovery data protection strategy for Windows environments that maximizes business continuity in every disaster scenario. login required

HP Selects Mark Hurd as new CEO [Published: 03-29-2005]
Performance at NCR Credited with his Selection

SAND Searchable Archive Recommended For Meeting Compliance Objectives [Published: 03-30-2005]
Information Lifecycle Management Using SAND Searchable Archive Addresses the Conflicting Goals of Effectively Managing Data Warehouse Performance and Meeting Operational Compliance Objectives.

Data Warehousing: Similarities and Differences of Inmon and Kimball [Published: 03-31-2005]
How do the two architectures differ? how great the chasm? Is there a common ground?

Business Intelligence: Customers and the Public Sector [Published: 03-31-2005]
Who are the real customers of the government?

QlikTech and DMSi Software Team Up to Introduce BInformed [Published: 03-31-2005]
New Application Allows Users to Make Business Decisions Quickly and Accurately.

Information Lifecycle Management for the Operational Data Store [Published: 03-31-2005]
Managing the conflicting goals of better performance and operational compliance. login required