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February 2006 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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DataMirror Announces Support for IBM iSeries i5/OS V5R4 [Published: 02-01-2006]
DataMirror’s solutions provides real-time data integration, high-availability and data auditing in iSeries environments without interrupting the performance of an organization’s operational systems.

BEZ Systems Announces Immediate Availability of BEZProphet R1.7 [Published: 02-01-2006]
BEZProphet R1.7 broadens its scope of coverage to include support for KBI, Capacity Optimization Advice, and additional monitoring support for Oracle databases.

Omniture and SAXOTECH Announce a Strategic Reseller Partnership [Published: 02-01-2006]
SAXOTECH will integrate the Omniture SiteCatalyst reporting and analytics suite with SAXOTECH Online.

HFMA and MedeFinance Form a Partnership [Published: 02-01-2006]
HFMA and MedeFinance will work to market a suite of Web based analytic solutions carefully tailored to the UK healthcare environment and the requirements of HFMA members.

GTECH Signs a Seven-Year Agreement with the North Carolina Education Lottery [Published: 02-01-2006]
The North Carolina Education Lottery to provide a fully-integrated online and instant ticket lottery system, lottery terminals, a wireless communications network, ITVMs and ongoing services.

Eastman Chemical Company Selects Cognos [Published: 02-01-2006]
Eastman Chemical Company has selected Cognos to drive enterprise reporting as the company migrates to the SAP NetWeaver platform.

Millbrook Signs Alliance Agreement with Business Objects [Published: 02-02-2006]
Millbrook will include BusinessObjects XI, in its forthcoming release of the Millbrook Information Suite.

Using Business Intelligence to Manage Disaster Response [Published: 02-02-2006]
As shown by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the federal government must implement better planning for emergency relief.

Ed Yourdon: A Hero of Mine [Published: 02-02-2006]
Ed Yourdon, who made various advances in structured programming and analysis, has always been a hero of mine.

Greenbrier & Russel Authorized as Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition Reseller [Published: 02-02-2006]
Oracle's expertise in successfully deploying software enables Greenbrier & Russel to focus on customers' strategic goals and objectives.

SAP Unveils SAP CRM On-Demand Solution [Published: 02-02-2006]
SAP CRM on-demand solution will help line-of-business executives meet current business needs for a fast and easy on-ramp to enterprise CRM.

Oracle Sets World Record in Performance on Bull NovaScale Server [Published: 02-03-2006]
Oracle Database 10g provides a single, integrated database engine for scalable and high performing data warehousing implementations.

Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Implements Web Enabled Consumer Portal [Published: 02-03-2006]
Kaiser Permanente's Personal Advantage online portal connects brokers and consumers through an automated application process.

Royal Credit Union Successfully Implements Open Solutions [Published: 02-03-2006]
RCU implemented Open Solutions' The Complete Credit Union Solution as well as e-Commerce Banker Internet banking, Telephone banking, and the new Financial Accounting Suite.

Industry Leading Editor Joins the Business Intelligence Network [Published: 02-03-2006]
Jean Schauer named Editor in Chief of the Business Intelligence Network™.

Helphire Group Selects PegaRULES Process Commander [Published: 02-03-2006]
Helphire Group, has selected the PegaRULES Process Commander BPM platform to provide end-to-end management of its core claims-handling system.

Unify Unveils NavRisk Policy Administration Portal [Published: 02-03-2006]
The Portal provides a single integrated view of exposure, coverage and policy information, automates and shortens the annual renewal process, and improves day-to-day policy administration work load.

RedTail Solutions Partners with Franwell to Deliver RFID Solutions [Published: 02-03-2006]
Under this agreement, Franwell's RFID Genesis solution for internal RFID integration will be bundled with RTTM for EDI order management and data synchronization.

Merced Systems Releases Merced Performance Suite 2.7 [Published: 02-03-2006]
Merced Performance Suite 2.7 enhancements allow customers to rapidly automate critical managerial tasks through additional pre-configured workflows and new offline features.

Cognos Expands Partner Network in Malaysia [Published: 02-06-2006]
Cognos to provide greater coverage and service to the increasing awareness and demand for enterprise business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions in the marketplace.

Datavantage Acquires CommercialWare [Published: 02-06-2006]
Datavantage will integrate CommercialWare’s extensive cross-channel and direct-to-consumer offerings into the Datavantage product line.

Western Union Sends its Last Telegram [Published: 02-06-2006]
Western Union telegrams were an important part of person-to-person communications across America.

Geac Announces a Global Agreement with MicroStrategy [Published: 02-06-2006]
Customers can now integrate financial performance management functionality while leveraging their business intelligence platform investment.

StayinFront Releases StayinFront CRM Mobile [Published: 02-06-2006]
With StayinFront CRM Mobile 9.3, organizations can deploy a broad range of features and functionality in a handheld application.

Erasmus Forms a Strategic Partnership with WRI [Published: 02-06-2006]
WRI will work closely with Erasmus to jointly develop a translational medicine data warehousing solution for clinical, molecular and imaging data.

QualChoice of Arkansas Selects Cognos 8 BI [Published: 02-06-2006]
QualChoice of Arkansas selects Cognos 8 BI, to deliver the complete range of business intelligence capabilities on a single, proven architecture.

KCI Computing Launches 64-bit Version of CONTROL [Published: 02-06-2006]
CONTROL provides a one-stop solution offering the real-time business insight needed to plan, assess and drive corporate performance by leveraging relational technology to unite critical financial and operational data.

Connecting the Extended Corporate Information Factory to the Enterprise [Published: 02-07-2006]
The combination of the Extended Corporate Information Factory and the Smart BI Framework enables business intelligence processing to work cohesively with business transaction and business collaboration applications.

Using Healthcare Business Intelligence to Improve Revenue Management [Published: 02-07-2006]
Healthcare providers must work with numerous payers, such as private insurance, governmental agencies, self-insured employers and patients who can pay, to actually get paid.

Hitachi Consulting Acquires Navigator Systems [Published: 02-08-2006]
The business and IT consulting company will improve its leadership position in business intelligence and corporate performance management.

Syncsort Releases Backup Express [Published: 02-08-2006]
Backup Express 2.35 certified support of NearStore VTL means that it offers customers the benefits of disk-based data protection combined with the ease-of-use of Backup Express administration.

Celequest Announces Software Spectrum as a New Customer [Published: 02-08-2006]
Software Spectrum will use Celequest’s dashboard solutions to monitor key elements of corporate performance.

Business Objects and Sage Software Expand Relationship with New OEM Agreement [Published: 02-08-2006]
This new agreement enables Sage Software to embed and resell Crystal Reports as part of its business management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.

BEZ Systems Joins Wily Integration Network Program [Published: 02-08-2006]
Together, BEZ and Wily can provide customers with a solution to ensure consistently acceptable service delivery—for today and tomorrow—at the lowest cost.

Business Objects to Acquire Firstlogic [Published: 02-08-2006]
This acquisition will provide customers with a single, consistent view of their business, improve the trust and confidence in the information needed to make better decisions, and accelerate compliance initiatives.

Information Builders Joins ACORD [Published: 02-09-2006]
Joining ACORD allows Information Builders to further its involvement in insurance data standards and ensure that our industry-tailored offerings are aligned with their needs.

MarketStance Selects Applix TM1 [Published: 02-09-2006]
Applix to provide MarketStance, with its Applix TM1 application, enabling the company to achieve faster, more accurate and transparent dissemination of demographic information and market data for insurance marketing.

The Value of Eclipse for the Open Source Community [Published: 02-09-2006]
The Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) project, which includes a new report designer and runtime component, is one of the most prominent top-level Eclipse projects.

The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina [Published: 02-09-2006]
When affected by a disaster, whether natural or otherwise, companies with data warehousing and business intelligence capabilities are better equipped to resume normal operations.

Edmunds.com Streamlines Image Metadata Management [Published: 02-09-2006]
With MarkLogic Server, Edmunds.com can now retrieve the most compelling automotive images and associated metadata.

ProClarity Announces Availability of New Add-Ons for ProClarity Analytics 6 [Published: 02-09-2006]
ProClarity provides a simple, powerful and adaptable interface that enables organizations to harness the enhanced business intelligence features of the Microsoft platform.

Reaching Beyond Revenues [Published: 02-09-2006]
Achieve profitability by understanding real costs. login required

Cognos Announces A Global Collaboration Agreement with IBS [Published: 02-09-2006]
Cognos 8 Business Intelligence will be offered as an integrated part of the IBS Business System, which is used to handle the supply of goods, customer relations and financial control.

Vestmark Embeds MicroStrategy Technology [Published: 02-09-2006]
Vestmark has embedded MicroStrategy technology into its Managed Accounts Analyzer solution.

HP to Acquire OuterBay [Published: 02-09-2006]
With OuterBay's technology, HP can help organizations to more effectively manage database growth and improve database performance.

Discussion Between Bill Inmon, Richard Grondin and Ron Powell [Published: 02-09-2006]
Bill Inmon & Sand CTO Richard Grondin discuss how Sand Technology built a Grid Computing system managing 165 Terabyte of customer data for a major on-line services company based on Sun co-founder, Andy Bechtolsheim's new Optron based systems & Solaris 10.

Greenbrier & Russel Launch Patient Intelligence Registry For Healthcare [Published: 02-10-2006]
Greenbrier & Russel’s Patient Intelligence Registry will support many programs and provide data for healthcare research.

Decision Making and Risk within the Performance Management Process [Published: 02-13-2006]
The design of an effective decision-making process must take into consideration the level of decision-making participation as well as performance metrics.

From Performance Management to Process [Published: 02-13-2006]
Many small BPM vendors have become successful by focusing on a particular business or performance process.

CACHÉ Database Announces Telehealth Capabilities for Power2 [Published: 02-13-2006]
Power2 provides patent-pending technology that enables homecare agencies in today’s pay-for-performance environment.

Business Objects Delivers Healthcare and Life Sciences [Published: 02-13-2006]
Together, Business Objects and IBM offer a simplified way for organizations in healthcare and life-science industry segments to make sense of the growing amount of data used in research and clinical environments.

CSC to Provide Managed Hosting Services to Salem Hospital [Published: 02-13-2006]
CSC will provide managed hosting services to support the hospital's Epic Systems clinical applications.

Bearingpoint Partners with Google [Published: 02-14-2006]
BearingPoint and Google are working together to bring powerful but simple Google search solutions to complex enterprise environments.

Best Practices for Understanding Quantitative Data [Published: 02-14-2006]
When dealing with quantitative data, business analysts must be skeptical, think critically, and assume nothing.

Recommendations for Your Data Visualization Bookshelf [Published: 02-14-2006]
A good library of data visualization books can save you countless hours of frustration and help you avoid costly mistakes.

The Financial Times Selects WebTrends On Demand [Published: 02-14-2006]
Financial Times has selected WebTrends On Demand to analyze the behavior of visitors to FT.com in order to better serve their needs.

Joseph Selects Cognos [Published: 02-14-2006]
Joseph selects Cognos enterprise planning solutions to improve budgeting and planning processes across its business.

OfficeMax Selects ATG Customer Experience Platform [Published: 02-14-2006]
OfficeMax has selected the ATG Customer Experience Platform for its online storefronts.

Companies Worldwide Select Cognos 8 BI [Published: 02-14-2006]
Companies worldwide are selecting Cognos 8 BI for departmental and enterprise business intelligence.

Providence Health & Services Rolls Out Ensemble-based Data Warehouse [Published: 02-14-2006]
The integration initiative is expected to have a far-reaching impact on future business strategy at PHS.

Teradata Provides Support for the American Red Cross [Published: 02-15-2006]
The American Red Cross will be utilizing Teradata hardware, software and professional services and will migrate its Teradata warehouse system to its headquarters data center.

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Standardizes on Cognos 8 BI [Published: 02-15-2006]
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare is standardizing on Cognos 8 BI to drive deeper and more insightful organization-wide reporting and performance analysis.

Urix Partners with Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists [Published: 02-15-2006]
Urix has partnered with Pharmacy Outcome Specialists, to deploy a specialized solution—dClaw to provide accurate assessment, monitoring and support of the clawback for individual states.

Iron Mountain Selects BusinessObjects XI [Published: 02-15-2006]
Iron Mountain has deployed BusinessObjects XI as its enterprise business intelligence standard.

JasperSoft Launches Global Preferred Partner Program [Published: 02-15-2006]
The program offers partners two levels of participation: JasperSoft Preferred ISV Partner and JasperSoft Consulting Partner.

ABN AMRO Selects Teradata Data Warehouse [Published: 02-16-2006]
ABN AMRO has selected Teradata data warehouse as its platform for business decision support.

Insurance Data Standards: Designing XML Messages [Published: 02-16-2006]
Organizations must create a data model before they implement XML.

Service Level Agreements and Data Warehousing [Published: 02-16-2006]
The development of service level agreements for business intelligence and data warehousing environments enables the IT department to provide a formal set of expectations for end users.

Knightsbridge Launches Energy Pratice for Business Intelligence Consulting [Published: 02-16-2006]
The Energy Practice team comprises energy professionals with expertise in upstream exploration and production, midstream operations, energy trading, and downstream refining and marketing.

WellDyne RxWEST Selects MedInitiatives [Published: 02-16-2006]
MedInitiatives to provide the technology for WellDyne RxWEST Web based analytics and decision support tools.

Managing Master Data with KALIDO® 8 [Published: 02-16-2006]
Enabling business people to collaboratively define, consolidate, manage and authorize master data - without needing to modify the operational (ERP, CRM, SCM, et al) and analytical systems, from across which master data is sourced. login required

Sutter Health Selects Autonomy [Published: 02-16-2006]
Sutter Health chose Autonomy's IDOL technology to automatically categorize marketplace news and other information into an electronic knowledge repository.

Independent Oracle Users Group President Ari Kaplan Joins Datalink [Published: 02-16-2006]
Kaplan will work closely with customers to help them optimize the performance of their database and storage environments.

Kalido Data Warehouse Lifecycle Management [Published: 02-16-2006]
Data Warehouse Lifecycle Management (DWLM) is a new discipline for the creation and ongoing management of a data warehouse throughout its operational life. DWLM delivers enterprise-scale data warehouses that adapt efficiently to change. login required

Business Modeling - A New Paradigm for Enterprise Data Warehouse Design [Published: 02-16-2006]
This white paper explains the business modeling concept, how it is used to drive the creation and operation of enterprise data warehouses, and how it compares with other data warehouse design approaches, including third-normal form and star schema. login required

ABIOMED Selects Answerthink and SAP [Published: 02-17-2006]
Answerthink selected EzLifeSciences, a mySAP solution designed to streamline business processes and position the company for continued growth.

NPD Joins DATAllegro Customer List [Published: 02-20-2006]
NPD is using DATAllegro's 'C' series data warehouse appliance for retail point-of-sale analytics.

Dubais Corporate Office Selects Oracle [Published: 02-20-2006]
The Oracle E-Business Suite will allow business managers at all levels within each business unit to have a full view of their operational and financial data.

Meridian Selects Business Objects to Improve Budget Preparation [Published: 02-20-2006]
Business Objects enables Meridian to create and implement a comprehensive budgeting and reporting process which increases compliance, strengthens quality and minimizes turn around time.

SAS 9.1 Achieves ‘Powered by SAP NetWeaver’ Integration Status [Published: 02-20-2006]
The SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform adds business value by directly addressing the standardization pressures, costs and performance issues facing organizations today.

SAS Extends Support for Open Metadata with Meta Integration Technology [Published: 02-21-2006]
Through Meta Integration Technology, SAS Data Integration customers will enjoy lower implementation costs and faster implementations.

Myrtle Beach Selects Per-Se Connective Healthcare [Published: 02-21-2006]
As part of its agreement with Diagnostic Pathology Partnership, Per-Se will provide the group with complete accounts receivable management services and enhanced reporting.

Federated Databases in Bioinformatics and Translational Medical Research [Published: 02-21-2006]
Numerous real-world examples of federated systems illustrate how federated databases can benefit the medical community.

Telecom Trend Undercurrents [Published: 02-21-2006]
Managing expectations for internal customers, customer record privacy, taxation of services and the changing business model are issues currently impacting the telecom industry.

BendBroadband Launches New Voice Services [Published: 02-21-2006]
Primal Solutions collaborated closely with BendBroadband to tailor an IP Correlytics solution to precisely support their VoIP services needs.

Panorama Software Announces an OEM Agreement with VcsTimeless [Published: 02-21-2006]
Through this agreement, VcsTimeless will now be able to provide their retail customers with a real-time BI module.

Webster Bank Implements Hummingbird Enterprise for Contract and Compliance Management [Published: 02-22-2006]
Hummingbird Enterprise for Contract Management provides organizations with a secure, Web based environment for real-time access to their contract data and offers automation support across all contract management lifecycle stages.

ABN AMRO Selects Teradata Data Warehouse [Published: 02-22-2006]
ABN AMRO selected Teradata Data Warehouse to support the development of consumer businesses in Asia.

Datatel and iStrategy Solutions Form Partnership [Published: 02-22-2006]
Through the partnership the companies will jointly develop an integrated data mapping and load interface between the Datatel Colleague ERP system and iStrategy's HigherEd Analytics product.

Jagged Peak Announces the Launch of Global CRM Solution for TAG Heuer [Published: 02-22-2006]
The solution is designed to create a global TAG Heuer community where customers from various countries will access TAG Heuer interactive information, participate in events and special auctions.

Grange Insurance Expands Deployment of MicroStrategy for Enterprise Reporting and Analysis [Published: 02-22-2006]
Grange Insurance users rely on MicroStrategy’s Web based reports to assist them in increasing the profitability of each product, region and agent.

Spectrum Systems Announces the Addition of JReport [Published: 02-22-2006]
Spectrum Systems has partnered with Jinfonet Software to deliver the reporting solution for Java applications.

ALKA Selects SPSS Predictive Analytics [Published: 02-23-2006]
ALKA recently purchased and implemented SPSS predictive analytics to improve claim handling efficiency while reducing the cost of fraudulent claims.

Teradata Acquires SeeCommerce SeeChain Application [Published: 02-23-2006]
Teradata plans to provide ongoing support to existing SeeChain customers.

Business Intelligence and the Government Performance and Results Act [Published: 02-23-2006]
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires that agencies’ results be integrated into budgetary decision-making processes and that performance be reported to legislators and the public.

Storage and the Cluttered Medicine Cabinet [Published: 02-23-2006]
If all of your data is stored on the same type of storage media, improve performance by implementing tiered storage.

Fujitsu Consulting to Acquire Rapidigm [Published: 02-23-2006]
Rapidigm will significantly increase Fujitsu's national IT consulting and integration capacity.

Siperian and UDM Partner to Deliver Proven Data Models [Published: 02-23-2006]
Due to the integration of UDM with Siperian's adaptive architecture organizations save both the time and costs typically associated with developing enterprise and/or logical data models.

Macy's Selects Information Builders [Published: 02-23-2006]
Macy's East recently chose WebFOCUS as a reporting environment to gain critical visibility into the effectiveness of advertising placement and product decisions to increase retail sales.

Zimmerman Advertising Integrates with FastChannel's Echo Insight Media Intelligence [Published: 02-24-2006]
FastChannel Network will partner with Zimmerman Advertising to deliver an unprecedented standard of television advertising accountability to Zimmerman clients.

Sage and Timeline Announce Strategic BI Patent Agreement [Published: 02-24-2006]
Sage will be able to provide integrated data mart capabilities within any of Sage's ERP, accounting, CRM or business intelligence products.

Greenplum Launches The Bizgres Network [Published: 02-27-2006]
The Bizgres Network is an integrated support platform that provides access to Bizgres MPP software, a comprehensive knowledge base, and online technical support and other services.

Refining Simple Business Rules [Published: 02-27-2006]
Building on his last article, David Loshin continues his discussion of business rules for business intelligence, focusing on the structure of the rule format.

Master Data Management and Customer Data Integration [Published: 02-27-2006]
MDM and C-MDM solutions must employ an enterprise-wide approach to data integration, data quality and metadata management.

Truworths Selects Fair Isaac's Strategy Science Technology [Published: 02-27-2006]
Truworths is the first business in Africa to utilize Fair Isaac's Strategy Science decision optimization technology.

Mobius Solution Selected by SEI [Published: 02-27-2006]
SEI’s Private Banking and Trust group offers outsourced investment processing solutions that comprise a complete investment accounting and management information system for trust institutions.

Clarabridge Partners with Attensity [Published: 02-28-2006]
The partnership provides Clarabridge customers with the most comprehensive suite of text processing technologies to transform unstructured content into rich structured data.

The Evolution of Transportation [Published: 02-28-2006]
Passenger notification, transit operation, data visualization and content management solutions will improve the mass-transit passenger experience.

Operational Business Intelligence at a Fast Food Chain [Published: 02-28-2006]
In the fast food business, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction must be measured and managed daily. At one restaurant chain, BI delivers the performance indicators to help operational management maximize both.

Hyperion and Teradata Deliver Business Intelligence for Retailers [Published: 02-28-2006]
Teradata Retail Decisions allows retailers to implement an enterprise-wide solution that meets current and future business objectives.

Designing Executive Dashboards [Published: 02-28-2006]
How to create an effective operational dashboard, and the associated design best practices. login required