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October 2006 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Business Objects Completes Acquisition of ALG Software [Published: 10-02-2006]
Business Objects has closed the acquisition of Armstrong Laing Limited.

The Matrix – Now at a Computer Near You [Published: 10-03-2006]
With a matrix, data can be grouped and structured in ways that are not possible in a standard report table, but does this result in too much of a good thing?

Lessons in Data Warehousing from Walt Disney and His Magic Kingdom [Published: 10-03-2006]
Walt Disney and his Magic Kingdom can serve as sources of inspiration for data warehousing adventures. The two have more in common than you might think.

DATAllegro Announces a Position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems [Published: 10-03-2006]
Companies that meet Gartner's qualifications for inclusion are rated on criteria such as overall viability, market execution, customer experience, business model, product strategy and innovation.

Alaska Selects BusinessObjects XI Release 2 [Published: 10-03-2006]
State of Alaska's Division of Finance has selected BusinessObjects XI Release 2 as its business intelligence standard.

DataMirror Unveils PointBase 5.5 [Published: 10-03-2006]
DataMirror PointBase 5.5 is a full featured SQL92/99 JDBC-compliant Java relational database.

FSIS Awards Data Management Group a IT Support Contract [Published: 10-03-2006]
The ERS will improve FSIS’ business intelligence through reporting, trend analysis and oversight of the inspection work force.

Oco Delivers Web-Based Services [Published: 10-04-2006]
Ron Powell speaks with Oco’s George O’Conor in an exclusive interview.

SAND Announces SAND/DNA for SAP BI Runs on NetApp Storage Systems [Published: 10-04-2006]
SAND/DNA for SAP BI runs on NetApp storage systems, expanding customer storage options for SAND/DNA deployment.

Saksoft Acquires Acuma Group [Published: 10-04-2006]
Saksoft and Acuma will combine high end consulting with a global service delivery model.

Community Health Choice selects DataMirror Transformation Server [Published: 10-04-2006]
CHC has selected DataMirror as its technology partner to enable real-time Change Data Capture of its mission-critical corporate information.

Accuro Healthcare Solutions Acquires CDM Services Group [Published: 10-04-2006]
CDMSG will be combined with Accuro's existing suite of chargemaster and coding application solutions.

Lucidics Selects VisualSmart [Published: 10-04-2006]
Under the agreement, Lucidics will develop its suite of on-demand Managed Tools on the VisualSmart business intelligence platform.

Data Warehouse and Design Review [Published: 10-05-2006]
Where is design review today in the world of data warehousing and decision support systems?

Clustering, SMP and MPP in Very Large Data Warehouses (VLDWs) [Published: 10-05-2006]
This article presents Oracle RAC and its use as a multiterabyte warehousing solution.

Star Lumber Selects WebFOCUS [Published: 10-05-2006]
Star Lumber and Supply has selected WebFOCUS as its enterprise BI standard for reporting and information delivery.

Fujitsu and SAP Expand Partnership [Published: 10-05-2006]
Fujitsu and SAP will team worldwide to market and deliver SAP's business applications.

ADVIZOR Combines Data Visualization, Predictive Analytics and In-Memory Data Management [Published: 10-09-2006]
Claudia Imhoff recently spoke with ADVIZOR’s Doug Cogswell in an exclusive interview.

Business Objects and Salesforce.com Expand Partnership [Published: 10-09-2006]
New connectivity between Salesforce and Business Objects empowers customers to create sophisticated Crystal reports.

CSC and Global Crossing Launch IPv6 [Published: 10-09-2006]
CSC will offer the new version of Internet protocol to its industry and government customers.

Oracle Buys Sunopsis [Published: 10-09-2006]
This acquisition further strengthens Oracle’s commitment to support IT environments by providing broad support for both Oracle and non-Oracle data sources and targets.

Simple Displays of Complex Quantitative Relationships [Published: 10-10-2006]
This article features the winning solution, submitted by Jock Mackinlay of Tableau Software, for the third scenario in the 2006 Data Visualization Competition.

Multivariate Analysis Using Heatmaps [Published: 10-10-2006]
This is the third article in a series that began in July with the article entitled, "An Introduction to Visual Multivariate Analysis."

University of Illinois Selects Business Objects [Published: 10-10-2006]
Business Objects lets university staff immediately access standard reports that track student enrollment, operational budget status and payroll.

Aurora Health Care Signs Contract with Lawson Software [Published: 10-10-2006]
Aurora licensed Lawson Enterprise Financial Management and business intelligence suites to facilitate timely and accurate financial reporting.

CDC Software Acquires MVI Technology [Published: 10-10-2006]
The acquisition of MVI expands CDC Software’s customer-base in strategic industries and broadens the company’s overall offerings.

Northwestern University Selects Cognos 8 Business Intelligence [Published: 10-10-2006]
Cognos 8 BI will be implemented across the institution – from department administrators who simply need to look at data, to analysts who need metrics such as acceptance rate and budget performance.

SAND Technology Expands in Japan [Published: 10-10-2006]
DBDSynergy will resell the SAND/DNA product suite in Japan.

Hyperion and Movaris Form a Strategic Partnership [Published: 10-11-2006]
The strategic partnership will market integrated solutions that address the critical issues associated with the ‘last mile’ of finance.

DataMirror Extends Capabilities of Transformation Server/ES [Published: 10-11-2006]
DataMirror has extended the capabilities of Transformation Server/ES to help enterprises identify the business value behind their data and react in real time to revenue opportunities.

IBM and Geisinger Form a Partnership [Published: 10-11-2006]
Under the multiyear agreement, the two companies will design and put into place a tools called the Clinical Decision Intelligence System.

Actuate Announces Acceptance into IBM SOA Program [Published: 10-11-2006]
The Actuate platform integrates with the IBM SOA Foundation, a single, integrated platform that combines the industry’s top application server and integration capabilities.

The Different Types of Operational Data Stores [Published: 10-12-2006]
What are the differences between an enterprise ODS and an e-business Web-based ODS?

Information, Value and the Long Tail [Published: 10-12-2006]
The “long tail” is an idea that is currently being socialized, and this article explores how it relates to information management.

Wheaton Group and Daystar Announce Formation of Daystar Wheaton Group [Published: 10-12-2006]
Daystar Wheaton Group will meet the needs of the most demanding multi-channel marketers.

Informatica On-Demand Data Integration Makes Inroads into SaaS Market [Published: 10-12-2006]
Expanding Service Provider Partner Program and general availability of PowerCenter Connect for salesforce.com mark key milestones.

SAND Technology Expands in the Asian Market [Published: 10-12-2006]
SAND Technology has expanded its presence in the Asian market, signing a reseller agreement with DBDSynergy in Japan. DBDSynergy will work with SAND’s major distributor, TopEnd Technology, in the Korean market.

BPM 101: Vendor Selection, Part 1 [Published: 10-16-2006]
Selecting a vendor for business performance management (BPM) is not an easy task. It is necessary to identify the long-term vision and then prioritize the various phases of the BPM implementation.

Improving Business Performance with End-User-Driven Predictive Analytics [Published: 10-16-2006]
Tools are now available that allow executives to go beyond reactive reporting and enable them to proactively predict business performance.

Business Intelligence and Apportionment [Published: 10-17-2006]
Your vote will matter in the forthcoming elections, but business intelligence also plays a critical role.

Healthcare Business Intelligence Triples the Value of Lean Initiatives [Published: 10-17-2006]
Strategic and tactical business intelligence increase the impact of lean initiatives.

Fair Isaac Announces Model Builder 3.5 [Published: 10-17-2006]
Version 3.5 enables clients to quickly define, test and deploy models to production systems.

Celequest and Salesforce.com Announce the Availability of LAVA for AppExchange [Published: 10-17-2006]
Celequest’s LAVA for AppExchange delivers continuous visibility into business activities as they happen.

CSC Signs a Contract with Whitbread [Published: 10-17-2006]
CSC will provide Whitbread with applications through its World Sourcing operation.

Fair Isaac Announces SHAZAM will Deploy Falcon Fraud Manager [Published: 10-17-2006]
Fair Isaac's Falcon Fraud Manager will enable SHAZAM to quickly and accurately identify and prevent fraud in its signature and PIN-based debit transactions through a single system.

DataMirror iReflect Extends Capabilities to Oracle Applications Running AIX 5L on IBM System i [Published: 10-17-2006]
DataMirror iReflect enables real-time, bi-directional replication of Oracle application data running IBM’s AIX 5L operating system on the System i platform.

Cartesis Introduces a New Release of Cartesis Analytics [Published: 10-17-2006]
Cartesis Analytics enables organizations to easily and quickly deploy the trusted information from Cartesis applications to large numbers of distributed users.

SPSS Upgrades Dimensions 4.0 [Published: 10-17-2006]
Dimensions 4.0 enables professional agencies to further optimize their research processes and organizations to make stronger customer-centric decisions based on more insightful customer feedback.

Attensity Forms Partnership with IBM [Published: 10-17-2006]
Attensity will partner with IBM to support the new IBM Information Server.

Exeros Supports IBM Information Server [Published: 10-17-2006]
Exeros DataMapper automatically discovers and maps hidden sensitive data, forgotten business rules and unknown data transformations and, using a specially designed interface, will generate the input to IBM Information Server.

Data Warehouse Appliances [Published: 10-17-2006]
The next step in managing and delivering data. login required

Jinfonet Announces Support for IBM Information Server [Published: 10-17-2006]
Jinfonet supports the new IBM Information Server which helps customers derive more value from the complex, heterogeneous information spread across their IT systems.

SAP Expands Program Under SAP PartnerEdge [Published: 10-17-2006]
PartnerEdge will encompass thousands of partners who resell, build, implement or provide services for SAP products and solutions.

U.S. National Guard Selects Savi Technology [Published: 10-17-2006]
Savi Technology, to provide highly mobile RFID systems that will improve real-time tracking of supplies at National Guard Armories and for deployed operations.

Actuate and Webalo Make Spreadsheets Mobile [Published: 10-17-2006]
The two companies will combine efforts to deliver integrated, analysis-ready, managed spreadsheets to mobile devices.

Whitehill Technologies Releases Tracker 6.4 [Published: 10-17-2006]
Whitehill Technologies, recently announced the release of Tracker 6.4, designed to work with SERFF version 5.

Top 10 Trends in Business Intelligence, Part 2 [Published: 10-18-2006]
This article continues the discussion of the implications of the top 10 business intelligence trends.

Business Intelligence and Globalisation, Part 2 [Published: 10-18-2006]
Business intelligence is evolving – in every country and in every industry throughout the world. This second article in this BI and globalisation series looks at the forces driving the global economy.

Dubai Municipality Selects Cognos 8 Business Intelligence [Published: 10-18-2006]
Dubai Municipality has selected Cognos 8 Business Intelligence to provide the reporting and analysis capabilities for its centralized statistical information project called EHSA.

Callidus Software Expands Relationship with Axis Group [Published: 10-18-2006]
In this partnership, Axis Group's consultants function as integrators and reporting experts.

AMB Dataminers Delivers Data Quality [Published: 10-19-2006]
Ron Powell speaks with AMB Dataminers’ Steven Meister in an exclusive interview.

Why Buy Proprietary Software? [Published: 10-19-2006]
Open source software is free and easy, but not always the best solution.

Building Better Business Intelligence [Published: 10-19-2006]
There is a need for a new architecture that serves the needs of the enterprise in the twenty-first century.

Fair Isaac and Irish Credit Bureau Form a Partnership [Published: 10-19-2006]
Fair Isaac and ICB to introduce Fair Isaac's Global FICO credit risk score in Ireland in order to sharpen lenders' evaluation of consumer risk, help automate their decision processes and increase their profitability.

U.S. Government Agency Selects SAND/DNA [Published: 10-20-2006]
The U.S. government agency has contracted with THe SAND/DNA for SAP NetWeaver BI as a nearline solution to manage the rapidly growing volumes of data in its SAP BW environment.

Business Objects Announces BusinessObjects Data Quality XI for Siebel CRM Applications [Published: 10-23-2006]
Business Objects Data Quality XI Release 2, provides a single, tightly integrated data quality platform that scales across operating and application environments.

The Enterprise Data Mountain, Part 2 [Published: 10-23-2006]
Most organizations do not have an enterprise master data management environment. Instead, there are multiple systems of entry for any given type of master data, making it difficult to maintain data quality and consistency.

Using Data Quality Tools for Identification of Master Data [Published: 10-23-2006]
This article suggests a few techniques that can be applied to accumulate intelligence about potential master data sets across the enterprise.

CSC Announces Mobile Enterprise [Published: 10-23-2006]
Mobile Enterprise is designed to help organizations achieve strategic and business objectives by mobilizing various elements of the work force.

Composite Software Announces Strong Support from SOA Vendors for CIS [Published: 10-23-2006]
Composite Software is receiving strong support from implementation firms and SOA vendors for its next-generation CIS.

BearingPoint Wins Oracle North America Titan Partner Award 2006 [Published: 10-23-2006]
The Oracle North America Oracle Titan Awards are awarded to a partner recognized as the leader in providing Oracle-based solutions and business practices developed or delivered during Oracle fiscal 2006.

DataMirror Announces Continued Commitment for Microsoft SQL Server [Published: 10-23-2006]
This extends DataMirror's powerful native log-based, CDC technology to a wide range of customers.

Kalido Announces a New Release of Kalido Dynamic Information Warehouse [Published: 10-23-2006]
Kalido DIW furthers Kalido's commitment to addressing the complex information management challenges of global organizations.

QlikTech Introduces Qonnect [Published: 10-24-2006]
Qonnect is designed to provide QlikTech partners with an opportunity to improve their existing product offerings and generate opportunities for revenue growth.

QlikTech Unveils QlikView Publisher Version 4 [Published: 10-24-2006]
QlikView Publisher 4 facilitates large-scale deployments of QlikView by streamlining the distribution process, enhancing security, and automating updates for QlikView applications.

Budgeting the Easy Way [Published: 10-24-2006]
Looking for an easier and more effective budgeting process? This article provides helpful advice.

Securing Customer-Sensitive Data [Published: 10-24-2006]
It is an economic imperative for all businesses to protect identity and personal data – for all the people they deal with including customers, prospects, employees and contractors.

Steak n Shake Selects Cognos 8 Business Intelligence [Published: 10-24-2006]
Steak n Shake has selected Cognos 8 Business Intelligence as its enterprise standard for performance reporting, scorecarding and dashboarding.

Nationwide Insurance has been Award by the Technology Managers Forum’s 2006 Best Practice Awards Program [Published: 10-24-2006]
Nationwide received the award for implementation of an enterprise data warehouse that has unleashed a profound business impact across all aspects of its operations.

GeoGlobal Partners Selects Core Services [Published: 10-24-2006]
Core Services will implement the Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition to address rapid organizational growth while improving client service and optimizing overhead.

Premier Healthcare Alliance Acquires Cereplex [Published: 10-24-2006]
Premier healthcare has acquired Cereplex, to rapidly spread breakthrough technology for reducing hospital infections and overuse of antibiotics.

GoldenGtate Software Achieves Siebel Validation [Published: 10-24-2006]
Oracle has validated GoldenGate's solution capabilities to provide Oracle's Siebel customers with the ability to perform live reporting and real-time business intelligence.

SAS Releases SAS Service Intelligence [Published: 10-25-2006]
SAS Service Intelligence software suite is an integrated family of solutions that monitors, predicts and optimizes a company’s entire service chain.

Broward County Public Schools Selects MIMIX Replicate1 [Published: 10-25-2006]
MIMIX replicate1 provides school districts with on-demand business intelligence and data warehousing.

BearingPoint Creates the Oracle Advanced Technology Group [Published: 10-25-2006]
The Oracle Advanced Technology Group is a premier global services team within the company’s Oracle practice, focused on helping clients maximize the benefits of Oracle Fusion.

InterSystems adds CACHÉ MultiValue Capabilities [Published: 10-25-2006]
InterSystems product line includes the CACHÉ post-relational database.

Pentaho Recognized as a Leader in the Open Source BI Market [Published: 10-25-2006]
The report evaluates Pentaho’s architecture, functionality and deployability as well as considerations for organizations evaluating Pentaho for BI.

ODS: DOA, or New Lease on Life? [Published: 10-26-2006]
In this article, two industry experts weigh-in on the future of the operational data store from two different perspectives. Is the ODS heaving its last breath, or is it a necessary component of any data warehousing architecture?

The Changing World, Part 1 [Published: 10-26-2006]
What is impact of changing business requirements and how can that change be most effectively handled? This is the first article in a four-part series on this topic.

The Nature of Unstructured and Semi-Structured Data, Part 1 [Published: 10-26-2006]
The purpose of this series is to present and discuss unstructured and semi-structured data as it relates to DW 2.0 – the architecture for the next generation of data warehousing.

BPM Partners Opens 2007 BPM Pulse Survey [Published: 10-26-2006]
The results of the study will provide vital information detailing the success or failure of real world BPM implementations.

StrataVia Announces the Position of Vice President of Worldwide Sales [Published: 10-26-2006]
Andre Cuenin is charged with managing StrataVia's rapidly expanding sales group.

Headstrong Signs Partner Agreement with Business Objects [Published: 10-26-2006]
The partnership brings Business Objects’ BI tools with Headstrong’s understanding of domain-specific requirements for BI in financial services and other industries.

Panorama Software Announces Strategic OEM Partnership with Cartesis [Published: 10-27-2006]
Panorama to offer a complete analytical solution to Cartesis' existing CPM solution, Cartesis Analytics and Cartesis 10.

Purisma Data Hub Delivers Solutions-Driven Approach to MDM [Published: 10-30-2006]
Purisma Data Hub offers a number of breakthrough capabilities that ensure data accuracy while speeding deployment.

Tenneco Selects Teradata [Published: 10-30-2006]
Tenneco is deploying Teradata to build its global business-reporting environment into a true enterprise data warehouse.

IBM Unveils Dynamic Data Warehouse Platform Powered by DB2 9 [Published: 10-30-2006]
DB2 Data Warehouse 9 utilizes IBM's pureXML technology that allows customers to efficiently store and use data in an XML format.

ANAE Extends and Expands Relationship with CSC [Published: 10-30-2006]
CSC will continue providing IT infrastructure services to ANAE.

St.George Bank Deploys BusinessObjects XI Release 2 [Published: 10-30-2006]
St.George selected BusinessObjects XI Release 2 for a wide range of reporting and analysis functions within their business.

Universal Health Services Selects Actuate Performancesoft Views [Published: 10-30-2006]
Universal Health Services has selected Actuate Performancesoft Views to enhance its Performance Management initiative.

Accelerate Application Data Migration with Informatica [Published: 10-31-2006]
Enterprises should look to proven migration solutions to ensure projects stay on budget and are successful. login required

Addressing Data Quality at the Enterprise Level [Published: 10-31-2006]
Six questions your organization should ask to ensure high-quality data. login required

Enterprise Architecture for the Twenty-First Century [Published: 10-31-2006]
Ensuring that an enterprise is equipped to rapidly address change is not an information systems problem, but rather a business problem that needs strategic direction from senior management and strategic planners.

Industry Pressures for Telecoms [Published: 10-31-2006]
As companies strive to “make their numbers,” is the fear of short-term losses all but eliminating the potential for long-term gains?

Coastal Federal Credit Union Selects SAS [Published: 10-31-2006]
Coastal Federal Credit Union has selected SAS Money Laundering Detection to help fortify its AML program and adhere to the regulations of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Implementing or Upgrading SAP? Don't Forget the Data [Published: 10-31-2006]
Addressing the challenges and risks of data migration. login required

Data Governance [Published: 10-31-2006]
Why it matters to the business. login required

Enterprise Data Integration in Financial Services [Published: 10-31-2006]
Leveraging the value of your data assets. login required

Jinfonet Introduces JReport 8 [Published: 10-31-2006]
JReport 8 allows application developers to build information presentation and analytics directly into Java EE applications.

Data Integration in a Service-Oriented Architecture [Published: 10-31-2006]
A strategic foundation for maximizing the value of enterprise data. login required

Wipro Technologies Joins Kalido Partner Program [Published: 10-31-2006]
Wipro Technologies has signed a teaming agreement as part of Kalido's Systems Integrator Partner Program.

Hyperion Unveils Hyperion System 9 Capital Expense Planning [Published: 10-31-2006]
Capital Expense Planning enables both financial and operational planners to collaboratively manage capital assets and related expenses.

Aegon Plans to Install SAS's Customer Intelligence CRM Software [Published: 10-31-2006]
Aegon plans to install SAS's Customer Intelligence CRM software suite and combine it with already installed SAS analytical tools to create a marketing and business intelligence platform.

Hyperion Releases Hyperion System 9 [Published: 10-31-2006]
Hyperion System 9 gives organizations more tools for improving business performance, along with expanded options for integrating diverse enterprise systems.

CSC Wins Task Order for USAID [Published: 10-31-2006]
CSC to provide IT operations and maintenance services to the USAID.