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November 2007 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Static Content [Published: 11-01-2007]
Once data is properly entered into a record, the data cannot be changed.

Why Do We Need Data Warehouse Appliances? Part 2 [Published: 11-01-2007]
The key factors that drive effective data warehouse performance and challenge IT departments are data loading, availability, volume, storage and operational issues.

Barnes & Noble Selects Accenture and Initiate Systems [Published: 11-01-2007]
Barnes & Noble will deploy Initiate Consumer software as well as the Householding Hub software.

Technology as the Relationship Doctor for Business [Published: 11-05-2007]
Organizational hierarchy management helps companies clearly and consistently understand how their affiliates, business divisions, and contacts in a single enterprise fit within a broader, multidimensional, global context.

Altosoft Revolutionizes the Way Organizations Address Operational Business Intelligence [Published: 11-05-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring Altosoft’s Scott Opitz

WJ Communications Unveils UHF RFID [Published: 11-05-2007]
WJR7080 is a compact PCMCIA Type II PC card form factor Gen2 UHF RFID reader module for Europe.

Dataupia has Secured $16 Million in Series B Financing [Published: 11-05-2007]
Dataupia will use the new monies to fund future product enhancements and expand support services.

InterSystems Partners with Comprehensive Computer Services [Published: 11-05-2007]
InterSystems and Comprehensive Computer Services will deliver software solutions built on the InterSystems CACHÉ high-performance object database.

Virginia Tech Selects Percussion's Rhythmyx [Published: 11-05-2007]
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Tech selects Percussion's Rhythmyx WCM solution to enhance its Web presence, RSS feeds, podcasts and XML data streams.

Analytics and Experiments for Business: An Interview with Super Crunchers Author Ian Ayres [Published: 11-06-2007]
In this interview, author Ian Ayres describes Super Crunching, the use of randomized experiments and data mining predictive modeling techniques to elevate the performance of business processes.

Data Mining the Financial Markets, Part 1 [Published: 11-06-2007]
This article is the first in a three-part series discussing issues of project design and project management that, appropriately addressed, improve the practitioner’s performance potential.

D&B Acquires Purisma [Published: 11-06-2007]
Purisma provides software capabilities that will enable D&B to further penetrate the fast-growing CDI marketplace.

Vertica Teams with HP and Red Hat to Deliver a Breakthrough Software/Hardware Bundle [Published: 11-06-2007]
The solution opens new analytical possibilities for companies of any size that have large, fast-growing data stores of critical business information.

Waste Management Disposes of Ineffectiveness, Inefficiencies, and Errors [Published: 11-06-2007]
WM streamlines business with Varicent's sales performance management solution. login required

Globalive Communications Achieves Targeted Profitability [Published: 11-06-2007]
Varicent sales performance management solution creates seamless targeted profitability for Globalive. login required

KLA-Tencor Achieves Complete Sales Performance Management [Published: 11-06-2007]
Varicent’s SPM solution provides KLA-Tencor with complete sales performance management. login required

Viva Enterprise Information Management! [Published: 11-07-2007]
To succeed, enterprise information management must align itself with the business, as well as IT, and deliver recognized incremental value at frequent intervals.

Systar Delivers Business Activity Monitoring Technology [Published: 11-07-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring Systar’s Craig Olson

Keys to Data Governance Success – Teamwork and an Iterative Approach [Published: 11-07-2007]
Even with legislative motivators such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, data governance is at best inconsistent. Most businesses require a guiding hand to assist them with the best ways to achieve success.

City of Hampton, Virginia Selects SAP [Published: 11-07-2007]
City of Hampton has selected SAP software to more effectively track and manage municipal budgets.

SAP AG Announces the Implementation of SAP xMAM for Barloworld Handling UK [Published: 11-07-2007]
Barloworld Handling UK has implemented an SAP composite application for mobile business to provide its more than 600 service technicians with remote access to the information they need to be more productive and make better business decisions.

Content versus Semantic Changes [Published: 11-08-2007]
When one refers to a database being able to handle change, great care must be taken in specifying exactly what kind of change is being considered.

OpenID: Another Approach to Identities [Published: 11-08-2007]
OpenID is an open protocol for building identity across domains. At the moment mostly aimed at the blogosphere, OpenID could be useful in the enterprise arena too as a lightweight, distributed single sign-on (SSO) system.

CSC Awarded Eagle Task Order from U.S. Department of Homeland Security [Published: 11-08-2007]
CSC will support the ICSD's NCSC, which provides nationwide assistance to customers calling within the U.S. about immigration services and benefits.

EB Identification Network Offers a Complete System Approach to RFID Networks [Published: 11-08-2007]
EB offers the solution to its customers in co-operation with its system integration and solution provider partners.

ETI Announces Several New Customers [Published: 11-08-2007]
Total new customer wins increased more than 300 percent over prior year.

JasperSoft Announces the Availability Jasper4Oracle E-Business Suite [Published: 11-08-2007]
Jasper4Oracle E-Business Suite delivers business views of the underlying Oracle applications database, which together provide Oracle E-Business Suite customers with intuitive and affordable, web-based, ad hoc BI.

NCH Selects Cognos TM1 [Published: 11-09-2007]
NCH will implement Cognos TM1 to consolidate more than 2000 Excel spreadsheets.

Lawson Software Announces Partnership with Huron Consulting Group [Published: 11-09-2007]
The new partnership will deliver Lawson Grant Management and Lawson Business Intelligence solutions.

The Asian Banker and Fair Isaac Reveal the Results of the Asian Banker Consumer Credit Practice Survey 2007 [Published: 11-09-2007]
The survey engaged senior banking executives, experts and practitioners in 10 major financial centers across Asia Pacific, including Singapore, China, India and Hong Kong.

Bitam Announces Ektos Financial Planning EPM [Published: 11-09-2007]
Ektos is a component of the Bitam suite, which is developed and delivered as a single, comprehensive software system for BI, EPM and BPM.

Panoratio Enables Companies to Analyze Massive Amounts of Data in Real Time [Published: 11-12-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring Panoratio’s Brett Kilpatrick

IBM to Acquire Cognos [Published: 11-12-2007]
IBM to acquire Cognos, in an all-cash transaction at a price of approximately $5 billion USD.

Travelocity Employs Attensity’s Text Analytics Software [Published: 11-12-2007]
Travelocity has licensed the innovative Attensity text analytics suite and Attensity VoC solution to better serve its vast online customer base.

Xactly Integrates Xactly Incent Sales Compensation Management with Oracle's Siebel CRM On Demand [Published: 11-12-2007]
Xactly Direct Connector for Oracle's Siebel CRM On Demand, delivers integration and secure data sharing with single sign-on between Siebel CRM On Demand and Xactly Incent for sales compensation management.

BARC Announces Tagetik CPM’s Excellence in the Planning and the Consolidation Processes [Published: 11-12-2007]
Tagetik CPM is included among the five software vendors judged “excellent” as to both their planning and consolidation processes.

CSC Named a Top Vendor for Global Financial Services Industry [Published: 11-13-2007]
To be selected as one of the top 25, companies must provide services or market products across multiple industries, but have significant reported revenues in financial services.

Percussion Software Introduces Community Marketing Solution [Published: 11-13-2007]
The Community Marketing Solution enables marketers to more easily leverage blogs, RSS feeds, external content feeds and user-generated content as part of their online marketing efforts.

The Best Architecture for Business Intelligence [Published: 11-13-2007]
Insight thrives on an integrated technology foundation.

Data Integrity and Business Intelligence [Published: 11-13-2007]
Before we focus on data quality, we need to take a step back and address the issue of data integrity, a key concept in information assurance and one with a much wider footprint than data quality.

Business Intelligence and Data Delivery: Converging with SOA [Published: 11-13-2007]
There is a lot of discussion on how business intelligence (BI) and data delivery and service oriented-architecture (SOA) are converging. What does this convergence mean for IT?

Fieldpoint Service Applications Selects Blink Logic [Published: 11-13-2007]
Blink Logic to deliver multi-dimensional reporting and analytics for field service workers.

AIM Global Launches an Aggressive and Proactive RFID Outreach Initiative [Published: 11-13-2007]
The RFID outreach initiative will educate the general public and policy makers about the myriad consumer benefits of RFID technologies.

Retail Business Solutions Selects SeeWhy [Published: 11-13-2007]
The system has been fully integrated with the Retail-J EPOS platform and is the first real time SAAS offering for loss prevention in the retail market.

Unilever has Successfully Implemented an On Shelf Availability Project using Kalido Software [Published: 11-13-2007]
Unilever is building on its capabilities to improve on shelf availability in a few initial markets.

SAP and the IVN for Insurance Bring Together Independent Software Vendors, System Integrators to Co-innovate with Insurers [Published: 11-13-2007]
Members of the IVN for insurance will address the growing need insurers have expressed to improve efficiencies across their organizations.

The Modeling Agency Removes Complexity from Data Mining – Enables Internal Predictive Modeling Factories [Published: 11-14-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring The Modeling Agency’s Eric King

The Pulse of Performance Management [Published: 11-14-2007]
The evolution of the questions for BPM Pulse, a performance management survey, reflects the dramatic changes in the performance management space.

The Last of the Great Performance Management Acquisitions? [Published: 11-14-2007]
Although some industry consolidation will likely continue in the near term in this highly competitive market, IBM's acquisition of Cognos is likely one of the last multibillion dollar transactions of note.

New Era Cap Selects SAP Apparel Solution [Published: 11-14-2007]
The SAP solution will align IT performance with overall corporate goals, enabling New Era Cap to speed up delivery of new cap models to its diverse customer base.

Fair Isaac and PRBC Announce a New Collaboration [Published: 11-14-2007]
They will deliver PRBC Credit Report with FICO Expansion Score, a credit risk management tool that mortgage lenders can use when assessing the risk of applicants who have little or no credit history.

Welch’s Selects Oco [Published: 11-14-2007]
Welch’s has selected the Oco business intelligence solution to help optimize its transportation operations.

Infor Announces Infor PM 10 [Published: 11-14-2007]
Infor PM 10 provides a complete, closed-loop offering that can be used to improve operational and financial performance.

Nimsoft Deploys Xactly Incent Managed Service [Published: 11-14-2007]
Nimsoft has implemented Xactly Incent Managed Service to power more effective and scalable sales compensation management.

NP Collection implements RFID technology with UPM Raflatac UHF Tags [Published: 11-14-2007]
The RFID tags are attached to NP Collection’s garments at the manufacturing site to enable tracking and data collection throughout the supply chain.

Financial Planning: mastering the key value drivers [Published: 11-14-2007]
The paper discusses the main issues surrounding the planning and provides a detailed analysis of financial dynamics and metrics that can be used to implement effective financial planning of one’s business. login required

The planning and control of project cash flow and invested capital [Published: 11-14-2007]
This paper seeks to provide insights into project planning that can help identify critical balance-sheet and cash-flow issues associated with a project in advance in order to guide management in taking action to improve financial performance. login required

Monitoring project cash flows [Published: 11-14-2007]
This paper examines criteria for determining a final project balance sheet and cash-flow statement and the logic of project-based planning that make it possible to refine cash-flow forecasting, using the data contained in the IT and accounting system. login required

RuleBurst Acquires Haley Systems [Published: 11-14-2007]
The acquisition merges two global leaders of natural language business rules management software.

ScienceLogic Announces Results of Survey [Published: 11-14-2007]
100 network and systems administrators from a variety of business segments were surveyed to determine the changing needs of IT operations.

Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Names Jordan’s Furniture Technology User of the Year [Published: 11-14-2007]
These awards recognize the best and brightest technology innovators and leaders.

SAP and CSC Form Alliance [Published: 11-14-2007]
The collaboration between the two companies will bring together the SAP Price Optimization application with CSC's Hogan Core Banking System.

Speed of Business and IT [Published: 11-15-2007]
Why does the IT department seem to always lag behind the businessman?

Geographic Enhancement: Location as Attribution [Published: 11-15-2007]
Geographic enhancement is poised to become one of the next big opportunities for business intelligence over the next few years.

Callidus Upgrades TrueProducer 5.2 [Published: 11-15-2007]
TrueProducer 5.2 provides Callidus customers with another instrument for increasing ROI and maximizing revenue.

3M Selects HP Neoview [Published: 11-15-2007]
3M chose HP Neoview to provide the company with a comprehensive view of historical and real-time information to help make business decisions faster.

Delta Hotels Selects Envision Performance SuiteT [Published: 11-16-2007]
The Envision Performance Suite maximizes contact center efficiency and effectiveness through the seamless integration of Envision's core applications.

Teragram Releases Semantic Term Manager v. 2.0 [Published: 11-16-2007]
Semantic Term Manager v. 2.0, software enables management of content and maintenance of ontologies in enterprise content repositories and databases.

MEGA International Acquires Control Metrics [Published: 11-16-2007]
Control Metrics adds specialized software to its governance, risk and compliance solution.

Ekahau Deploys First Mobile Tracking Solution [Published: 11-16-2007]
The mobile tracking solution provides CRTM with the ability to better manage and coordinate buses when they go into the underground interchangers, complementing the GPS solution they have for outdoor location tracking.

An Update on Commercial Open Source BI [Published: 11-19-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring Pentaho’s Lance Walter

Business Objects Expands Solutions for the Mid-Market [Published: 11-19-2007]
BusinessObjects Edge Planning gives mid-size businesses access to sophisticated financial tools that help with strategic business goals.

GoldenGate Announces the Availability of GoldenGate 9.5 [Published: 11-19-2007]
GoldenGate Transactional Data Management platform provides more comprehensive support for packaged enterprise applications.

RFID Markets Expect to Reach $8.4 billion in 2012 [Published: 11-19-2007]
The ABI Research study is an overview of vertical and application markets for RFID systems.

Peacock Bros Joins Sybase Business Solutions Alliance [Published: 11-19-2007]
Peacock Bros selected Sybase RFID Anywhere as the core RFID application of its wireless LANs and batch or real-time wide-area-mobility solutions.

Skywire Software and SISTRAN Announce Partnership [Published: 11-19-2007]
The two companies will work together to offer improved capabilities across a range of key functions to insurers operating in multilingual environments.

SQL Power Releases Open Source Data Cleansing Tool [Published: 11-19-2007]
This release makes them the first-to-market with a commercially-supported open source data cleansing tool.

Trilogia Solutions Joins Forces with Keyrus [Published: 11-20-2007]
This move will enable the Keyrus Group to achieve the critical mass that will make it the leader in BI solutions consulting and implementation throughout the whole of the Canadian market.

Condé Nast Deploys Nstein's Digital Asset Management and Text Mining Engine Solutions [Published: 11-20-2007]
Nstein's DAM and TME allow the publisher to manage content in various formats and to perform XML normalization along with native XML storage.

Lexalytics Offers Out-of-the-Box Solutions for Text Analytics [Published: 11-26-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring Lexalytics’ Jeff Catlin

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Completes Funding of 2006 Contract Award [Published: 11-27-2007]
The contract funds development of the seasonal influenza vaccine through U.S. FDA licensure, and the pandemic vaccine candidate through Phase 2 clinical trials in adults and pediatric Phase 1 clinical trials.

Egyptian Government Selects SAP [Published: 11-27-2007]
Egyptian government has selected SAP as its strategic IT provider for ERP software.

Dataupia Joins the Business Objects Technology Partner Program [Published: 11-27-2007]
This new alliance is aimed at offering enhanced integration between the Dataupia Satori Server and Business Objects reporting and data quality solutions.

Open Source Data Warehousing: Get Ready for Disruption [Published: 11-27-2007]
The layers of open source that underlie what is needed for business intelligence (BI) have matured to the point that they are starting to take on the major players in our market.

High-Impact Business Intelligence Opportunities in the Financial Services Industry [Published: 11-27-2007]
Financial services firms that are business intelligence leaders obtain competitive advantage by leveraging information to acquire and retain profitable customers in order to improve busines performance and financial results.

Infor Announces Enhancements to Infor PM 10 Suite of Integrated Performance Management Software Solutions [Published: 11-27-2007]
The new features and enhancements help improve decision-making and reduce the amount of time spent on business processes, enabling financial professionals to more effectively execute critical activities that impact profitability.

Trillium Software Announces the Availability of its MDM Readiness Kit [Published: 11-27-2007]
This complimentary resource serves as a guide for Global 2000 organizations that are interested in preparing and executing a successful MDM initiative.

Clarity Systems and EDGARfilings Announce Partnership [Published: 11-27-2007]
This partnership creates SEC reports using Clarity Financial Statement Reporting and electronically file these reports with the SEC using EDGARizer software.

Truviso and Hotspot FX Deliver Comprehensive Algorithmic FX Trading Solution [Published: 11-27-2007]
The partnership provides Truviso customers with access to one of the largest sources of FX liquidity, while enabling Hotspot FXi customers to dramatically enhance their visibility into the FX marketplace.

Kognitio Launches Data as a Service [Published: 11-27-2007]
DaaS enables businesses to benefit from true utility analytics as users are only charged for the terabytes/time they use.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd Deploys Initiate Systems [Published: 11-27-2007]
Mitsubishi Motors Australia selects Initiate Systems to create a more accurate, real time view of its customers.

IBM Introduces DB2 Warehouse Performance Management Suite [Published: 11-28-2007]
The suite provides advanced capabilities for reporting and analysis of data and system utilization that will help enterprises more quickly and easily deploy, manage and scale BI and data warehouse applications.

Operational Analytics: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow [Published: 11-28-2007]
Embedded operational analytics help applications and business users take close to real-time action. However, there is another class of applications where even close to real-time analytics are not sufficient.

ACSP Launches Global FICO Score for Brazilian Businesses [Published: 11-28-2007]
ACSP will produce consumer credit risk scores from a combination of its own negative credit data and positive consumer credit data provided by the ACSP client who is requesting the score.

SAP AG Announces New Recognition Program for Members of the SAP Developer Network and Business Process Expert Communities [Published: 11-28-2007]
The new approach to rewarding participation is a direct result of community member feedback indicating a strong interest in a more socially conscious rewards program.

India Drives Significant Growth for SAP Ecosystem [Published: 11-28-2007]
SAP will welcome more than 5,000 customers and partners to discuss how to better harness the power and flexibility of enterprise SOA to transform existing business processes.

Skytide Releases Skytide Analytical Platform [Published: 11-28-2007]
Skytide Analytical Platform features new application sets that can uncover untapped revenue opportunities for companies delivering content over the Internet.

Solving the Data Modeling Conundrum [Published: 11-29-2007]
What can you do to prevent a time-consuming data model build?

The Road to Business-IT Alignment, Part 2 [Published: 11-29-2007]
This article, the second in a three-part series, discusses how IT can apply realistic and established tactics to address the alignment challenges through planning and project methods.

Teleran Delivers Governance and Data Protection Software [Published: 11-30-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring Teleran’s Chris Doolittle

Laboratoires Fournier Chooses TEMIS Text Analytics Solution to Accelerate Drug Discovery Process [Published: 11-30-2007]
Laboratoires Fournier has chosen to strengthen its drug discovery process with TEMIS Luxid for Life Sciences, a text analytics solution enabling targeted and efficient knowledge extraction from the ever-growing biomedical literature.