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September 2007 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Mark Logic Helps Companies Benefit from Their Unstructured Content [Published: 09-03-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring Mark Logic’s John Kreisa

CSC Wins $43 Million U.S. Navy IT Services Contract [Published: 09-04-2007]
CSC will configure, install, administer and support data system connectivity and ensure systems availability for SPAWAR's Information Systems Division.

CSC Receives $820 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Provide Eastern Range Technical Services [Published: 09-04-2007]
CSR will continue providing operation and maintenance services for instrumentation, communications and information systems across the Air Force Space Command's Eastern Range.

Solstice Medical forms Alliance with Magellan Technology [Published: 09-04-2007]
Magellan Technology has selected Solstice Medical as a preferred integrator and sales agent for the medical device industry.

Tampa's St. Joseph's Hospital Implements Verint Nextiva Enterprise Solution [Published: 09-04-2007]
St. Joseph's Hospital has deployed its Nextiva Enterprise networked video solution to enhance security across four locations.

Cognos to Acquire Applix [Published: 09-05-2007]
Cognos expects to further extend its position as a leading independent provider of financial performance management.

QL2 Software and Visual i|o form Partnership [Published: 09-05-2007]
QL2 Software and Visual i|o have partnered to offer clients the latest in market intelligence and data visualization solutions.

DataCore Announces Membership of ESAA [Published: 09-05-2007]
ESAA offers OEMs and solution builders the opportunity to create their own easy to build, high value, certified storage solution offerings with trusted Intel technology and DataCore software.

ICS Announces Plans to Open RSinteract Headquarters in the USA [Published: 09-05-2007]
The new base will serve and support the growing number of customers and establish on the ground direct sales and technical staff.

CoSort Processes Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Unicode Data [Published: 09-05-2007]
CoSort allows companies to rapidly permute and convert CJK data in their native forms.

Teleran Announces Alliance with Microsoft Technology Centers [Published: 09-05-2007]
Teleran’s software suite will be installed at Microsoft’s eight technology centers.

U.S. Army's Logistics Modernization Program has Achieved Compliance with FFMIA [Published: 09-05-2007]
CSC provides end-to-end application development and support services for the LMP.

Skywire Software Completes Acquisition of Whitehill Technologies [Published: 09-05-2007]
The acquisition of Whitehill continues Skywire Software’s aggressive global expansion.

Business Objects to Acquire FUZZY! Informatik [Published: 09-06-2007]
FUZZY! Informatik in combination with Business Objects EIM technologies, will provide organizations with a solution to apply data quality processes to any customer, product or region-specific data.

NEC Develops Multi-RFID Reader/Writer [Published: 09-07-2007]
RFID reader/writer is a device that can both read and write tag data supporting three major RFID tag frequencies, as well as the world's most used protocols.

Purisma Delivers Breakthrough Solutions for Master Data Management [Published: 09-10-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring Purisma’s Bob Hagenau

Solving the SOA Data Dilemma with Master Data Services [Published: 09-10-2007]
Martin Moseley explains that the role of a master data service (MDS) is to deliver an enterprise-wide, authoritative source of master data.

Siperian Announces the Availability of Siperian MDM Hub XU [Published: 09-10-2007]
Siperian MDM Hub XU extends its existing data governance framework capabilities to ensure that all vital data involving customer, product and location are delivered within existing business processes for a greater ROI.

Texas Department of Information Resources Selects InterSystems [Published: 09-10-2007]
The contract specifies InterSystems as an approved integration platform vendor for government agencies and public education entities throughout the State of Texas.

THINKstrategies Launches Software-as-a-Service [Published: 09-10-2007]
THINKstrategies announced a new set of packaged services aimed at helping SaaS and MSPs ensure that they have properly designed and can reliably deliver their web-based solutions.

Business Objects Introduces its First Business Intelligence Virtual Appliance [Published: 09-11-2007]
Business Objects is leveraging its relationship with VMware to offer the virtual BI appliance.

Cloud9 Debuts with On-Demand Analytic Applications for Salesforce.com Customers [Published: 09-11-2007]
Cloud9's analytic applications allows Salesforce to accelerate sales cycles, uncover new revenue opportunities, promotes team selling and improves revenue predictability.

Vail Resorts Selects SkyeTek [Published: 09-11-2007]
Vail Resorts has chosen SkyeTek as its solutions partner in the development of a new wireless on-mountain RFID network and suite of Web services.

Cognos Announces the Launch of a New Performance Solution Designed to Help Pharmaceutical Companies [Published: 09-11-2007]
The new performance solution is designed to help pharmaceutical companies better anticipate and manage patient enrollment requirements to ensure clinical trials successfully comply with FDA requirements.

Is the Term “Data Asset” an Oxymoron? [Published: 09-11-2007]
Data has always been promoted as an important business asset, but the fact of the matter is that it has never been treated as such. One way to be serious about data assets is to treat them like physical assets.

On Government Procurement and Business Intelligence [Published: 09-11-2007]
Business intelligence could do much to assist in improving federal procurement, enabling the government to be a more effective and efficient purchaser of goods and services.

The Enterprise Performance Management Leadership Imperative [Published: 09-11-2007]
Successful enterprise performance management deployment demands the right technology, processes and people.

AD NieuwsMedia BV Selects SPSS Software [Published: 09-11-2007]
SPSS enables AD NieuwsMedia BV to better target groups within its existing customer base for the sale of additional subscriptions.

SAP and Callatay & Wouters Collaborate to Provide Integrated Banking Solution for Midsize Banks [Published: 09-11-2007]
The collaboration combines the strength of SAP applications and its platform for banks with the software excellence from Callatay & Wouters.

How to Increase Your Performance Management Risk, Part 3 [Published: 09-12-2007]
Should a tools-only vendor be selected for your performance management needs?

Expanding your Existing Business Intelligence Project into a Broader Performance Management Initiative [Published: 09-12-2007]
This article provides five tips to help you jumpstart your transition from a departmental BI project to a more comprehensive performance management initiative.

NW Natural Selects SAP and Microsoft [Published: 09-12-2007]
NW Natural has selected SAP for Utilities running Microsoft SQL Server to drive system-wide information integration by consolidating widely dispersed operating systems onto a single, integrated platform.

Producers of Biofuels and Renewable Energy Sources have Selected SAP [Published: 09-12-2007]
Companies have selected SAP solutions, citing the undisputed leadership and expertise of SAP in process industry practices and management.

Business Objects Releases of BusinessObjects EPM XI [Published: 09-12-2007]
BusinessObjects EPM XI, a fully integrated suite of best-of-breed EPM applications, which now delivers the first of a new range of unique performance management solutions designed to address real business challenges.

CSC Announces Agreement with Woodside [Published: 09-13-2007]
Under the new agreement, CSC will continue to provide a full range of IT services.

Tata Consultancy Services Signs Global Consulting Agreement with MicroStrategy [Published: 09-13-2007]
Under the new agreement, TCS plans to train and certify more than 200 of its consultants on the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform in the next 12 months.

Wise Regional Health System Selects MedeFinance [Published: 09-13-2007]
Mede will provide performance-enhancing business analytics at Wise Regional Health System.

Trillium Software Releases TS Insight Version 2.0 [Published: 09-13-2007]
TS Insight Version 2.0 provides enterprises with an executive view of data quality trends presented via Web-based scorecards.

Open Source Software and the Curse of Plenty [Published: 09-13-2007]
Overcome big budgets to successfully deploy open source business intelligence projects.

The Definition Paradox [Published: 09-13-2007]
If a decision support system developer creates a narrow and strict definition of data, then the future analytical capabilities of the data are limited.

While My Metadata Gently Weeps [Published: 09-13-2007]
This article introduces Lowell Fryman's Metadata Expert Channel where he will provide insights and solutions on the capture, governance, management, usage, and dissemination of metadata to enhance your organization’s knowledge and effectiveness.

A Framework for Understanding Computerized Decision Support [Published: 09-13-2007]
This article introduces Dan Power’s Decision Support Expert Channel and provides helpful definitions of the different types of decision support systems.

Varicent Offers Varicent SPM in the Australian Marketplace [Published: 09-13-2007]
Varicent will offer its visionary solution, Varicent SPM, through the performance management consultancy, Tridant.

Confidex Delivers Gen 2 RFID Tags to Container Centralen [Published: 09-13-2007]
Confidex completes one of the largest UHF tag deliveries with encapsulated Gen2 tags.

Intuitive Business Intelligence [Published: 09-13-2007]
IDC outlines the trends in the Business Intelligence market, describes the challenges facing organizations deploying BI software and examines one vendor’s strategy and offering in the BI market. login required

Intelleflex Unveils Strategic Partner Program to Deliver RFID Solutions [Published: 09-14-2007]
The Strategic Partner Program creates an ecosystem of trusted partners that offer end-to-end RFID solutions that are not possible with other automatic data capture technologies.

Envision Analytics Provides a Contextual View of Enterprise Performance [Published: 09-14-2007]
Web-based platform-agnostic dashboard consolidates, analyzes and shares market, customer, contact center and enterprise data.

BNSF Logistics Deploys Pentaho’s Business Intelligence Platform with Support from OpenBI [Published: 09-17-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring BNSF Logistics’ Gregg Robbins

Implementing a Successful Business Intelligence Strategy in a Commercial Real Estate Environment [Published: 09-17-2007]
Selecting a business intelligence platform that meets the needs of a commercial real estate organization is an involved task that should be undertaken with the same sense of importance as the purchase of a property management and accounting system.

Lawyer Links Selects DataCore Software [Published: 09-17-2007]
Lawyer Links has selected SANmelody software for the company’s storage area network.

Varicent and Revelwood Announce Partnership [Published: 09-17-2007]
Technology consulting firm focused on performance management signs reseller agreement with sales performance management company.

Siperian and BusinessEdge Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership [Published: 09-17-2007]
Partnership will help financial services firms incorporate a solid data integration or counterparty master infrastructure that can deliver rapid implementation and substantial return on investment.

Business Objects Searching for a Buyer [Published: 09-17-2007]
French newspaper reports that Business Objects is looking for a buyer.

Know More Quickly, Act More Directly [Published: 09-17-2007]
Operational analysis is the key to acting on business events. login required

Addressing the Business Intelligence Leadership Gap in Your Organization [Published: 09-18-2007]
In many organizations, there is a noted lack of education and alignment of expectations about the need for strong business intelligence leadership.

Feedback – The Essential Leadership Skill [Published: 09-18-2007]
Feedback is a powerful managerial tool, and this article suggests 5 ways to improve your organization’s feedback culture.

InforSense GenSense for Genomic Studies and Bioinformatics Selected by University of British Columbia [Published: 09-18-2007]
The University’s iCAPTURE Research Centre to use InforSense workflow-based analytics for genetic research program.

Initiate Master Data Service Platform Introduced [Published: 09-18-2007]
Initiate Systems announced the introduction of their comprehensive master data management solution better enables customers to master any and all data domains on one platform

Longview Solutions to be Acquired by Exact Software [Published: 09-18-2007]
The acquisition of Longview Solutions, a corporate performance management software company, will enrich Exact’s solution portfolio.

SAS Announces Real-Time Decision Manager [Published: 09-18-2007]
This new solution in SAS’ customer intelligence suite uses analytically driven decision logic to increase effectiveness of every customer interaction.

HP Unlocks the Value of Customer Data for Communications and Entertainment Companies [Published: 09-18-2007]
HP CentralView business software solutions provide CME companies with a single, intelligent view of customer-related data as well as the monitoring and analysis tools to rapidly transform that data into actionable business information for decision-makers.

Integrated Suite Solution for Global Data Quality Release Announced by Harte-Hanks Trillium Software [Published: 09-18-2007]
Trillium Software System, Version 11 helps organizations actively manage data quality lifecycle and supports value-based approach to Total Data Quality.

Starwood Hotels to Enhance Customer Service and Loyalty Programs with Enterprise Business Intelligence Using MicroStrategy [Published: 09-18-2007]
Nearly 3,700 Starwood personnel will use MicroStrategy's highly visual information dashboards and content-rich reports for valuable insights into its customers and key business areas, including revenue management, reservations, property management, and br

Readers of Major News Sites Benefit from Teragram’s Entities and Events Extraction Software [Published: 09-18-2007]
Teragram's extraction technology is one of the driving forces behind the customization by readers of online news content across the Internet.

Siperian and Silver Creek Systems Announce Partnership [Published: 09-19-2007]
Partnership to enable the implementation of master data management solutions for product data.

Business Objects Announces Information OnDemand [Published: 09-19-2007]
Online store provides complete view of performance with on-demand third-party data.

Business Intelligence OnDemand Announced by Business Objects [Published: 09-19-2007]
Business Objects now offers customers the ability to realize the full benefits of business intelligence without the need for on-premise infrastructure.

The Need for Easier and Lower Cost Business Intelligence [Published: 09-19-2007]
As customers look for BI approaches that are less costly and easier to use, a key focus for business intelligence vendors and implementers over the next few years is likely to be solving these cost and complexity issues.

Passkey Deploys Jinfonet Software’s JReport to Deliver Critical Data Reporting [Published: 09-19-2007]
Passkey leverages JReport to deliver the tools event planners need to operate with optimal efficiency.

Initiate Systems Introduces New Initiate Consumer and Initiate Organization Software [Published: 09-19-2007]
Initiate System’s two new products enable organizations to strategically leverage and share critical data assets.

Quality Goals for Data Warehousing [Published: 09-20-2007]
Carried to an extreme, quality can be a real enemy to progress.

Requirements for Modeling Metrics [Published: 09-20-2007]
This article discusses concepts that are relevant to developing a model for performance metrics, suggesting certain characteristics that must be incorporated.

Intermountain Healthcare Selects Cognos [Published: 09-20-2007]
Intermountain will provide clinical and business executives with greater and more simplified access to critical healthcare management information.

SRC Created a Market Profile Package within the Online DemographicsNow.com Subscription Service [Published: 09-20-2007]
Subscribers now have the ability to instantaneously upload, segment and profile customer data to determine the market potential within any U.S. geography.

AT&T Announces Availability RFID Tracking Offers for Healthcare [Published: 09-21-2007]
The RFID solution will enhance visibility into the operations of hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Visual i|o Delivers Interactive Visual Reporting Software [Published: 09-24-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring Visual i|o’s Angela Shen-Hsieh

Migdal Group Selects Aternity Platform [Published: 09-24-2007]
Migdal Group has selected the Aternity platform as its strategic solution for enterprise-wide application performance management.

Varicent Software Achieved Certified Status in the Microsoft Partner Program [Published: 09-24-2007]
As a Certified Partner, Varicent has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft-based technologies.

Actuate Launches BIRT Exchange [Published: 09-24-2007]
BIRT Exchange is a resource where BIRT developers can easily share code and knowledge with peers, find solutions to their deployment challenges and learn about Actuate’s product, support and service offerings for Eclipse BIRT.

The Inside Work of Accountability [Published: 09-25-2007]
Unraveling the connection between control, safety, and success is essential to discovering what is possible for us and our workplace.

Healthcare Business Intelligence in the Presidential Campaign [Published: 09-25-2007]
Every candidate addresses the war in Iraq, the war on terrorism, the economy, education, constitutional rights and healthcare. But, are the candidates aware of how business intelligence can improve healthcare in the United States?

University of North Carolina Implements InforSense GenSense for Individualized Drug Therapy Research [Published: 09-25-2007]
The University of North Carolina has implemented the GenSense workflow-based analytics platform as an integral part of its research to better match medicines with patients' unique, individual needs.

GoldenGate Software and Truviso Announce an Alliance that will Enable Enterprises to Achieve Real-Time Business Intelligence [Published: 09-25-2007]
GoldenGate and Truviso will offer a solution that provides real-time data extraction and continuous visibility, analysis, and proactive decision-making capabilities without impacting system performance.

DATAllegro and Bull Announce a Strategic Partnership [Published: 09-25-2007]
Bull will launch DWPS – a range of data warehouse platforms based on DATAllegro's data warehouse appliance technology utilizing Bull's NovaScale servers.

Business Objects Launches Text Analysis and Intelligent Search [Published: 09-25-2007]
Text Analysis and Intelligent Search, will allow customers to unlock the hidden value and wisdom found in unstructured text, such as e-mails, documents, notes and web content.

British American Tobacco Belgium Deploys Kalido [Published: 09-25-2007]
The new program has helped British American Tobacco Belgium gain greater insight into sales operations from manufacturer to retailer.

Container Terminals at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will Require TruckTag use by December, 2007 [Published: 09-25-2007]
The TruckTag program is a proactive effort by marine terminal operators in Los Angeles and Long Beach to meet U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Coast Guard guidelines requiring marine terminals to enhance their security measures.

How to Write an RFP for Master Data Management [Published: 09-26-2007]
Ravi Shankar discusses how to provide the foundation for a complete and flexible MDM solution that addresses current requirements and is also able to evolve to address unforeseen future data integration requirements.

MEGA International Introduces MEGA Advisor [Published: 09-26-2007]
MEGA Advisor is designed specifically for users who do not perform modeling activities, but need to access essential business process modeling information.

New IBM WebSphere, Software AG CentraSite and Systar BusinessBridge Interfaces to the MEGA Modeling Suite will Support Optimization and Control of Company Assets [Published: 09-26-2007]
These new interfaces will permit companies to rapidly integrate their business process modeling efforts into projects.

Business Objects Announces the Results of a Survey Analyzing the Current Status of Corporate Decision-Making [Published: 09-26-2007]
The survey shows majority of corporate executives are unable to make informed business decisions.

Sybase IQ Offers a Smarter Solution to Super-Charge Mission-Critical Analytics [Published: 09-27-2007]
Exclusive interview featuring Sybase’s Lisa Hopkins Dreyer

The Chief Programmer Concept [Published: 09-27-2007]
Why has the concept of having a chief programmer seemingly disappeared from corporate America?

Business Intelligence in Healthcare: The Drivers [Published: 09-27-2007]
On the heels of the popular article by her colleague Shravan Miriyala, Jill Dyché discusses the drivers of information delivery and analytics, admonishing providers to cure their data and heal their information delivery capabilities.

SAP Placed in Leaders Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Products [Published: 09-27-2007]
Gartner defines leaders in the Magic Quadrant as companies that have a full range of capabilities to support all portal deployment scenarios.

LOGS Network Selects CSC's EarlyResolution [Published: 09-27-2007]
The LOGS Group LLC, will use EarlyResolution's core decision engine to recommend customized workout programs for residential borrowers whose delinquent loans have been referred for foreclosure or bankruptcy legal representation.

Intelleflex Announces the Availability of the SMT-7100 [Published: 09-27-2007]
SMT-7100 is an advanced RFID tag with exceptional performance around metal, liquid and other materials that can significantly hamper RFID function.