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April 2009 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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The Flaws of the Classic Data Warehouse Architecture, Part 2 [Published: 04-01-2009]
Part 1 of this series described and summarized the flaws of the classic data warehouse architecture with respect to demands and requirements. In this article, Rick van der Lans introduces a new architecture called the data delivery platform.

The Data Categorization Imperative [Published: 04-01-2009]
Data categorization seems to be a path that data management professionals will be increasingly following in the coming years. Besides the utility of the approach, the fusion – at last – of conceptual and logical perspectives is especially satisfying.

Xactly Announces Release 4.5 of its Flagship Xactly Incent Application [Published: 04-01-2009]
The company also provided further details on its plan to deliver a unified product platform following its acquisition earlier this year of SPM vendor Centive.

Gartner Rates CSC Positive in a Recent Report [Published: 04-01-2009]
Gartner Vendor Ratings assess all the different aspects of a technology provider.

Organizations Worldwide Turn to Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence [Published: 04-01-2009]
The performance management and business intelligence software is to manage and optimize financial and operational performance across the enterprise, Oracle announced.

CSC is Awarded an Alliant Government–Wide Acquisition Contract by the U.S. General Services Administration [Published: 04-01-2009]
The scope of the Alliant contract encompasses any and all components of an integrated IT solution.

Book Review: Advanced Data Warehouse Design [Published: 04-02-2009]
Advanced Data Warehouse Design is a comprehensive theoretical work on data warehousing with several features that make it a must-have for students and practitioners.

Nonlinear Data Warehousing [Published: 04-02-2009]
Metadata, master data, and correlation of data warehousing information are on the critical path to transforming data warehousing into a nonlinear approach to business intelligence.

DataQualityFirst Announces PartyQualityInsight Successfully Completes a Proof–of–Concept using the Account List of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. [Published: 04-02-2009]
PartyQualityInsight translated and organized more than 13,561 account records into coherent, complete customer information ready for loading to data warehouses, MDM repositories and enterprise applications.

Kognitio Builds and Manages a 1.5TB Data Warehouse for Kelkoo via Data Warehousing as a Service [Published: 04-02-2009]
Kognitio is complementing its DaaS service with ongoing consultancy in order to help Kelkoo maximize the use and exploitation of information within its business.

InforSense is Included in the List of Cool Vendors [Published: 04-02-2009]
InforSense is driving the next generation of Business Intelligence (BI) in healthcare to deliver solutions to improve performance transparency and patient outcomes.

Analytix On Demand and Pervasive Software Join Forces [Published: 04-02-2009]
Analytix On Demand and Pervasive Software join forces to deliver a powerful, SaaS–based business intelligence solution for the healthcare industry.

LogiCamms Limited will Deploy myDIALS On–Demand Performance Improvement Platform [Published: 04-03-2009]
The decision to choose myDIALS followed a review in which two other solutions were evaluated.

Bridging the Gap between the Promise of EMR and Today [Published: 04-06-2009]
Alan Eisman explains how business intelligence and performance management can help healthcare providers maximize quality and minimize costs.

Vision Solutions Breaks through Barriers with Vision Replicate1 [Published: 04-06-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Vision Solutions Ed Vesely

Vision Solutions Breaks through Barriers with Vision Replicate1 [Published: 04-06-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Vision Solutions Ed Vesely

CSC Announces CSC Virtual Desktop Services [Published: 04-06-2009]
CSC Virtual Desktop Services is the company’s line of enterprise information technology designed to increase workplace flexibility.

SPSS Introduces PASW Modeler 13 [Published: 04-06-2009]
PASW is the new name for the complete portfolio of SPSS Predictive Analytics products.

Lexalytics Releases Salience 4.1 [Published: 04-06-2009]
This latest version of the popular Salience Engine includes a powerful Entity Management Toolkit used to build and train entity recognizers by understanding the user's data.

Metropolitan Health Corporation Implements the InterSystems Ensemble [Published: 04-06-2009]
The hospital is also achieving a 10 percent increase in recoverable surgery charges, increasing recoverable glucose charges by 30 percent and saving $15,000 annually in paper and printing costs.

Brooklyn Health Information Exchange Selects InterSystems HealthShare [Published: 04-06-2009]
The agreement is valued at nearly $3 million for software, support, and services delivered over the next two years.

MEGA Introduces the 2009 Edition of MEGA Modeling Suite [Published: 04-07-2009]
This latest version of the industry–leading, strategic EA solution is a platform to help businesses cut operational costs, rationalize limited assets and support innovation.

Information Builders Announces Availability of the First Module of its Integrated Health Intelligence Platform [Published: 04-07-2009]
Integrated Health Intelligence platform is a new Clinical Management Reporting and Analytics (CMRA) application.

Benchmark Brands Implementes Clario Analytics’ Full–Suite of On–Demand Services for Improved Database Marketing [Published: 04-07-2009]
Benchmark Brands implemented clario stream, a contact optimization solution within clario that removes advertising waste, protects marketing investments and drives significant bottom–line improvements.

SQLstream, Pentaho and SQL Power Announce a Collaborative Partnership [Published: 04-07-2009]
The partnership is to deliver actionable, affordable real–time business intelligence.

Specific Media Selects Aster Data Systems [Published: 04-07-2009]
Specific Media selected the Aster Data Systems nCluster database to support its vast collection of analytics data.

What is all the buzz surrounding complex event processing? [Published: 04-07-2009] login required

Star Analytics Announces the Immediate Availability of the Star Analytics Finance Command Center [Published: 04-07-2009]
The Star Finance Command Center represents the next generation of software that boosts operational efficiencies and accelerates business decisions by improving the management, reliability and visibility of finance processes.

BEZ Systems Announces the Availability of a New Performance as a Service Program [Published: 04-07-2009]
Performance as a Service combines industry–leading predictive performance software.

Adding the Environmental Context to Customer Analytics [Published: 04-07-2009]
The industry examples Kenneth Levin provides in this article illustrate the importance of putting customer-level analysis in the context of the broader environment.

Championing Business Intelligence [Published: 04-07-2009]
Richard Herschel describes his latest project in his continuing campaign to better inform others about what business intelligence should be and the role it should perform in organizations.

Business Intelligence in Health and Life Sciences [Published: 04-07-2009]
Greg Nelson challenges us to start thinking differently about clever data presentation and create a clear path forward for bringing the intelligence back to health and life sciences and, ultimately, to improve time to decision.

AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies is Using the SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management Application [Published: 04-07-2009]
The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies is a mission-driven organization that touches the lives of more than 6.5 million people in 14 states.

Chordiant Software Announces General Availability of Chordiant Cx Visual Business Director [Published: 04-08-2009]
Cx VBD allows business users to simulate and test the potential business impact of customer strategies before putting them into production.

Cast Iron Systems Teams with Google [Published: 04-08-2009]
The new Cast Iron for Google Apps product makes it easier for companies to integrate their Google Apps and Google App Engine applications with other on–premise and SaaS applications.

GoldenGate Solution Supports Integration of Operational Data to a Greenplum Data Warehouse [Published: 04-08-2009]
By using technology solutions from GoldenGate, customers now have a high-performance, efficient way to load data from a variety of operational source systems for an up-to-date, accurate picture of the business.

CSC Announces ConversionEdge [Published: 04-08-2009]
ConversionEdge provides access to multi–disciplinary teams experienced in all aspects of systems conversion activities.

ICW Group Insurance Companies Selects SAP ERP Financials Solution [Published: 04-08-2009]
SAP ERP Financials solution drives enterprise–wide efficiencies on a single, integrated system laying the foundation for financial excellence.

PivotLink Teams with Google [Published: 04-08-2009]
PivotLink and Google released the PivotLink Gadget to bring unprecedented business intelligence capabilities to the enterprise and beyond.

BI for the Mid-Market [Published: 04-08-2009]
This white paper compares several models of business intelligence (BI) available to the mid-market firm and compares today's BI models such as free BI, open source, legacy BI, on-demand BI and dynamic Web-based BI. login required

Book Review: Implementing Enterprise Data Warehousing [Published: 04-09-2009]
Bill Inmon shares why Implementing Enterprise Data Warehousing by Alan Schlukbier is an essential meta book for executives.

Two Converging Trends for Software as a Service Business Intelligence [Published: 04-09-2009]
Howard Baldwin and Leslie Ament investigate software-as-a-service business intelligence, including areas of most frequent usage, reasons for its popularity and its general flexibility.

Sybase’s Enterprise Data Warehouse Solution is Recognized by Forrester and IDC [Published: 04-09-2009]
Sybase’s Enterprise Data Warehouse solution has been recognized as comprehensive and powerful by Forrester and IDC.

Kognitio’s WX2 Analytical Database is the Product of the Year [Published: 04-09-2009]
Kognitio's WX2 analytical database has been chosen as a “Product of the Year” in the business intelligence and analytics category of SearchDataManagement.com’s 2008 Products of the Year program.

Tableau Software Delivers Business Intelligence to Everyday Business Users [Published: 04-13-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Tableau Software’s Christian Chabot

Tableau Software Delivers Business Intelligence to Everyday Business Users [Published: 04-13-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Tableau Software’s Christian Chabot

Connotate Delivers Business Intelligence in an Innovative New Way using Intelligent Software Agents [Published: 04-13-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Connotate’s Bruce Molloy

Connotate Delivers Business Intelligence in an Innovative New Way using Intelligent Software Agents [Published: 04-13-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Connotate’s Bruce Molloy

Siperian MDM Hub is Chosen as a 2008 Product of the Year in the MDM Category by SearchDataManagement.com [Published: 04-13-2009]
SearchDataManagement.com gave Siperian MDM Hub high marks – particularly for its performance, innovation and functionality

South Nassau Communities Hospital (SNCH) is using Forerun's Emergency Department Software [Published: 04-13-2009]
The Forerun ED application runs on the InterSystems Ensemble rapid integration and development platform.

iGATE Ranked the Top Provider of Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Business Intelligence Services Worldwide [Published: 04-13-2009]
Rankings are based strictly on responses from client surveys.

Zions Bancorporation Implements Greenplum Database [Published: 04-13-2009]
Zions Bancorporation will be using Greenplum to analyze terabytes of financial, customer, risk management and transactional data.

Business Intelligence New Team Member Orientation [Published: 04-14-2009]
Todd Saunders provides advice for getting a new resource ramped up and productive as quickly as possible.

On Performance [Published: 04-14-2009]
Shock after shock over $15,000 toilet seats, trillion dollar deficits and a tragically impressive collection of failed federal programs became the drivers for a federal Chief Performance Officer.

Sales and Marketing: Why Do We Care About Lead Management? [Published: 04-14-2009]
Larry Goldman explains that as organizations develop their strategies to react to the economy, one thing is clear: every opportunity counts.

Silver Creek Systems’ DataLens System is Named the Top Data Quality Product by SearchDataManagement.com [Published: 04-14-2009]
The awards were judged by a team of industry analysts and consultants and presented by the editors of TechTarget’s Enterprise Applications Media Group.

MicroStrategy’s Report Services Product Rated Excellent by Gartner [Published: 04-14-2009]
The Critical Capabilities report is a comparative analysis which scores competing products against a set of critical differentiators identified by Gartner.

DataFlux is Named Data Champion in the Latest Report by Bloor Research [Published: 04-14-2009]
In its Market Update reports, Bloor Research analysed the data profiling and data discovery solutions from over 20 vendors in the marketplace.

Connecting Visibility to Value: Data Integration and Business Intelligence [Published: 04-15-2009]
Dain Hansen explains that data integration allows pervasive intelligence across the enterprise by linking strategic financial and operational management processes to their data sources in near real-time.

ACORD Selects CSC [Published: 04-15-2009]
CSC and a leading North American life insurer selected to co–chair a new working group formed to develop more comprehensive standards for insurance illustrations tools.

Pentaho Announces Expansion in its Global Distribution Capabilities through the Open Source Channel Alliance [Published: 04-15-2009]
The expansion is in its global distribution capabilities through the Open Source Channel Alliance, led by Red Hat and SYNNEX Corporation.

Voxel dot Net is Included in the 2009 list of Cool Vendors by Gartner [Published: 04-15-2009]
Voxel dot Net has been included in the 2009 list of Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009 report by Gartner, Inc.

Information Builders Helps TRANSCOM [Published: 04-15-2009]
Information Builders is helping TRANSCOM devise optimal patient movement plans based on urgent medical needs, available facilities, in–transit visibility, and enterprise–wide cost and performance analytics.

PROPHIX and Blum Shapiro Consulting Partner [Published: 04-15-2009]
This partnership delivers comprehensive Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solutions to mid–market organizations.

A Turning Point for Business Performance Management? [Published: 04-15-2009]
Craig Schiff explains that lack of proper planning definitely impacts the chances of success – and may cause some to view business performance management negatively.

DataFlux and Blue Star Infotech Partner [Published: 04-15-2009]
The agreement allows Blue Star Infotech to utilize the award–winning DataFlux portfolio of data profiling, data quality and data integration technologies as it delivers business support and services to its customers.

Selecting a Visual Analytics Application [Published: 04-15-2009]
Visual analytics is becoming the fastest way for people to explore and understand data of any size. Read Tableau's definitive guide for selecting a visual analytics, or data visualization, software application. login required

Designing Great Visualizations [Published: 04-15-2009]
This paper traces the history of visual representation, from early cave drawings through the computer revolution and the launch of Tableau. We will discuss some of the pioneers in data research and show how their work helped to revolutionize visualization techniques. login required

Retail BI Solution Empowers Workers with ARTS-Based KPIs and Metrics [Published: 04-15-2009]
Retailers are trying to be more connected to their customers, vendors and employees, while IT departments are pressured to deliver the information. This paper explains the challenges that retailers face and how a ProfitBase Business Intelligence solution enables IT to deliver information to all stakeholders. login required

Standards Drives Value, Reduce Risk and Deployment Time in DW/BI Projects [Published: 04-15-2009]
The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), a division of the National Retail Federation (NRF), is an international membership organization dedicated to reducing the costs of retail technology through standards. The retailer-driven membership organization works with technology vendors to create international retail technology standards. This article discusses the information challenges that retailers face, the ARTS data model and data warehouse standards initiatives, and how the vendor-supported standards drive value in their business intelligence (BI) deployments. login required

Speed of Delivery and Ease of Use are the Focus of Configurable Data Warehouse and OLAP Cube Software [Published: 04-15-2009]
The data warehouse and OLAP cube are at the heart of today’s business intelligence solution. Historically, they have been difficult to build and expensive to own. Learn how the ProfitBase software will accelerate the deployment of your data warehouse and business intelligence solution. login required

Kickfire Launches Analytic Appliance [Published: 04-16-2009]
The MySQL market presents significant challenges to existing data warehousing vendors.

Kickfire’s MySQL Analytic Appliance is in Production at Mamasource [Published: 04-16-2009]
Over two million moms have joined Mamasource to find the advice and local recommendations they need and to connect with other moms in their area.

Kickfire Partners with Ten Systems Integrators [Published: 04-16-2009]
Selected for their leadership status and deep expertise in their respective fields, these SIs bring data warehousing, business intelligence and MySQL skill–sets plus nationwide coverage.

BeyeNETWORK Survey Validates that Business Intelligence Can Improve Performance and Reduce Cost [Published: 04-16-2009]
New research report takes a fresh look at how organizations use business intelligence and the business benefits received from BI solutions.

Different Flavors of Design for Business Intelligence Databases [Published: 04-16-2009]
Chuck Kelley looks at some of the different approaches to designing databases for business intelligence.

Data Degradation [Published: 04-16-2009]
Bill Inmon explores data degradation or data corrosion including definition of the term and examples.

Growing Short-Term Business Intelligence Solutions into Long-Term Success [Published: 04-16-2009]
In this article, Chris Colvin describes how organizations implement a long-term business intelligence solution that delivers ROI earlier in the development life cycle.

Two of Initiate Systems Solutions Named MDM Products of the Year by SearchDataManagement.com [Published: 04-16-2009]
Initiate Interoperable Health won the Gold Award in the MDM category, and Initiate Master Data Service Platform v8.5 won the Bronze Award in the same category.

InetSoft Technology Launches a Customer Service–Focused Dashboard Solution [Published: 04-16-2009]
The company becomes the first to offer an AppExchange solution for fundamental case handling performance management for customer service operations.

CSC Celebrates its 50th Anniversary [Published: 04-16-2009]
CSC provides public and private sector clients with a wide variety of business and technology solutions.

BOARD International Releases BOARD 7 [Published: 04-17-2009]
BOARD 7 dramatically enhances platform interoperability, data handling capability and performance.

Governance Should Lead the Healthcare Data Dance [Published: 04-20-2009]
Lorraine Fernandes and Michele O’Connor recommend a clear, concise data governance model to avoid conflicting governance and stewardship paths.

Linguamatics Named Company of the Year 2009 [Published: 04-20-2009]
The Awards recognize the success of companies founded by graduates of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

Attensity Group Unites Three Software Companies to Form Business Applications for Unstructured Data [Published: 04-20-2009]
The Attensity Group will deliver business user applications that generate value from unstructured data.

Infobright Releases Infobright 3.1 [Published: 04-20-2009]
The addition of the enhanced SQL Framework and support for the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) makes Infobright 3.1 appealing to a wider range of enterprises looking for the benefits of a feature-rich data warehouse without the high cost.

Infobright Open Source Data Warehouse has been Certified by Sun Microsystems [Published: 04-20-2009]
Infobright Enterprise Edition (IEE) and Infobright Community Edition (ICE) have been certified by Sun Microsystems for use with the Sun's Unified Storage product line.

Oracle Buys Sun Microsystems [Published: 04-20-2009]
Oracle will acquire Sun common stock for $9.50 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun's cash and debt.

Six Steps to Managing Data Quality with SQL Server Integration Services [Published: 04-20-2009]
Setting in place a process to fix data quality issues is important for the success of MDM and involves six key tasks: profiling, cleansing, parsing/standardization, matching, enrichment and monitoring. The end result is a process that delivers clean, consistent data that can be distributed and confidently used across the enterprise, regardless of business application and system. login required

Aha! Analytics Platform Brings the Aha! Moment to Every Employee Across Enterprises [Published: 04-21-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Aha! Software’s Mark Teflian

End-User Defined Data Mashup [Published: 04-21-2009]
This paper is a discussion of the definition of, and the business case for, end-used defined data mashup from both the business and IT perspectives. login required

Decentrix Announces Three New BIAnalytix Modules Addressing Cable MSO's Business Intelligence Analysis Needs [Published: 04-21-2009]
BIAnalytix delivers powerful media business intelligence analysis specifically designed for TV and radio station groups, broadcasting and cable networks and now cable MSOs.

Syncsort Joins the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program [Published: 04-21-2009]
The VMware TAP program helps technology vendors integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers.

Practical Steps for Small and Mid-Sized Companies Adopting Business Intelligence [Published: 04-21-2009]
Lyndsay Wise offers suggestions about how mid-sized companies can get the ball rolling and embark on the road to a business intelligence environment.

From Cave Paintings to CNN: The Quest for Business Intelligence [Published: 04-21-2009]
The way information is communicated in the 21st century has changed, and Steve Palmer recommends a new approach for delivering business intelligence solutions.

Today’s “Analytic Applications” – Misnamed and Mistargeted [Published: 04-21-2009]
Merv Adrian marks the launch of his BeyeNETWORK expert channel with this article that discusses the marketplace impacts of the transition to the next generation business analytics.

LucidEra Introduces Dashboards as a Service for Sales [Published: 04-21-2009]
LucidEra Spring ’09 introduces easy-to-personalize gadget-based dashboards so sales management and salespeople can visualize, analyze and impact sales performance.

SAS and IDeaS Expand IDeaS Revenue Management Solutions [Published: 04-21-2009]
Combining SAS’ experience in developing statistical forecasting solutions with IDeaS’ extensive experience in hospitality industry business processes and data is giving customers the best of both worlds.

Dataupia Satori Server Now Supports Oracle Database 11g [Published: 04-21-2009]
Dataupia’s Oracle 11g support provides organizations with even greater flexibility for accessing and managing data.

ASG Releases ASG-Business Glossary [Published: 04-21-2009]
The software extends the traditional function of business glossaries – standardising terminology shared among IT and business.

InterSystems Announces Winners of 2009 Innovator Awards [Published: 04-21-2009]
The awards honor and encourage development of innovative solutions that utilize one or more of InterSystems’ software products.

Pentaho Delivers Pentaho Data Integration 3.2 with Enhancements for Cloud and Cluster-Based ETL [Published: 04-21-2009]
Pentaho Data Integration 3.2, a new release of Pentaho's extract, transform and load (ETL) tool with enhancements for cloud- and cluster-based ETL.

Oracle Extends Product MDM Capabilities through OEM Agreement with Silver Creek Systems [Published: 04-21-2009]
Oracle Product Data Quality Cleansing and Matching Server, a new offering based on the DataLens System from Silver Creek Systems.

CSC Introduces CATRack [Published: 04-22-2009]
CATRack is a pre-built, scalable system that provides high-speed access to product model data within an organization and among design partners.

CSC Insurance Software Clients Land Celent Model Carrier Designation [Published: 04-22-2009]
The Celent 2009 Model Carrier report recognizes Conseco for simplifying its life insurance and annuity agent compensation environment, and acknowledges GEICO for its advanced property and casualty (P&C) insurance customer billing options.

Closed-Loop Business Intelligence: Reality or Simply Another Buzzword? [Published: 04-22-2009]
Colin White explores closed-loop business intelligence and explains that effective decision making requires more than simply giving business users more information.

Green Technology Infrastructure [Published: 04-23-2009]
Technology is consuming an increasing share of the energy pie. Rick Abbott looks at how technology and business intelligence products are helping to reduce our country’s overall energy consumption.

ParAccel Announces the Addition of 5 New Customers [Published: 04-23-2009]
Companies will be using the ParAccel Analytic Database – in configurations of up to 10 terabytes – for a range of applications from data mart consolidation to fraud and marketing analytics on server choices including Dell, HP, IBM and Sun.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Tracking Visitor Satisfaction with SPSS [Published: 04-23-2009]
The Cleveland Museum of Art chose SPSS Inc. Predictive Analytics Software (PASW) to paint a better picture of their visitors’ overall experiences and improve marketing campaigns, heighten attendance and increase revenue.

Zions Bancorporation Deploys Greenplum [Published: 04-23-2009]
Zions Bancorporation will be using Greenplum to analyze terabytes of financial, customer, risk management and transactional data to derive actionable business insights that help drive revenue growth and expense controls.

Market Outlook for Text Analytics [Published: 04-23-2009]
Seth Grimes takes a broad look at the market outlook for text analytics.

Evolution and Technology: Data Warehouse Infrastructure [Published: 04-23-2009]
Bill Inmon discusses how the classical data warehouse infrastructure vendors have become "dinosaurs" by not following the traditional evolutionary path.

Book Review of The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life [Published: 04-23-2009]
Given the ongoing economic dynamics, the series of scandals coming out of the business community, and the always tenuous level of integrity (in any sense of the word) in Congress, Lou Agosta's recommendation is to run, not walk, to get this book.

Growing Revenue with Front-Line Data Warehouses [Published: 04-23-2009]
Traditional back-office data warehouses can’t cost-effectively meet the availability, performance and analytic depth required of this new generation of data-driven applications. login required

Deriving Deep Insights from Large Data Sets [Published: 04-23-2009]
MapReduce is a breakthrough innovation in analytic database capability. By bringing together the expressive flexibility and performance with the rich functionality and familiarity of ordinary SQL, developers and analysts can help their businesses do more with data. login required

DataFlux Named 2008 MDM Product of the Year by SearchDataManagement.com [Published: 04-23-2009]
SearchDataManagement.com, has named the DataFlux qMDM Solution version 2.0 as the Silver winner in the Master Data Management category of its 2008 “Product of the Year” competition.

CSC Enhances EarlyResolution [Published: 04-24-2009]
With more than 40 percent of the mortgage servicing industry using EarlyResolution, Radian’s Fast Advance rules are now accessible to thousands of servicers and counselors when determining workout solutions for homeowners in default.

SAP Opens SAP Co-Innovation Lab in Bangalore [Published: 04-24-2009]
The SAP Co-Innovation Lab Bangalore offers a hands-on environment for SAP, independent software vendors (ISVs), system integrators (SIs) and technology partners to work together with customers on current and future technologies to showcase how companies can increase competitive advantage and improve efficiencies.

Linguamatics Integrates ChemAxon Technology [Published: 04-24-2009]
ChemAxon addresses the problem of identifying key facts and relationships from text documents for structurally-similar chemical compounds.

Dirty Data’s Domino Effect [Published: 04-27-2009]
The average American business retains somewhere between 25% to 40% bad data. Gordon Daly explains why in addition to being worthless, this data is also a dangerous liability.

Search Technology for the Enterprise [Published: 04-27-2009]
Dr. Yves Schabes explains that enterprise search enterprise site is a difficult and laborious process because of the lack of metadata.

New Release of Ingres Icebreaker Business Intelligence Appliance Integrated with Salesforce CRM [Published: 04-27-2009]
Ingres Icebreaker BI appliance to be available on Force.com AppExchange.

Teradata and SAP Expand Partnership [Published: 04-27-2009]
The new agreement will provide SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse on the Teradata database.

Woolworths Chooses the HP Neoview Enterprise Data Warehousing Platform [Published: 04-27-2009]
Woolworths Limited Group has completed the first implementation phase of HP Neoview for information collection and operational reporting in its BIG W stores.

Celera Selects InforSense [Published: 04-27-2009]
Celera is using InforSense to integrate internal molecular and public data sources to accelerate the successful identification of genetic markers.

Data Warehousing – A Thought Process [Published: 04-28-2009]
This article presents a perspective to understand data warehousing and dimensional modeling and its implications on business in a simplistic manner. It does not explain or define BI terms in a traditional fashion.

AddressDoctor Delivers Address Validation Worldwide [Published: 04-28-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring AddressDoctor’s Bill Spruill

AddressDoctor Delivers Address Validation Worldwide [Published: 04-28-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring AddressDoctor’s Bill Spruill

Telecoms M&A Deal Counts Down 32% versus 4Q07 [Published: 04-28-2009]
According to a new study from Ovum, the global analyst and consulting company, global economic downturn depressed valuations and dealmaking in the telecom sector in 4Q08.

The State of Arkansas Implements IBM Technology [Published: 04-28-2009]
IBM technology will be used to track stimulus funds and meet federal requirements, part of the states effort to ensure effective use of stimulus resources for improving education programs.

The Future Role of Business Intelligence within the Global Financial Community [Published: 04-28-2009]
Michael Brooks looks at the recent financial crisis and suggests that we need a fundamental shift in the use of business intelligence that will allow us to react faster and anticipate changes.

Now is the Time: An ROI for Business Intelligence [Published: 04-28-2009]
Laura Madsen reviews the ROI analysis for business intelligence and provides tips on finding the hidden value of business intelligence (BI) in your organization, measuring the intangible aspects of BI, and positioning the discussion on value in the context of investment.

A Capability Model for Business Analytics, Part 1 [Published: 04-28-2009]
Dave Wells explains a capability model is required to describe or quantify analytic capability in any meaningful way. This article, the first in a series, provides a top-level view of a capability model for business analytics.

Jedox Announces the Availability of Palo BI Suite 3.0 [Published: 04-28-2009]
Palo BI Suite 3.0 is now also available on Amazon EC2, making it the first BI solution to fully operate on a cloud.

MicroStrategy Developed an Information Dashboard [Published: 04-28-2009]
MicroStrategy submitted its dashboard to Recovery.gov as a tool that government agencies can also utilize to provide greater transparency into their use of the recovery funds.

Pervasive Releases Pervasive Integration Hub [Published: 04-29-2009]
Pervasive Integration Hub is a configurable integration solution which provides organizations with the ability to quickly create and easily maintain a centrally managed business partner hub.

InforSense and Tessella Partner [Published: 04-29-2009]
Tessella will become a systems integrator for InforSense and will receive advanced training from InforSense.

SAP AG and the SAP User Group Executive Network Announce an Agreement on a Defined List of KPIs [Published: 04-29-2009]
Agreement is on a defined list of key performance indicators that will be used to measure the success of SAP Enterprise Support services.

Inmon’s Hierarchy of Needs for Information Technology, Part 1 [Published: 04-30-2009]
Bill Inmon begins a discussion on Inmon's hierarchy of needs for information technology.

Datamonitor Aquires the Assets of the Brown–Wilson Group [Published: 04-30-2009]
As part of the deal Doug Brown and Scott Wilson, directors of the company and authors of The Black Book of Outsourcing, are joining the Datamonitor group.

GoOn Project Wins Theseus–Mittelstand [Published: 04-30-2009]
Over the next two years, the project –based on the results of Theseus One– will develop praxis–relevant semantic technologies for information handling in the biomedical domain.

Miami University Summer Challenge: Forecasting Summer Term Class Profitability [Published: 04-30-2009]
The unconventional strategy outlined in this case study allowed Miami University to create an institutional appetite for business intelligence (BI), and they are already prioritizing an 18-month plan for an emerging and sustainable campus-wide BI program.