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July 2009 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Data Governance and Playing Whack-a-Mole [Published: 07-01-2009]
Taking inspiration and lessons from the recent Data Governance Conference, Steve Palmer describes a few critical things that can be done to transform the data "mess" that exists in many organizations.

Introducing Principles-Based Data Governance [Published: 07-01-2009]
A principles-based data governance approach will seek to replace poor existing principles with better ones and empower stakeholders to implement them without prescribing how it should be done. Malcolm Chisholm explains how this will avoid creating bureaucratic overhead and give the enterprise a reasonable way to implement effective data governance.

ASG Software Solutions Announces the Immediate Availability of ASG’s BSP Virtualisation Management [Published: 07-01-2009]
ASG’s BSP Virtualisation Management is a new solution that monitors the real–time performance, health, and efficiency of both virtual and physical IT environments.

ParAccel Introduces Version 2.0 of the ParAccel Analytic Database [Published: 07-01-2009]
PADB 2.0 tackles the most complex business questions even faster by leveraging dozens of new features and enhancements, including patent–pending innovations in query optimization and SAN integration.

SAP AG Introduces New Capabilities in Two SAP BusinessObjects Governance, Risk and Compliance Solutions [Published: 07-01-2009]
New versions of the SAP BusinessObjects Risk Management and SAP BusinessObjects Process Control applications give customers the clarity required to help ensure that the right controls are in place.

expressor software Signs Sila Solutions Group as a US Systems Integration Partner [Published: 07-01-2009]
As an expressor partner, Sila will help its Fortune 500 customers implement the expressor semantic data integration system to maintain the customer's competitive advantage while lowering their total cost of ownership.

University System of Georgia Selects iStrategy HigherEd Analytics Suite for Statewide Deployment [Published: 07-01-2009]
Selected in a competitive bid process, the HigherEd Analytics Suite will provide financial data warehousing and business intelligence at 32 of USG's colleges and universities.

CSC Announces Global Agreement to Resell the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite [Published: 07-02-2009]
CSC will offer a compelling choice of private cloud customer-managed and public cloud services combined with Microsoft Online Services.

Progress Software Introduces FUSE to Support Open Source Integration [Published: 07-02-2009]
Progress Software launches FUSE Forge to simplify the development of open source integration projects.

Book Review of The Data Model Resource Book [Published: 07-02-2009]
Steve Hoberman reviews Volume 3 of The Data Model Resource Book series.

What do you see as the future of data warehousing? [Published: 07-06-2009] login required

Sales and Marketing: Trends in Media [Published: 07-06-2009]
Larry Goldman writes about a recent conference where it was evident that innovative uses of customer information are starting to impress advertisers, and the ability to leverage Web 2.0 and benchmark your content against your competitors is a reality.

Netezza Spatial Revolutionizes the World of Location Intelligence [Published: 07-06-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Netezza’s Phil Francisco

Netezza Spatial Revolutionizes the World of Location Intelligence [Published: 07-06-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Netezza’s Phil Francisco

ProfitBase and GoIWx Partner [Published: 07-06-2009]
The partnership will bring a cost effective, functionally rich, Hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) Business Intelligence (BI) solution to businesses in North America.

Forrester Research Names MEGA as a Strong Performer in the Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Market [Published: 07-06-2009]
MEGA’s own top ratings were for client reference scores, GRC management and analytics, risk and control management, and the company’s financial viability.

Klipfolio Selects Intelestream [Published: 07-07-2009]
Intelestream will be the exclusive reseller of Klipfolio Dashboard for SugarCRM.

A Capability Model for Business Analytics, Part 3 [Published: 07-07-2009]
In this final article of a three-part series, Dave Wells describes how the analytic capability assessment can be used to derive informative and actionable measures of analytic capability. login required

Building Stronger Customer Relationships with Business Intelligence [Published: 07-07-2009]
With business intelligence, organizations can improve and expand existing relationships and improve customer service using historical information on all previous customer interactions. Chris Colvin provides five steps for using business intelligence to increase customer loyalty.

Cancer Roadmaps Selects Tableau Software [Published: 07-07-2009]
Using Tableau, Cancer Roadmaps will provide online, interactive dashboards that allow customers to explore the experiences of patients with the same type of cancer.

Celent Names CSC a Leading Technology Provider [Published: 07-07-2009]
Celent’s 2009 Insurance Software Deal Trends study ranks technology companies based on number of contracts signed in 2007 and 2008 and collected data on 1,315 deals with carriers.

ParAccel Raises the Benchmark Bar [Published: 07-07-2009]
This white paper by Lou Agosta explains the TPC-H decision support benchmark and discusses ParAccel's data warehousing benchmark that provides a price/performance metric an order of magnitude superior to the next best proof point.

Jaspersoft Corporation Announces the Availability of Jaspersoft Unlimited [Published: 07-08-2009]
Jaspersoft Unlimited includes the use of the entire Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite, with no limits on the number of applications, users or systems.

Seeing What to Do: Toward Visual-Centric Analytics [Published: 07-08-2009]
Richard Hackathorn explains the benefits of future analytics that have a synergistic balance between computation and visualization. login required

SenSage is Participating in the EMC Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/Analytics Competency Center [Published: 07-08-2009]
The SenSage data warehouse software is integrated with EMC networked storage systems, and is designed to help organizations achieve cost efficiencies and reduce time-to-value in data warehouse deployments.

The National Geographic Society Uses SAS Analytics to Target its Marketing Campaigns More Precisely [Published: 07-08-2009]
The National Geographic Society has seen a return on investment of 200 to 300%.

Nevis Develops NFactum with Vertica [Published: 07-08-2009]
The software allows executives to gain better, more immediate insight into profitability and other key performance through NFactum's easy-to-use dashboard.

Attensity Group Announces the Availability of its New, Hosted Survey Advantage Service [Published: 07-08-2009]
Attensity Survey Advantage enables departments within large organizations and government agencies to measure, chart and understand customer sentiment and top issues expressed in customer feedback surveys.

Attensity Group Announces its New, Hosted Survey Advantage Service at a $5,000 per Month Point of Entry [Published: 07-09-2009]
Attensity Survey Advantage enables departments within large organizations and government agencies to measure, chart and understand customer sentiment and top issues expressed in customer feedback surveys.

Klipfolio Selects Intelestream [Published: 07-09-2009]
Klipfolio Inc. will be the exclusive reseller of Klipfolio Dashboard for SugarCRM.

Klipfolio Announces the Immediate Availability of Klipfolio Dashboard 5.1 [Published: 07-09-2009]
The enterprise dashboard application incorporates improvements requested by a growing Fortune 1000 customer community.

Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology Selects Connotate [Published: 07-09-2009]
The Connotate solution was often deployed as the primary technology to extract and illustrate data from Web sources.

CSC Signs Seven–Year Information Technology Services Outsourcing Contract with Nobel Biocare [Published: 07-09-2009]
CSC will assume responsibility for desktop and help desk services, as well as data center operations supporting 38 Nobel Biocare locations in 33 countries representing five continents.

Lyzasoft Announces Availability of a New White Paper from Data Warehousing Pioneer Dr. Barry Devlin [Published: 07-09-2009]
Dr. Devlin introduces the concept of the adaptive information cycle, a model that links the center–out approach of traditional data warehousing to the emergent prototyping that characterizes today’s analytic environments.

Consortium of Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans Covers Enterprise Business Intelligence [Published: 07-09-2009]
The Consortium’s legacy business intelligence (BI) platform was largely hand-coded and run on a data warehouse that had hit a performance ceiling.

News and Analysis: SOA Reengineers Healthcare [Published: 07-09-2009]
Lou Agosta reports on the recent SOA in Healthcare Conference and the perfect storm of factors converging to rekindle productive SOA problem-solving in the healthcare market vertical.

Search Engines GIGO [Published: 07-09-2009]
Should we integrate textual data found on the Internet? Bill Inmon explores the possibility of textual analytics for Internet data.

Star Analytics and Linium Partner [Published: 07-09-2009]
The partnership is to improve the timeliness and accuracy of performance–based business decisions.

Linguamatics Announces that AstraZeneca Extended its License to the I2E Semantic Knowledge-Discovery Platform [Published: 07-10-2009]
I2E provides flexible and scalable enterprise text mining within AstraZeneca's knowledge engineering strategy.

CSC Enters Agreement to Acquire BearingPoint's Brazilian Operation [Published: 07-10-2009]
The acquisition supports CSC's multi-year strategic growth plan by expanding the company's presence in Brazil.

Business Intelligence Led Modernization and Improvement of Correctional Services: Lessons from Abroad [Published: 07-13-2009]
Ramon Barquin and Louise Inman look at how business intelligence can be used to understand an organization’s inputs, outputs and outcomes to help ensure that an agency better understands the details of the services it provides: what works, which programs are cost effective and which programs do not deliver their desired outcomes or are just inefficient.

Mobile County Alabama Public Schools Selects IBM [Published: 07-13-2009]
Mobile County Public Schools System (MCPSS) is the largest school district in Alabama , with an enrollment of over 63,000 students in 95 schools covering 10 incorporated cities and a population base of over 400,000.

Visual i|o Announces Software-as-a-Service Solution [Published: 07-13-2009]
Visual i|o delivers an immersive interactive data analysis experience that shortens the time normally required by business teams to analyze crucial company data for decision making.

Solving the Information Trustworthiness Gap [Published: 07-13-2009]
In this white paper, Mark Albala of Infosight Partners discusses the means to resolve the trustworthy gap plaguing many organizations. login required

CSC and Microsoft Collaborate [Published: 07-14-2009]
The platform provides a wide range of Internet services that can be accessed from on-premises or in the cloud.

Gander Mountain Selects Oracle [Published: 07-14-2009]
The retailer plans to implement Oracle Retail Point-of-Service, Oracle Retail Back Office and Oracle Retail Central Office as part of its strategy to create business value by streamlining and improving retail operations.

River Logic Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in the Microsoft Partner Program [Published: 07-14-2009]
As a Gold Certified Partner, River Logic has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs.

Providence Associates Medical Laboratories Announces a New Billing System Built on the InterSystems CACHÉ Database [Published: 07-14-2009]
Providence Associates Medical Laboratories has rolled out a new-generation billing system built on the InterSystems CACHÉ database

CSC Signs Agreement with the Department of Defense [Published: 07-14-2009]
The agreement is a further step in safeguarding vital defense information that is important to U.S. defense and national security.

Callidus Software is Recognized by Ventana Research as the Top Vendor in the SPM Industry [Published: 07-14-2009]
The firm evaluated vendors dedicated to sales performance management based on extensive research and a verified audit to determine an overall weighted evaluation.

An Incomplete Education: How Not to Get Your Team Up To Speed on Business Performance Management [Published: 07-14-2009]
Craig Schiff looks at the challenge of educating the entire performance management team and discusses the variety of available education options.

The Market Speaks: Performance Management Trends [Published: 07-14-2009]
John Colbert provides a high level overview of two recent surveys that looked at performance management market trends, economic perspectives and technology adoption.

Composite and Emunio Consulting Sign Partnership Agreement [Published: 07-15-2009]
Partnership represents expansion of Emunio’s data integration solutions portfolio and strengthens its capability to deliver cost-effective, agile DI solutions to the growing UK market.

Business Process Management in the Downturn [Published: 07-15-2009]
Michael Lees provides the critical best practices for successful implementation of business process management technologies.

Aberdeen Group Announces the Release of The 2009 State of the Market: Mid-Year Insights Report [Published: 07-15-2009]
Aberdeen's recent research reveals that leading companies have established BI strategies that include the integration of BI within existing enterprise applications such as ERP and CRM solutions.

Siperian Reaffirms its Relationship with Informatica [Published: 07-15-2009]
The Company has reaffirmed its relationship with Informatica as a result of Informatica’s recent acquisition of long-time Siperian partner AddressDoctor.

SenSage Unveils its Latest Event Data Warehouse Software, SenSage 4.5 [Published: 07-15-2009]
SenSage 4.5 provides dramatic reduction in total cost of ownership.

Panopticon Software Begins Shipping New Versions of its Award-Winning Monitoring and Analysis Software [Published: 07-15-2009]
The new Panopticon EX product platform is designed for fast deployment at the enterprise or workgroup level and is a complete self-contained system.

Emunio Consulting and Composite Software Partner [Published: 07-15-2009]
Composite’s data virtualization solutions give businesses greater flexibility and timely access to their data which results in significant increases in revenue and productivity, and decreases in costs and risks.

CSC Signs a New Information Technology Outsourcing Services Renewal Contract with Henry Ford Health System [Published: 07-15-2009]
CSC will continue to provide all applications development and support services, including more than 200 applications covering clinical, departmental, revenue cycle and PeopleSoft ERP.

SAP AG Further Enhances its Integrated On-Demand Solution [Published: 07-15-2009]
Customers using the SAP Business ByDesign solution can now quickly access nine third-party Web services.

Top Business and Technology Questions in Cloud Computing [Published: 07-15-2009]
Cyrus Golkar provides an overview of cloud computing, discussing the key business drivers, benefits and challenges, as well as the technical challenges and requirements.

Introducing BeyeNETWORK's CloudTalk Newsletter [Published: 07-15-2009]
This article describes the BeyeNETWORK's newest newsletter. CloudTalk will be a monthly newsletter hosted by Cyrus Golkar, the Network's cloud computing expert.

Sybase Announces the Availability of Sybase IQ 15.1 [Published: 07-16-2009]
Sybase IQ handles the most challenging business reporting and analytics requirements with ease, delivering dramatically faster, consistently more accurate analysis to address the growing need to anticipate risks and opportunity in a volatile global climate.

Bally Technologies Installs its Business Intelligence Solutions at Michael Gaughan’s South Point Hotel Casino Spa [Published: 07-16-2009]
Bally’s award-winning BIS provides South Point with powerful tools to grow their business and better serve customers through improved use of gaming data.

InfoZoom Aggressively Increases its North American Presence [Published: 07-16-2009]
To bolster its presence in the US and Canada, a US based team with years of experience in implementing business intelligence solutions will be rolling out InfoZoom to the North American market.

Tony Fisher, President and CEO of DataFlux, Releases his book, "The Data Asset: How Smart Companies Govern Their Data for Business Success" [Published: 07-16-2009]
The book provides guidance not only for building the business case for data quality and data governance but also for developing methodologies and processes that will enable organisations to treat their data as a strategic asset.

Business Intelligence Kindling [Published: 07-16-2009]
Richard Herschel explains how his acquisition of a Kindle made him realize that business intelligence practitioners need to practice what they preach and question their own heuristics, method and use of technology so that they are open to exploring new ideas and ways of doing things.

Serving Two Masters [Published: 07-16-2009]
Relational database vendors made a conscious decision that is bearing bitter fruit today the decision to turn their DBMS products into a one-size fits all technology. login required

Jedox Announces a New Development for its Open-Source OLAP Palo Product [Published: 07-17-2009]
Palo product is the industry's first free ODBO driver (MDX) in the cost-free download of Palo for Excel.

D&B Announces that Purisma is Positioned as a Visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for MDM of Customer Data [Published: 07-17-2009]
Purisma Data Hub 4.0 masters D&B reference data together with internal operational data to give valuable insight into future market opportunities as well as current accounts.

What do you think of the trend of vendors bypassing IT and selling directly to business? [Published: 07-20-2009] login required

Exception Management in the Telecommunications Industry [Published: 07-20-2009]
Well-managed business processes are crucial to the successful creation of value in today’s competitive global economy. However, it is not enough to only manage the expected “sunny day” process scenarios, it is also critical to manage the “rainy day,” or exception process scenarios, equally well. For telecommunications service providers, exceptions happen in order management, service assurance, revenue assurance or new services launch and are caused by both business and technical issues. login required

Reducing Risk with Exception Management [Published: 07-20-2009]
Business processes govern most if not all of the business activities driving your enterprise and having the true visibility and control to manage the risk associated with running the business is increasingly critical. Whether it be a trade life cycle, account opening or being able to sell across all product offerings, it is critical that your business processes execute as planned. However, when they do not, business exceptions are created and the exceptions must be addressed quickly and efficiently. login required

Operational Intelligence: Correct Problems Before They Occur [Published: 07-20-2009]
The typical enterprise today views business performance through a 24-hour window. Executives may receive daily updates for sales and shipments, and review other core business KPIs on a weekly or even monthly basis. Yet for many companies, minutes or seconds can take on critical importance as customer expectations grow. login required

Optimize Processes and Reduce Costs with Operational Intelligence [Published: 07-20-2009]
Managing a company today is a pressure cooker. Businesses are told they must optimize business processes and lower costs, yet still continue to mitigate risk and stay in compliance with established policies and regulations. That’s no small challenge. It becomes an even bigger one if the workforce is expected to be efficient in the execution of business processes and effective in the management of them and of overall business and IT efforts, all without having available the information they need to act decisively. login required

The Data Delivery Platform: Collected Comments [Published: 07-20-2009]
Rick van der Lans responds to comments and questions he received after the BeyeNETWORK published his series on the flaws of the classic data warehouse architecture.

eThority Expands their Workforce [Published: 07-20-2009]
eThority’s innovative “user-obvious” interface for its BI software has earned the company recognition throughout the industry.

SAP AG Announces Enhancements to SAP BusinessObjects Data Services and SAP BusinessObjects Data Federator Software [Published: 07-20-2009]
These solutions support both SAP and non-SAP IT environments, and today have expanded support for SAP customers with integration with the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) capability.

Io Consulting and LumenData Partner [Published: 07-20-2009]
The partnership is to deliver expanded services to the Oracle Higher Education community.

CA, Inc. Announces the Availability of CA Clarity Grants Manager On Demand [Published: 07-21-2009]
CA Clarity Grants Manager On Demand is designed to enable agencies to research and compare available grants, select the right grant opportunities, streamline the applications process, manage awarded funds, and track performance objectives.

Baldwin Mutual Insurance Company Purchases Lyzasoft [Published: 07-21-2009]
Lyza is the company’s desktop data analysis solution, to integrate and analyze historical data for reinsurance modeling and rate analysis.

Datric Announces a New Product Line of Data Warehouse Solution Appliances [Published: 07-21-2009]
Agile DWS are uniquely comprehensive and cost-effective data warehouse solutions that combine implementation methodology, metadata lifecycle management, MPP database, ETL, and visual analytics into a robust appliance platform.

Sun Microsystems Announces New 1.6 GHz Processors for its Chip Multi-Threaded Sun SPARC Enterprise Systems [Published: 07-21-2009]
Sun also rolled out new AMD Opteron processor-based blades and rackmount x64 servers.

Gathering the Best Business Requirements to Help Ensure Business Intelligence Success, Part 1 [Published: 07-21-2009]
Lyndsay Wise explores the various options that exist for organizations as they consider what type of consulting services to use when starting a business intelligence project, and she explains the benefits and challenges of each option. login required

Business Intelligence Results Yield Business Wisdom [Published: 07-21-2009]
Maureen Clarry interviews award-winning author Dr. Mary Lippitt about how her research on decision making applies to the business decisions supported by business intelligence.

InetSoft Technology Announces a New Release of its Business Intelligence Software Featuring Improvements Aimed at SaaS Providers [Published: 07-21-2009]
Application providers will enjoy greater customization options while streamlining administration tasks associated with supporting large customer bases.

Rosslyn Analytics Survey Reveals Majority of Procurement Leaders Unable to Determine ROI of Spend Analysis [Published: 07-22-2009]
According to a survey of 100 UK procurement and finance professionals, 51% of respondents do not know if and when a spend analysis solution should deliver an ROI.

Data Warehouse Appliances: Lessons from the Trenches [Published: 07-22-2009]
There are many factors to consider when choosing to implement a data warehouse appliance. Steve Dine and Jerry Locke share lessons learned from a recent data warehouse appliance implementation for both the data warehouse and data mart layers of the client architecture. login required

eScholar Announces the Release of Version 11 of the eScholar Complete Data Warehouse for PK-12 [Published: 07-22-2009]
eScholar Complete Data Warehouse solution is the nation's most widely used PK-12 data warehouse product enabling the integration of a wide-range of education data for comprehensive longitudinal data analysis and reporting.

Klipfolio Announces an Update for Klipfolio Dashboard for Google Analytics [Published: 07-22-2009]
Building upon 24x7 visibility for web metrics, Marketers now have desktop access to Goal Conversion Rates too.

Initiate Systems and Datanomic Partner [Published: 07-22-2009]
Initiate will resell Datanomic’s dn:DirectorT enterprise data quality management product as an optional Initiate Master Data Service component.

Oracle Accelerate and its Partners Around the World Launch 41 New Solutions [Published: 07-22-2009]
Oracle Accelerate solutions are pre-packaged bundles that pair Oracle Applications with partner knowledge to help deliver rapid, fixed cost implementations.

Clarian Health Selects iWay Software [Published: 07-22-2009]
Clarian is currently using the iWay HIPAA solution to automate the process of requesting and receiving information on claims past a certain date.

Oracle Acquires GoldenGate Software [Published: 07-23-2009]
The combination of GoldenGate and Oracle is expected to create a comprehensive heterogeneous data integration platform.

How to Prepare for Data Mining [Published: 07-23-2009]
Ben Hitt and Eric King state that data mining projects do not fail because of poor or inaccurate predictive models. They explain that despite the availability of highly effective tools for data mining, many data mining projects fail because of a lack of competent assessment, environmental preparation and resulting strategy.

Some Perspectives on Quality [Published: 07-23-2009]
According to Bill Inmon, the notion of data quality takes some surprising twists when viewed in the context of data warehousing and decision support processing.

More Customers are Relying on Visual Mining’s NetCharts Performance Dashboards [Published: 07-24-2009]
NCPD customers are assured immediate results – without the risk and runaround typically associated with other business intelligence and dashboard implementations.

SAS’ M2009 Conference Empowers Data Mining Professionals [Published: 07-27-2009]
Attendees who register for M2009 by Sept. 18 receive a $200 discount as well as a free data mining book as a registration giveaway.

BeyeNETWORK Interviews HP About the New Generation of Data Warehousing [Published: 07-27-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring HP’s Vickie Farrell

BeyeNETWORK Interviews HP About the New Generation of Data Warehousing [Published: 07-27-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring HP’s Vickie Farrell

XtremeData Leapfrogs Competitors With a New Breed of Appliances for Database Analytics [Published: 07-27-2009]
The product is a fully-integrated platform and features patented SQL in Silicon hardware acceleration.

Utah Valley University Deploys Information Builders WebFOCUS BI Platform [Published: 07-27-2009]
UVU is using WebFOCUS to create an institution-wide reporting system that accommodates the needs of a variety of different departments and thousands of users.

Forrester Research Recognizes Silver Creek Systems [Published: 07-27-2009]
The report states, “While Silver Creek is a relatively small private company, Forrester believes Silver Creek Systems holds a virtual monopoly in delivering advanced product data quality capabilities.”

Composite Software Announces the Availability of Three New, Complimentary White Papers in its Technical Resource Library [Published: 07-27-2009]
The three papers are titled: “Using Composite Data Virtualization to Facilitate Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As),” “Composite Data Virtualization for the Energy Industry,” and “Seven Ways Composite Data Virtualization Complements Enterprise Data Warehousing.”

Jenzabar Announces the Release of New Jenzabar Institutional Intelligence Products [Published: 07-27-2009]
The Jenzabar Institutional Intelligence products support the extensive measures that are vital to higher education.

Half a Loaf Information Systems [Published: 07-27-2009]
Seth Grimes shares his thoughts on a semantic annotation system demo.

Transforming Healthcare Through Open Source [Published: 07-28-2009]
This white paper discusses the 3 primary barriers that hinder the transformation of healthcare using health information technology (HIT) and then looks at how open source addresses the major barriers.

IBM to Acquire SPSS Inc. [Published: 07-28-2009]
IBM to acquire SPSS, in an all cash transaction at a price of $50/share, resulting in a total cash consideration in the merger of approximately $1.2 billion.

Informatica Corporation Announces the Beta Release of Informatica PowerCenter Cloud Edition [Published: 07-28-2009]
Informatica PowerCenter Cloud Edition is an innovative cloud computing data integration product running on Amazon EC2.

The Ministry of Defence Selects the Informatica Data Integration Platform [Published: 07-28-2009]
The Ministry of Defence has a five-year relationship with Informatica, which began as part of the SPEER (Strategic Process Enabled ERP Re-engineering) program.

The University of Washington Bothell’s Office of Administration Selects eThority [Published: 07-28-2009]
eThority has helped keep UW Bothell’s faculty, staff, and students informed with the most current information about where their funds are going.

The SUBWAY Restaurant Chain Selects MicroStrategy [Published: 07-28-2009]
MicroStrategy is to provide enterprise-wide reporting and analytics for its extensive network of franchises, with over 31,000 stores in 90 countries.

Database Technology for the Web: Part 2 Event Analytics [Published: 07-28-2009]
Colin White provides an overview of event analytics and shows how this type of processing fits into an operational business intelligence (BI) environment.

IBM Introduces Smart Analytics System [Published: 07-28-2009]
IBM announced it is taking the next big step with business analytics with the introduction of a new comprehensive system which will help organizations make more accurate decisions and take action to reach specific business goals with greater precision.

SwiftKnowledge Announces Pre-Configured BI Solutions for The Banking Industry [Published: 07-29-2009]
The SwiftKnowledge for Banking solutions are designed to provide greater visibility into all banking information.

Forrester Research Recommends that Overstretched IT Teams Adopt Self-Service, Mashup-Style Business Intelligence [Published: 07-29-2009]
In its executive summary, the report states, “Enterprise business intelligence (BI) professionals face severe resource constraints, and the soft economy keeps budgets tight.

Quantivo Announces that its SaaS Service is Now Hosted on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud [Published: 07-29-2009]
Quantivo changes the expectations of customer analytics by offering a high-performance, highly scalable and highly reliable computing infrastructure for a fraction of the cost of traditional advanced analytics solutions.

Waterlogic Selects BOARD [Published: 07-29-2009]
Waterlogic are expecting to decrease the time spent on preparing the final accounts and start reaping the benefits of the easy to use, programming-free, single integrated toolkit.

CSC Announces Agreement with EMC Corporation [Published: 07-30-2009]
EMC will now offer CSC's FirstDoc as a preferred regulatory compliance application.

SAP AG Announces the Availability of the Latest Update - Feature Pack 2.0 for SAP Business ByDesign [Published: 07-30-2009]
The new feature pack 2.0 for SAP Business ByDesign significantly expands functionality and provides more value to customers by offering business support for 35 end-to-end process scenarios.

N-Side Selects Dynadec’s Comet Technology Platform [Published: 07-30-2009]
N-Side will use Comet to develop sophisticated, high-quality optimization solutions for a variety of applications, including energy, logistics, and manufacturing.

Master Data Management Checklist #3: Maintaining the Enterprise Scope [Published: 07-30-2009]
Continuing his series of checklists for master data management, David Loshin provides this installment to help define the scope of the master data management program as a prelude to developing a road map and planning the project phases.

Some Short Stories [Published: 07-30-2009]
Bill Inmon wonders when the day will come that that managers finally understand architecture and its implications.