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March 2009 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Infobright’s Open Source Data Warehouse Offers More for Less [Published: 03-02-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Infobright’s Miriam Tuerk

Infobright’s Open Source Data Warehouse Offers More for Less [Published: 03-02-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Infobright’s Miriam Tuerk

Talend Announces Another Year of Record Growth [Published: 03-02-2009]
In the past 12 months, Talend's paying customer base increased by more than 300 percent.

Star Analytics Announces Availability of the Star Analytics Star Integration Server 2.5 [Published: 03-02-2009]
The Star Integration Server provides a simple, cost–effective and automated method of extracting and sharing data from Oracle Hyperion and other finance applications with relational data stores and business intelligence applications.

Information Builders Launches the Champions League Dashboard [Published: 03-02-2009]
Through an interactive dashboard and automated reports, Information Builders will provide web visitors with the quirky statistics of Champions League finals from Feb 24th to the final game in Rome on May 27th.

IDC to Updates its Forecast for Worldwide IT Spending in 2009 [Published: 03-02-2009]
The IDC Black Book now forecasts worldwide IT spending will grow by just 0.5% year over year in 2009 in constant currency.

Gabriels Technology Solutions and Endeca Technologies Announce the Introduction of Innovative Search Products [Published: 03-02-2009]
Gabriels portal search technology is based on the Endeca Information Access Platform designed to offer search simplicity with the analytical power of business intelligence.

Sami Akbay, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for GoldenGate [Published: 03-03-2009]
Sami Akbay discusses BI team focus areas, and also describes what's new in the recent Version 10 release of GoldenGate's product.

Randy Lea, Vice President of Product Marketing for Teradata [Published: 03-03-2009]
Randy Lea talks about the Platform Family that Teradata introduced in 2008. He also talks about the importance of "purpose-built" platforms and how the market has accepted the Platform Family.

Vertica Systems Sponsors the First Annual Special Interest Group on Management of Data Programming Contest [Published: 03-03-2009]
Vertica, in conjunction with a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and additional funding from Microsoft Corp., is sponsoring the contest to generate better ideas in transactional indexing systems for main memory data.

Infobright Announces Infobright Community Edition for Windows [Published: 03-03-2009]
The company now offers native support for its popular ICE open source data warehouse on the Microsoft Windows platform.

Compact Solutions Consolidates Data Integration Applications and Reduces Cost [Published: 03-03-2009]
New packaged services from Compact Solutions help slash up to 80 percent of time to migrate/consolidate data integration processes.

Six Parts to a Successful BI Marketing Plan [Published: 03-03-2009]
This white paper describes why it is imperative to take the time to plan and communicate the goals of your BI program so that the added value of the program will be appreciated by the entire organization. login required

Do you need two warehouses - one for backup and recovery and one for the active data warehousing? [Published: 03-03-2009] login required

The Role of Business Intelligence in Clinical Trial Automation [Published: 03-03-2009]
Richard Phillips describes the automation of clinical trials and describes a solution that is mostly possible with today's technologies and standards - with one big "if."

A Sample Graduate Business Intelligence Program [Published: 03-03-2009]
Richard Herschel describes a graduate curriculum in business intelligence.

Hard Times in Healthcare: Business Intelligence Provides Support [Published: 03-03-2009]
Leslie Ament and Sue Hildreth summarize the recent research that focused on how the use of business intelligence can improve performance for healthcare organizations.

Canary Metrics – A New Thought Process [Published: 03-03-2009]
Janet Kuster and Christina Rouse explain that canary metrics hold the best promise for recognizing a market disruption early, while an organization still has time to adjust its focus, minimize performance risk and exploit the market opportunity.

Martin Dawes Analytics Launches Their Lavastorm Desktop Product [Published: 03-03-2009]
Lavastorm Desktop provides a rich set of packaged data analytics capabilities and can process significant data volumes on a desktop machine.

Healthcare and Utilities Lead Vertical Markets in IT Spending [Published: 03-03-2009]
Gartner predicts that IT expenditures in healthcare will grow 2.2 percent and utilities will grow 2.9 percent.

Sales Performance Management: How It Relates to and Differs from CPM [Published: 03-03-2009]
This Gartner RAS Core Research Note by Michael Dunne and Nigel Rayner looks at sales performance management, which has emerged as the latest application segment of interest to corporations that want to improve oversight and influence on conditions that affect financial results. login required

Bitam Acquires KPI Online [Published: 03-03-2009]
Bitam will employ the KPI Online service to improve upon its SaaS offering by providing its EPM software.

Cardiac Science Selectes Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise Edition [Published: 03-03-2009]
Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise Edition is to populate and maintain its enterprise data warehouse to provide the company’s users with a consistent, unified source of information.

The Flaws of the Classic Data Warehouse Architecture, Part 1 [Published: 03-04-2009]
Despite the fact that the classic data warehouse architecture has served us well the last twenty years, Rick van der Lans explains why it may be time for a new architecture.

Normalization is Impractical for Master Data [Published: 03-04-2009]
Master data tables seem to be particularly sensitive to the limits of normalization, and Malcolm Chisholm believes that a reflexive attachment to normalization can be counterproductive.

Infragistics Announces Availability of NetAdvantage for Silverlight Data Visualization [Published: 03-04-2009]
By embracing and extending the capabilities of Silverlight 2 and delivering to market data visualization tools for only $595 (MSRP), Infragistics makes business intelligence possible for every business.

CSC Selects SAS [Published: 03-04-2009]
The new healthcare administration system will support and manage other state agency health services in addition to Medicaid.

SAP AG Plans to Integrate Preconfigured SAP BusinessObjects Solutions into SAP Business All-in-One Solutions [Published: 03-04-2009]
In addition, SAP plans to help reduce project risks and speed the implementation of SAP solutions based on SAP BusinessObjects data migration tools.

Extending BPM with Sales Performance Management (SPM) [Published: 03-04-2009]
Significant performance improvements can be achieved in the sales department with rapid carry-through to the profit line. In many organizations, after budgeting is implemented in finance, sales is a logical next area to address with performance management because it can yield rapid and significant benefits. login required

Innoveer Solutions Announces Two Customer Successes [Published: 03-04-2009]
Successes include Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Irish Life & Permanent plc.

SAP AG Collaborates with Intel [Published: 03-04-2009]
SAP and Intel intend to encourage original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and solution providers to create industry–specific bundles.

ResponseTek Introduces a Set of New Text Analytics Features [Published: 03-04-2009]
The latest release of ResponseTek's fully–hosted customer experience management (CEM) software platform includes Sentiment Analysis.

Compact Solutions Announces a New Service Package [Published: 03-04-2009]
A key market differentiator of this service is its unique proprietary automation facility, or console, developed by Compact engineers through the company's ETL Center of Excellence.

Xenos Launches Xenos DSR [Published: 03-04-2009]
Xenos DSR reduces the amount of physical storage required to archive the high volumes of content-rich documents sent to customers.

IBM Unveils New Database Software [Published: 03-05-2009]
Global companies, for the first time, can both warehouse their Informix data and conduct ultra fast online transactions with a simplified software platform.

ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc., Announces that their BI Product has been Named Best Finance Application [Published: 03-05-2009]
ISI's Business Intelligence suite of products enables users to compile and analyze data for non–traditional customer contact phones showing critical management information.

Book Review: Listening to the Future: Why It’s Everybody’s Business [Published: 03-05-2009]
Lou Agosta reviews Listening to the Future: Why It’s Everybody’s Business by Dan Rasmus with Rob Salkowitz. (Wiley Press, 2009)

Different Data Warehouses [Published: 03-05-2009]
Bill Inmon takes a look at data warehousing across a variety of industries.

Chordiant Software and Capgemini Announce a Sales, Marketing and Services Collaboration [Published: 03-06-2009]
Together, the companies will actively market, sell and implement Chordiant’s decisioning–based debt management software.

Zyme Solutions Leverages QlikView Analysis from QlikTech and the Informatica Data Integration Platform [Published: 03-06-2009]
Zyme processes more than five million channel point–of–sale & inventory transactions every week.

Building a Better BI [Published: 03-08-2009]
Strategies for improving business intelligence by returning to the fundamentals. login required

Pentaho Provides a Smart Alternative to Expensive, Complex Business Intelligence Offerings [Published: 03-09-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Pentaho’s Lance Walter

Pentaho Provides a Smart Alternative to Expensive, Complex Business Intelligence Offerings [Published: 03-09-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Pentaho’s Lance Walter

NASDAQ OMX Deploys Greenplum Database [Published: 03-09-2009]
NASDAQ OMX has deployed Greenplum Database to store, manage and analyze terabytes of critical transaction data generated by billions of daily trades at its U.S. markets.

UMass Memorial Health Care Chooses Initiate Systems for Electronic Medical Records [Published: 03-09-2009]

NCGR Deploys Kognitio’s WX2 Purpose–Built Database [Published: 03-09-2009]
NCGR has deployed Kognitio’s WX2 purpose–built database to handle the analytical processing of multiple terabytes of research data.

Tagetik Previews Tagetik 3.0 [Published: 03-09-2009]
Tagetik 3.0 – Business Simplexity – previewed at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Washington, D.C.

MindTree Announces Corporate Performance Management Program and Competency Center for BI Customers [Published: 03-09-2009]
MindTree is introducing its corporate performance management program, which provides an integrated view of business performance through a set of reports, analytics, dashboards and scorecards.

Tagetik Previews Tagetik 3.0 [Published: 03-09-2009]
Tagetik is a global provider of Performance Management and Financial Governance software solutions.

Tagetik Integrates with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform [Published: 03-09-2009]
The announcement follows a comprehensive review by Microsoft of its business intelligence roadmap, aiming to provide companies with well–known application tools.

Netezza Corporation and Kalido Partner [Published: 03-10-2009]
As part of the partnership, Netezza and Kalido will collaborate to develop industry–specific solutions to meet key business requirements across a number of industries.

PivotLink Announces General Availability of PivotLink 4.2 [Published: 03-10-2009]
PivotLink's latest offering includes new security features, dashboard technologies and rich graphics to increase business awareness when interpreting complex and detailed data.

Global Capacity and XOU Solutions Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding [Published: 03-10-2009]
This cooperative framework enables Global Capacity and XOU Solutions to combine their unique software, systems and tools.

SAP AG Continues Commitment to Helping Developers Focused on the SAP BusinessObjects Portfolio [Published: 03-10-2009]
SAP AG developers help SAP BusinessObjects portfolio to create and share reports that provide organizations with the information they need to optimize business performance.

ORSAY Selects SAP AG [Published: 03-10-2009]
ORSAY Gmbhhas selected the SAP Business All-In-One for Retail solution to streamline and integrate its entire supply chain and centralize business operations.

Technical Trends Shaping Business Intelligence [Published: 03-10-2009]
Richard Skriletz discusses several interesting trends that may alter the business intelligence landscape within the next three to five years.

Assessing Your Business Intelligence Initiative [Published: 03-10-2009]
Maureen Clarry explains why evaluating the effectiveness of your business intelligence initiative may be a wise strategy in the current economic climate.

Business Analytics for Troubled Times [Published: 03-10-2009]
Dave Wells explains that in this new and more difficult business climate, the questions are harder and the metrics need to be more robust.

Analytic InSight Selects Visual Mining [Published: 03-11-2009]
Analytic InSight turned to Visual Mining’s NetCharts Performance Dashboards to help statewide center directors easily visualize and analyze volumes of customer satisfaction survey data.

Infobright Launches the Infobright Partner Program [Published: 03-11-2009]
The partners were selected based on their expertise in business intelligence and focus on delivering end–to–end open source solutions for enterprise customers.

ProfitBase Announces Alliance with LS Retail [Published: 03-11-2009]
The BI component of the solution features certified connector templates that extract point–of–sales data from the LS Retail AX and NAV systems.

Your Performance Management or Business Intelligence Platform – Is it Frozen in Time? [Published: 03-11-2009]
Craig Schiff looks at how customers are impacted when a product they use is no longer offered by the vendor that provided it.

The BI Survey 8 [Published: 03-11-2009]
Nigel Pendse describes some of the trends uncovered in the analysis of results of The BI Survey 8.

Why Performance Management? Part 2 [Published: 03-11-2009]
Craig Schiff examines the business benefits of performance dashboards/scorecards and operational optimization.

PROPHIX Software and Paradigm Analytics Partner [Published: 03-11-2009]
The partnership allows Paradigm Analytics to offer all–inclusive [Corporate Performance Management (CPM)] capabilities to its PerformancePoint Server and ERP customers.

Organizations Around the Globe are Rapidly Adopting WebFOCUS Active Reports by Information Builders [Published: 03-11-2009]
WebFOCUS Active Reports is for portable sorting, filtering, and analysis to better understand customer needs in real time, greatly improve decision–making, and operate more cost effectively.

British Sugar Chooses BOARD to Deliver Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting [Published: 03-11-2009]
This case study looks at why British Sugar identified BOARD as the tool of choice to replace the complex array of spreadsheets that made up its planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.

Virginia Selects LogiXML for Stimulus Website [Published: 03-12-2009]
LogiXML provides the Commonwealth with the complete line of LogiXML products and support services, including an enterprise-wide license option available to Virginia's executive branch agencies.

Brickbats and Credibility [Published: 03-12-2009]
Should the people who speak negatively about information architecture and the evolving nature of information systems be taken seriously?

Order Header/Detail in Star Schema [Published: 03-12-2009]
Chuck Kelley provides an example of using the dimensional model technique to create the logical model.

Netezza Partner Primer [Published: 03-12-2009]
The expressor data loader for Netezza has been designed to integrate the expressor semantic data integration system with the NPS appliance. The integration delivers Netezza customers an affordable, very high-performance data integration solution for loading data from disparate data sources into Netezza and allows customers to quickly and efficiently build data warehouses that further reduce the overall cost of ownership for their BI initiatives. login required

Semantic Discord and Data (Dis)integration [Published: 03-12-2009]
As business requirements continue to accelerate, the ability of existing data integration technologies to solve those requirements lags appreciably behind. This paper lays out the nuts and bolts of the problem and the subsequent groundwork for defining the solution. login required

Data Integration: Increasing Its Success and ROI [Published: 03-12-2009]
Enterprises need to take a new approach to information and data integration. Business and IT people need to work to jointly to take ownership and responsibility for data and its integration and establish processes to build a data integration portfolio within a holistic information architecture by selecting the best fit technology with an affordable TCO. login required

Data Integration: What’s Next? [Published: 03-12-2009]
No one can deny that the conduct of business today is remarkably different - faster, more competitive and more diverse than it was a decade ago. Whether this can be attributed to market forces and innovation or, rather, to the advance of technology, is an open question. It does seem, however, that technology has played the leading role and business has had to adapt to keep up. login required

DI-TCO Really Matters [Published: 03-12-2009]
Data integration (DI) is expensive and hard – that’s how business views it today. But does it need to be? This paper takes a look back and examines the promise of the current data integration tools and assesses how well that promise has been fulfilled and offers ten tips for selecting the next DI tool. login required

expressor 1.2 Product Overview: Redefining Data Integration [Published: 03-12-2009]
Today’s data integration tools are too complex, expensive, inefficient and labor-intensive and are based on obsolete, CPU-based pricing models and they are difficult to scale. expressor software offers a smarter, faster and lower-cost alternative to the conventional approach to data integration. login required

CSC Introduces a Data Loss Prevention Service [Published: 03-13-2009]
The service is to identify, monitor and proactively protect confidential data wherever stored or used throughout the enterprise.

Tagetik Integrates with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform [Published: 03-13-2009]
The announcement follows a comprehensive review by Microsoft of its business intelligence roadmap, aiming to provide companies with well–known application tools.

Axxera Taps the SaaS Business Intelligence Solutions of Analytix [Published: 03-13-2009]
The business intelligence solutions of Analytix On Demand are to help increase the efficiency of its real–time data and network security analysis.

Sales Performance Management & Incentive Compensation Management Benchmark Survey [Published: 03-13-2009]
This report summarizes the overall findings of a survey conducted by Varicent Software and BPM Partners to enable compaies to understand how their sales performance management (SPM) processes compare to SPM best practices. login required

March Madness Dashboard [Published: 03-13-2009]
iDashboards has created a fun, interactive and visual compelling dashboard to allow fans to track their favorite teams, players and games.

Tagetik Adapts Solutions to Support Financial Reporting [Published: 03-13-2009]
XBRL–enabled software allows companies to meet the reporting rule it recently finalized that requires public companies to submit filings using XBRL, starting next month.

Byer California, Dreamgirl, Fire, Quiksilver and Others Turn to AptClarity [Published: 03-16-2009]
Built using the firm's domain expertise in the apparel industry, AptClarity Dashboards work with most industry-specific business systems.

Clarabridge Announces Clarabridge Smart Response [Published: 03-16-2009]
Clarabridge Smart Response is a fully integrated solution that allows a continuous stream of customer feedback and issues to be automatically analyzed, coded, routed and adjudicated.

CSC Receives Two Awards at the 10th Annual Corporate University Xchange Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Corporate Learning [Published: 03-16-2009]
CSC received a Best Practice Award in the Learning Technology category and an Exemplary Practice Award in the Marketing category.

Greenplum Announces New Technology Designed to Accelerate Data Loading for Companies [Published: 03-16-2009]
New technology is designed to accelerate data loading for companies dealing with exponential data growth.

Maple Leaf Foods Implements SAP Software [Published: 03-16-2009]
SAP software is to provide an integrated technology platform across its global operations, help increase operational efficiencies and support its growth plans.

How do you get your team to agree on the right metrics? [Published: 03-16-2009] login required

IxReveal Delivers Advanced Text Analytics Solutions [Published: 03-16-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring IxReveal’s Charles Clarkson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Goes Live on the Tagetik CPM Application [Published: 03-16-2009]
Tagetik CPM application is to drive performance improvements in budgeting, forecasting and management reporting across the enterprise.

Cloudera Announces General Availability of the Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop [Published: 03-17-2009]
Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop is an open source product used to store and process big data: petabytes of information, often distributed across thousands of servers.

Neptuny Becomes a Member of the HP Developer & Solution Partner Program [Published: 03-17-2009]
The DSPP is designed to enable independent software vendors (ISVs), systems integrators, developers and consultants to work collaboratively to more effectively address customer needs.

Assessing Analytic Packages for Enterprise Business Intelligence [Published: 03-17-2009]
Stuart Mullins explains that determining if an analytics package is right for a particular organization requires careful consideration and understanding of the costs and benefits.

Bayes and Business Intelligence, Part 3 [Published: 03-17-2009]
Steve Miller interviews Brad Efron whose work on the bootstrap – now a staple in every statistician’s tool chest – established his standing at the top of the statistical profession.

Passing the Stimulus Package and the Need for Business Intelligence [Published: 03-17-2009]
Dr. Barquin writes about the need for robust business intelligence to assist in the process of helping the legislature make the right decisions on what, how and when it is going to spend the taxpayers’ money.

“No Guts, No Glory” Product Launches in Telecom [Published: 03-17-2009]
John Myers discusses how business intelligence can help address the challenges of new product/service launches during the current economic downturn.

Melissa Data Releases Data Quality Web Service 2.0 [Published: 03-17-2009]
Data Quality Web Service 2.0 is a collection of customer data validation and enrichment services.

Panopticon Software Releases Panopticon EX [Published: 03-17-2009]
Panopticon EX is a product platform for web–enabled visual monitoring and fast analysis of complex data.

Siperian Announces the Siperian Business Data Director [Published: 03-17-2009]
Data Director is a web-based, intuitive, and configurable data governance application for Siperian MDM Hub.

Nearly Two–Thirds of Company Financial Professionals Face Significant Uncertainty in Their Businesses [Published: 03-18-2009]
The study also shows a substantial decline in business confidence looking forward, with only 8 percent saying they are very confident they'll hit their financial forecasts this quarter.

CSC Studies Reveal the Importance of Incentives [Published: 03-18-2009]
Analysis includes areas where the state leads the nation and next steps toward improving patient care through electronic access to information.

QuantiSense Signs Agreement with MicroStrategy Incorporated [Published: 03-18-2009]
QuantiSense and MicroStrategy have worked together for many years to deliver best-in-class BI solutions for retailers.

Industry Intelligence Launches New Business Intelligence Service [Published: 03-18-2009]
Service to help customers manage information complexity and drive better business decisions.

SAP AG Announces New Version of the SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services Application [Published: 03-18-2009]
SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services application is part of the SAP BusinessObjects governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) family of solutions.

Can Enterprise Data Warehousing and Master Data Management Projects Survive the Recession? [Published: 03-18-2009]
The economic downturn is likely to have an impact on IT budgets, but there are directions IT can still take to benefit the business. Colin White explains how a focus on pragmatic development and data governance can benefit future enterprise projects.

SRC and Jones Lang LaSalle Announce the Availability of an Advanced Geographic Business Intelligence Platform [Published: 03-19-2009]
Jones Lang LaSalle ensures its clients have access to leading–edge analytical information in making global labor force and site–selection decisions.

Sportsman's Warehouse Announced Successful Deployment of ARC Retail Performance Management Suite 5.8 [Published: 03-19-2009]
With ARC Retail Performance Management, Sportsman's Warehouse is expected to improve merchandise assortment, improve inventory control, maximize sell–through and control operational costs.

Gartner Names Infobright "Cool Vendor" [Published: 03-19-2009]
The "Cool Vendor" report highlights companies with innovative approaches and technologies for improving the scalability of databases and data warehouses.

The BI Survey 8 Now Available [Published: 03-19-2009]
Complacent business intelligence vendors oblivious to user concerns about poor support and slow performance.

LucidEra Announces LucidEra Pipeline Insight 2.0 [Published: 03-19-2009]
Pipeline Insight 2.0 introduces new prebuilt stage conversion metrics and dynamic best–practice reports.

The Elusive Virtual Data Warehouse [Published: 03-19-2009]
Bill Inmon provides his opinion on virtual data warehouses.

Green Technology Ecosystem [Published: 03-19-2009]
This article provides a full end-to-end view of energy consumption, from the applications that drive your business to the power generation facilities supplying that energy.

Rapid–I Releases RapidMiner 4.4 [Published: 03-19-2009]
RapidMiner 4.4, offers improved usability, 35 new operators, more than 30 bug fixes as well as many new features.

Gartner Includes Lyzasoft in the List of Cool Vendors [Published: 03-19-2009]
The Gartner Cool Vendor report for business intelligence and performance management for 2009 listed five vendors and covers a broad territory.

Levy Home Entertainment Uses Information Builders’ WebFOCUS BI Platform [Published: 03-19-2009]
By using WebFOCUS to directly access data in IBM AS/400–based business applications, Levy was able to avoid the expense of developing and managing an enterprise data warehouse.

Adaptive Planning Becomes a Charter Member of NetSuite's SuiteCloud Developer Network [Published: 03-19-2009]
NetSuite's SuiteCloud Developer Network is a multi–tiered program for commercial software developers.

Putting Predictive Analytics to Work [Published: 03-19-2009]
Predictive analytics applied to operational decision making is the next wave of business innovation. Organizations succeeding with analytics understand it is improving decision making processes using analytics that creates competitive advantage. The most powerful examples of analytic success use Decision Management to put predictive analytics to work in their day to day operations – helping them take more appropriate, and more profitable, operational decisions. login required

Quantrix Announces an Online Interactive Mortgage Modification Model [Published: 03-20-2009]
The model presents multiple scenarios to evaluate the best options for modifying existing loans.

SAS is Building a Cloud Computing Facility [Published: 03-20-2009]
The facility to provide the additional data–handling capacity needed to expand SAS' OnDemand offerings and hosted solutions.

Gartner Names SnapLogic a Cool Vendor [Published: 03-20-2009]
The March 2009 report reflects on the trends in how data is being made persistent and integrated using emerging technologies and approaches.

Fixing Enterprise Search [Published: 03-20-2009]
Finding information quickly and easily in your pool of data and applications makes search technology a practical and essential tool with a measurable ROI from making information accessible. Enterprise search is more than the placement of any given search engine within an enterprise. Only an enterprise search solution that provides a portfolio of capabilities tailored for enterprise assets and needs can deliver on the promises of search for the enterprise. login required

“Age of Interoperability” in Healthcare Requires a Patient-Centric Data Foundation [Published: 03-23-2009]
Lorraine Fernandes explains that modern healthcare systems have realized the need for “interoperable” data to transform business processes and achieve patient and provider intelligence.

PivotLink Delivers Rapid Returns on Business Intelligence Investments [Published: 03-23-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring PivotLink’s CEO Quentin Gallivan Outlines Innovations in SaaS BI

PivotLink Delivers Rapid Returns on Business Intelligence Investments [Published: 03-23-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring PivotLink’s CEO Quentin Gallivan Outlines Innovations in SaaS BI

Clarity Systems and Information Management Group Partner [Published: 03-23-2009]
The partnership is to provide planning, budgeting, financial consolidation and performance reporting solutions to UK businesses, public sector and not–for–profit organisations.

Bryan Bergeron Receives the Prestigious Book of the Year Award From the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society [Published: 03-23-2009]
The Book of the Year Award honors work that offers outstanding practical guidance and/or strategic insight for healthcare information and management systems professionals.

Are there some best practices to determine what kind of metrics to use for a performance management solution? [Published: 03-23-2009] login required

CSC Signs New Information Technology Framework Agreement with United Utilities [Published: 03-23-2009]
The agreement has a base period of three years and two one–year options.

Pentaho Announces Pentaho BI Suite Version 3 [Published: 03-23-2009]
Pentaho BI Suite Version 3 is aimed at making it cost effective for businesses to deploy easy–to–use, robust BI capabilities to users throughout the organization.

OpenLogic Announces Several New Support Levels [Published: 03-23-2009]
Several new support levels include a level that remotely and proactively monitors the health of production stacks of open source software.

SAS and Teradata Announces the Availability of Two Packages [Published: 03-24-2009]
The joint Analytic Advantage package is designed for companies requiring in–database analytics and consists of pre–packaged hardware, software and services.

McKesson Signs Agreement with VHA [Published: 03-24-2009]
VHA has selected the McKesson Performance Analytics product as its preferred enterprise business intelligence solution.

Gartner Cites Oco in Report on the State of the BI Industry [Published: 03-24-2009]
The Gartner Magic Quadrant report names Oco as a provider of SaaS–based BI solutions.

iWay Software and Vignette Corporation Announce Agreement [Published: 03-24-2009]
The agreement will allow Vignette to more efficiently integrate ERP/CRM application data into its Web Experience Platform.

Fremont–Rideout Health Group Selects QuadraMed [Published: 03-24-2009]
Fremont–Rideout Health Group will begin deployment of the QuadraMed Revenue Cycle and Quantim solution suites this month and plans to "go live" in July 2010.

Oracle Acquires Relsys [Published: 03-24-2009]
Oracle is focusing on smaller, one–off plays to build up its toolset in particular functional areas.

Advantages of Mid-Market Business Intelligence Solutions [Published: 03-24-2009]
Lyndsay Wise looks at how targeted mid-market solutions are now shifting toward the enterprise and how enterprise organizations are starting to apply these solutions to maximize performance.

Sales and Marketing: Analytics in the Cloud [Published: 03-24-2009]
Larry Goldman discusses the various vendors providing SaaS models for business intelligence.

Applying Real-Time Analytics to the Life Sciences Industry [Published: 03-24-2009]
Mike Zubey and Anthony Frank outline some of the business applications where real-time analytics can create greater business value for life sciences organizations.

Going Green with Business Intelligence [Published: 03-24-2009]
How can a Web-based BI company and its customers go green and make a difference? Learn how you can take some steps to save your company and the environment some precious resources, all the while saving money and boosting your bottom line. login required

Don’t Get Stung by BI User Fees! [Published: 03-24-2009]
Are you being asked to pay per-user fees for your Web-based business intelligence (BI) solution? If so, you’re being stung by “the dragonfly,” the living fossil of a BI licensing model that should be on its way to obsolescence. login required

Enterprise Information Management: Strategy, Best Practices and Technologies on Your Path to Success [Published: 03-24-2009]
Data management practices and technology form the core of all business initiatives. Without complete and accurate customer, product, sales or other information, your business initiative is unsustainable. An information management strategy for integrating, improving and delivering information should include solutions like data integration, data quality and metadata management.

Amco International Selects Tableau Software [Published: 03-25-2009]
Tableau's business intelligence software is to provide internal reporting and business dashboard capabilities for its OneView initiative.

precisionXL and Birst Announce a New Partnership [Published: 03-25-2009]
The partnership is to provide advanced analytics to Microsoft Office users.

Matrix CPM Solutions Joins the Pentaho Gold Reseller Program [Published: 03-25-2009]
Since joining the Pentaho Partner Program, Matrix CPM Solutions has contributed many enhancements across different areas of the Pentaho BI Suite.

Predicts 2009: Business Intelligence and Performance Management Will Deliver Greater Business Value [Published: 03-25-2009]
Gartner's five predictions in business intelligence (BI) and performance management reveal both the challenges and opportunities that IT leaders will have to deal with. This paper will look back at two predictions Gartner made in the past to give a sense of how this space has changed and what has not changed. login required

Federal Student Aid Successfully Rolls Out the Institutional Student Information Record Analysis Tool [Published: 03-25-2009]
The tool helps these educational institutions assess the accuracy of student aid applications and determine eligibility for need–based aid such as grants, subsidized loans and work–study programs.

Lixto Software Releases its Retail Online Market Intelligence Solution [Published: 03-25-2009]
Lixto Retail Online Market Intelligence (OMI) provides online retailers and vendors with a detailed, accurate and complete market picture of what their competitors are selling online.

Maponics Releases the Maponics Spatial API [Published: 03-26-2009]
Now, even businesses with small or non–existent geographic data management capabilities can offer cutting edge Web–based local search and mapping, without making significant GIS infrastructure investments.

Gartner Positions CSC in Leaders Quadrants [Published: 03-26-2009]
CSC is positioned in two Gartner reports, “Magic Quadrant for Desktop Outsourcing Services, North America,” and “Magic Quadrant for Help Desk Outsourcing, North America.”

Management by Spreadsheet [Published: 03-26-2009]
Inmon shares the best way to understand the value provided by a data warehouse.

Business Intelligence Pervasiveness (and is it Wise to Ignore those Shadow Spreadbasemarts?) [Published: 03-26-2009]
David Loshin examines the business intelligence competency center and ubiquitous spreadbasemarts.

Global Analytics Joins the Star Analytics StarPartners Program [Published: 03-26-2009]
As a partner, Global Analytics is offering Star Analytics Star Integration Server as the financial data integration platform within its Oracle and SAP practices.

Novo Nordisk Enters Agreement with Linguamatics [Published: 03-26-2009]
The agreement is to use the I2E semantic knowledge discovery platform for text mining.

What You Don’t Know Can Kill You [Published: 03-30-2009]
Blake Cahill discusses how companies can take advantage of existing business intelligence tools to monitor, measure and engage with social media.

IxReveal Delivers Advanced Text Analytics Solutions [Published: 03-30-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring IxReveal’s Charles Clarkson

Pervasive DataRush Delivers Solutions for Data-Intensive Applications and Analytics [Published: 03-30-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Pervasive DataRush’s Mike Bryars

Pervasive DataRush Delivers Solutions for Data-Intensive Applications and Analytics [Published: 03-30-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Pervasive DataRush’s Mike Bryars

What do you see as the future of data warehousing? [Published: 03-30-2009] login required

Department of Homeland Security’s National Communications System Awards CSC a Contract Extension [Published: 03-30-2009]
The contract extension has a one–year base period and a one–year option, bringing the estimated total two–year contract value to $56 million.

CSC Announces a Five–Year Contract Extension with Kmart Australia [Published: 03-30-2009]
Under terms of the agreement, CSC will continue to provide comprehensive infrastructure systems and operations support services for more than 400 Kmart, Kmart Tyre and Auto retailers.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Selects eThority [Published: 03-30-2009]
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has selected eThority Enterprise Edition to address its BI needs.

Provalis Research Releases QDA Miner v3.2 [Published: 03-30-2009]
QDA Miner is an easy–to–use qualitative analysis software tool or coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing small and large collections of documents.

Pervasive Software Announces the General Availability of Pervasive DataRush [Published: 03-30-2009]
Pervasive DataRush is a revolutionary high–performance, embeddable software platform for the next generation of data–intensive processing and analytics.

U.S. Department of Transportation deployed Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition [Published: 03-30-2009]
The organization is also using Oracle Public Sector Case Management Analytics and Oracle Service Analytics as well as Oracle Database.

Gartner Includes Neptuny in the list of “Cool Vendors” [Published: 03-31-2009]
Neptuny receives the listing for their product Caplan, the business–aware capacity planning solution for large data centers and networks.

Syclo Announces Agreement with SAP AG [Published: 03-31-2009]
Together the companies truly will make it easy to extend the power of SAP Business Suite and Syclo's SMART Mobile Suite.

Information Builders Announces its New MLB Fantasy League Active Report [Published: 03-31-2009]
MLB Fantasy League Active Report is to provide baseball enthusiasts and fantasy players with a free, easy way to quickly access MLB statistics.

Finvent Acts as Clarity Systems' Key Partner [Published: 03-31-2009]
Finvent will act as a Clarity Systems' key partner who will resell and deploy Clarity products to customers in South and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

One of Your Clinics is Not Like the Others [Published: 03-31-2009]
Scott Wanless looks at the factors that determine clinic excellence, describes the tools that differentiate “beacon” clinics, and explains the role of business intelligence in replicating the successes of these clinics.

Sales Performance Management [Published: 03-31-2009]
Susan Major describes the benefits of sales performance management (SPM) solutions and provides the top 10 questions to ask when evaluating SPM solution providers.