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October 2009 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Successfully Automating Decisions with Business Analytics [Published: 10-01-2009]
This white paper provides practical advice on how to identify the best opportunities for embedding analytics into your processes to get the biggest return on your investment of time and money. login required

BT and Unisys Select Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite for Voicemail Subscribers [Published: 10-01-2009]
BT and Unisys have implemented the Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite to support their Statistical Data Warehouse (SDW) for improving customer service for voicemail subscribers.

Aster Data Announces the Availability of Aster-Hadoop Data Connector [Published: 10-01-2009]
Aster-Hadoop Data Connector utilizes Aster's patent-pending SQL-MapReduce capabilities for two-way, high-speed, data transfer between Apache Hadoop and Aster Data's massively parallel data warehouse.

Aras and Lixto Offer Changes to the Automotive Industry [Published: 10-01-2009]
Aras and Lixto Software are offering an application for automated data exchange between the Aras Innovator PLM software solution installed at automotive suppliers and the Web portals of their customers in the vehicle industry.

So You Want to Start an Online Academic Business Intelligence Program? [Published: 10-01-2009]
Dr. Ira Yermish recounts the experiences of Saint Joseph's University as they established their online master's program in business intelligence.

Development: Different Perspectives [Published: 10-01-2009]
Bill Inmon reminds us that it is typical to see requirements change during project development. login required

Pentaho Offers Unlimited BI [Published: 10-02-2009]
Pentaho Corporation announced an expansion in its unlimited-deployment offering for prospective partners including SaaS companies, OEMs and other distributors.

Longview Solutions Announces the Availability of Longview 7 [Published: 10-02-2009]
Longview 7 drives business performance with speed, visibility and financial integrity.

An Interview with John Sall, Co-Founder of SAS [Published: 10-05-2009]
At the recent Discovery 2009 / Innovators’ Summit in Chicago, Lou Agosta and John Sall discussed a variety of subjects including the recession and interactive visualization.

CSC Expands Relationship with Oracle [Published: 10-05-2009]
This endeavor is part of a broader CSC program to develop solutions leveraging the Oracle product suite.

Pentaho Announces a Strategic Technology Acquisition of Technology Assets from LucidEra [Published: 10-05-2009]
The new technology will be packaged as Pentaho Analyzer Enterprise Edition.

International Flavors & Fragrances Selects TIBCO Spotfire Analytics [Published: 10-05-2009]
IFF has selected the TIBCO Spotfire Enterprise Analytics Platform to provide critical business insight into its company-wide research data.

Stibo Systems Announces the General Availability of STEP Version 5.1 [Published: 10-05-2009]
Stibo Systems is integrating the powerful Datactics data quality engine as an optional component within its flagship STEP master data management software suite.

D&B Announces SaaS Business Data Management Application Complete Customer [Published: 10-05-2009]
Complete Customer is an online, managed customer database that lets sales and marketing professionals take ownership of their data.

athenahealth to Acquire Anodyne Health Partners, Inc. [Published: 10-05-2009]
athenahealth, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Anodyne Health Partners, Inc., a provider of SaaS business intelligence solutions for healthcare providers.

MindTree Launches Solution for Retailers [Published: 10-05-2009]
Multi-Channel Commerce Solution will enable retailers to synchronise the critical operations, customer information and management systems of their online and in-store shopping venues.

Martin Dawes Analytics Delivers the Right Analytics and Controls Needed to Maximize Cash from Internal Operations [Published: 10-06-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring Martin Dawes Analytics’ Drew Rockwell

Kalido Announces the Latest Release of Kalido Information Engine [Published: 10-06-2009]
Kalido Information Engine provides a collaborative platform for a broad community of business and IT users.

Schumacher and Ellard of Initiate Systems Named 2009 TechAmerica Innovators [Published: 10-06-2009]
Schumacher and Ellard received the award for their innovative work in database searching and their contribution to the tech industry and the field of MDM.

CSC and Cordys Announce a Strategic Alliance [Published: 10-06-2009]
The alliance agreement covers implementation services and a worldwide reseller agreement for the Cordys Business Operations Platform.

DataMentors Acquires Touchpoint Technologies LLC. [Published: 10-06-2009]
The acquisition of this SaaS company extends DataMentors' database marketing expertise to the B-to-C and B-to-B business user's desktop and mobile device.

Initiate Systems Announces the Availability of Initiate Master Data Service v9.0 [Published: 10-06-2009]
The new version of Initiate Master Data Service enables customers to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their data management.

KSS Inc. Introduces KSS Analytics for Retailers [Published: 10-06-2009]
KSS Analytics uses the QlikView business intelligence engine from QlikTech to give fuel retailers and wholesalers a dashboard-style overview of their fuel operations, so they can make informed and valuable business decisions in real-time.

A Different Perspective on “Doing More With Less” in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence [Published: 10-06-2009]
The fundamental concept of “doing more with less” is a fact of life for many people and their organizations. In this article, William Shoemaker notes that it is the mind-set and approach of how this is accomplished that can drive the overall success of data warehousing and business intelligence initiatives.

The Trial-and-Error Method for Data Integration [Published: 10-06-2009]
Rick Sherman takes a quick look at some areas where companies tend to go wrong in data integration or extract, transform and load (ETL) processing.

Master Data Management and the Challenge of Reality [Published: 10-07-2009]
Malcolm Chisholm reminds us that records cannot be created in the absence of governance with the expectation that they can be matched up later.

What SMBs Need from Software as a Service (SaaS) [Published: 10-07-2009]
Matthew Mikell explains that when considering deployment of a SaaS application, it is absolutely necessary to consider all of the long-term ramifications.

DataFlux Announces the General Availability of the DataFlux Accelerator for Spend Analysis [Published: 10-07-2009]
DataFlux Accelerator for Spend Analysis allows users to identify procurement problem areas using actionable and improved supplier data.

Pervasive Software and Aha! Software Launch Strato-Studio [Published: 10-07-2009]
Strato-Studio serves as the industry’s premier on-demand analytics services platform for data miners and business users.

Mount Sinai Medical Center Selects Information Builders' Performance Management Reporting Solution [Published: 10-07-2009]
The new BI and performance management environment will help physicians deliver high quality care while adhering to institution-wide cost and performance standards.

Aster Data's Smart Compression Dramatically Lowers Data Storage Costs and Provides Data Size Reduction [Published: 10-07-2009]
Aster nCluster and nCluster Cloud Editions offer an intelligent software approach to compression which enables information lifecycle management.

TIBCO Announces the General Availability of TIBCO iProcess Spotfire [Published: 10-07-2009]
With iProcess Spotfire, business users have the unique ability to create personalized, real-time process reports, and analyze and modify processes in the context of the business for immediate, positive impacts on business performance.

CIS Releases Consensus Security Benchmark for Sybase Inc.’s Adaptive Server Enterprise [Published: 10-07-2009]
The new benchmark is the only prescriptive controls guide available today for securely configuring Sybase ASE databases.

Unlock Information Management [Published: 10-08-2009]
This paper describes enterprise information management (EIM) as a significant enabler of higher competitiveness and introduces an agile EIM implementation approach. login required

Sybase and Troux Technologies Announce a Working Relationship [Published: 10-08-2009]
The plan is to integrate Sybase’s PowerDesigner enterprise modeling product with Troux’s strategic IT Planning and Enterprise Architecture solutions.

Healthcare Providers Expect IT to Improve Patient Care [Published: 10-08-2009]
According to the study, 74 percent IT firms believe their healthcare clients are eager to incorporate new technologies into their practices.

Quantrix Releases DataPush [Published: 10-08-2009]
DataPush is an integration tool that allows organizations to "push" data from Quantrix models directly to databases and other business applications.

DataFlux Unveils DataFlux Accelerator for Spend Analysis [Published: 10-08-2009]
DataFlux Accelerator for Spend Analysis allows users to identify procurement problem areas using actionable and improved supplier data

DataFlux Announces the General Availability of DataFlux Accelerator [Published: 10-08-2009]
DataFlux Accelerator for Materials Data Improvement allows users to organize and analyze complex, non-standard description data.

Kalido Announces that the Latest Version of the Kalido Information Engine will be Available at the End of October 2009 [Published: 10-08-2009]
Kalido Information Engine provides a collaborative platform for a broad community of business and IT users, with the scalability and performance needed for an enterprise-wide adoption of a data governance program.

SAP and London's Victoria and Albert Museum Announce Partnership [Published: 10-08-2009]
The partnership is for an innovative and interactive exhibition entitled Decode: Digital Design Sensations.

1010data Signs Multi-Year Contract with Dollar General [Published: 10-08-2009]
1010data will host Dollar General’s enterprise data warehouse and provide the front-end analytical tools and related support for their entire enterprise.

The Evolution of Unstructured Data [Published: 10-08-2009]
The forces of evolution are at work on the technology surrounding unstructured data says Bill Inmon. In this article, he notes that in this current state of evolution of textual integration, the height of practicality can be reached. login required

Monitoring Performance with Dashboards [Published: 10-08-2009]
Dashboards provide graphical depictions of current key performance indicators. Because the technologies for implementing dashboards have improved significantly over the years, Dan Power revisits the implementation of dashboards to monitor operational performance. login required

Noetix Acquires Jaros [Published: 10-09-2009]
With the addition of Jaros' technology, Noetix delivers a complete BI solution for Oracle E-Business Suite customers, offering real-time reporting plus packaged analytics based on a data warehouse architecture.

The Power of a Common Business Language [Published: 10-12-2009]
This white paper explains how companies create and standardize their common business language – terms, definitions and related metrics – to prevent “metrics confusion”, accelerate deployment and maintenance of enterprise information systems and increase focus on analyzing and decision making instead of collecting, debating and reworking numbers. The result is improved quality of enterprise information systems and greater efficiencies in the deployment, maintenance and consumption of information. login required

Manthan Systems to Introduces ARC 6.0 [Published: 10-12-2009]
Manthan Systems offers advanced retail analytics and optimization with ARC 6.0.

Kognitio Announces the Latest Version of WX2 [Published: 10-12-2009]
With the introduction of version 7.0 of WX2, Kognitio makes it possible for companies to obtain the results they need in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of competing products.

HardMetrics Improves Performance Management for Telerx with On-Demand Analytics [Published: 10-12-2009]
Telerx has achieved significant operational improvements since implementing HardMetrics’ Call Center Performance Manager.

Infobright and Polystar OSIX Deliver Data Warehousing Solution for 3 Scandinavia [Published: 10-12-2009]
3 Scandinavia has gone live with Polystar's Customer Experience Management (CEM) and Service Assurance solution based on Infobright's analytic database technology.

Attunity Introduces Operational Data Replication Solutions for Oracle Customers [Published: 10-12-2009]
ODR is designed to enable the large market of Oracle customers to replicate data in real-time to and from Oracle databases, at an affordable price point.

Manthan Systems Unveils the Latest Version of ARC 6.0 [Published: 10-12-2009]
The new version of ARC features advanced analytics, data mining and optimization capabilities in their comprehensive performance management suite.

Appian and MEGA Introduce Appian Process Architect by MEGA [Published: 10-12-2009]
This new solution allows organizations to use the proven methodology of the MEGA Suite for process analysis and pass the results directly into the Appian BBPM Suite.

Oracle Announces the Oracle Exadata Partner Program [Published: 10-12-2009]
This new program will allow Oracle partners to resell Sun Oracle Database Machines and Sun Oracle Exadata Storage Servers.

Oracle Unveils New Oracle PartnerNetwork [Published: 10-12-2009]
The new program represents the most significant evolution of the Oracle PartnerNetwork in over a decade.

Oracle and Simba Technologies Inc. Announce the Availability of MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP [Published: 10-12-2009]
MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP enables users to take advantage of Excel PivotTable and PivotChart functionality to analyze Oracle OLAP data.

Visual Analysis for Everyone - Understanding Data Exploration and Visualization [Published: 10-13-2009]
This white paper describes how Tableau Software solves ineffective information presentations and poor exploratory capabilities with a declarative visual query language (VizQL) that simultaneously describes how to query data and how to present it visually. login required

Business BI Requirements for IT: What Every IT Manager Should Know about Users’ Real Need for BI [Published: 10-13-2009]
In today’s marketplace, the half-life of business intelligence (BI) is typically shorter than the life of the project needed for its implementation. This means that companies are getting a continual negative return on their BI investment. It is time to approach the problem from a new direction and empower the business owners and knowledge workers to quickly and easily find the answers to their questions. login required

Oracle Announces the Release of Oracle Application Integration Architecture Release 2.5 [Published: 10-13-2009]
Oracle AIA Release 2.5 further extends the breadth and depth of support across industries.

Oracle and OMRON Join Forces [Published: 10-13-2009]
Oracle and OMRON are collaborating to create a new solution designed to track energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities.

SAP Retail Solutions Improve Store Efficiency [Published: 10-13-2009]
Ten Thousand Villages and the State of Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, are using retail solutions from SAP AG to manage critical retail processes including pricing, payments, promotions and returns.

Eat’n Park Hospitality Group Selects SeeWhy [Published: 10-13-2009]
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group has selected SeeWhy’s web analytics service, Abandonment Tracker Pro, to perform real-time shopping cart abandonment remarketing.

Daymon Worldwide Selects Kalido for Enterprise Information Management [Published: 10-13-2009]
Daymon Worldwide selects Kalido for comprehensive solution including master data management, data warehousing and data quality.

SAP AG Announces the Addition of Service Partner Offerings to the SAP EcoHub Solution Marketplace [Published: 10-13-2009]
This latest innovation provides customers with the right information at the right time in order to make better informed decisions when selecting trusted service partner offerings.

SAP and Open Text Expand Global Reseller Agreement [Published: 10-13-2009]
AP has selected Open Text Extended ECM for SAP for resale under the name the SAP Extended ECM application by Open Text.

SAP and Novell Expand Global Partnership [Published: 10-13-2009]
The combination of GRC offerings from SAP and Novell will bridge the gap between business processes and IT security and controls.

Customers Select SAP's SOA-Enabled Applications [Published: 10-13-2009]
More than 1,200 customers that have successfully adopted SOA-enabled applications from SAP.

Companies Integrate the SAP NetWeaver BW Component and the HP Neoview Enterprise Data Warehouse Platform [Published: 10-13-2009]
The extended relationship with the addition of HP Neoview complements the complete lineup of HP infrastructures and global consulting services for use with BI solutions from SAP.

SAP AG and LinkedIn Deliver Business Networking to Members of LinkedIn and SAP Community Network Online Communities [Published: 10-13-2009]
Members of the online networking sites can now benefit by prominently highlighting sought-after SAP skills and experience in their profiles and by interacting with clients looking to meet the ongoing demand for SAP professionals.

Irus Group Wins Two Contracts to Implement IBM Cognos TM1 [Published: 10-13-2009]
Irus will implement the software for Navy budgeting, planning, and fiscal scenario development.

Oracle Introduces the Release of Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6.1 [Published: 10-13-2009]
Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6.1 extends the significant product, content and integration functionality unveiled in the previous release (read news release) to additional platforms and languages.

Palantir Technologies and Initiate Systems Partner [Published: 10-13-2009]
The two offerings provide enhanced information analysis that helps government agencies more effectively identify persons of interest.

The Emerging Leaders in Performance Management, Part 2 [Published: 10-13-2009]
Craig Schiff continues his discussion of the emerging leaders that are making a significant impact in the performance management market despite the strong presence of larger legacy vendors.

iDashboards Launches Enterprise Edition 6.5 [Published: 10-14-2009]
iDashboards Enterprise Edition 6.5 includes a host of new features designed to improve the user experience, including what-if analytics, video capability, multiple language support and an enhanced user interface.

ParAccel Expands Cash for Clunkers Program [Published: 10-14-2009]
The Cash for Clunkers program is now open to companies wishing to switch from Oracle Exadata v1 or the Greenplum/Sun Data Warehouse Appliance.

Energy Providers Select SAP AMI Integration for Utilities [Published: 10-14-2009]
The offering helps utility companies better integrate their metering processes with their backend systems, providing end-to-end clarity into energy usage patterns and translating into operational cost savings as well as reduced cost of ownership for metering solutions.

European SMEs Gain Business Clarity with SAP [Published: 10-14-2009]
SAP AG brought together some of its most innovative European customers from the SME market to showcase how they are using SAP solutions to achieve clarity in their businesses.

Cision Selects DataFlux [Published: 10-14-2009]
Cision will use DataFlux solutions to integrate and de-duplicate media data from various sources.

CSC Wins Contract from U.S. Department of Education [Published: 10-14-2009]
Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will operate the ERIC online digital library.

Jitterbit Abbounces the General Availability of Jitterbit 3.0 Enterprise MX [Published: 10-14-2009]
Jtterbit Enterprise MX includes new management tools specifically designed for large enterprise use.

Virgin Money Selects Jaspersoft [Published: 10-15-2009]
Virgin Money has chosen Jaspersoft to provide reporting and analysis for its new, not-for-profit fundraising and donation website Virgin Money Giving.

Oracle CEO Previews Upcoming Release of Oracle Enterprise Manager [Published: 10-15-2009]
The demonstration showed Oracle Enterprise Manager dashboards for Oracle Fusion Applications, which are being designed to make it easy for administrators to monitor and manage all aspects of Oracle Fusion Applications.

MindTree Awarded the Asian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise Award by Teleos [Published: 10-15-2009]
The MAKE Award recognizes Asian organizations that are leaders in effectively transforming enterprise knowledge into wealth-creating ideas, products and solutions.

BlueHornet Networks and SeeWhy Join Forces [Published: 10-15-2009]
BlueHornet’s flagship eMarketing Suite (eMS) will be integrated with SeeWhy’s web analytics service, Abandonment Tracker Pro, to streamline real-time shopping cart abandonment remarketing.

In Search of Good Data Stewards: A Guide to Finding Them in Your Organization [Published: 10-15-2009]
Laura Madsen describes the role of a data steward and provides advice for selecting the right people to become data stewards. login required

Budgeting Time for Data Stewardship [Published: 10-15-2009]
Frank Dravis identifies the two factors that need to be considered when projecting staff data stewardship headcounts. login required

Relational Solutions Announces the Release of BlueSky Demand Planning and Item Forecasting Application [Published: 10-16-2009]
BlueSky Demand Planning & Forecasting automates the entire process, reducing error prone manual methods while greatly improving forecast accuracy.

Greenplum Announces the General Availability of the 3.3.4 Release of Greenplum Database [Published: 10-16-2009]
his release introduces support for column-oriented tables, allowing users the flexibility to select row- or column-oriented processing for any table.

Clarity Resource Group Enables Clients to Bring out BI [Published: 10-16-2009]
Clarity uses a flexible business model that features immediate project engagement at cost-effective rates, meeting the market’s growing demand for specialized, ready-to-deploy teams.

CSC Wins Contract from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [Published: 10-19-2009]
Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will compete for task orders to provide services.

The Architecture of Performance Measurement [Published: 10-19-2009]
Pressure to measure performance and report the results is mounting, and current health information technology is struggling to meet the challenge. This white paper examines the obstacles hampering efficient generation and delivery of performance measurement data, as well as recommendations for possible solutions. login required

United Rentals Selects WhereScape RED [Published: 10-19-2009]
United Rentals, Inc. has purchased WhereScape RED to ensure that the structure of its data continues to meet the evolving needs of its business and markets.

Health Information Technologies: Building a Road Map for Meaningful Use [Published: 10-19-2009]
Lorraine Fernandes explains that meaningful use of health information technologies seeks to achieve improvements in patient safety, reduce the cost of care delivery, prevent disease, better coordinate care and improve population health while ensuring that patient privacy is protected. She provides guidelines for evaluating a patient registry for your organization to enable health information exchange and trusted use of patient information across systems.

Overstock.com Selects Syncsort DMExpress [Published: 10-19-2009]
Overstock.com has selected Syncsort DMExpress to extract, transform and load data from its clickstream platform to a Teradata enterprise data warehouse.

Lixto Announces the Release of Version 6.0 [Published: 10-19-2009]
Lixto 6.0 improves the performance of the company’s web extraction engine resulting in more lightweight extraction processes with reduced operating overheads and which at the same time delivers better results.

Composite Software Selects Janus-SI [Published: 10-19-2009]
Janus-SI helps meet the growing demand for Composite Software’s technology in continental Europe.

Georgia Hospital Health Services Selects CSC's HealthSpace Advisor [Published: 10-19-2009]
HealthSpace Advisor evaluates space productivity by analyzing departmental space allocation in relation to process improvements, financial indicators and staffing measures.

Department of Veterans Affairs Selects Aquilent for Two Health IT Support Contracts [Published: 10-19-2009]
Under the terms of the contracts, Aquilent will provide healthcare revenue data migration and health risk assessment solutions.

Teradata Geospatial Opens A New World to Data Warehouse Analytics for Business Users [Published: 10-19-2009]
The solution offers data warehouse analytics for business users at extreme performance levels with in-database geospatial analytics.

AquaFold Releases Aqua Data Studio 8.0 [Published: 10-19-2009]
Version 8.0 of Aqua Data Studio extends native support for the leading data warehousing and high-performance relational databases.

TIBCO Software and INTEGROMICS Announce Integromics Biomarker Discovery 2.0 for TIBCO Spotfire [Published: 10-19-2009]
Integromics Biomarker Discovery 2.0 for TIBCO Spotfire sets the standard for advanced methods of data access, normalization, pattern detection, treatment comparison and functional analysis for scientists analyzing genomic expression data.

TIBCO Software Extends its Leadership Position in the Global Life Sciences Market [Published: 10-19-2009]
These solutions deliver integrated informatics and analysis, are central to research & development efforts in the life sciences industry and can transform the process of bringing life-saving medicines to market.

MicroStrategy Offers Free Reporting Software Package for Departmental BI Applications [Published: 10-19-2009]
MicroStrategy Reporting Suite enables companies to use MicroStrategy's integrated BI platform to develop and deploy premium, Web-based reporting applications, at no cost.

Greenplum Announces the General Availability of Greenplum Database - Single-Node Edition [Published: 10-19-2009]
This new, free version of Greenplum Database gives data analysts access to Greenplum's high-performance database for large-scale analytical projects outside the enterprise data warehouse.

QlikView Continues to Lead in Customer Satisfaction of BI Products [Published: 10-19-2009]
QlikTech announces dominance in customer loyalty and satisfaction with its QlikView product.

Ace Hardware Remodels its Enterprise Reporting Capabilities with Information Builders' BI [Published: 10-19-2009]
WebFOCUS helps Ace manage its internal operation while enabling retailers and wholesalers to boost revenue and streamline their supply chains.

Quantivo Announces Quantivo Enrich [Published: 10-19-2009]
Quantivo Enrich is an advanced data enrichment and integration solution that quickly creates a comprehensive view of customer behaviors by connecting multi-channel actions, and by closing gaps in and adding important business metrics to the original data.

Knowledge Management in the Federal Government: What’s Happening? [Published: 10-19-2009]
Dr. Ramon Barquin takes a look at federal knowledge management. The support of the current administration may enable yet unforeseen advancements in the discipline.

Melissa Data Announces a New Addition to Address Object and MAILERS+4 [Published: 10-20-2009]
AddressPlus will analyze residential address records that are identified during ZIP+4 encoding and will append or correct those records with the right apartment number, if available.

BIS2 Introduces vizMaker [Published: 10-20-2009]
vizMaker is a Web 2.0 data visualization building tool for the company`s flagship visualization software platform, vizbybis2.

SenSage Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnDC Top 100 Winner [Published: 10-20-2009]
The OnDC 100 signifies major developments in the creation of new business opportunities that contribute to the renewed and continued prosperity of our country.

Visible Technologies Announces Partnership with In-Q-Tel [Published: 10-20-2009]
Visible Technologies helps organizations adopt new ways of gaining actionable insight from social media conversations.

SOASTA will Integrate SOASTA CloudTest into CSC's Trusted Cloud Services and Testing and Development Methodology [Published: 10-20-2009]
SOASTA CloudTest provides load and performance testing solutions to ensure Web applications and services perform in a highly reliable, scalable and predictable manner.

CSC and Towers Perrin Announce the Availability of Financial Risk Intelligence [Published: 10-20-2009]
The solution combines CSC's Insurance Industry Data Model, consulting expertise and preconfigured integration tools with Towers Perrin's financial modeling software, methodologies and services.

Talend Announces Significant Upgrades to Talend Integration Suite [Published: 10-20-2009]
Talend Integration Suite 3.2 give business users greater control over the definition of data integration processes, extend integration capabilities to IT operations and improve the overall impact of data integration throughout the organization.

Teradata Announces Teradata Manufacturing Analytics Platform [Published: 10-20-2009]
Teradata Manufacturing Analytics Platform handles the management and storage of measurement and traceability data in support of manufacturing performance using in-database analytics and visual images.

SAP Executive to Offer Glimpse into Next-Generation BI at Web 2.0 Summit [Published: 10-20-2009]
Breya will discuss how next-generation business intelligence can be a powerful weapon to help the data-driven executive deal with the lack of clarity that afflicts many organizations.

CoStar Group Acquires Resolve Technology [Published: 10-20-2009]
The acquisition is expected to further strengthen the appeal of CoStar's, PPR's and Resolve Technology's offerings to a broad range of investors, financial institutions, and advisory firms engaged in direct real estate investments.

SeeWhy Announces “Live in Five” Website Conversion Program to Save Companies from a Potentially Rough eCommerce Holiday Season [Published: 10-20-2009]
Live in Five accelerates deployment of SeeWhy’s real-time, shopping cart abandonment remarketing solution to get them up and running in time for the official start of the holiday shopping season on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Kognitio Reveals that UK Enterprises are Wasting Millions of Dollars on Unsuccessful BI Implementations [Published: 10-20-2009]
The research reveald BI is not providing enterprises with value, with 62% receiving complaints from business users.

Kaiser Federal Bank Selects SonaSafe [Published: 10-20-2009]
Kaiser Federal Bank selected and deployed SonaSafe for Exchange and SonaSafe for email archiving, disaster recovery and data protection.

The Home Depot Selects Teradata [Published: 10-20-2009]
The Home Depot has selected the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse to support its complex and growing enterprise information requirements.

Nstein Technologies Joins the Endeca Extend Partner Program [Published: 10-20-2009]
Nstein Technologies has joined the Endeca Extend partner program to help customers quickly and easily integrate its text mining capabilities directly into the Endeca Information Access Platform.

Lexalytics, Inc. Joins Endeca Extend Partner Program [Published: 10-20-2009]
Lexalytics, Inc. has joined the Endeca Extend partner program to help customers quickly and easily integrate text and sentiment analysis directly into the Endeca Information Access Platform.

U.S. Lumber Achieves 3,623% ROI with BI Solution [Published: 10-20-2009]
U.S. Lumber decided to adopt IBM Cognos 8 BI and has benefited from its end-user driven tools with web and Java-based functionality that improve productivity and reduce financing costs by lowering the levels of accounts receivable and inventory.

An Easy Way for Mid-Market Companies to Get into the Business Intelligence Game [Published: 10-20-2009]
Lyndsay Wise looks at the proliferation of dashboard use and the concept of using dashboards as a bridge between operational solutions and insight into business practices and data.

Practical Approaches to Data Quality Management in Business Intelligence and Performance Management [Published: 10-20-2009]
John Thuma explains how fixing data quality at the source will enable businesses to grow, scale and reduce risk. Data quality management also means fewer silos, less reliance on expensive human talent and much less uncertainty.

Telerx Dials Up Better Performance Management with HardMetrics’ On-Demand Analytics [Published: 10-21-2009]
To alleviate costly and inefficient processes and mitigate the drain on staff resources, Telerx initiated a large and expensive data warehouse project. Telerx selected HardMetrics Performance Manager (HPM) to visualize, investigate and report on the links between the call center and business performance.

Syncsort Announces Data Integration Acceleration Solution for Existing DI Environments [Published: 10-21-2009]
The solution eliminates the performance bottlenecks that cause data latency and enables faster access to information critical to decision making.

CSC Introduces STEALTH 3000 [Published: 10-21-2009]
STEALTH 3000 is a software application designed for fashion apparel, footwear and accessory companies into the U.S. market.

Quantivo Helps Companies Easily Understand and Apply Behavioral Analytics with New Book [Published: 10-21-2009]
"Behavioral Analytics For Dummies" is designed to give marketing, web analytics and business intelligence professionals the knowledge required to exploit the benefits of behavioral analytics across their business.

Manthan Systems Unveils the Latest Version of ARC 6.0 [Published: 10-21-2009]
The new version of ARC features advanced analytics, data mining and optimization capabilities in their comprehensive performance management suite.

Siemens Expands Relationship with SAP [Published: 10-21-2009]
SAP SRM will allow Siemens to extend the value of its current investment in SAP Business Suite software with an integrated offering for automating goods and services procure-to-pay processes for indirect material.

Asankya Selected by AlwaysOn as a OnDC Top 100 Winner [Published: 10-21-2009]
Asankya was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

Cloud Computing for the Enterprise [Published: 10-21-2009]
In Cyrus Golkar's interview with Chet Kapoor, Kapoor insists that now is the time for cloud computing.

Managing Unstructured Processes in the Manufacturing Industry [Published: 10-22-2009]
Too many daily processes get lost in emails and buried in countless documents, lacking a proper tool to manage them. This white paper suggests managing these unstructured processes (such as audits and investigations in the manufacturing industry) using human process management systems (HPMS) as the appropriate solution. login required

BeyeNETWORK Announces the Recipients of 2009 Vision Award for Business Impact [Published: 10-22-2009]
Impactful business solutions recognized with BeyeNETWORK Vision Award in the areas of analytics, business intelligence, data access, performance management, operational BI and software-as-a-service BI.

EMANIO Integrates Predictive Analytics and BI [Published: 10-22-2009]
EMANIO's predictive BI and analytics strategy gives companies visibility into the past, present and future.

Financial Executives Predict Recession Will be Characterized by Another Large Economic Dip and Recovery Not Until Mid 2010 [Published: 10-22-2009]
These observations and predictions are among the findings of an October poll of more than 140 financial executives conducted by Adaptive Planning and the BPM Forum.

Tracking the Elusive Key Performance Indicator [Published: 10-22-2009]
Bill Inmon gives the reasons for key performance indicator (KPI) restlessness. login required

No Company is an Island – Beyond the Enterprise [Published: 10-22-2009]
Tim Leonard looks at three innovative ideas to support the business that will truly add business value – media stream data warehouse, textual integration and voice data warehouse.

Human Process Management for Regulatory Compliance Tracking [Published: 10-22-2009]
With increasing regulatory, legal and operational risk management obligations, companies face a mounting challenge to comply with an ever growing number of government regulations. This white paper suggest human process management systems (HPMS) as a solution for regulatory compliance tracking. login required

Best Practices for Deploying Collaborative BI [Published: 10-22-2009]
This paper will show you how to navigate around the usual hurdles to deliver collaborative BI that works. It will also discuss how to find and qualify next generation BI tools that can scale, that can react in real time and that are accessible via the web. login required

Guided and Open-Ended Analytics: Serving the Real Users of Business Intelligence [Published: 10-22-2009]
The focus of this paper is to describe the use of analytical applications from a cognitive point of view, examine the differences between guided analytics and open-ended analytics and propose some “best practices” for deployment and use. login required

The Knowledge Network Consultancy's BI Approach [Published: 10-26-2009]
A video overview providing a background on CONNECT: The Knowledge Network's consulting services.

Agile Corporate Management [Published: 10-26-2009]
Performance management using process-oriented planning and analysis with BOARD. login required

MEGA Introduces Solutions for Defense and Security that Supports Both the NAF and the DoDAF [Published: 10-26-2009]
The MEGA Defense and Security Solution is designed for organizations involved in large system engineering projects.

Endeca Announces Agreement with SAP to Integrate Products into Information Access Platform [Published: 10-26-2009]
Endeca to integrate Xcelsius and SAP BusinessObjects Intelligent Search into the Endeca Information Access Platform.

Longwood Software Announces New Name for TagTeam Marketing Asset Management Solution [Published: 10-26-2009]
TagTeam product name has changed to RevBase.

Datawatch Introduces Monarch V10.5 [Published: 10-27-2009]
Monarch 10.5 is compatible with Windows 7.

Nexamp Chooses Corda's CenterView to Enhance Clean Energy Road Map [Published: 10-27-2009]
Corda Technologies and CMC Systems provide interactive data visualization services for Nexamp.

To what do you attribute the rise in interest in analytics and predictive capabilities? [Published: 10-27-2009] login required

New Project Auditor for Microsoft Project Server 2010 Available [Published: 10-27-2009]
Corporate Project Solutions releases new innovative project management toolset.

IBM Helps Organizations Accelerate Innovation with Business Analytics [Published: 10-27-2009]
IBM broadly expands its business analytics portfolio with new capabilities.

Come and Get It! Making Business Intelligence More Consumable, Part 1 [Published: 10-27-2009]
Business intelligence (BI) users are faced with problems on a scale hardly imagined just a few years ago. Responding to these problems requires an understanding of who the information workers are, what technologies work best for them and how to change their BI environments. In this first part of a three-part series, Claudia Imhoff and Colin White describe the history of information workers and discuss their characteristics.

Smarter Archiving from IBM [Published: 10-27-2009]
IBM announced new offerings to provide organizations with analytics capabilities to make better use of their archived information and improve business processes.

SAS and Teradata to Establish Business Analytics Innovation Center [Published: 10-27-2009]
In conjunction with Elder Research Inc., center to offer leading-edge analytic thinking and implementation.

Informatica PowerCenter Now Bundled with Aster MapReduce Data Warehouse Appliances [Published: 10-27-2009]
Informatica's data integration software is now available with Aster Data's massively parallel data warehouse appliance.

Tectura Offers Customers Business Intelligence through Partnership with iQ4bis [Published: 10-27-2009]
With a new partnership between iQ4bis Software and Tectura Corporation, mid-market companies now have access to iQ4bis’ powerful, fast-implemented self-service business intelligence and data warehousing solutions.

SenSage Event Data Warehouse in Evaluation Mandated for National Security Systems [Published: 10-27-2009]
SenSage's participation in the common criteria certification illustrates the company's commitment to providing the highest quality assurance to its customers.

BeyeNETWORK Announces Business Intelligence Trends [Published: 10-27-2009]
The BeyeNETWORK is pleased to that the Business and Data Integration Newsletter has been renamed to Business Intelligence Trends Newsletter.

IBM Helps Alameda County Deliver Social Services [Published: 10-28-2009]
Analytics brings efficiencies and potential millions in cost savings while improving public assistance.

Advantenon and Birst Join Forces to Provide Mobile Business Intelligence Solutions [Published: 10-28-2009]
Partnership combines Advantenon's applications with Birst's on-demand technology to help users make better daily decisions that improve business performance.

Taco Inc. Selected Syncsort’s BEX to Accelerate Data Center Virtualization [Published: 10-28-2009]
Environmentally conscious HVAC company provides data protection solution to alleviate the pain points of virtualization.

SAP Extends the Power of SAP BusinessObjects Explorer [Published: 10-28-2009]
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Software helps companies obtain deeper insight and clarity into their business challenges and opportunities.

QlikView Applications in the Cloud to be Offered by Centerstance [Published: 10-28-2009]
Centerstance uses QlikView, QlikTech's flagship business intelligence product, to help their clients quickly and easily access information across databases and construct enterprise performance dashboards to help them make more informed business decisions.

SAS Helps Financial Institution Optimize Debt Collection [Published: 10-29-2009]
SAS delivers software and services for financial institutions to analyze and optimize their processes.

PivotLink Presents the Benefits of On-Demand Business Analytics in the Cloud [Published: 10-29-2009]
Webinars provide CIO and analyst perspectives on the benefits of using SaaS BI solutions to empower business users that remain underserved by on-premise business intelligence solutions.

Pervasive Data Integrator Expands to the Cloud [Published: 10-29-2009]
Customers now have a unified integration solution for on-premises, on-demand and hybrid deployments.

What a Data Warehouse is Not [Published: 10-29-2009]
What IS a data warehouse? Once and for all, Bill Inmon hopes to set the record straight.

Master Data Management Checklist #5: Data Quality Mechanics [Published: 10-29-2009]
David Loshin reminds us that because master data management (MDM) is firmly rooted in data quality techniques, it is necessary to arm yourselves with the most appropriate tools for the job.

SAS Expands Sustainability Management [Published: 10-29-2009]
It's easier being green.

American Tower Uses expressor to Meet Critical Batch Window Requirements [Published: 10-30-2009]
American Tower will use the expressor semantic data integration system to improve the load performance of its existing data warehousing application.

Oracle Selects Apps Associates as Business Intelligence Pillar Partner [Published: 10-30-2009]
Apps Associates LLC, a leading IT services provider and product development company, has been selected by Oracle Corporation as Business Intelligence Pillar Partner for the Northeast US region.

OLAP Report Replaced with BI Verdict [Published: 10-30-2009]
BARC announces that The OLAP Report is moving online and will be called BI Verdict.

SAS BookRunner Helps Energy Companies Measure and Manage Commodity Risk [Published: 10-30-2009]
SAS upgrades product on SAS 9.2 platform, adds advanced analytics, risk portfolio management capabilities

Clarity Systems Partners with BDO Dunwoody LLP [Published: 10-30-2009]
BDO Dunwoody LLP and Clarity Systems partner to deliver corporate performance management (CPM) and external reporting solutions to mid-market companies.

Initiate Systems Acquires Accenx [Published: 10-30-2009]
Initiate expands the breadth and reach of its proven interoperable health solutions through this acquisition of Accenx.