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September 2009 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Anthony Politano, Author of Chief Performance Officer [Published: 09-01-2009]
Now that President Obama has appointed a chief performance officer (CPO), the position has achieved a great deal of visibility. Tony explains that the CPO role is really about understanding the performance of an organization, complementing the other C-level officers. Tony also discusses the challenges of complexity that CPOs face.

Business Analytics for the CIO [Published: 09-01-2009]
This white paper discusses the key infrastructure challenges that IT faces in meeting the increasing demands for intelligence across organizations – and provides an overview of how SAS Analytics helps overcome those challenges.

Klipfolio Announces the Availability of Wise Analytics’s Data Visualization Market Landscape Report [Published: 09-01-2009]
Whether you’re developing or shopping for business intelligence solutions, dashboard software or performance management tools, this report is mandatory reading.

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 is Now Available [Published: 09-01-2009]
Oracle Database 11g helps organizations deliver better information throughout the enterprise, at a higher quality of service, and at a much lower cost.

Oracle Financial Services Software Announces the Availability of Oracle Mantas Fraud [Published: 09-01-2009]
Oracle Mantas Fraud is part of the Oracle Mantas suite of financial crime and compliance management applications.

Customers Reveal Findings from Beta Testing Oracle Database 11g Release 2 [Published: 09-01-2009]
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 enables customers to efficiently manage their enterprise information and achieve a higher quality of service at a lower cost.

Oco Announces its New Supply Chain Analytics Solutions Suite [Published: 09-01-2009]
The new suite of solutions provides analytical insight that enables companies to implement key supply chain strategies.

InterSystems Corporation Announces Multiple Enhancements to the InterSystems Ensemble [Published: 09-01-2009]
Ensemble-based projects are deployed in hundreds of organizations in healthcare, government, financial services, and other industries where reliability and high performance are paramount concerns.

In-Store Video Business Intelligence for Casinos/Resorts [Published: 09-01-2009]
Al Cordoba describes the myriad of ways that an in-store business intelligence and decision support system can provide an open, flexible and future-proof system at a fraction of the cost of in-store observation studies.

Business Intelligence: Build or Buy – Considerations for Healthcare Organizations [Published: 09-01-2009]
Laura Madsen looks the important factors that healthcare organizations need to consider as they decide whether their business intelligence will be of the “build” or “buy” variety.

Cradles to Crayons Selects Oco’s BI Solution [Published: 09-02-2009]
Cradles to Crayons has successfully deployed Oco’s business intelligence solution for advanced reporting and analytics.

Breaking the Data Integration Bottleneck [Published: 09-02-2009]
Rick Sherman discusses various data integration approaches, identifies performance bottlenecks and also recommends approaches to break those bottlenecks. login required

QuantiSense and Netezza Collaborate [Published: 09-02-2009]
With the seamless integration between Netezza and QuantiSense solutions, retailers will be able to quickly and easily take advantage of QuantiSense Playbooks.

Kalido to Directly Sell a Custom-Built Netezza TwinFin Data Warehouse Appliance [Published: 09-02-2009]
Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance is engineered and optimized for the Kalido Information Engine and Kalido’s new industry analytics and reporting solutions.

Star Analytics Awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,571,182 [Published: 09-02-2009]
The invention defines a computer based methodology for transforming a portion of a multidimensional database into a format that is compatible with RDBMS.

Navy Federal Credit Union Receives a 2009 Technology ROI Award from Industry Analyst Firm Nucleus Research [Published: 09-02-2009]
Predictive Analytics Software (PASW) from SPSS Inc. has contributed to Navy Federal’s ability to improve member satisfaction, corporate expansion and increased member lifetime value.

G4S Purchases the Clarity FSR Reporting Solution [Published: 09-02-2009]
The Clarity FSR reporting solution is to help produce the firm's financial reports and accounts, to release to the London Stock Exchange, the Copenhagen Stock Exchange and file with Companies House, beginning with the firm's fiscal 2009 annual report.

SAP AG Launches a New Offering to Provide Members a Convenient Way to Find SAP Experts and Job Openings Around the World [Published: 09-02-2009]
The career center uses the power of the 1.7 million plus community membership to facilitate SAP-specific job and talent searches by combining an online job board with social media tools.

Attivio and Netezza Announce Active Intelligence Engine will be Available on the Netezza TwinFin Data Warehouse Appliance [Published: 09-02-2009]
Attivio's AIE brings the ability to add full text search queries to Netezza's structured data analytics.

The Data Mining Group Announces General Availability of Version 4.0 of the Predictive Model Markup Language [Published: 09-02-2009]
PMML is the leading standard for statistical and data mining models and supported by over 20 vendors and organizations.

DataDelta Named MDM Cool Vendor [Published: 09-02-2009]
Leading Analyst Firm selected vendors for the "Cool Vendor report" that are innovative, impactful and intriguing.

Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam Uses BI and Performance Management Solutions from Information Builders [Published: 09-03-2009]
The 600-bed primary care facility is delivering current clinical and administrative data to help managers steer the hospital on a daily basis.

Recombinant Data Corp. Implements a Translational Research Solution at the University of Massachusetts Medical School [Published: 09-03-2009]
The project, known as the Massachusetts Integrated Clinical Academic Research Database, includes i2b2, an open source technology funded by the National Institutes of Health.

CRM Selects DataFlux as the Winner of its CRM Market Award in Data Quality for the Fifth Consecutive Year [Published: 09-03-2009]
DataFlux was selected this year not only on the strength of its flagship core technology platform – the DataFlux Data Quality Integration Platform – but also in recognition of its newest product offerings, including DataFlux qMDM.

Burton Group Advises Successful IT Organizations in 2010 Improve Data Quality as an Urgent Priority [Published: 09-03-2009]
In 2010, enterprises will face dual imperatives: compliance with new regulations and the demand for business progress in spite of the recession.

Measuring Intangibles: Breaking Down Analytic Barriers [Published: 09-03-2009]
Often, companies measure what is easy to measure rather than what is really needed for effective analytics. Dave Wells provides a comprehensive explanation of why it is necessary to change the focus from measuring outcomes to measuring influences.

The 2-Month Data Model [Published: 09-03-2009]
Bill Inmon reminds us that the construction of a data model does not have to be a lengthy and costly process.

Medical Mutual of Ohio Selects Callidus Software's Insurance Suite [Published: 09-04-2009]
The Callidus Insurance Suite provides a unique ability to manage producer information such as licensing, appointments and commissions in one automated solution.

SAP AG Aquires Majority Shareholding in SAF Simulation, Analysis and Forecasting AG [Published: 09-04-2009]
Through the takeover, SAP further extends and complements its current planning, forecasting and replenishment solution portfolio for retail and wholesale companies.

Centage/IOMA Budgeting Survey: Benchmarks and Issues [Published: 09-08-2009]
How are other financial professionals dealing with the issues your face? This Centage/IOMA Budgeting Survey Report offers you an inside peak into what the financial minds at more than 200 firms are thinking and doing to impact their own bottom line. login required

SAP Named Leader of the Software Sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes [Published: 09-08-2009]
For the third consecutive year SAP AG has been named as the leader of the software sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), comprising the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index.

Leading Marketing and Reputation Management Firms Select Lexalytics Salience [Published: 09-08-2009]
These firms will integrate the Lexalytics Salience engine to provide text and sentiment analysis capabilities to their respective solutions.

HP and Informatica Expand Alliance [Published: 09-08-2009]
These offerings combine Informatica’s data integration capabilities with HP the HP Neoview enterprise data warehouse platform as well as HP’s business intelligence strategic consulting and implementation services.

Composite Software Announces its Fourth Annual Customer Advisory Council [Published: 09-08-2009]
Among this year’s scheduled highlights will be a panel discussion on data integration for SaaS and cloud computing.

iDashboards Encourages Routine Check-Ups for Healthcare Organizations [Published: 09-08-2009]
iDashboards asserts that all organizations may benefit from a routine check-up aimed at measuring the overall health of their organization.

Silverpop and SeeWhy Partner to Provide Automated Email Follow Up [Published: 09-08-2009]
SeeWhy Abandonment Tracker Pro brings automated, real-time email remarketing to Silverpop Engage Transact customers.

Clarity Systems to Demonstrate Clarity FSR at Sibos 2009 [Published: 09-08-2009]
Clarity Systems will be demonstrating Clarity FSR, its powerful XBRL solution for corporate actions and external reporting needs at Sibos 2009.

expressor software Announces the Release of the expressor eval edition [Published: 09-08-2009]
The expressor eval edition lets developers create, test, modify and run expressor drawings.

The CFO Guide to Budgeting Software: 10 Key Elements for Mid-Sized Companies [Published: 09-08-2009]
This white paper offers small to mid-sized companies knowledge about what to look for in a budgeting and forecasting solution beyond the spreadsheets they’ve outgrown. It is an essential read if you spend more time on spreadsheet upkeep than analysis and worry over accurate profit tracking and cash flow planning. login required

The Transition from Spreadsheet Budgets to a Packaged Application: A Practical Guide for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses [Published: 09-08-2009]
Small to mid-sized companies are different. Resources, time and cash are limited. Yet many still rely on outdated, error-prone spreadsheets that limit the critical business decisions affecting growth. If not spreadsheets, what’s the right next logical step? This white paper from BPM Partners has the answers, giving you a road map toward the solution. login required

Recession-Proof Your Business with Better Cash Flow Management [Published: 09-08-2009]
Cash is the lifeblood of most small to mid-sized organizations. You need timely, dynamic cash flow analysis to give you the definitive knowledge that leads to more informed decisions. Cash flow forecasting with spreadsheets? Impractical, inaccurate at best, with no "what-if" analysis to help you plan future outcomes. This white paper explores what a best-in-class budgeting and planning application could offer in the spreadsheet’s place. login required

Adelaide Brighton Cement Creates Real-Time Snapshots of Safety and Environmental Data with myDials 3.0 [Published: 09-09-2009]
Adelaide Brighton Cement uses myDIALS software as a service operational performance optimization solution to take input from any of its existing data sources and presents it in a series of interactive, online dashboards.

Laurus Technologies Announces its Participation in the FairWarning Ready Solution Partner Program [Published: 09-09-2009]
FairWarning Ready Solution Partner Program, enables Laurus to deploy, service and resell FairWarning’s industry-leading healthcare privacy monitoring solutions.

Information Builders Upgrades its Insurance Performance Foundation [Published: 09-09-2009]
With new structured ad hoc reporting, the newly modularized IPF provides insurance companies with access to the full breadth of insurance business information, from summary to the lowest level of detail, required to give a single, accurate view of the business.

Dataspace and Online Tech Announce a Partnership [Published: 09-09-2009]
Online Tech and Dataspace’s partnership will benefit their respective clients.

Lyzasoft Announces Direct Connectivity to Salesforce.com’s Portfolio of CRM Applications [Published: 09-09-2009]
The new feature enables business analysts using Lyza desktop data analysis software to easily integrate, analyze and report on Salesforce data.

Healthcare Electronic Records Technology and Government Funding: Improving Patient Care? [Published: 09-09-2009]
To be sure, the adoption of electronic health records systems isn't a cure-all for the healthcare industry's ills. The up-front costs of adoption are significant and there is risk of failure. However, Sue Hildreth points out that adoption of this technology does have the potential to significantly reduce paperwork and administrative overhead, as well as the cost of housing massive paper archives, and it can improve the speed and accuracy of medical care.

How can large organizations leverage information assets to accelerate business success? [Published: 09-10-2009] login required

Sentiment Analysis: More than a Good Idea [Published: 09-10-2009]
Manya Mayes discusses how sentiment analysis software can give organizations a powerful tool for successfully dealing with today’s non-stop activity on Twitter, Facebook and other Internet sites.

Pink OTC Markets Inc. Cuts Reporting Time, Hardware and Programming Costs with Vertica and Syncsort [Published: 09-10-2009]
Pink OTC Markets Inc. has slashed the time it takes to generate market reports from hours to seconds while also saving big on reduced hardware and programming costs, thanks to a solution built with the Vertica Analytic Database and Syncsort's DMExpress data integration software.

Corda Technologies Announces Visual Evolution 2009 [Published: 09-10-2009]
The two-day events will attract users, developers, prospects and partners along with industry leaders.

InetSoft Technology Announces Style Intelligence for Salesforce [Published: 09-11-2009]
Style Intelligence for Salesforce is a business intelligence software application that allows salesforce.com customers to gain better insight into their sales, marketing and service operations data.

IBM Launches IBM Cognos Express [Published: 09-14-2009]
The new IBM Cognos Express solution provides pre-configured business intelligence and planning capabilities in a single offering, enabling midmarket executives to quickly launch their business analytics strategy and then evolve it as their needs grow.

Attensity Group Launches the Attensity Group Global Partner Network [Published: 09-14-2009]
Through the program, Attensity Group and member partners work directly with customers, selling and implementing Attensity Group applications in large enterprises and government agencies throughout the world.

Emergency Medical Associates Stays Ahead of Swine Flu Outbreaks with SAP Software [Published: 09-14-2009]
By using business intelligence solutions from SAP AG, EMA will continue to pinpoint the movement of swine flu and alert federal organizations.

CSC Launches Enterprise Compliance and Sustainability Solution [Published: 09-14-2009]
The solution enables companies to collect regulatory information from across the enterprise, verify it and then distribute timely and accurate reports to the many regulatory agencies that monitor their business activities.

Full Tilt Poker Selects Aster Data for Superior Analytics and Fraud Detection [Published: 09-14-2009]
Full Tilt Poker, has selected the Aster nCluster system for their data processing and data warehousing needs.

Sales and Marketing: New Face of Web Analytics [Published: 09-14-2009]
Companies are now able to effectively leverage the vast amounts of information pouring out of their web applications, and Larry Goldman discusses the benefits of web analytics as well as the capabilities of the various vendors in this space.

The Power of Teradata at the Price of MySQL [Published: 09-14-2009]
This white paper explores the reasons and issues associated with the high cost of data warehousing performance and explains how Kickfire's technology and open standards work to deliver high end performance at costs affordable for every business. login required

CCHIT Advanced Clinical Decision Support Work Group [Published: 09-15-2009]
This PDF provides a summary of the conference call discussion on the 2011 Meaningful Use Criteria. login required

Leveraging Hospital Resources to Lower Barriers and Drive Meaningful Use of EMR by Physicians [Published: 09-15-2009]
This PDF from Health Industry Insights, an IDC company, discusses the HITECH Act portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that puts provisions in place for subsidies to help drive EMR adoption and the impact on the technology used by providers. login required

Insurance Insecurity: Families are Losing Employer-Sponsored Insurance Coverage [Published: 09-15-2009]
This PDF from Healthreform.gov discusses the instability in the employer-sponsored insurance market and looks at how health reform will help stabilize insurance coverage for Americans. login required

myDIALS Version 3.0 Delivers Every Person Analytics [Published: 09-15-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring myDIALS’ Wayne Morris

Melissa Data and SpeedTrack Inc. Announce the Availability of SpeedTrack [Published: 09-15-2009]
SpeedTrack offers a completely new experience in terms of storage, access and analysis of data.

Klipfolio Announces the Immediate Availability of Klipfolio Dashboard for Salesforce CRM [Published: 09-15-2009]
The new enterprise dashboard software ratchets up the ROI for the ubiquitous sales automation tool with an average 60% productivity boost for common tasks.

MEGA in Visionaries Quadrant in Two Gartner Reports [Published: 09-15-2009]
The two reports contain an analysis of software vendors that serve these markets.

BrightCloud Deploys the ParAccel Analytic Database [Published: 09-15-2009]
BrightCloud is utilizing ParAccel as the centerpiece of a new analytic platform being deployed to manage, analyze and report on the company’s exploding data volumes.

QuantiSense Announces Release of Version 4.7 [Published: 09-15-2009]
QuantiSense 4.7 features Market Basket analytics - enabling retailers to identify which items or categories sell together, which items are part of a multi-item purchase, what the make-up is of small, large, profitable and unprofitable transactions and more.

Aquilent Congratulates the Department of Veterans Affairs for 200-Day Recovery Act Milestone [Published: 09-15-2009]
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ has started improvements at 90 Veterans Medical Centers across 38 states.

CSC Announces Mobility Solutions for Insurance Industry [Published: 09-15-2009]
These mobility solutions encompass mobile software applications, consulting and management services to help insurers plan, build and manage their wireless communications roadmaps.

Increasing Demand for Data Analytics Fuels Growth for Martin Dawes Analytics [Published: 09-15-2009]
Martin Dawes Analytics has signed 10 new customers and received major extensions from 12 existing customers.

Cloud9 Analytics Announces Expansion [Published: 09-15-2009]
Cloud9`s Dynamic Pipeline Management solutions provide instant visibility into what is changing in the pipeline so sales leaders can direct resources to mitigate risk and seize new opportunities before it`s too late to act.

New Research on Spreadsheet Usage for Budgeting and Planning in Midsize Organizations [Published: 09-15-2009]
John Colbert reviews the results of a survey of midsize businesses that was conducted to understand the current pains with their internal processes for planning, budgeting and forecasting.

The Emerging Leaders in Business Performance Management, Part 1 [Published: 09-15-2009]
Craig Schiff explains that there are a handful of companies that are making a significant impact in the performance management market, and they are doing so in spite of the strong presence of several larger legacy vendors. He looks at the first set of these emerging leaders in this article.

Guide to Evaluating Two-Factor Solutions for Healthcare Environments [Published: 09-16-2009]
The need for physician and staff mobility and the migration of medical records from paper to electronic format have also driven regulatory agencies to set increasingly rigorous requirements for strongly authenticating users. This white paper from PhoneFactor explains why two-factor authenticaion is no longer optional in a healthcare environment. login required

International Classification of Diseases: The Next Generation of Coding [Published: 09-16-2009]
This white paper from the Medicare Learning Network describes the ICD-10-CM/PCS (compliance date is October 1, 2013) that will enhance accurate payment for services rendered and facilitate evaluation of medical processes and outcomes. login required

Russia’s M.Video Selects Predictix [Published: 09-16-2009]
M.Video has selected Predictix’s SaaS solutions and begun implementation to improve the company’s planning and forecasting processes for the 163 store retail chain.

Actuate and Infobright Announce the Availability of a High-Performance Virtual Machine [Published: 09-16-2009]
With BIRT’s rich data visualizations and column-oriented analytic database and Infobright’s virtual machine, users can access and personalize as much data as they need, without sacrificing response time or interactivity.

Jaspersoft Announces the Availability of JasperReports Professional [Published: 09-16-2009]
JasperReports Professional is now available with Flash-based geo-visualization and advanced charting capabilities.

Lixto Announces Partnership with Symphony Metreo [Published: 09-16-2009]
The partnership allows computer & electronic consumer product retailers and manufacturers to estimate revenue from price changes based on competitive pricing data from Lixto.

Adaptive Planning Customers Affirm On-Demand Planning and Reporting is an Essential for Current Economy [Published: 09-16-2009]
Customers revealed that increased needs for re-planning and what-if analysis, coupled with the affordable total cost of ownership delivered by the Adaptive Planning solution, are among the key drivers for the company’s rapid customer adoption.

Huntsville Utilities Finds Secret to Success with SAP Solutions [Published: 09-16-2009]
Huntsville Utilities, has successfully gone live with the ERP application SAP ERP as part of the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio, implemented within budget and on time.

SAP Helps Utilities Respond to the Changing Regulatory Environment [Published: 09-16-2009]
SAP AG’s portfolio of solutions is designed to help utilities meet new requirements, gain better visibility into their operations and ultimately deliver more freedom, flexibility and cost savings to their customers.

Asankya Announces Partnership with Carahsoft [Published: 09-16-2009]
Carahsoft will market and sell its Asankya RAPIDnet Application Delivery Network service to government and military markets through Carahsoft's General Services Administration schedule.

Who's Afraid of Lifetime Electronic Medical Records? [Published: 09-17-2009]
This paper by Amnon Shabo, Pnina Vortman, and Barry Robson from the IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel, reviews different approaches and models for the availability of clinical information and envisions the establishment of independent entities that facilitate a new consumer-oriented model. login required

Pervasive Data Integrator [Published: 09-17-2009]
IPS-Sendero Leverages Pervasive Data Integrator and Pervasive Data Profiler to Crush Data Preparation and Setup Time login required

How to Cost Effectively Deploy Open Source BI [Published: 09-17-2009]
When deploying Open Source Business Intelligence technologies, multi-layered functionality that can be added as needed, serves to create a cost-effective way to build a solution specific to an organization’s needs. Each function acts as a building block as a company creates exactly the capabilities necessary for the job on hand, without wasting money and resources on items that aren’t needed. One of the benefits of Actuate’s Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT) is its capability for flexible functionality that is adjustable to users’ needs. Every component of the BIRT technology, whether in the Open Source or commercial versions, builds upon the components before it. This will create a robust and flexible system designed to meet each organization’s unique Business Intelligence needs. login required

CRM Metrics That Really Work [Published: 09-17-2009]
Customer relationship management or CRM, is yet another one of those popular three-letter programs that have been implemented by most large corporations over the last decade that has failed to live up to its expectations. According to a study done by Bearing Point in 2003, nearly half of the companies surveyed reported that they are re-evaluating their CRM initiatives because of poor ROI. The study of 167 companies with at least $1 billion in sales indicated that although 82% felt that CRM was important, only 37% felt as if they were achieving expected performance. Many of the organizations I’ve had contact with have no hard data on whether or not their CRM efforts have been successful. Any effort that costs this much and takes up this much of your time needs to be measured and evaluated. Most CRM programs I have seen are comprised of two parts: • Processes for building relationships with customers that spell out behaviors and sequences for those activities • Software for creating customer data bases and reporting progress in the sales/ relationship building process with each account. The CRM consultants will sell you the software and the processes needed to supposedly make all of your customers love you and buy more of your stuff. login required

Comparative Costs and Uses of Data Integration Platforms [Published: 09-17-2009]
Bloor Research has set out to discover how data integration platforms are being used in practice. That is, what types of integration tasks they are being used for, on what scale, and whether this differs by product or vendor. Further, we wanted to get an idea of the costs involved with using different products, including both initial (hardware and license acquisition fees) and ongoing (training, technical expertise, maintenance) costs so as to try and discover the most cost-effective solutions over a realistic time period. In particular, we have been able to combine the data we collected to arrive at an estimate of cost effectiveness based on total cost per project. For example, product A may be twice as expensive as product B but if you use it for four times the number of projects (assuming these are of equal complexity) then product A is actually twice as cost effective as product B. This is, ultimately, what we were trying to determine. login required

Leveraging Open Source [Published: 09-17-2009]
In today’s economic climate, careful decisions are needed to help business remain competitive and to continue to succeed. To stay smarter, they need to build, deploy and maintain business-critical reporting and information applications. Open Source Business Intelligence, while it comes with its own set of technical challenges and misconceptions, is often the right solution to deliver that. Actuate’s Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT) Open Source solution – developed with the Eclipse Foundation – is one example of a robust and web-centric Open Source Business Intelligence tool. login required

Recommendations for Implementing Mobile BI for Increasing Employee and Customer Satisfaction [Published: 09-17-2009]
In order to more efficiently and effectively support the needs of their customers, today’s organizations are looking for ways to better support a mobile workforce. Mobile Business Intelligence initiatives can help them deliver timely BI information that keep staff up-to-date and informed, no matter where they are. To help identify and overcome the challenges that currently exist within these mobile initiatives, it helps to identify the practices and priorities that best-inclass companies are introducing worldwide. login required

Road Map of Key Sustainability Metrics that Impact the Bottom Line [Published: 09-17-2009]
Sustainable practice has graduated from being market hype to becoming a strategic initiative, important for driving a successful enterprise. It not only reduces a company’s impact on the environment, but can help organizations achieve a competitive advantage, to build their brand, impact top and bottom line, and improve customer acquisition, satisfaction and retention. Creating a road map towards sustainable management can require an entire shift in corporate thinking, one that involves searching for buy-in at all levels, establishing useful metrics, and introducing practices that get beyond the green hype. The end result, though, is not just a greener organization, but also one with a more prosperous future. login required

Hypatia Releases Research Study Entitled “What Healthcare CIOs Need to Know About ARRA & EHR: Healthcare Technology Solutions & Service Providers” [Published: 09-17-2009]
The Study outlines current developments, major adoption challenges, business case justification and an assessment of more than 30 EHR vendors that meet government standards for certification and funding programs.

Economic Pressures Force Companies to Employ Supply Chains for Revenue Gains and Cost Savings [Published: 09-17-2009]
The survey, completed by supply chain executives representing more than 20 industries and every major geographical segment of the world, shows the extent to which the economy has impacted the supply management function.

EYC Selects Netezza [Published: 09-17-2009]
EYC will run on the Netezza data warehouse appliance.

SECURA Insurance Companies Select Millbrook [Published: 09-17-2009]
SECURA Insurance selected Millbrook's Insurance BI solution for advanced data warehousing and modeling to help the organization improve its decision-making capabilities across lines of business.

The Fate of Thought Leadership in the Computer Industry [Published: 09-17-2009]
Bill Inmon compares two types of thought leadership in the computer industry – pure thought leadership and product thought leadership.

The Need to Simplify Data and Reporting [Published: 09-17-2009]
Tim Leonard offers advice for simplifying the data and reporting environment, and explains the importance of working with the business in order to understand key business processes.

InetSoft Technology Announces Style Intelligence for Salesforce [Published: 09-18-2009]
Style Intelligence for Salesforce is a business intelligence software application that allows salesforce.com customers to gain better insight into their sales, marketing and service operations data.

Sybase IQ 15.1 Delivers Top Performance Results for Enterprise-Scale Data Warehousing [Published: 09-18-2009]
This benchmark simulates decision support systems that analyze enterprise-scale data volumes, execute queries with a high degree of complexity, and give answers to critical business questions.

Dataspace and Central Michigan University Announce Patient Volume Forecaster [Published: 09-21-2009]
Patient Volume Forecaster is a service that helps healthcare leaders predict and respond to expected demand for services.

Callidus Software Partners with HAND Enterprise Solutions Company [Published: 09-21-2009]
Under the agreement, HAND will resell, implement and support Callidus Software’s sales performance management solutions in China.

Netezza and BIS2 Announce Strategic Alliance [Published: 09-21-2009]
With this alliance, BIS² leverages the AMPP architecture of the Netezza TwinFin appliance to deliver fast data access and advanced analytics in an interactive browser based experience.

CSC Launches Petroleum Enterprise Intelligence Solution for Oil and Gas Industry [Published: 09-21-2009]
The solution enables companies to understand the financial impact of field decisions, optimize well production and maximize effectiveness of operational decisions.

CallMiner and CyberTech Expand Speech Analytics Opportunities in the United Kingdom [Published: 09-21-2009]
The companies had expanded their business reseller partnership to include speech analytics opportunities in the United Kingdom.

Midsize Companies Select SAP [Published: 09-21-2009]
Cheney Brothers and Enerfab choose SAP business suite software and partner-developed solutions to provide an integrated software landscape.

Rochester Institute of Technology Implements the Informatica Data Integration Platform [Published: 09-21-2009]
RIT has successfully implemented the Informatica Data Integration Platform as the foundation of its Institute-wide academic reporting and analysis initiative.

Plus Relocation Services Selects Information Builders' Business Intelligence Services [Published: 09-21-2009]
Plus Relocation Services has deployed Information Builders WebFOCUS BI platform as the foundation for a customer-facing dashboard environment called InformAgility.

Bi3 Solutions Named One of America`s Most Promising Companies by Forbes [Published: 09-21-2009]
Bi3 Solutions is ranked number 19 on the Forbes inaugural listing.

Stibo Systems Announces Strategic Partnership with ATG [Published: 09-21-2009]
The partnership is designed to help joint Stibo and ATG customers to better solve their information supply chain challenges.

PROPHIX Software Delivers the Best of Breed of Performance Management Software [Published: 09-22-2009]
Exclusive interview featuring PROPHIX Software’s Bally Boodram

Technology Medical Partners Selects InterSystems Ensemble [Published: 09-22-2009]
Technology Medical Partners has selected the InterSystems Ensemble rapid integration and development platform for its CMS Quality Manager healthcare application.

Edmonton Police Service Fight Crime with IBM Analytics [Published: 09-22-2009]
IBM business analytics technology to help reduce crime, improve force effectiveness and increase public safety.

Sonamine Launches Telco Churn Predictor [Published: 09-22-2009]
Telco Churn Predictor generates a churn list in under 10 minutes on a standard personal desktop computer.

CSC Helps Fletcher Allen Health Care Implement Phase One of EHR System [Published: 09-22-2009]
Under ARRA, hospitals will receive monetary incentives if they demonstrate meaningful use of EHRs by 2011.

Hardmetrics Announces the Latest Enhancements to its HardMetrics Performance Manager Solution [Published: 09-22-2009]
HPM enhancement highlights include increased throughput and retrieval performance as well as increased dimensional and hierarchical analysis capabilities in a cube-less architecture.

Datawatch Announces the Immediate Availability of Datawatch Dashboards [Published: 09-22-2009]
Datawatch Dashboards gives all levels of users visual insight into operational performance as well as the ability to graphically monitor specific business processes and events.

Aster Data's nCluster Database Includes Massively Parallel Online Backup [Published: 09-22-2009]
Aster nCluster and nCluster Cloud Edition leverages its always parallel architecture to deliver high performance online backup and restore capabilities without system or application downtime.

IBM Acquires Business of RedPill Solutions [Published: 09-22-2009]
RedPill's data models and expertise, developed through the successful execution of multiple analytics projects, will enhance IBM's current work to improve the speed and quality of clients' business decisions.

ParAccel Announces Faster or Free Industry Challenge [Published: 09-22-2009]
ParAccel is inviting companies to test the ParAccel Analytic Database against either an existing DBMS or competing solutions in customer performance trials for analytical workloads.

ExactTarget and SeeWhy Deliver Real-time Shopping Cart Abandonment Remarketing for Ecommerce Teams [Published: 09-22-2009]
The partnership combines the ExactTarget email platform with SeeWhy’s web analytics service.

Développement International Desjardins Selects Pentaho [Published: 09-22-2009]
Développement International Desjardins has selected Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition over proprietary BI software to improve service to its microfinance partners through advanced financial reporting and analysis.

PASW Statistics Certification from SPSS Inc. Confirms an Individual’s Level of Expertise with PASW Statistics [Published: 09-22-2009]
With this certification program, SPSS has created a body of statistical knowledge that can advance the skills of analysts, statisticians and business line managers – across any industry.

Gambling versus Probability: Predictive Analytics Requires Advanced Skills [Published: 09-22-2009]
Data mining and customer relationship management endeavors, says Tony Rathburn, are dynamic games that continue over time and must constantly evolve to maintain value in helping us evaluate the complex realities in which we operate.

Business Intelligence, the Cloud and the Government [Published: 09-22-2009]
Dr. Barquin reviews the impact of the Federal CIO’s announcement that the government has now officially entered the cloud computing space.

What to Do with Bad Data? [Published: 09-23-2009]
This article discusses the pros and cons of two approaches to dealing with bad data quality.

Business Intelligence Cost of Deployment [Published: 09-23-2009]
This article by Lyndsay Wise explores the general pricing structures of business intelligence solutions and what organizations should expect when evaluating the cost of BI solutions within their organizations.

ParAccel Unveils Cash for Clunkers to Rescue Companies from Proprietary Hardware [Published: 09-23-2009]
The Cash for Clunkers program offers Netezza NPS customers a timely and financially attractive opportunity to switch to the superior price-performance of the ParAccel Analytic Database rather than migrating to Netezza’s new version of proprietary hardware known as TwinFin.

Oracle Announces the Availability of Oracle Higher Education Constituent Hub [Published: 09-23-2009]
Oracle Higher Education Constituent Hub enables educational institutions to create a complete, authoritative and single view of their constituents, which include applicants, students, alumni, faculty members, donors and staff.

myDIALS Integrates myDIALS 3.0 with NetSuite's Cloud Computing Platform [Published: 09-23-2009]
The combined solution helps companies gain maximum efficiency for their business processes supported in NetSuite's CRM, Accounting/ERP and Ecommerce applications.

CSC Selected to Enter Into Exclusive Negotiations with Zurich Financial Services Group [Published: 09-23-2009]
CSC recently announced that CSC has been selected to enter into exclusive contract negotiations with Zurich for the provision of data center and IT infrastructure managed services in Europe and North America.

To Be or Not to Be a BI Appliance Embracer [Published: 09-23-2009]
Is an appliance the right approach to solve your data explosion problem?

Organic Valley Selects SAP AG Business Intelligence and Information Management Solutions [Published: 09-24-2009]
SAP AG integrates sales and financial data from non-SAP applications and sources, analyze the information, and optimize its operations to better meet the ever-changing supply and demand requirements of a business built on premium, highly perishable products.

PROPHIX Announced as a Finalist for 2009 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards [Published: 09-24-2009]
The seventh annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence within the Microsoft technology partner community in Canada as well as the innovative solutions and value they deliver to customers.

Textual Discovery and Textual Analysis [Published: 09-24-2009]
Bill Inmon discusses the symbiotic relationship between textual discovery and analysis.

Data Profiling and Cloud Computing [Published: 09-24-2009]
David Loshin looks at how cloud computing may be the answer for the one aspect of data profiling that often seems to confound users – the elongated running time necessary to execute the profile. login required

Clarabridge Launches Clarabridge Social Media Analysis [Published: 09-28-2009]
Clarabridge Social Media Analysis enables companies to leverage the power of advanced text analysis to turn social media content found across global social media platforms into actionable customer intelligence in conjunction with analysis of their internal customer feedback sources.

HDS Retail North America Selects Profitbase as their Retail Business Intelligence Solution [Published: 09-28-2009]
The Profitbase Retail Business Intelligence solution delivers Business Insight to retail decision makers enabling them to identify problems and opportunities and make better, faster decisions.

Universal Mind Announces the Release of its Location Intelligence software, SpatialKey On-Demand [Published: 09-28-2009]
SpatialKey On-Demand enables decision makers to create and share map-based, interactive analyses and reports. SpatialKey is an easy-to-use, SaaS enterprise solution that is priced for departmental-level budgets.

CSC Signs Agreement with Nissan North America [Published: 09-28-2009]
Nissan North America, Inc. has awarded CSC a multi-year IT managed services contract to provide service desk and end-user support covering desktop computers, PDAs and wireless hand-held devices.

Iberostar Selects Lixto's Travel Online Market Intelligence [Published: 09-28-2009]
Iberostar is using Lixto Travel OMI to mash-up global market data into a single business intelligence analytics and reporting infrastructure to better understand its market position.

iDashboards Announces the Availability of iDashboards In Cloud [Published: 09-28-2009]
iDashboards In Cloud enables users to capitalize on the functionality and benefits of traditional BI driven dashboards - at a fraction of the cost.

ActionBase Releases Version 6.1 [Published: 09-28-2009]
ActionBase 6.1 combines process management and collaboration capabilities with robust authentication, access control and end-to-end process tracking, as well as a system of record that links content and its context.

Pfizer and Composite to Present at EMEA Analyst Group’s BI Symposium [Published: 09-28-2009]
A senior executive from Pfizer and a senior Composite executive will present at the Butler Group’s Business Intelligence Symposium.

Kickfire Announces New Customers [Published: 09-29-2009]
Kickfire appliance is enabling these new customers to quickly and easily increase their data warehouse performance by up to 500 times.

Kickfire Unveils Next-Generation Data Warehouse Appliance for Mainstream Data Warehouse Systems [Published: 09-29-2009]
The combination of low cost, high performance and ease of use means mainstream organizations can now afford to do demanding data warehouse projects.

TSA Awards CSC Contract for IT Infrastructure Services [Published: 09-29-2009]
Under the terms of the task order agreement, CSC will provide IT infrastructure services in support of the TSA.

Talend Acquires All Rights to the MDM Technology of Amalto Technologies [Published: 09-29-2009]
Talend will be the first company to offer an open source MDM solution, providing organizations with the exact features and benefits found in proprietary MDM solutions, at a fraction of the cost.

Walsworth Selects Information Builders WebFOCUS Platform [Published: 09-29-2009]
As its business grew, Walsworth decided to replace a hodge-podge of reporting and data management tools with a unified BI environment built using Information Builders WebFOCUS platform.

MindTree to Acquire Kyocera Wireless [Published: 09-29-2009]
Kyocera Wireless India is engaged in wireless product development, software engineering, and product testing for KWC's global product portfolio, as well as development of custom wireless handsets for Indian service providers.

Softscape Introduces Softscape Business Intelligence Engine for HR [Published: 09-29-2009]
This deep analysis of HR data assists organizations to more rapidly assess strategies, direction and results, while identifying potential issues before executing on business strategies.

MEI Announces TM5 Framework [Published: 09-29-2009]
TM5 Framework enables CPG companies to maximize their trade promotion effectiveness and create a process-driven approach to achieve fast time to value.

Attensity Group Announces Attensity Cloud [Published: 09-29-2009]
Attensity Cloud is designed to allow organizations to monitor, analyze and respond to social media together with internal customer conversations in email, surveys and CRM systems.

The Extremes of Web Analytics: From Google to BAM and Business Intelligence [Published: 09-29-2009]
In this article, Colin White reviews technologies and tools for producing web analytics and looks at how these analytics can be integrated into the enterprise business intelligence environment.

Business & Decision Releases New Research Study [Published: 09-29-2009]
The research study examines and assesses the implications of the fast emerging development of web-based self-service channels.

Importance of Data Management Featuring Tony Fisher [Published: 09-30-2009]
Tony Fisher, CEO of DataFlux, explains how important data management is to generation of revenue, controlling costs and mitigating risks.

Data Management Life Cycle Featuring Tony Fisher [Published: 09-30-2009]
Tony Fisher, CEO of DataFlux, explains the 5 fundamental components of a data management life cycle: discovery, design, enablement, maintenance and archive.

Ensuring a Cohesive and Consolidated Data Infrastructure Featuring Tony Fisher [Published: 09-30-2009]
Tony Fisher, CEO of DataFlux, reminds us that data quality, data integration and master data management each play a critical role in ensuring that an organization's data infrastructure is cohesive and consolidated.

Initiate Systems Launches Initiate Provider Management Solution [Published: 09-30-2009]
Initiate Provider Management solution is a unique offering that allows healthcare organizations to create a provider registry to ensure that all systems using provider data operate from the same up-to-date information.

TIBCO Spotfire Partners with Netezza [Published: 09-30-2009]
The integrated solution from TIBCO and Netezza combines high performance data access and data transformations with robust data mining and computational analytics.

Quantivo Surpasses 7 Billion Records for Single Customer in Cloud-based Analytics Solution [Published: 09-30-2009]
This milestone marks Quantivo as the largest cloud-based analytics solution in the world.

Oracle to Acquire HyperRoll [Published: 09-30-2009]
Oracle has agreed to acquire certain assets of HyperRoll.

Ripley Selects Manthan Systems [Published: 09-30-2009]
Ripley, Inc., a department store in Peru, has selected its flagship product, ARC Merchandise Analytics.

Innovative Systems' New Strategy Focuses on Cross-Product Line Solutions [Published: 09-30-2009]
ISI announced its new strategy to deliver compliance, data quality and customer connectivity in a common platform.

Visual Mining Announces the Availability of NetCharts Designer and NetCharts Server v6 [Published: 09-30-2009]
Fully functional, evaluation copies of NetCharts Designer and NetCharts Server v6 are available now.

Vertica Announces the Signing of its 100th Customer [Published: 09-30-2009]
This achievement firmly establishes Vertica as the fastest growing company in the data warehouse market.

MedAssets Launches Service Line Analytics [Published: 09-30-2009]
Service Line Analytics is an on-demand business intelligence solution designed to identify and drive sustainable financial improvement in the management of high-cost medical devices, supplies, pharmaceuticals, ancillary services, length of stay and other key hospital cost drivers.

What are your predictions about the effect the recession will have? [Published: 09-30-2009] login required