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June 2006 Archives

On the same day that Google launches Google Spreadsheets its new online competition for Excel, Microsoft kicks things up a notch with Jeff Raikes President Microsoft Business Division rolling out the new business intelligence strategy. The newest portion of the solution is Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 that enables business intelligence and performance management across the Microsoft Office Suite.

During the call Raikes covered familiar ground and discussed the need to shorten business intelligence ROI cycles, the need to get the other 70% - 80% of the business using business intelligence and touched on the growth potential of the market. The point that interested me the most was the reference to most companies having multiple BI solutions in house and the challenge that presents with "one version of the truth" and cross department access to information. Microsoft is in the truly unique position of being on the desktop of almost every enterprise employee and the addition of Office PerformancePoint Server could put them in the right spot to gain a huge hold on the industry as BI for the masses continues to build traction.

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Microsoft is making a significant investment into the business intelligence space and stated they have 100 new BI solutions under development to support 12 industries. They are focusing on Aligned BI products, investing0 in new capabilities and products, bringing together their BI sales and Marketing groups and have increased partner focus.

Lewis Levin Corporate Vice President Office Business Applications joined the call and did a screen shot demo of the product and its integration into office 2007 here is a screen shot from the demo:

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Posted June 6, 2006 12:06 PM
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Just in time for the World Cup Soccer tournament software company QlikTech has released an analysis tool for soccer fans. The web-based tool provides fans with all the information available on their favorite teams and players, including goals, penalties, team rosters, the history of the game, and fun facts about each nation involved in the World Cup. The application draws data from a variety of public web sources and showcases the capabilities of QlikView, QlikTech’s business analysis tool.

You can access the application at http://worldcup.qliktech.com

Here is a screen shot for Team USA
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Posted June 5, 2006 11:36 AM
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I started this blog one year ago today and while reviewing my posts from June of 2005 I paid special attention to the first one I did titled: Open Source Business Intelligence - a smart solution. In the post I remarked that if your not looking at open source as an enterprise solution alternative you might be missing a golden opportunity. My feelings haven't changed, its remarkable how often open source is mentioned in briefings, news items, and articles today. Since my first post on the subject we've added a full-time blog to cover the space hosted by Pete Loshin and almost every expert on the Network has mentioned it at some point this year. A quick search of B-eye-NETWORK.com produced 8000+ references to open source.

I listed a couple solutions that I had seen last June plus an updated list based on comments and feedback from readers, If I missed someone post a comment and I'll update the list.

Pentahohttp://www.pentaho.org
GreenPlumhttp://www.greenplum.com

The following are all from readers comments
Jaspersoft - www.jaspersoft.com - (Thanks Emilio)
Eclipse/BIRT - http://www.eclipse.org/birt/ - (Thanks Emilio)
Mondrian - http://mondrian.sourceforge.net/ - (Thanks Emilioand Barry)
Jpivot - http://jpivot.sourceforge.net/ - (Thanks Emilio)
The Bee Project - www.bee.insightstrategy.cz/en/index.html - (Thanks Najib)
OpenI - www.openi.org - (Thanks Sandeep)
PALO www.palo.net - (Thanks Matt)
SQL Summit - www.sqlsummit.com/trends/OpenSourceBI.htm - (Thanks John)
Breadboard BI - www.breadboardbi.com. (Thanks George)

UPDATE:
Spago BI - http://spagobi.objectweb.org/

Please use the comments section to add what I've missed. I 'll add a list of articles soon.


Posted June 5, 2006 9:38 AM
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To further confirm the fact that I'm a geek here is my Friday Fun post.

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Posted June 2, 2006 9:32 AM
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I bumped into Donald Farmer of Microsoft last week and discoverd two really cool things.

  1. Donald is going to start blogging at BeyeBLOGS.com joining a growing number of industry leaders who already call the site home.
    Frank Dravis - Business Objects
    Andy Hayler - Kalido
    James Taylor - FairIssac and others!

  2. Donald also shared with me the newset blog post from Bill Gates and in it he talks about his recent CIO summit and the importance of Business Intellignece in our business future. It a great read!


Posted June 1, 2006 9:17 AM
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