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Its a question that I'm sure keeps some software executives awake at night. They have all but taken over the web analytics space causing market leaders to retool their offerings or move away from the segment all together. With the recent launch of Google Public Data Explorer they are now dipping their toe into the world of data analysis and visualization. Coupled with the recent surge of freely available online databases like OECD Factbook, Un-Employment in the US from the Bureau of Labor and a dozen or so others. Google is truly delivering easy to use and somewhat powerful analytics tools to the masses.

The interface is easy and simple to use includes lots of sliders and click boxes. They have even integrated Google maps into the application to supply simple Geo based features. Its clear that Google could step into the Enterprise Software space pretty easily and with the SaaS and Cloud foundation they already have in place they are well positioned to be a disruptor in the business intelligence arena.

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Posted March 12, 2010 11:40 AM
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Generally when we use the term stack in the business intelligence world we are talking about the big 4: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP along with all their recent acquisitions Cognos, BO etc. All of these companies claim to provide a platform to enable every type of business intelligence you might need to have. It's interesting to me that one of the largest platforms out there is often ignored but continues to grow into our business world through the internet.

Google is much more than a search engine. Over the past couple years the company has branched out to become a business solution platform. Some of the players in the BI space are already taking advantage of it. From a recent PR email I received -

Panorama Software, a leader in the Proactive Business Intelligence solutions space, recently launched the Beta version of a new analytics, reporting and data visualization solution for Google applications: Panorama Analytics for Google Docs. Panorama's Software as a Service solution integrates with Google to provide Google Docs users with new capabilities for advanced analytical, reporting and data visualization functions, all at no cost. Focused on pivot table and charting functionality, Panorama's solution is a high-value capability that makes spreadsheets in Google Docs and dashboards in iGoogle even more useful.

Another door Google recently opened into the enterprise is their announcement this week to enable SalesForce with the Google Docs solution. Read more here.

And lastly, Google launched Big Table two weeks ago positioning itself to go head to head with the cloud utility system that Amazon has had so much success with.

Bottom line....the platform we know today isn't the one we will be using in a couple years. I wonder how today's business intelligence companies will react?

Tags: Business Intelligence, Google, Platform, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle

Posted April 17, 2008 12:12 PM
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Did you know that Google can do your homework for you? Well at least math. Try this next time your online, type in the following: 6*42/17*3

And Google will give you this.
((6 * 42) / 17) * 3 = 44.4705882

Where was Google when I was flunking 8th grade math?

Posted July 25, 2006 5:13 PM
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Google has partnered with leading enterprise application vendors to leverage a new solution for Enterprise Search.

The following companies are part of the project -
SAS – enterprise business intelligence including key information in data, reports and analysis.

Cognos – key business intelligence data and performance metrics, such as sales growth, gross margins, employee productivity.

Oracle – access to HR, ERP, CRM, and SCM applications across Oracle E-Business Suite, including personal information, managerial performance, and corporate services.

NetSuite – customer, product, financials, and business dashboards.

Salesforce.com –leads, opportunity status, contact and account information – any data in Salesforce or AppExchange applications.

Employease –on-demand HR information including employee, benefits, recruitment and performance information.

Cisco – integrate rich-media conference information from Cisco MeetingPlace Express, a component of Cisco’s
Unified Communications system.

“With Google OneBox for Enterprise, businesses can unlock virtually all their information – securely and simply – using the familiar Google interface,” said Dave Girouard, vice president and general manager of Google’s enterprise business. “With the help and cooperation of many of the world’s leading enterprise application vendors, search is breaking down the silos of information inside of businesses.”

To learn more about Google OneBox for Enterprise and see a Google Video of what executives at some of these companies have to say about it, please go to http://www.google.com/enterprise/onebox.

Posted April 19, 2006 10:24 AM
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On the heels of todays announcement I thought it would be fun to update my post from earlier this year concerning Google and EPIC. If you haven't watched EPIC yet you really should if you have an interest in Internet business and culture.

While many of the analysts reporting on the Google - AOL deal are focused solely on the advertising aspects I really feel the most interesting part of the agreement is connected to the video library and Instant Messaging products. Google will now have partner level access to the huge archive of video content that AOL presently stores and this content has been largely unavailable for indexing by the search community. Google is about to jump past the meager offerings of all other search firms with regards to video content delivery. Lastly, the agreement to merge the Google Talk and AOL Instant Messenger products will create a interactive community between the two companies the will eclipse all others.

Todays announcement is truly EPIC,

Posted December 21, 2005 9:10 AM
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