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  • Does Microsoft deal signal death of HP's Neoview?

    Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft's unveiling Wednesday of a series of data warehousing appliances has some observers sounding the death knell for HP's Neoview platform.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Jan. 11 05:22
  • Jaspersoft rearchitects BI stack

    Anticipating greater use of BI (business intelligence) on the Web and in the cloud, Jaspersoft has rebuilt its software using a standards-based Web architecture.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 Jan. 11 14:59
  • Oracle aims new BI app at SAP customers

    Oracle is moving further into rival SAP's turf with Oracle Financial Analytics for SAP, a new BI (business intelligence) application that can crunch ERP (enterprise resource planning) system financial data for insights.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Jan. 11 16:10
  • Powerlink begins business intelligence pilot

    Queensland electricity network provider Powerlink is looking for business intelligence (BI) platforms as it begins a BI pilot to integrate its reporting, query and analysis needs.

    Written by Hamish Barwick10 Jan. 11 15:09
  • Five months to business intelligence for RGA

    A recent five-month effort to complete a business intelligence (BI) project for an internal division marked a major turning point for life reinsurer, RGA Australia, as its developers charged forward with an Agile-driven methodology that replaced traditional bottom-up development processes with an iterative effort to see how much could be done within a five-month timeframe.

    Written by David Braue14 Dec. 10 08:00
  • Top 10 business predictions for 2011

    It's the time of year for bold and brazen predictions, so I'm jumping on the bandwagon with my forecast of the Top 10 trends, priorities and events of 2011:

    Written by Michael Friedenberg24 Nov. 10 10:00
  • IBM develops new clustered analytics processing platform

    IBM today announced that it has created a new distributed computing architecture with a General Parallel File System technology that is twice as fast as existing clustered file systems and that provides management and advanced data-replication techniques.

    Written by Lucas Mearian20 Nov. 10 10:52
  • Biggest barriers to business analytics adoption: People

    Business analytics is atop most companies' apps wish lists. The business goal, of course, is to make sense of the enormous amount of data and information housed in their servers -- and stop making critical decisions from the gut.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum12 Nov. 10 06:01
  • Open-source BI project gains momentum

    The open-source BI (business intelligence) project BIRT has surpassed 10 million downloads and 1 million developers, project sponsor Actuate announced on Wednesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Nov. 10 03:13
  • The App Store effect on BI applications and IT

    Of the many consequential effects of the "App Store" phenomenon, there is one staring down IT departments today: Not only does your average consumer now expect application selection, purchase and delivery to be pretty darn seamless, so too does your smartphone-toting knowledge worker and line-of-business manager.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum02 Nov. 10 05:27
  • Informatica teams with Cloudera to ease Hadoop use

    Informatica has modified its business intelligence software so that it can work with Cloudera's Hadoop distribution, the two companies announced Monday.

    Written by Joab Jackson02 Nov. 10 03:38
  • How assurant solutions saved customers from call centre hell

    There's no shortage of technology at work when you call a customer service line, including customer relationship management systems and voice-recognition programs. From the second you dial that toll-free number until the moment the agent answers, a slew of tools is whirring in the background to make the interaction as helpful as possible.

    Written by Stephanie Overby29 Oct. 10 06:49
  • Microsoft's PowerPivot: Five things you need to know

    It boosts your business intelligence. Even the most robust business intelligence shops create only a small percentage of the reports an organization needs, says Rob Collie, CTO for the consulting firm Pivotstream. Microsoft's PowerPivot lets managers execute many of the same types of queries and generate reports directly from Microsoft Office. Like a pivot table on steroids, it can pull large amounts of data into Excel from multiple sources.

    Written by Joab Jackson29 Oct. 10 06:49
  • IBM revs up BI strategy with Cognos 10

    IBM is rolling out a major new update to its Cognos BI (business intelligence) platform that includes new features for collaboration, statistical analysis and mobile devices like the Apple iPad.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus26 Oct. 10 05:50