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  • Crunching data on the cheap

    Data-warehousing software systems are expensive, but many enterprises have nonetheless been willing to dig deep, betting that analytics will provide new insights into their business and a competitive advantage.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus26 Nov. 09 07:03
  • IBM showcases new analytics capabilities

    IBM will announce a range of additions to its already-burgeoning portfolio of BI (business intelligence) tools on Monday during its annual Information on Demand (IOD) conference in Las Vegas.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus27 Oct. 09 08:47
  • Ellison: Fusion Applications in 2010

    Oracle plans to launch its long-awaited Fusion Applications in 2010, and they will be deployable both on-premises and as SaaS (software as a service), CEO Larry Ellison said Wednesday during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 Oct. 09 14:01
  • SAP, HP to deepen ties around BI

    SAP and its long-time partner Hewlett-Packard will announce plans to more closely link their technologies for BI (business intelligence) and data warehousing.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Oct. 09 07:36
  • LucidEra's BI tech finds new home at Pentaho

    Open-source BI (business intelligence) vendor Pentaho has purchased technology from failed BI company LucidEra, it was announced Monday. Terms were not disclosed.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus06 Oct. 09 03:29
  • IBM takes aim at midmarket with new BI tools

    IBM on Monday will announce a BI (business intelligence) and planning suite aimed at midsized companies that need more insight into their business than a spreadsheet can provide, but not the complexity of an enterprise-level product.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 Sept. 09 05:32
  • Stock service's data warehouse now delivers in seconds, not hours

    Until a year ago, Pink OTC Markets Inc. had a problem. The company, which operates the Pink Sheets over-the-counter stock quotation service and the OTCQX service for foreign stocks to trade in the United States, couldn't deliver the reports its customers wanted.

    Written by Eric Lai11 Sept. 09 05:41
  • Open-source BI vendor Pentaho pushes migration deal

    Add open-source BI (business intelligence) vendor Pentaho to the list of vendors rolling out financial incentives to lure customers during the global recession.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus31 Aug. 09 13:08
  • Simplot plants new business analytics software

    Food production company Simplot Australia will implement a new enterprise [[xref:|business intelligence|TechWorld :: Business Intelligence]] package from September 2009 in conjunction with a new ERP system.

    Written by Rodney Gedda20 Aug. 09 09:02
  • Sydney Water seeks new IT services pathfinder

    NSW government water supply utility Sydney Water is seeking program and project delivery services for two of its “pathfinder” programs, both of which are in IT.

    Written by Rodney Gedda03 Aug. 09 08:48
  • SAP expands business-intelligence strategy

    SAP on Monday unveiled software for business intelligence and analytics, areas that are becoming integral to the strategy of the German enterprise applications company.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano12 May 09 04:21
  • Oracle aims to differentiate with BI application releases

    Oracle on Wednesday announced Business Intelligence Applications Release 7.9.6, which includes improvements and integrations with other Oracle software, as well as a pair of new programs, Project Analytics and Loyalty Analytics.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus07 May 09 04:23
  • SAP adds Polestar search tool to midmarket BI suite

    SAP on Tuesday announced Business Objects Edge BI 3.1, an upgrade to its midmarket BI suite that includes Polestar, a tool that makes it easier for nontechnical workers to tap BI.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus08 April 09 06:57