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  • Jaspersoft version 3.5 adds in-memory analysis to BI tool

    Jaspersoft is adding integrated in-memory analysis functions and SaaS capabilities to Version 3.5 of its BI tool, released on Wednesday. The move opens the way for application service providers to use it to offer hosted BI services.

    Written by Peter Sayer02 April 09 07:58
  • IBM adds data-warehousing tools to Informix

    IBM is trying to make its Informix OLTP (online transaction processing) server a more potent option for BI (business intelligence) and data warehousing through a new optional toolset, the company announced Thursday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus06 March 09 08:05
  • Gartner says key to BI is talk, not tech.

    Research firm Gartner has warned organisations against splurging on technology for Business Intelligence (BI) projects.

    Written by Darren Pauli23 Feb. 09 15:57
  • Cognos software gives big boost to fashion designer's sales

    Elie Tahari, a fashion designer and retailer, credits its IBM Cognos business intelligence software, particularly its business performance management (BPM) features, with helping it boost sales by tens of millions of dollars a year while saving several millions of dollars a year on shipping costs.

    Written by Eric Lai09 Feb. 09 09:00
  • Tampa preps for Super Bowl with BI tools

    Half a million football-crazed fans will jam Tampa, Florida, for this Sunday's Super Bowl showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, but a small army of law enforcement officials will be tracking the situation through a system that combines BI (business intelligence) tools and a specialized software application called E Team.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus30 Jan. 09 03:54
  • Gartner's 5 predictions for BI in 2009 and beyond

    Through 2012 more than 35 percent of the largest 5,000 companies will regularly fail to make insightful decisions about significant changes in their business and markets, according to analyst house Gartner.

    Written by Tom Sullivan19 Jan. 09 09:39
  • MicroStrategy updates BI software suite

    MicroStrategy Wednesday announced the release of MicroStrategy 9, the latest version of its business intelligence software suite, which it says is more flexible and powerful than prior editions.

    Written by Eric Lai15 Jan. 09 04:11
  • IBM Cognos helps banks mitigate credit risk

    IBM last week released an analytical application to provide banks and financial institutions better visibility and management of credit risk across loan portfolios.

    Written by Kathleen Lau24 Nov. 08 07:33