Acxiom Buys Chinese BI Firm
The data-management and services company buys a Shanghai-based provider of data-management, business-intelligence, and CRM services to Asian and global companies.
Here Car! Good Car!
Moody cars and "neuromarketing" make some nostalgic for old-fashioned technology.
Axentis, Corticon, and SAS lead our harvest of important releases.
Without Safety Nets
Will super-efficient supply chains take one beating and fail to keep on ticking?
R U Compliant?
Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance is nothing if not a real-time challenge. Creating a good information flow among potentially hundreds of stakeholders requires a new influx of technology, including solutions based on instant messaging.
Metrics Development: Taking It From the Top
The biggest challenge in performance management often comes right at the beginning: metrics definition and development. Here are ideas to get strategic initiatives (and top executives) moving.
Organizations can only go so far to improve performance before they must address their most important asset: the workforce. Competitive forces are pushing managers to look beyond HR and ERP systems and embrace performance management.
More Than Pie Charts
Business intelligence is too important to be limited by outdated presentation and visualization.
High-level intelligence at a glance
Before the Hype, The BCM Connection, The Zachman Framework
MySQL Update Ready To Roll
After months of testing, MySQL AB releases the latest version of its open-source business database server.
Business Objects Wants To Tackle RFID Data
The BI firm has joined forces with a maker of product information software to help companies analyze the massive data flows anticipated from radio frequency identification (RFID) deployments.
The Big Newbies
How well will analytical tools from enterprise software giants pan out against technology from firms that specialize in -- and pioneered -- business intelligence?
SAP Profit Up 15 Percent
The German company said net income for the quarter, ended Sept. 30 was $366.2 million, or 94 European cents a share, up from $318.1 million, or 81 European cents a share, in the same period a year ago.
A Challenge For The Ages
Government agencies on the national, state and local levels want to build a means of effectively sharing and analyzing homeland security data. The full difficulty of that task will rival anything the government has ever accomplished.
Why It's Time for FP++
Finding a measure to effectively size applications has never been more complicated: Here's how using a 30 year old concept can help.
The Collaborative Effect
New business strategies and processes are putting pressure on IT to produce real-time information. Some of the most valuable stuff is held in manufacturing execution and plant processing systems. Integrating these resources is hard -- but competitive business value is the reward.
The No-Sacrifice, Affordable Data Warehouse App
Smart planning and open source technologies can cut away huge costs normally associated with enterprise data warehouse applications. Budget-constrained large enterprises have put these tips to the test, and smaller enterprises can benefit from them, too.
Small to midsized businesses (SMBs) often begin -- and sometimes end -- their quest for business intelligence with Microsoft's ubiquitous Excel. However, with an increasing number of add-ins -- not to mention a long look at what's up with Microsoft Business Solutions -- SMBs' options will multiply.
Small to midsized businesses (SMBs) are living a golden age as new technology options give them the stuff to compete -- or at least partner more effectively -- with the largest organizations. But SMBs have to be smart; even in an on-demand world IT infrastructure is critical to flexible growth.
Data Quality Discipline
Any single data element can quickly go from a simple transformation into an explosion of new requirements: Are you prepared?