A grueling, around-the-world boat race illustrates how business intelligence technology is finding use beyond the world of business.
How The Other Half Lives
Occasionally, I run Microsoft-related news and reviews on Linux Pipeline. These generally fall into three categories: stories dealing with Internet Explorer; those concerning Microsoft's operating systems, especially Longhorn; and security-related issues.
I should admit, however, that Microsoft-related news sometimes makes the cut simply because I it strikes me as interesting, or appalling, or both.
This happened earlier in the summer, when I assumed Microsoft's
Citigroup Manages by the Dashboard Light
Asset Management unit has added human workflow and business activity monitoring to its business process management BPM environment to graduate from automation to intelligent decision support.
Net Users Split Over Grokster Ruling
Though the Supreme Court unanimously ruled against Grokster and other file-sharing programs, the community of Internet users is split over whether file sharing of copyrighted materials such as music and movies should be illegal.
Microsoft Plans Support For Ajax
Microsoft said late Monday it's developing a tool code-named Atlas that programmers will use to quickly write fast-loading Web sites.
Racing Boats Compete With BI Onboard
Yachts now sailing in an around-the-world race are using a business performance management application to achieve best speeds and measure crew performance.
Are Patents Pending?
In Europe, demonstrators hit the streets as a vote over software patent law nears
64-bit computing will have a revolutionary impact on business intelligence, in terms of data processing capabilities, reporting complexity and data integration speed.
SAP Acquires Lighthammer
Lighthammer's Collaborative Manufacturing Suite will be delivered as an SAP xApps composite application on the SAP NetWeaver platform.
SmartAdvice: Smart Backup Storage Tips
Electronic vaulting promises an end to shipping backup tapes, The Advisory Council says. Also, vendor software generally improves over time, but homegrown software needs to beware those "one-at-a-time" changes.
In On XBRL's Ground Level
Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) continues to gain steam as the data-formatting standard for information on publicly traded companies. Now BI vendors are getting on board -- or at least one is.
Business Objects, integration software firm Ipedo and financial information source Edgar Online have combined elements of their technology to produce a joint XBRL-enhanced BI tool. The goal: Make it possible to cull business
In On XBRL's Ground Level
One BI vendor is wasting no time ensuring it'll be able to serve up XBRL-formatted business information -- as soon as the user community decides it wants it.
Of Barbeques and Business Process Management
Did you enjoy last weekend's barbeque? You probably didn't give much thought to the business of getting that gas from the ground into the tank you picked up at the home center, but it's quite a process.