Finding the Best Vendor Means Treating Bidders Right
Some enterprises believe that technology suppliers are so hungry for business that they will line up for kilometers to respond to an RFP. This is increasingly not the case. We're actually seeing fewer responses to even "good RFPs." There are a couple reasons why...
Apple Updates Snow Leopard
The update will improve stability, application compatibility, and security within the Mac and server versions of the operating system.
From Vision to Reality at SAP's NetWeaver BI Conference
Last week, I was at an SAP Insider conference focused on business intelligence... As I felt once before in attending one of these events, there is a big disconnect between SAP BusinessObjects' lofty vision and customer reality.
Oracle Revenues Rise 17% In 3Q
License and maintenance revenues are up; operating margins off slightly as Oracle concludes its third quarter and acquisition of Sun.
Intel Updates AppUp Center
The online app store, open for U.S. and Canadian netbooks powered by Moblin 2.1, will be extended to 27 European countries next week.
CA Completes 3Tera Acquisition
The purchase of 3Tera, a supplier of application packaging for the cloud, is CA's third acquisition of a cloud computing startup this year.
Data Dupes Prompt HIT Overspending
Redundant health data hosted by multiple providers could be costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in health IT overexpenditures, analyst says.
Novell Acquisition Bidding Stalls
The company's directors are hoping another firm will make a purchase offer above Elliot Associates' $2 billion bid to acquire Novell.
BT Wins Services Deal
The telecom giant will support oil and gas industry developer Cameron's video, voice, and data systems.
Is It Time For NoETL?
I've been bemused by NoSQL, the movement that propounds database-management diversity. Is it now similarly time for a NoETL movement, reflecting a new world of liberated, semantically enriched, analysis-ready, mashable data?
BPMN Training Is Taking Off
Since my last virtual classroom training in January, I've done classes at Alcatel-Lucent in Paris, Raytheon in Tucson, Freddie Mac in Virginia, and I'm heading off soon to Sandia in Albuquerque. Last year it was about one a month; now it's 2.5 times that. What's different? A couple things that I see...
How Many People Use Advanced Analytics?
Approximately one in three companies implementing traditional BI also uses advanced analytics. In other words, if, say, 3 percent of employees in BI-implementing firms use traditional BI, that would correspond to 1 percent of those firms' employees using advanced analytics...
Forrester Sees 'Smart Computing' IT Growth
Findings at Forrester Research indicate that every 15-20 years, there is a resurgence in IT spending -- and that we are on the cusp of the next big spend cycle, focusing on optimizing the balance sheet. They're calling it "Smart Computing."