Is Hyperion Shopping?
Some pure-play business intelligence vendors appear to be in a daze these days, as the battlefield gets crowded. Instead of remaining focused on building defenses against an eventual full-scale assault on the market by Goliaths Microsoft and Oracle, vendors Hyperion, Cognos and Business Objects have had to deal with self-inflicted wounds.
Dashboard: IBM Marches with Penguins
With IBM's release of a Lotus Notes client for Linux desktops, the Linux community is hopeful that the OS still has the chops to become a more credible desktop option.
Peak Performance: Can Microsoft Make BI Stand Still?
Microsoft's announcement of PerformancePoint Server 2007 could signal major changes to the business intelligence landscape. But the Redmond giant has many challenges and realizations to face if it wants to gain a solid grasp in the BI market.
IT Governance: Round Em Up!
The move toward IT governance has become a veritable stampede in recent years. But to seize
the initiative, IT execs must implement best practices and saddle up with the right mix of technologies and approaches.
Open Source, Carrier-Grade Telco Switch Ready To Roll
Next month, developers will release what they claim to be the first open-source, carrier-grade telco switch. If it's even marginally successful, it could shake an industry that routinely charges tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars for similar products down to its foundations.
Microsoft And Xen Team For Virtualization
With this move, Microsoft is expanding its support of virtualization in its most advanced software, and it's doing so in a way that uses fewer system resources than past approaches.
JasperSoft Launches Open-Source BI Site
JasperSoft Corp. launches JasperForge.org, a Web site that provides free access to collaborative tools for building, deploying and extending open-source business intelligence software.
Put to the Test: Tableau 2.0
In a world of "dancing bear" software, this upgrade delivers new filters and animations without adding awkward steps to Tableau's elegant data visualization tool.
The Drive to Structured IT Management
IT management is at a crossroads as dramatic as the advent of distributed computing. Innovations in discovery and the striking rise of the configuration management database will help integrate and rationalize disparate and overlapping investments in IT tools. Check your progress toward an evolved strategy.
Mobile Users To Access BI Data
Q4bis and Webalo have formed a strategic alliance to provide mobile connectivity for the Q4bis Business Intelligence Suite, allowing users to view BI reports and retrievals on mobile devices.
Q&A: Renee Lorton: Plot Your Progress Toward Performance
Renee Lorton ran three product lines at PeopleSoft before joining Cognos early this year as a senior vice president and general manager. She shares her perspective on taking a strategic, enterprise
approach to performance management.
Review: Firefox 2 Takes On IE7
The beta of Firefox's next version doesn't have any radical changes, but it does include a few nifty tweaks. Can it continue to challenge IE?
Application Insight: Why I Hate Web 2.0
Hidden beneath all the new stuff collecting under the Web 2.0 umbrella is a simple fact: All that coolness exists to do an even better and more invasive job of marketing goods and services to Web users.