Doug Henschen

Profile of Doug Henschen

Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 1614
Comments: 519
Doug Henschen is Executive Editor of InformationWeek, where he covers the intersection of enterprise applications with information management, business intelligence, big data and analytics. He previously served as editor in chief of Intelligent Enterprise, editor in chief of Transform Magazine, and Executive Editor at DM News. He has covered IT and data-driven marketing for more than 15 years.
Articles by Doug Henschen
posted in January 2008

Liautaud Takes the Money and Runs

Business Objects announced today that its founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Bernard Liautaud, has resigned from those roles and will join SAP's supervisory board in June. With the acquisition of Business Objects by SAP all but complete and the BI agenda being set, at best, by committee, Liautaud is heading for the exit (a well-trod path by executives in his shoes), free to enjoy the well-earned spoils of his success.

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The Money Is On Appliances, CEP, MDM

Despite this country's credit crisis, it appears there are still plenty of big-money bets being placed on emerging technologies. This morning alone I've seen three pretty hefty sums put into data warehouse appliances, complex event processing (CEP) and master data management (MDM). Knowing a thing or two about each market, I'd say they are far from subprime investments.

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Forrester Makes Sense of the Oracle-BEA Deal

Are you an Oracle or BEA customer trying to make sense of the combination? Forrester's John Rymer and Mike Gilpin offer an extensive analysis of the overlaps and of which products are likely to prevail. Oracle is promising long-term support for BEA products whether they're continued or not. But eventually, say the authors, "carrots and sticks" are likely to prod customers toward the preferred, go-forward products.

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Cognos Talks Performance Management, Walks BI

All the talk was about performance management, performance management, performance management at yesterday's Cognos 8.3 launch in New York, but most of the upgrades are about good old business intelligence. There were a few notable performance management-oriented tidbits, but the real appeal of Cognos 8.3 is in a handful of business-user-friendly upgrades aimed at democratizing reporting and analysis.

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BPMS and Gartner's Quadrant Problem

As 2007 came to a close, Gartner issued its long-awaited 2007 Magic Quadrant on Business Process Management Suites (BPMS)... BPMS vendors - or at least the ten in the top-right quadrant - now had reason to celebrate. Or did they? It wasn't long after the Dec. 14 publication of the report that I received a call from an irate vendor.

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Q&A: Gartner's Janelle Hill on the Future of BPM, SOA and Enterprise Apps

The drive toward model-driven application composition has Gartner considering two emerging concepts: Business Process Platforms and Integrated Composition Environments. Janelle Hill, a Gartner research vice president and lead analyst in the business process management arena, discusses the trends and implications for technology vendors and end-user organizations.

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