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Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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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.
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posted in March 2009

'Fewer Measures, Better Results' and Other Advice for the Times

3/25/2009
If your enterprise is focusing on more than, say, a dozen key performance measures, you are probably not seeing the forest for the trees. This is just one bit of advice delivered in one of nearly a score of articles we've published on the theme of adjusting your information management plans and BI approaches to combat the economic downturn. Next week we roll the best of that advice into a one-hour Webinar...

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Diversity Rules At Gartner's 'Megavendor' Comparison

3/10/2009
With a show of hands at the "Comparing the Megavendors" presentation here at the Gartner BI Summit, attendees made it clear that giants IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP have their collective tentacles into nearly every enterprise. Attendees also made it clear that they are in no rush to consolidate on just one vendor.

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Gartner Cites Five Reasons for 'BI'g Discrepancy

3/9/2009
I'm here at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Washington D.C. this week, and opening keynoters John Van Decker and Kurt Schlegel kicked things off talking about the "BI"g discrepancy. The gap is between expectations for (and investments in) BI and the value that the technology is actually delivering to business users.

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Resetting Priorities For New Economic Realities

3/6/2009
The stock market reaches a 12-year low... GM threatened with bankruptcy... this week's news presents fresh evidence of the fragile state of the US and global economy. But it has been abundantly clear since late last year that companies need to hit the reset button when it comes to setting enterprise information management and applications priorities.

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