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Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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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 May 2008

Why Not Data Warehouse Appliances?

5/28/2008
In my book, it's time to stop thinking of data warehouse appliances (including those powered by column-store databases) as experimental devices for pioneers and performance nuts... Will these devices start replacing conventional enterprise data warehouses (EDWs)? I haven't heard many solid arguments against the appliance approach.

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Link: Microsoft Excel as 3D Gaming Engine!

5/21/2008
Hey all you spreadsheet jockeys; want to do something creative (if a little crazy) in Excel? Today I was trolling Omniture (our Web analytics suite) and I noticed an article on a sister site (Gamasutra) that is hugely popular. It's a primer on creating 3D games in Excel, and it includes demo programs and videos of games created with the Excel 3D engine.

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Intelligence on the Go: Mobile Delivery of BI

5/19/2008
Many BI vendors now offer modules that let you deliver just about any report to smart phones, but as a major retailer, a health care provider and a major government agency have discovered, practical, tactical wins are the key to mobile success.

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The IT Pro's Guide to Better Business Skills

5/12/2008
Whether you want to advance your career or just improve your team's chances of success, IT professionals would do well to read "Better Business Skills for BI and Data Warehouse Professionals." The title notwithstanding, it's a great guide for any IT pro who wants to improve fundamental buisness skills, and I can personally vouch for several of the 12 resources the author suggests.

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BI (Nearly) MIA at SAP's SAPPHIRE Event

5/6/2008
The topic of BI was largely missing in action at this week's SAPPHIRE event, though John Schwarz, CEO of Business Objects, an SAP Company, did give a keynote address today. One of the highlights of the presentation was a demo of the Polestar search interface running on top of the SAP BI Accelerator - more evidence that in-memory technology is getting fast-track attention.

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