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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 July 2008

Behind the Business Objects-Oco SaaS Deal

7/30/2008
Earlier this month I saw a press release with the headline "Oco and Business Objects Sign Deal... " What does Business Objects, an SAP Company, the world's largest BI vendor and a software-as-a-service (SaaS) force in its own right, have to gain from Oco, an upstart SaaS vendor that's a fraction of Business Object's size? Business Objects executive Mani Gill filled me in on the details.

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Five Key Questions About the IBM-ILog Deal

7/29/2008
With apologies to Gertrude Stein, there's not enough "there" there in the business rules management system market, what with only a handful of players, but yesterday's announcement by IBM that it will acquire ILog will certainly spark aftershocks. I came across a few particularly keen questions from a former industry insider...

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Two Years to Integrate DatAllegro? I Doubt It

7/25/2008
Talking to Fausto Ybarra, Microsoft's director of SQL Server product management, I certainly didn't get the idea that the integration of DatAllegro's software for shared-nothing, massively parallel processing (MPP) with Microsoft SQL Server will take an eternity... Stuart Frost and independent Curt Monash also say it's a "straigtforward" proposition, and I believe them.

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MicroStrategy Previews Next Release

7/24/2008
I attended MicroStrategy's Business Intelligence Symposium this week in New York and sat in on a preview of what promises to be a blockbuster release this fall. The headliner in MicroStrategy 9 will certainly be in-memory analysis capabilities. MicroStrategy isn't pioneering here... but successful delivery will put pressure on the few vendors that have yet to deliver this technology.

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BI Integration Will Continue After Oracle EPM

7/21/2008
Here's a bit more detail, as well as some interesting insight, on the integration of Hyperion Essbase with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. For instance, Gartner analyst Kurt Schlegel says vendors are often guilty of referring to their products as "integrated" as if that's a binary variable.

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Enterprise in the Cloud: Q&A with Google's Rishi Chandra

7/21/2008
As product manager at Google Enterprise, Rishi Chandra is responsible for spreading search appliances, Google Apps and a growing portfolio of services into the business world. Continuing a series of interviews on cloud computing, Intelligent Enterprise asks Chandra about Google's plans for applications, underlying infrastructure and meeting the demands of the enterprise.

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Oracle EPM System Integrates with ERP, BI

7/16/2008
Oracle made big news today introducing the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Fusion Edition. The release marks both the final integration of Hyperion and Oracle technologies, following last year's acquisition, as well as a bold statement as to the future direction of enterprise performance management as a kind of ERP system for corporate management.

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Who's Hot and Who's Not in BI, Analytics?

7/8/2008
Everyone loves a horse race, so it's no surprise that industry insiders and practitioners alike want to know which BI vendors are on top, which ones are growing and which ones are losing ground. That's why this week's top story recaps IDC's BI sales stats and top-five vendor comparisons for 2007... but it's dissappointing to see a less-inclusive report this year.

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My Five Favorite Videos on IE.com

7/2/2008
Did you notice the new video player on our home page? This isn't just a new user interface, it's a connection to a whole new video delivery infrastructure. This new service brings you a higher-quality viewing experience as well as faster and easier control over what you're watching... With this is mind, I thought I'd share my top-five list of IE-reader-relevant videos...

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