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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 July 2009

IBM Takes SPSS for $1.2 Billion

7/28/2009
I'm at IBM's research center in Hawthorne, NY, today where a presentation is about to take place on the IBM Smart Analytics System, which is a rebranding of the InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse solutions with prepackacked content such as vertical domain modules and solution accelerators. The bombshell announcement that everybody wants to hear about, though, is IBM's $1.2 acquisition of Chicago-based SPSS...

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Extra, Extra: Wall Street Uses Technology to Make Money

7/24/2009
The New York Times today unmasked what it calls "high frequency trading" in a page-one story that paints a picture of big Wall Street firms taking unfair advantage with the aid of technology. The story is really about complex event processing, or CEP technology, something that has been operating behind the scenes on Wall Street for years.

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Oracle Buys GoldenGate: Should Customers Be Concerned?

7/23/2009
Another independent gets taken over by the big boys. That's the good-for-Oracle, possibly bad-for-the-industry news today with Oracle's acquisition of GoldenGate Software, the San Francisco-based data integration, replication and synchronization vendor. Just what will become of GoldenGate's many technology-agnostic tools and industry partnerships?

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Software AG to Acquire IDS Scheer

7/13/2009
In a Teutonic transaction not likely to be surpassed unless applications giant SAP is ever acquired, Software AG announced today that it has issued a tender offer for IDS Scheer AG, the business process modeling and optimization vendor... My take is that IDS-Scheer executives saw continued independence as unsustainable long term.

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What Will Drive Next-Era BI? Take the Survey!

7/13/2009
Our "Next-Era Business Intelligence" Tech Center has been a big hit since it was launched in April, drawing more than 40,000 unique visitors and hundreds of downloads of insightful reports. We're now getting ready to launch more reports, but we'd like your feedback on the topics you'd be most interested in reading about.

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Mulling the Mystery of Microsoft's BI Market Share

7/1/2009
When IDC recently released its BI revenue and market share figures for 2008, I wondered just how the research firm compiles those figures. It turns out the bulk of the data is reported to IDC directly by the vendors... But what do you do in the case of Microsoft, which bundles all the components of Microsoft BI as features of multipurpose products?

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