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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 August 2007

Stonebraker Raises Vertica's DW Profile

8/30/2007
I had a long briefing with database legend Michael Stonebraker today, and I feel compelled to share a few highlights of the conversation. Stonebraker is known as a visionary, and he has consistently turned those visions into long-term bets through commercial startups. Today's prediction? "Sooner or later, the entire data warehousing market is going to move to column-store solutions," Stonebraker asserts, column-store being the architectural basis of his latest venture, a startup called Vertica.

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Six Sigma and Lean Meet BPM: Q&A With Software AG's Bruce Williams

8/27/2007
There are plenty of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing practitioners out there, but all too often they worked in isolation, unable to penetrate the IT domain and hard-pressed to measure and replicate success. Bruce Williams, general manager of business process management solutions at Software AG, says there's a big opportunity for companies to connect their Six Sigma or Lean initiatives with the data-gathering, execution and closed-loop-improvement advantages of BPM.

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Business Objects Releases Free Crystal Viewer

8/13/2007
The Crystal Reports Viewer XI is an Acrobat Reader-style viewing client for Crystal Reports. Released today, the free, downloadable software lets you open and explore Crystal Reports documents, and you can generate customized views without placing demands on the report designer. While some reporting environments rely on static document formats... this viewer lets you drill down into the report tables and save personalized views.

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It's Hard to Avoid BI Complexity

8/7/2007
I've probably seen more than one hundred press releases promising products that will "put powerful yet intuitive reporting and analysis in the hands of business users." All too often, these types of products aren't all that easy or intuitive... Companies want to improve access to actionable information, but respondents to an AberdeenGroup study reported these five big obstacles...

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