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Mark is responsible for the overall direction of Ventana Research and drives the global research agenda covering both business and technology areas. He defined the blueprint for Information Management and Performance Management as the linking together of people, processes, information and technology across organizations to drive effective results.
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posted in July 2008

Is Oracle Really Ready for BI and EPM?

7/31/2008
Instead of just making a broad set of statements on the recent Oracle announcements made on July 16th, this is a little more depth and perspective that might be useful for you as you think about Oracle and their BI and performance management approach to the market... The devil is in the details of these announcements and the impact on your review or use of these products needs to be clear and precise.

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Open Source BI: Spawned by Commoditization or Complexity?

7/1/2008
I was at last week's Open Source BI Summit sponsored by Sun and it was interesting to see a presentation by Mark Madsen asserting that Open Source is taking hold due to the commoditization of software in the market... Let me take a contrarian position... I believe that the complexities of BI are driving new markets like open source...

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