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 Ted Kemp

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Articles by Ted Kemp

SPSS Q3 Earnings More Than Quadruple

11/2/2005
New customers for the predictive-analytics software firm include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the FBI, Harley-Davidson, Humana, LexisNexis, and the United States Naval Special Warfare Command.

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Money Where Its Mouth Is

7/20/2005
Consulting firm Accenture sees the market for information management services swelling beyond $27 billion by 2007, and it's slapping down big money for a piece of the action.

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Readers Vote On Open Source BI

7/12/2005
Our most recent poll shows that most readers appear interested in open-source business intelligence to one degree or another, but none of the current vendor entries garners clear favor.

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Readers Vote On Open Source BI

7/12/2005
A recent Biz Intelligence Pipeline poll shows that most readers are curious about open-source BI to one degree or another, but none of the current vendors stand out in this young, fast-growing market niche.

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RFID Deluge

7/1/2005
Companies that plan to track their physical assets using RFID tags can successfully navigate the technology's treacherous waters -- if they're smart.

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Anchors Aweigh

6/28/2005
A grueling, around-the-world boat race illustrates how business intelligence technology is finding use beyond the world of business.

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64-Bit BI

6/24/2005
64-bit computing will have a revolutionary impact on business intelligence, in terms of data processing capabilities, reporting complexity and data integration speed.

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In On XBRL's Ground Level

6/21/2005
One BI vendor is wasting no time ensuring it'll be able to serve up XBRL-formatted business information -- as soon as the user community decides it wants it.

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Contests, BI And CRM

6/16/2005
Our Great Tech Call-'Em-Like-You-See-'Em Contest draws your attention to hardware as we draw your attention to BI's roles in IT services and CRM.

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BIRT Makes Open-Source Reporting Premiere

6/7/2005
Open source community The Eclipse Foundation initiated BIRT in order to let Java developers integrate reporting into their own apps and to facilitate the production of third-party commercial software that makes use of open source reporting.

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Big BI, Little BI

5/19/2005
Large and small firms bear striking similarities when it comes to what they hope for from their business intelligence deployments. That's where the similarities end.

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Wake Up To XBRL

4/26/2005
If you're a BI professional at a big company who doesn't know about XBRL, start learning. It's going to ignite a competitive analytics explosion.

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Open For Business (Intelligence)

4/21/2005
Our colleague Ted Kemp saw this coming last year: Everyone and their dog suddenly has a stake in open-source business intelligence solutions. Where our dog got that line of credit and laptop computer, however, remains a mystery.

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Business Objects Adds MySQL To Linux-Based BI Platform

4/18/2005
An embedded verson of MySQL AB's open-source database will appear as part of the Business Objects XI analytics platform for Linux and Unix, and the firm's Crystal Reports and Business Objects Data Integrator components will also add MySQL to their lists of supported databases..

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What About SAS?

4/12/2005
SAS has been known for high-end data analysis software for years. Now it wants to be known as a business intelligence vendor.

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The Integration Shuffle

3/17/2005
IBM bought itself a ready-made basket of goodies designed for taking care of data warehouses. Next we'll see what the rest of the data integration market decides to do about it.

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All In One

3/9/2005
Want that one, big database and analysis package that can handle all your BI work? I wouldn't advise holding your breath, but we're closer now than we've ever been.

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Ins And Outs Of EII

2/24/2005
EII diverges from most traditional ETL-oriented data warehousing in that it accesses -- but does not move -- the information that will be examined using analytics tools.

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Superspeed Analytics

2/17/2005
Whatever we decide we can quantify -- and that's a mighty big chunk of the world -- you can pretty much bet we'll eventually decide we also want to analyze.

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Fast And Furious

2/10/2005
BI software firms are posting big sales gains, and indications from the user side are that 2005 will bring more of the same.

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Crime Fighter BI

1/27/2005
Florida's efforts in law enforcement data-sharing, analytics and reporting can teach all BI practitioners a thing or two.

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Democratized BI

1/13/2005
The design of Business Objects' latest analytics platform points to the future of how BI will be practiced, no matter what vendor a business uses.

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Quiet For Now

1/6/2005
Oracle and Microsoft want to own the business intelligence functionality that most customers now separately integrate into their databases.

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Top Five BI Trends

12/30/2004
The waning year saw major business intelligence trends on the user side that testify to the dynamism of BI as a technology. Here's a summary.

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Top-Down Metrics

12/15/2004
Performance metrics fall into a nebulous area of business intelligence that is neither technology- nor business-centered, but requires input from both IT and business people to come off successfully.

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Enter Oracle

12/8/2004
BI technology buyers will have more product options to consider next year than they've had this year, even as there's been consolidation among the traditional vendors.

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Beyond BPM Tools

11/30/2004
Process management is a practice that can be supported by tools not traditionally thought of as "BPM" software, and businesses owe it to themselves to investigate all their options before deciding on a BPM strategy.

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The Big Newbies

10/25/2004
How well will analytical tools from enterprise software giants pan out against technology from firms that specialize in -- and pioneered -- business intelligence?

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A Challenge For The Ages

10/20/2004
Government agencies on the national, state and local levels want to build a means of effectively sharing and analyzing homeland security data. The full difficulty of that task will rival anything the government has ever accomplished.

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Beyond The CEO Dashboard

10/13/2004
The lower-level, indispensable folks who actually run things at most businesses are stepping up and taking charge of business intelligence.

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Enter Microsoft

10/5/2004
Microsoft will take its foray into business intelligence as far as the market's revenue potential will lead it. That could be very far indeed.

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