Google Porn Search On Cell Phones
Google gave two computer scientists access to more than a
million of its mobile search records in research aimed at
understanding the unique needs of wireless Web surfers. Judging by
the results, what users really need is a porn portal, as more searches
were for smut than anything else.
Think Globally, Analyze Locally
All this talk about "operational BI" and "pushing intelligence to decison-makers" is mostly just theory, right? No, it isn't. And nothing illustrates better than example.
A Settlement Would End RIM's Legal Battle; Even The Judge Agrees
In the latest chapter of the Research In Motion-NTP saga, U.S. District Judge James Spencer didn't issue an immediate injunction to shut down the BlackBerry service, as many have expected. He said he would make a final decision as soon as possible, although stating loud and clear that RIM had been found to violate NTP's patents. It looks like he's trying to buy more time and drive the two companies to settle outside of court.
Friday Is Judgment Day For RIM, But The Views Are Mixed About The Outcome
Research In Motion's patent battle with NTP is infamous for generating mixed views about the future of the BlackBerry service in the United States. While the majority of the analyst community believes that an injunction is unlikely, the legal community is almost convinced that the case will end with one.
We're No. 1
If you still haven't gotten the respect you deserve from your CIO, that might change.
Beyond The Relational Database
"Information management" goes way beyond the relational database -- if for no other reason, than simply because relational databases can't handle the entire job.
Truthiness Confuses U.S. Patent System
Go beyond the headlines, and listen to what the parties say in patent infringement cases, and you might come to this conclusion: there's a whole lot of truthiness being bandied about.
Buying Out The Boss
Open-source application server and middleware maker JBoss attracted huge attention last month when it announced it was moving up the stack by building the first commercial-use product based on Enterprise Java Beans 3 (EJB3). Now JBoss is back in the news -- as a potential buyout target.
Network General to Acquire Fidelia
Acquisition aims to expand the packet flow-based application and network performance management provider's product portfolio to cover the entire realm of enterprise application performance management.
How Analytics Saved Siebel Engineers' Jobs
It's a good thing for Siebel's base of engineers that the firm started building analytics capabilities before Oracle acquired the firm. Otherwise most of them might be out of a job.
WebTrends Talks Smack
Here's the latest on the increasingly boisterous Web analytics vendor scene: WebSideStory bought Visual Sciences, a maker of streaming data analysis and visualization software. Within hours, we here at Business Intelligence Pipeline heard from Greg Drew, CEO of WebSideStory rival WebTrends, who gave his take on the matter. He is, in a word, unimpressed.
Unisys Finds Discipline Works
Over the past four years, Unisys has trained 800 employees on COBIT and implemented most of its 34 processes and 300 controls in four key IT areas.
Headsup: Speech Recognition Gets More Accurate
If you've been misunderstood by a voice response system, you know voice recognition is a work in progress. But at a recent "Speech Day" in New York, IBM showed how voice applications are improving.
Excel And BI: Best Buddies Forever
Everybody likes product reviews, and we have a new one here on Business Intelligence Pipeline from our own uber-reviewer, Jacques Surveyer. Jacques take an under-the-hood look at Business Objects' Xcelsius and Xcelsius Workgroup, tools the BI bellwether based on technology it acquired from Infommersion last year.
Let The Data Flow
Integrating operational data has long been one of the toughest IT problems. One choice is ripping and replacing legacy systems and consolidating on a single application platform, but that's neither affordable nor practical. You'll find a better answer in business integration convergence, a trend toward combining techniques including metadata repositories and discovery, data modeling and data quality services, ETL and EII, and integration with message brokers and ESBs for timely data synchronizat
SPSS Clementine 10; MatrixOne Library Central; Sterling Commerce Retail Solutions Suite; Cognos 8 BI Data Modeler for IBM Lotus Domino; Host Analytics Host Budget
Stellent Brings Blogs and Wikis Under Control
New templates and capabilities for managing blogs, wikis and RSS within
Stellent's Universal Content Management platform are designed to give
users the look, feel and ad hoc immediacy of these chic Web environments
while also ensuring content security, reusability and auditability.
Google This, Google That
Don't believe the hype: Google didn't make any of the traditional Web analytics vendors happy when it started giving away online analytical tools. But that doesn't mean the existing vendors don't have defensible "we're-not-afraid-of-Google" rhetoric to throw at analytics-buying customers.
In Focus: ECM Market Notches Steady Growth
ECM market growth is stuck in the high-single-digit range, and
competition has remained intense. Vendors are filling gaps in their
portfolios in hopes of luring customers away from competitors.
New Directions For OLAP
As OLAP reaches its second decade, it's being extended beyond data to text and geospatial information.