Profile of Doug HenschenExecutive Editor, Enterprise Apps
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.
Articles by Doug Henschen
posted in November 2007
Despite industry consolidation, business intelligence is not a commodity utility, insists Gerald Cohen, CEO and founder of Information Builders. Among the largest independent BI vendors remaining, the company focuses on operational BI, and as Cohen explains, that means looking beyond data warehousing and conventional reporting and delivery methods.
Enterprise architecture vendor upgrades, integrates business process analysis and model-driven development to bridge the business-IT divide.
Log-based system for operational BI adds Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Sybase and HP Nonstop/Neoview to support list.
Performance Management module stands alone or complements Edge Series platform aimed at midsize businesses.
BI vendor says more than 40 partners are embedding its technology in software-as-a-service offerings and hosted applications.
From post 9-11 restructuring to today's grab for Transatlantic market share, American Airlines relies on SPSS software to guide business decisions.
Did you hear the news that IBM is acquiring Cognos? Maybe its just a good act, but you get the sense that IBM has these deals wired well in advance, ready to pull out of the corporate back pocket just when analysts are ready to declare the company to be on the sidelines of the industry. Perhaps Deep Blue, that famed super computer, is calculating these moves years in advance, like it's some giant IT industry chess match? It's just scary if you ask me.
Joining the acquisition bandwagon, Big Blue snatches the largest remaining independent business intelligence and performance management vendor after months of industry consolidation.
Commercial vendor opens up its standards-based middleware for ETL, application integration and information integration.
Promising configuration rather than coding, hardware-based approach links SaaS-based CRM suite to back-end order management systems.
Embedded approach supports real-time analysis and parallels move by SAS and Teradata.