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 April 2008
It's your last chance to "Take The Poll" on our home page (left column below the blog). I'm wrapping up this month's poll on performance management and will post a new poll next week. So... Which of the following best describes your top performance management priority?
Princeton Softech "Optim" tools round out IDS 11.5 management suite. Big Blue claims gains in database marketshare.
The price-per-terabyte figures for Teradata's new appliances are aggressive, the performance looks promising and, most important, they all run on the Teradata 12 database. That last point is crucial because most customers would rather not have to run multiple DBMS environments.
The "Bright Lights" article offers a solid analysis of the mega vendor paths forward, but these four companies don't control the destiny of the market or the limits of what you'll be able to do with BI technology in the years ahead.
"Pinch me, I'm dreaming!" This is how Salesforce.com is promoting today's announcement of "Salesforce for Google Apps," a pairing of the software-as-a-service-based sales force automation offering with Google Apps... It's seems to me this won't pay off until the Google Gears (offline productivity) story is complete.
Maricopa County links performance metrics, financial plans and strategic goals. Microsoft PerformancePoint dashboards keep managers, employees and budgets on track.
A quick study of the clicks on our site reveals that database/data warehouse scalability is a hot topic for the readers of Intelligent Enterprise. With this in mind, I'm hosting a Web seminar tomorrow entitled "Database Scalability: How to Plan for the Long Haul." The star attraction is well-known data warehousing guru Richard Winter...
"If you're not relying on the twin pillars of regression analysis and random tests, you're making a big mistake." This was the key message delivered this morning at the Gartner BI Summit by keynoter Ian Ayres in his talk on "Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way to Be Smart." Drawing from his book "Super Crunchers," Ayres said random testing will give you "at least a 5 percent to 10 percent improvement in any measure you care about."
I'm here in Chicago at the Gartner BI Summit, but the opening keynote is still hours away. In the meantime, here are few tangential-but-nonetheless-interesting comments I edited out of my Q&A interview with Gartner's Kurt Schlegel.