Profile of Doug HenschenExecutive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 1717
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 2009
SAP-Teradata alliance, IBM's plans and Oracle-Sun deal all point to BI bundles on top of data warehouse appliances.
To what extent will SAP BusinessObjects software be integrated with Teradata?" The possibilities go well beyond SAP BW and the DBMS, and it's not so much a matter of smiting the competition as keeping up!
Oracle is an obvious target... but let's not forget about IBM. Yes, SAP and IBM are strategic partners... But IBM has stepped up bundling of InfoSphere information management and Congos BI software in recent months, and that can't be sitting too well with SAP executives watching out for BusinessObjects.
Solaris and Sun storage support added just in time for the MySQL Conference (and unexpected Oracle acquisition).
The good news is that most business execs and IT professionals we recently surveyed are supportive of BI initiatives. The bad news is that many of these respondents also say their enthusiasm isn't shared by either top executives or end users... Here are a few thoughts on these latest bits of BI intelligence.
With revenue and cash flow in flux, power equipment maker Vicor speeds and improves financial reporting and analysis.
Consulting, software and research groups back 4,000-employee practice. Banks, public agencies, telcos, retailers and utilities are seen as best prospects.
I'm just back from an IBM research center in Hawthorne, NY, where company officials today announced a new "IBM Business Analytics & Optimization Services" practice. The name and organization are new, but executives explained that it's more of an unveiling of a longstanding services, software and research initiative...
New software packaging focuses on predictive analytics. Upgrades streamline, automate time-consuming data-prep tasks.
Open source software is the most accepted among five IT alternatives -- already in use by 42% of those surveyed -- while cloud computing is at the bleeding-edge -- in use by 14% of respondents. What's a bit surprising, however, is that software as a service (SaaS) is on more "not likely to consider" lists (49%) than is the cloud (47%). These are just a few of the surprising findings of our "Attitudes and Priorities" survey, which is based on interviews with more than 300 readers with responsibil
Business intelligence package for small firms and midsize companies gains natural-language query, Oracle integration kits and performance management options.
What are firms in your industry buying? What are firms of your size buying? What are IT types using and what are business types using? When it comes to business intelligence software, you'll find answers to all these questions in these four charts from Nigel Pendse's "The BI Survey 8."
Open-source Hadoop clusters running on Amazon EC2 promise scalable services for data-intensive computing.