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Executive 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 September 2009

More on 'The Next Big Reporting Challenge'

9/29/2009
"Breakthroughs on climate change and improving our society's energy efficiency are within reach." Would you guess this quote is from A.) A naïve, tree-hugging environmentalist B.) Paul Dickinson, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project or C.) John W. Rowe, chief executive of Chicago-based utility company Exelon? Don't be shocked, but the answer is C.

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Oracle Should Back Up its Exadata V2 Claims

9/16/2009
Yesterday reporters were treated to an unusual product introduction from Oracle -- at least as the event was experienced via the Webcast. For about 30 minutes it was steaming along like a vintage Oracle product launch... and then it all abruptly ended without customer comments, analyst insight, a Q&A session or even a goodbye...

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IBM Cognos Express Hits and Misses

9/15/2009
I'm glad to see that IBM Cognos is making the most of good assets. Rather than introducing a light version of Cognos enterprise technologies to meet the needs of midsize companies, IBM yesterday bowed an IBM Cognos Express offering that is really one part Cognos and two parts Applix TM1.

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More On '4 Technologies Reshaping BI'

9/10/2009
Last week's in-depth feature, "4 Technologies That Are Reshaping Business Intelligence," generated a number of comments and questions. Here are three of the deeper musings and inquiries along with my thoughts on parallel processing vs. in-memory technology, uses of stream processing/complex event processing, and growing demand for predictive analytics...

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Oracle Database R2 Adds In-Memory Query

9/2/2009
The Oracle Database 11g Release 2 announced yesterday includes upgrades to availability, storage management and administrative productivity... On the data warehousing front, a new in-memory parallel query capability supports faster querying whenever tables, partitions or databases can be stored entirely within cache.

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Prediction Meets the People Problem

9/1/2009
Are you ready for analytics? Rising ambitions and investment in related software could bring about a renaissance... Or, if it turns out organizations can't muster the talent needed to analyze and predict, we might see a classic Gartner Hype Cycle "trough of disillusionment."

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