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Roambi Mobile BI Walks a Narrow Line but Digs Deep

Many mobile apps for CRM tend to deliver comprehensive versions of the original application. For example, one can use the mobile Salesforce.com app on a mobile device to carry out just about any CRM-related function that's possible using the enterprise version on a PC -- from monitoring the pipeline...

OPINION

IBM’s Smarter Systems: Getting the Word Out

Many IT analyst events qualify as exercises in ridiculous self-promotion, but IBM's recent Smarter Systems for a Smarter Planet event had a more sublime goal in mind: to qualify the hot topic of workload-optimized systems and quantify their value to business partners and enterprise customers. Along ...

The Cutting Edge of Law Enforcement Technologies

Not so long ago, Motorola was hailed as the bane of criminals. "You might outrun the cop, but you'll never outrun Motorola," went the saying. The Motorola two-way radio was one of the first technologies to tip the scales in favor of law enforcement. However, it was by no means the last. "Today, it's...

ANALYSIS

Think, Then Measure: BI in the SMB

Suppliers and consumers have tightened their belts under current economic conditions, sending businesses scrambling for cost-cutting methods. Small and medium businesses have turned to business intelligence tools in response to these pressures. Aberdeen's July 2009 report, "BI for the SMB 2009: How ...

OPINION

IBM Capitalizes the ‘I’ in IT

Last week, IBM announced the new Smart Analytics System, a fine-tuned solution for analyzing both structured information in databases and unstructured, often incompatible data from sources such as blogs, emails, information archives, podcasts, videos, Web sites and wikis. The Smart Analytics System ...

ANALYSIS

Getting a Grip on Business Intelligence TCO

IT and business management are increasingly expressing alarm at rising costs associated with business intelligence implementations. The fear of hidden costs has kept many companies from making an investment, and many adopters have found that the costs related to ongoing support and maintenance of an...

VENDOR WATCH

Riding Out the Storm: Q&A With Information Builders CEO Gerry Cohen

Business Intelligence has evolved considerably in the last several years. At one time the domain of PhDs or other highly trained employees, it has become accessible to the masses. Indeed, one of the competitive differentiators among the vendors in the market -- from the huge stack players to the sma...

VENDOR WATCH

BI Bridge-Building: Q&A With Noetix CEO Morris Beton

The Business Intelligence space has been on a mission for several years. The goal: to simplify the way these applications work for the end-user. Several years ago, one practically needed a Ph.D. to be able to eke out usable data. Today, most line of business users can get the same results. Noetix is...

Lotus Connects BlackBerry Users to Social Enterprise

IBM has released additional Lotus software for Research In Motion's popular BlackBerry platform, taking the set of applications further beyond the realm of simple e-mail and into the wild world of Web 2.0 social networking applications. Yes, that's social networking for the enterprise. While IBM alr...

The BI Boom Part 2: New Twists

Combining in-memory data management, visual analytics, social networking and rich Internet applications, Software as a Service and open source software development, companies such as Advizor Solutions, Fractal Edge, Greenplum, LucidEra and others are filling what was an open niche in the BI marketpl...

Financial Analytics in E-Commerce: Starting to Take Shape

The e-commerce market is entering a new period. After an initial phase during which companies focused largely on making their products and services available to potential customers via the Web, users are now trying to take a more comprehensive look at their deployments. Consequently, a new breed of ...

Cognos Integrates Applix Into Product Lineup

Cognos has wasted little time in rolling out an integration map for its newly acquired analytics best of breed vendor, Applix. The deal, which closed at the end of October, is bringing to Cognos financial performance management capabilities. The integration of the app will take place in three stages...

M&As in 2007: Redrawing the Battle Lines

Looking back over the course of 2007, it's clear the technology industry's landscape has shifted since the year began. Not only have market forces lifted some companies up while pushing others down, but a series of mergers and acquisitions have reshaped competitors' territories. "We've certainly see...

M&As in 2007: Redrawing the Battle Lines

Looking back over the course of 2007, it's clear the technology industry's landscape has shifted since the year began. Not only have market forces lifted some companies up while pushing others down, but a series of mergers and acquisitions have reshaped competitors' territories. "We've certainly see...

M&As in 2007: Redrawing the Battle Lines

Looking back over the course of 2007, it's clear the technology industry's landscape has shifted since the year began. Not only have market forces lifted some companies up while pushing others down, but a series of mergers and acquisitions have reshaped competitors' territories. "We've certainly see...

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