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Earlier today, I listened to a live Webcast hosted by IBM's service-oriented architecture (SOA) team. The talk featured Sandy Carter and Manoj Saxena of IBM, user Ralph Warchol, VP and CIO of Clayton Homes, and James Governor of RedMonk, my... Read More..
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A single warehouse can be a monstrously massive management challenge, on multiple levels simultaneously. Goods, vehicles, conveyor belts, people, hardware, software - a massive juggling act on a good day. Therefore a great crucible and proving ground for business processes,... Read More..
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One of my favorite experiences in listening to or watching episodes of "This American Life," produced by Ira Glass and his team at Chicago Public Radio. The episode first broadcast on December 19, 2008 is entitled "Ruining It for the... Read More..
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If there's anything valuable I have seen dramatically confirmed during 2008, and especially during The Big Meltdown, it's that the common key to success with BPM, BI, analytics, and almost anything related to these is collaboration. The crazier things get,... Read More..
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How are we doing? Is that new BI system making a difference for us? As many of you have probably already heard through various seminars and trade journals, you can't tie business intelligence and enterprise data warehouse to the business... Read More..
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"Tectonic forces" are reshaping the business intelligence market as we know it, according to RV Ramanan, head of global delivery and chief software architect for Hexaware Technologies. These range from mergers and acquisition activity sweeping the market, to an increasing... Read More..
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"Why are enterprise applications so dumb?" With an eye-grabbing headline like that, who could ignore our own James Taylor's latest message that true actionable analytics require the ability to respond automatically and intelligently to events? Today's BI and analytics solutions... Read More..
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"When we remember 2008, it’s likely we’ll utter the following epitaph: Here lies gut instinct, once the basis of all business decisions. That’s because 2008 will be the year that businesses finally gain access to data that’s good enough to... Read More..
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The BI vendors -- and analysts and pundits -- talk incessantly about the 'agility' new BI and analytics systems deliver to the business. BI and analytics deal with precise measurements and benchmarking of data. But the lofty goal of agility... Read More..

I had the opportunity to moderate an ebizQ Webinar on the fast-changing world of business intelligence, with noted author Don Tapscott, Katrina Coyle, BI manager with Molson Canada, and SAP's Lothar Schubert. (Audio replay available here.) Don Tapscott, who broke... Read More..
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Globalization, shrinking business cycles, and increasing competitive pressures are placing demands on business managers to make faster and better decisions. Managers require both real-time visibility into their business operations and sophisticated analytical tools to help them navigate the increasingly fast paced and complex business environment.

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Michael Dortch is a veteran information entrepreneur and information technology (IT) industry analyst, consultant, speaker, writer, evangelist and provocateur. He has been striving to empower buyers, sellers and users of IT solutions since 1979. Seriously! ;-)

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Madan Sheina is principal analyst within Ovum's Software Applications group and is based in Northern California.

Madan has fifteen years' experience working in the IT industry both as an analyst and a journalist. His research covers a range of information management technologies, with a sharp focus on business intelligence, knowledge management and data integration software.

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