posted by Shawn Rogers   | February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

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I am a big fan of data discovery solutions. They enable a wider group of users to enjoy the benefits of business insights and break away from the platform driven traditional solutions that can be difficult to use, extremely expensive and limited to only a few users within an organization. At MicroStrategy World last week...

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There is highly valuable synergy between line of business (LOB) executives and data/business analysts in today’s information driven work environments. Unfortunately complex processes and data integration “hairballs” cause analysts to spend most of their time bogged down in mundane data integration tasks instead of collaborating with executives to supply critical business insights. Sadly this is...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | April 16, 2012 | one Comments

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For years our data management universe has been centered around the enterprise data warehouse (EDW). The EDW has served us well and created a foundation for todays sophisticated analytics. A paradigm shift driven by a maturing user community, new technology, economics and valuable data types is moving us towards a hybrid data ecosystem that strives to match the workload and...

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Does your integration strategy match the speed of your business? Many people would assume that it must but I can assure you in most companies IT struggles to deliver data and applications at the speeds necessary. For years this was the acceptable model, ask for a report and sit back for a month or so...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

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As we move into 2012 analytics and business intelligence continue to be top of mind for C-level executives. Discovering new ways to leverage our existing systems coupled with the need to access new and dynamic data sources has exposed a lack of flexibility in traditional data management infrastructures. This lack of agility curtails innovation and...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday I tweeted “Most software CEO’s are technologists at some level. Saylor is a passionate nerd. It’s a compliment.” I’ve covered MicroStrategy for years and have attended many of CEO Michael Saylor‘s keynotes and the reoccurring theme is his deep understanding of emerging technologies and how they will disrupt the business intelligence space. He has...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

The much awaited 4.0 release for SAP BI and EIM was announced today in NY. It featured a high level of integration with other applications on the platform along with a focus on mobile business intelligence, social data analytics, complex event processing, real-time in-memory analytics with the new HANA – High Performance Analytic Appliance. Additionally...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | February 18, 2011 | one Comments

B_Incisive: Sr Strategist Anne Scarisbrick-Hauser from #TDWI: In a fire save the priceless desk or $2 CD full of company data?… http://fb.me/PadCGLcs bradbourne: – I AM A CBIP!!!! Passed the last test and I’m official! #tdwi #tdwilv #cbip wjdataguy: Great keynote from @tracykowal! IT folks need to rip a page out of Business 101 textbooks....

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve been pretty tough on HP recently (see post) for a lack of strategy and poor communication around their overall business intelligence offerings. They failed in their attempt to leverage NeoView and up till last week looked to be stepping back into their services and hardware partner role. Recent partner announcements with Microsoft and SAP...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | January 26, 2011 | 4 Comments

I cover many business intelligence vendors; some execute and some don’t.  I started in this industry back in the mid 90′s and I don’t think I have witnessed another meltdown quite like HP’s business intelligence group. This morning HP announced that it would no longer actively sell its NeoView BI solution. Its not uncommon for...

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