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IBM Adds Analytics to Business Processes, Applications; Focuses on Agile Enterprises

IBM Adds Analytics to Business Processes, Applications; Focuses on Agile Enterprises With all the money IBM has spent over the past three years on analytics, it’s hardly surprising that it is trying to get as many new releases out onto the market as possible. Over the week, it has added to what it already has in the analytics space by upgrading and releasing products aimed at improving business process and developing smarter applications.

IBM Confirms i2 Buy, Offers Big Data Analytics to 'Smarter Cities'

IBM Confirms i2 Buy, Offers Big Data Analytics to ‘Smarter Cities’ Following the announcement in August that it intended to buy UK-based i2, IBM has announced that the deal has officially gone through and that i2 will now be incorporated into the analytics division of IBM.

Microsoft's Vision, Strategy for the Future of Business Intelligence #spc11

The first session of the 2011 SharePoint conference I decided to check out was in regards to Microsoft’s vision for business intelligence (BI). This has been a hot topic for many readers who are interested in moving to SharePoint or are already invested in the platform. The presentation was delivered by Microsoft’s Steve Tullis, Group Program Manager for the Office BI team, and Kamal Hathi, General Manager of the BI Group in Microsoft SQL Server.

Oracle Enters Business Intelligence Space With Exalytics, Targets SAP, IBM #OOW11

Oracle’s OpenWorld has finally kicked off with the customary keynote from CEO Larry Ellison. Leaving aside the fact that many are saying this was his worst keynote ever, for those in enterprise computing the launch of the Exalytics analytics appliance is the one most will be watching.

Jaspersoft is On the Move With BI Suite 4.2: It's Touching

Jaspersoft is On the Move With BI Suite 4.2: It's Touching Open-source business intelligence (BI) provider, Jaspersoft, is on the move and it’s touching. The company announced the release of the latest version of its BI Suite, and the focus is all about mobile and touch-centric environments.

GRC Roll-up: IBM Extends GRC with Algorithmics, Norton Upgrades Security Software

Even with the Labour Day weekend there have been some notable nuggets in the GRC space. IBM extended the reach of its GRC offerings with the acquisition of Algorithmics, Compliance 360 adds new elements to its GRC offering, Norton updates its anti-malware software with its new 2012 range, while it also gives an estimate of the cost of malware attacks globally every year.

KnowledgeTree Ships Document Management Tools, Analytics; Salesforce Integration Soon

KnowledgeTree joins the list of companies that are now providing analytics to help existing and future companies deal with the massive mountain of data that is entering their repositories daily. Its release today of analytics offerings, along with some smart tools, should extend its reach and add another market differentiator.

IBM Buys Algorithmics, Offers Risk Analytics, GRC to Finance Sector

ibm_logo_2010.jpg Just as everyone was grabbing their hats and coats, and running out the door for the Labor Day weekend, IBM announced its second acquisition in as many days. This time it was Canadian-based Algorithmics for the relatively paltry sum of US$ 387 million, and again it is in the analytics space.

IBM Buys i2, Offers Big Data Analytics to 'Smarter Cities'

 IBM Buys i2, Offers Big Data Analytics to ‘Smarter Cities’ IBM’s Big Data portfolio just got bigger. Big Blue has announced that it is to buy UK-based i2, which provides intelligence and analytics for crime prevention and fraud.

Cloud9 Merges Business Intelligence with Process Management in New Suite

cloud9LogoNew2.pngIt used to be that forecasting was reserved for weather and stocks, but thanks to Cloud9’s new Sales Performance Suite, which features a new forecasting solution, users have the ability to actively managing their sales performance in an effort to accurately forecast sales.

HP, Autonomy: Information Management, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Money

There has been speculation over the past five days as to the significance of HP’s announcement that it intends to buy UK-based Autonomy for US$ 10.7 billion. Questions over the wisdom of the deal are rife, but ultimately, the answer to the general question as to what it is all about was provided by HP CEO Léo Apotheker in the initial announcement.

Tentative Facebook Redesign is Good for Pages, Bad for Users

facebook_logo_10.jpgIn recent months, the Facebook team has been on a quest to pack more information into the homepage. The latest composition removes the Most Recent tab from the news feed and replaces it with a real-time activity feed inside the Chat sidebar, slamming users with more information whether they like it or not. 

SharePoint in the Enterprise: Best Uses, Trends, Tools & Strategies

I recently attended and spoke at the SharePoint Saturday: The Conference this August 2011. My presentation was around real world applications on SharePoint: ideas, trends we’re seeing and actually uses. I also had the opportunity to speak with several experts in the field, and some current and future consumers of SharePoint. Here’s what most of the buzz was about.

ComScore, eXelate Help Qualify, Verify Online Data Segments

ComScore, eXelate Help Qualify, Verify Online Data SegmentsRecently, we’ve seen a number of digital marketing intelligence vendors target audiences intentionally based on their behaviors. First Nielsen, then Bizo, now eXelate.

Customizing SharePoint: Start with the Solution or the Business Problem?

Before you begin adding customization tools to SharePoint to create a solution for your business, you must understand your company’s business problem. In this article, I cover a few important areas you need to address before you look at technology.

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