Top Five BI Trends
The waning year saw major business intelligence trends on the user side that testify to the dynamism of BI as a technology. Here's a summary.
The Silver Lining In SOX
Use Sarbanes-Oxley financial compliance initiatives to justify automation, eliminate spreadsheets and develop process consistency.
Convergence Up Close
These real-world BPM, text mining and EII deployments demonstrate the value of uniting data and content. But which technologies are ready for your enterprise?
When Worlds Collide
To meet compliance requirements, gain a sharper view of customers and achieve process excellence, look to new integration technology that can merge separate data resources.
New Rules, Agile Government
When every change requires a pack of programmers, you can't be nimble. California DMV took a more flexible approach.
Cognos Sales And Profits Leap In Q3
Demand for ReportNet remains upbeat as the business intelligence vendor beats expectations with earnings of $34.5 million on a topline of $210.4 million.
Ask Dr. Data
Run for your life - here come real-life video games.
The Business of Better IT
IT service management: Is it the key to running IT like a business? Nationwide Insurance veteran Kelly Cannon shares his insight on ITSM implementation.
Out With the Old? Not So Fast; Oracle vs. PeopleSoft
Whose Business Process Is It Anyway?
Who owns a business process? It's probably something CIOs need to consider a lot more often. It doesn't seem like a big deal until someone wants to change, document, monitor, measure, or eliminate one of these amorphous processes.
Performance metrics fall into a nebulous area of business intelligence that is neither technology- nor business-centered, but requires input from both IT and business people to come off successfully.
Q&A With Information Builders CEO Gerry Cohen
The chief executive shares his views on "operational" BI, growing competition from enterprise software companies, and recent enhancements to Information Builders' WebFocus software.
Bringing Intelligence to the Claims Process
Processing health insurance claims is a tedious task, fraught with detail. When Medicare and Medicaid are involved, the Department of Health and Human Services mandates that most claims be settled within 28 days.
Each forecasting method has its own strengths and weaknesses. Our expert provides an overview, with particular focus on univariate versus multivariate methods.
Hyperion Eases Dashboard Creation
The update, sold as part of Hyperion Performance Suite 8.3, features a wizard that allows the building of dashboards for tracking business performance management efforts.
BI technology buyers will have more product options to consider next year than they've had this year, even as there's been consolidation among the traditional vendors.
BI Rivals Debut Data Integration Advances
Cognos and Business Objects separately announce agreements with new data integration partners that the BI rivals hope will help them satisfy customers' need to tap scattered and diverse businesses information.