Profile of Doug HenschenExecutive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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Doug Henschen is Executive Editor of InformationWeek, where he covers the intersection of enterprise applications with information management, business intelligence, big data and analytics. He previously served as editor in chief of Intelligent Enterprise, editor in chief of Transform Magazine, and Executive Editor at DM News. He has covered IT and data-driven marketing for more than 15 years.
Articles by Doug Henschen
posted in January 2009
Dashboarding, scorecarding and analytics are bundled into SharePoint while PerformancePoint and its planning engine reach the end of the line.
I was surprised by the disappearance of the name "Business Objects" from the Quadrant (even within parentheses, a la "(Cognos)"), and I was mystified by the second-tier placement of SAP. Also curious was the hit Microsoft took on its "Ability to Execute" while its "Completeness of Vision" stayed put... Let's assess these rating changes one by one:
Leading executive at the world's largest enterprise applications vendor says cash management and process efficiency head the list of strategic initiatives that are still getting funding.
In-memory technology improves performance. Multi-source engine eases data access and incremental BI rollouts.
Intelligent Enterprise names 'The Dozen' most influential vendors in enterprise IT for 2009. Plus, we highlight 36 'Companies to Watch' in five categories.
Until this week, my sense was that Business Objects remained the most autonomous of the three BI giants acquired in 2007 (with Hyperion absorbed into Oracle and Cognos a bit more independent but nonetheless aligned under IBM's Information Management division). Well, the new news I learned on Tuesday is that as of January 1, it's "SAP Business Objects" rather than "Business Objects, an SAP company." What's more, Business Objects' sales force is being "fully integrated" into SAP's sales force...
On a tight budget this year? Don't skip education. Find the enterprise-oriented events that are closest to home.
HP wants the world to know that it's serious about business intelligence and that it's standing behind Neoview as a cornerstone of its future in that business... The new news is that it has reorganized the formerly separate Neoview product organization and the business intelligence services group that had its roots in the acquired Knightsbridge consulting business...