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 October 2007
Doctor Jim Goodnight has led SAS since the company incorporated in 1976. Laconic and unflappable yet fiercely competitive, Goodnight has presided over a company that has long reigned atop the analytics market. We caught up with him in New York last week and discussed the changing BI market and the future of SAS.
It has been a busy month, so I've decided to blog journal style this week, sharing snippets and scuttlebut picked up here and there... Rumor has it Wal-Mart didn't actually pay for its HP NeoView license... Cognos has finalized it's acquisition of Applix, but plans now call for the latter to remain a stand-alone business... IBM is getting closer with Business Objects, again... Headed to Vegas this weekend? Here's where to go for fast drink service.
Composite Software's integration middleware cuts months out of the process of compiling information on prospective new products.
Amid all the mega deals and consolidation in the greater business intelligence market this year, I'm seeing a lot of bending of terminology and twisting of meanings. I say "greater market" because to some, BI means just query and reporting while others would lump in analytics, dashboards and even scorecards and performance management... To get some idea what the originator of "business intelligence" had in mind when he coined the term way back in 1989, I called up Howard Dresner...
Transaction management and decision-support systems are coming together, with business intelligence and analytics embedded in applications and business processes.
$6.8 billion mega deal will bring the leading BI vendor into the SAP Group. Business Objects executives will advise on analytic apps, guide integration of Pilot and Outlooksoft.
Few companies have been focused on business process excellence for as long as IDS Scheer. Founded in 1984, the company introduced its now widely used ARIS Platform way back in 1992, and it has been at the forefront of process design and analysis ever since. The company has the unique distinction of being the top process technology partner to both SAP and Oracle. In a chat with the company's U.S.-based Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer, Dr. Mathias Kirchmer shared his thoughts on "open BPM"
Rabobank inks $4.3 million deal. New risk solution incorporates Informatica and Microstrategy software.
BI, transaction optimization and SOA ambitions are driving master data management. The latest advice is think broadly, get in incrementally and prepare for the leg work.