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 December 2008
What did you, the readers of Intelligent Enterprise, like most on this site in 2008? When it comes to our blogosphere, the three keys to popularity are controversy, controversy, controversy. Before we ring in the new, here's a list of our top-ten blog posts of 2008...
How-to articles trump news and trend pieces yet again.
Our favorite event venue of 2008? Hands down it was the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Take the tour in pictures.
The gist of Ambuj Goyal's message in this week's Q&A interview is that predictive and statistical modeling - key offerings for the likes of SAS and SPSS - are overrated... I'm fine with challenging conventional wisdom and seeking simplest-possible solutions... but I won't be surprised if and when IBM acquires an analytics vendor.
Touting new industry- and domain-specific alternatives, Big Blue's Information Management GM says predictive and statistical modeling are being used as "a hammer" for many business problems for which they are not the right tool.
Oracle made a lot of tantalizing claims when it introduced the HP Oracle Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server at October's Oracle OpenWorld. Still, there were plenty of questions in the wake of the launch. What are the configurations? What are the costs? When does it make sense to switch from conventional warehousing?... Here's a must-attend Webinar for any Oracle customer contemplating a data warehouse upgrade.
Author David Hatch of Aberdeen Group didn't underscore this point in this week's feature on "Best-in-Class Secrets to Mobile BI Success," but it's pretty clear that the Mobile offerings from the major business intelligence vendors won't end up driving anywhere near the lion's share of mobile BI adoption. The evidence, as well as common sense, tells us that mobile applications with embedded intelligence will be the locus of most mobile BI.
Data warehouse development environment and saleforce.com integration accelerator broaden Business Objects BI OnDemand.
Famous polling firm taps Oracle BI Enterprise Edition for internal reporting and customer self-service access to research results.