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 April 2012
Amazon says cloud computing is an indispensable enabler of seven important computing transformations. We hype-test the promises with a few reality checks.
Two maverick executives discuss their recent partnership, the direction of enterprise software, and war stories from two decades in the software industry.
Charles Phillips reintroduces Infor after a 16-month transformation that has yielded a newly aggressive apps vendor some now call 'Inforacle.'
Oracle adds productivity, reporting, and compliance updates to a
portfolio that has already seen sweeping changes during the past year.
Infor blends social-networking and a cloud-based tax and regulatory approach with its down-to-business ERP systems.
At Amazon Web Service Summit 2012, Amazon's Adam Selipski cites "undeniable signs" of a cloud transition. Within 20 years, most enterprises will run entirely in the cloud, he says.
Cloud-based ERP vendor adds HTML5 mobile support, upgrades financial, HR, and payroll features.
By helping companies reach customers through Facebook and Twitter as well as e-mail, banners, and keywords, Marketo plans to socialize marketing automation.
Wordnik, world's fastest-updating dictionary, explains its move from MySQL to NoSQL and a new architecture designed to run on Amazon EC2.
SAP software revenues and profits fall short of analyst expectations as North American market suffers "sales execution issues."
Pricing the Hana in-memory database to sell and kicking in cash incentives for migrations, SAP vows it will become the fastest-growing database vendor.
With competitors like Epicor, Infor, and Microsoft on the move, Sage is making over its enterprise applications portfolio.
Despite licensing cost increases, early-mover customers give upgrade to Microsoft's flagship database the nod on affordability compared to Oracle and IBM offerings.
Oracle claims top status in business analytics, as it adds several new applications and significant upgrades to its already broad portfolio.
IBM's compression and performance upgrades, including a "time travel" tool, enhance IBM's rival to Oracle Database.
SAP supports R statistical programming language, following in the footsteps of rivals. So what's new about this predictive software?
A White House plan to step up research on big data analytics sounds promising, but agencies could save big bucks through consolidation, collaboration, and cost sharing.
IBM Research and Dutch astronomy agency Astron work on new technology to handle one exabyte of raw data per day that will be gathered by the world largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array, when activated in 2024.