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 May 2009
I was interested to hear Bank of America/Merrill Lynch executive Jay Morreale talk about next-generation BI last week... But when he started talking about his 20 years of experience building risk-analysis applications in the financial services industry, I was thinking, okay, so was he part of what went wrong on Wall Street?
Jay Morreale says next-generation business intelligence demands faster data integration, easier tools and big-picture analytics.
Mobile BI solution combines iPhone App, SaaS and on-premise offerings. System integrates with SAP BusinessObjects and Salesforce.com.
Both the TIBCO Spotfire 3.0 upgrade and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer release take first-generation in-memory products to a broader base of users.
'Perpetual analytics' touted as the dynamic, real-time future of forward-looking analysis.
So this is a Sapphire-worthy announcement? That SAP BusinessObjects still doesn't have the integration of Polestar and Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA) quite ready and that it won't go beyond SAP Business Warehouse (BW) until late this year or early next year?
Two colleagues at TechWeb have learned from high-level sources that SAP will introduce this week at Sapphire 2009 something called SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. There's little doubt that this is the long-awaited combination of the SAP BusinessObjects Polestar interface and Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA) in-memory database technology.
Project Analytics and Loyalty Analytics apps round out the ERP- and CRM-integrated portfolio. Oracle stresses fast deployment and ongoing support.
Microsoft announced last week that its next Business Intelligence Conference, originally slated for October 2009 in Seattle, has been pushed back one full year to October 2010. I thought this event was on an 18-month cycle to begin with, so I wasn't disappointed... But won't a Fall 2010 event be anti-climactic?
Teradata's Stephen Brobst and GoldenGate's Alok Pareek describe an evolutionary path to real-time data warehousing and operational BI. It's an incremental journey that starts with a simple question about business process change.