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 June 2008
Forrester Research says SaaS and in-memory options will let power users and analysts gain insight without IT bottlenecks. Embrace the trend, but beware the costs and risks.
Data warehouse in the cloud gains forecasting app, Excel-based visual report builder.
HP BladeSystem bundle targets 1-4 terabyte market sweet spot. HP claims speed and energy efficiency advantages over Dell's alternative.
Location intelligence vendor adds another BI suite integration to take geospatial analysis mainstream.
Telco Reliance scales with DW appliances. Web marketer TradeDoubler loads and queries faster, cuts cost with a column-store database.
I wouldn't have thought of this experiment had I not been goaded into it. You see, Carl and Dan had this "Odd Couple" repartee going throughout their presentation. Wearing a suit and tie, Carl said, "As a Baby Boomer... you can also reach me via email."
Dan, wearing an un-tucked shirt and jeans, said, "I'm a Millennial… If you insist, I suppose I will take an e-mail address, but I'd rather that you use Twitter..."
You can now buy analytics as an add-on module for your BI suite, but you'll need expertise to make the leap into predictive analytics.
I didn't attend this week's Enterprise 2.0 Conference (E2C) to spend lots of time hearing about wikis, blogs, bookmarking, expertise discovery and so on (I focused instead on cloud computing). I think social networking technologies are reaching maturity... So my question is, what's the next chapter?
A telling point during an "Evening in the Cloud" panel discussion at this week's Enterprise 2.0 Conference came when a member of the audience said, "I know of plenty of European companies that wouldn't touch you guys with a ten-foot pole if it means putting data in an American data center. The "you guys" in question were the executives representing Amazon, Google and Salesforce.com...
Speaking at this week's Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, Amazon's Adam Selipsky says enterprises are already embracing the agility and economies of scale of cloud computing.
Platform upgrade addresses emerging latency, data-quality and identify management demands, incorporating technologies from two recent acquisitions.
Enhancements target mixed workloads, high data volumes and low-latency demands of operational BI deployments.
One part search, one part data integration, Composite Discovery appliance takes another stab at providing an easy-to-use interface for gaining business intelligence.