Doug Henschen - Authors & Columnists - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

 Doug Henschen

Profile of Doug Henschen

Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 1717
Comments: 695

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 July 2008

Behind the Business Objects-Oco SaaS Deal

Earlier this month I saw a press release with the headline "Oco and Business Objects Sign Deal... " What does Business Objects, an SAP Company, the world's largest BI vendor and a software-as-a-service (SaaS) force in its own right, have to gain from Oco, an upstart SaaS vendor that's a fraction of Business Object's size? Business Objects executive Mani Gill filled me in on the details.

Post a Comment

Five Key Questions About the IBM-ILog Deal

With apologies to Gertrude Stein, there's not enough "there" there in the business rules management system market, what with only a handful of players, but yesterday's announcement by IBM that it will acquire ILog will certainly spark aftershocks. I came across a few particularly keen questions from a former industry insider...

Post a Comment

Two Years to Integrate DatAllegro? I Doubt It

Talking to Fausto Ybarra, Microsoft's director of SQL Server product management, I certainly didn't get the idea that the integration of DatAllegro's software for shared-nothing, massively parallel processing (MPP) with Microsoft SQL Server will take an eternity... Stuart Frost and independent Curt Monash also say it's a "straigtforward" proposition, and I believe them.

Post a Comment

MicroStrategy Previews Next Release

I attended MicroStrategy's Business Intelligence Symposium this week in New York and sat in on a preview of what promises to be a blockbuster release this fall. The headliner in MicroStrategy 9 will certainly be in-memory analysis capabilities. MicroStrategy isn't pioneering here... but successful delivery will put pressure on the few vendors that have yet to deliver this technology.

Post a Comment

BI Integration Will Continue After Oracle EPM

Here's a bit more detail, as well as some interesting insight, on the integration of Hyperion Essbase with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. For instance, Gartner analyst Kurt Schlegel says vendors are often guilty of referring to their products as "integrated" as if that's a binary variable.

Post a Comment

Enterprise in the Cloud: Q&A with Google's Rishi Chandra

As product manager at Google Enterprise, Rishi Chandra is responsible for spreading search appliances, Google Apps and a growing portfolio of services into the business world. Continuing a series of interviews on cloud computing, Intelligent Enterprise asks Chandra about Google's plans for applications, underlying infrastructure and meeting the demands of the enterprise.

Post a Comment

Oracle EPM System Integrates with ERP, BI

Oracle made big news today introducing the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Fusion Edition. The release marks both the final integration of Hyperion and Oracle technologies, following last year's acquisition, as well as a bold statement as to the future direction of enterprise performance management as a kind of ERP system for corporate management.

Post a Comment

Who's Hot and Who's Not in BI, Analytics?

Everyone loves a horse race, so it's no surprise that industry insiders and practitioners alike want to know which BI vendors are on top, which ones are growing and which ones are losing ground. That's why this week's top story recaps IDC's BI sales stats and top-five vendor comparisons for 2007... but it's dissappointing to see a less-inclusive report this year.

Post a Comment

My Five Favorite Videos on

Did you notice the new video player on our home page? This isn't just a new user interface, it's a connection to a whole new video delivery infrastructure. This new service brings you a higher-quality viewing experience as well as faster and easier control over what you're watching... With this is mind, I thought I'd share my top-five list of IE-reader-relevant videos...

Post a Comment
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
CIOs Face Decisions on Remote Work for Post-Pandemic Future
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  2/19/2021
11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  2/18/2021
CRM Trends 2021: How the Pandemic Altered Customer Behavior Forever
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/18/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll