Profile of Cindi HowsonFounder, BI Scorecard
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Cindi Howson is the founder of BI Scorecard, a resource for in-depth BI product reviews based on exclusive hands-on testing. She has been advising clients on BI tool strategies and selections for more than 20 years. She is the author of Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI and Big Data and SAP Business Objects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference. She is a faculty member of The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and a contributing expert to InformationWeek. Before founding BI Scorecard, she was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the Irish Times, Forbes, and Business Week. She has an MBA from Rice University.
Articles by Cindi Howson
posted in April 2009
When MicroStrategy first floated the idea of a free version of its software several months ago, my gut reaction was not positive. I kept looking for the catch... So far, I can't find the catch. Given the product's capabilities, migration path, and support, it seems like a deal too good to be true...
Fast analysis, better insight and rapid deployment with minimal IT involvement: these are among the benefits of in-memory analytics, but different products are appropriate for different environments. Read our in-depth report on in-memory technologies.
SAP BusinessObjects is trying to simplify its pricing model to more closely match SAP's ERP engine-plus-users pricing model. The change only applies to enterprise BI customers... SAP does not publish its price list, so what's not at all clear is how sweet, or sour, a deal this is.