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Enterprise Software News and Analysis for the Week of October 8, 2012.
Read all of this week's industry news on the TEC Blog.


Industry News

SciQuest Acquires Assets of Spend Radar (and Rounds Out Its Spend
Management Suite)
"Not necessarily a game-changer move, but rather a great and sensible bolt-on."
P.J. Jakovljevic, TEC Principal Analyst

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OpenText Cloud-based ECM for the US DOI
"Notable that a large government agency’s deployment will be cloud-based."
Josh Chalifour, Director of Knowledge Services

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IBM Expands PureSystems Family to Address Big Data
"To enable deeper consumerization of BI tools for organizations of all sizes."
Jorge García, TEC BI Analyst

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Big Data Analytics: Profiling the Use of Analytical Platforms in User Organizations

While terabytes used to be synonymous with big data warehouses, now it’s petabytes, and the rate of growth in data volumes continues to escalate as organizations seek to store and analyze greater levels of transaction details, as well as Web- and machine-generated data, to gain a better understanding of customer behavior and drivers. This report examines the rise of "big data" and the use of analytics to mine that data.

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Market News

Bead Industries to Implement IQMS' Manufacturing ERP Solution

PASO ROBLES, CA—October 9, 2012—IQMS, a manufacturing ERP software and MES developer with an ongoing, proactive commitment to its product and relationships, today announced that Bead Industries, Inc. has partnered with IQMS to implement EnterpriseIQ ERP to support long-term company growth and increase enterprise-wide visibility. Founded in 1914 as a manufacturer of Bead Chain®, Bead Industries has a strong, innovative, and profitable history. By ascribing to the most modern manufacturing techniques, over the years Bead contact pins have contributed to the growth of the radio industry, increased efficiency in billions of fluorescent light bulbs, and today makes telecom and printed circuit board equipment more reliable.

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