Author: Jorge Garcia


Thinking Radically: Interview with Gary Cokins

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: September 8 2011
One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity I have to speak with great people. In this installment of Thinking Radically, I speak with Gary Cokins, an internationally-renowned speaker and expert on performance improvement systems. Please take a minute to read this interesting and informative interview with one of the gurus in the business performance and analytics spaces. Gary Read More

Thinking Radically: Interview with Dan Linstedt

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: August 19 2011
To work in the software industry world it is often necessary to think radically, or “out of the box” in order to innovate, solve problems, or stay ahead of the competition. Today we start a series of interviews with some of the thinkers who are reshaping the software industry. I welcome your thoughts—please leave a comment below, and I’ll respond as soon as I can. Dan Read More

Ooh La La! From France, W4 Business First for BPM Joins the TEC Certified Elite

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  • Published: August 15 2011
We are pleased to announce that Business First from W4 is now available for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Project Portfolio Management Evaluation Center, joining the ranks of TEC Certified systems providing BPM functionality. You can see TEC’s vendor showcase for a profile of W4 Business First. I’ll be glad to provide a complete report on Read More

BI Hits the Road IV: MicroStrategy and QlikTech

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  • Published: August 12 2011
In this issue of BI Hits the Road, I’d like to take a look at the mobile offerings of two business intelligence (BI) software providers: MicroStrategy (see vendor profile) and QlikTech (see vendor profile). These companies’ mobile BI strategy development efforts have paid off in fervent interest in their solutions by small to large organizations in various industries. Let’s use our Read More

Ultimus BPM Suite Now TEC Certified

NoSQL for My BI Solution?

Every day business intelligence (BI) gets closer to chaos. Don’t get me wrong—I’m by no means saying that BI will one day become obsolete and that you'll need to avoid it at all costs. On the contrary, what I mean is that BI will have to go outside the box into a world where data is not nicely structured within well-defined databases and using Structured Query Language—best known as SQL Read More

Microstrategy Cloud, New Platform and New Partnerships

During its MicroStrategy World 2011 user conference in Monte Carlo, Virginia (US)-based MicroStrategy announced a number of new products and partnerships intended to strengthen the company’s position in the business intelligence (BI) space. MicroStrategy Now in the Cloud Perhaps the biggest announcement was the general availability of MicroStrategy Cloud. Cloud is a complete platform Read More

SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI Brings Analytics Capabilities to SMEs

Seeking to expand the reach of its business intelligence (BI) solutions to small to midsize enterprises (SMEs), on June 14, 2011, SAP unveiled new releases of BusinessObjects Edge Business Intelligence suite and SAP Crystal Reports Server for SMEs, both slated for availability in the third quarter of 2011. Eric Duffaut, president of SAP’s Global Ecosystems and Channels stated "SAP Read More

Got BI? Now You Need to Hire a Data Geek. Here’s What to Look For.

According to a poll conducted by KDnuggets, salaries in the analytics and data mining space are up in 2011. While there is no direct proof that the data explosion is increasing the need for business intelligence (BI) or business analytics (BA) specialists, it’s only natural that the increase in BI software adoption and demand for analytics should promote the growth of BI job offerings.  Read More

RoamBI Flow, the New Mobile Product from Mellmo

Earlier this week MeLLmo, creator of the mobile business intelligence solution Roambi, announced a new product to be launched in June and included in its Mobile software stack: RoambBI Flow.RoamBI Flow, an iPad app, is an information publishing platform that enables organizations to publish information that goes beyond data visualization and analytics, incorporating data into complete Read More
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