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Hummingbird Releases Genio 4.0 With Improved Support for Oracle, Business Objects, Cognos, and NCR
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y2k bike  move into the post Y2K era, IT leaders are looking to implement the business-critical applications that have been postponed. Topping the list of these projects are e-commerce and data warehousing initiatives which both share the challenge of massive data volumes and the need for integration with existing environments. Genio Suite version 4.0 extends Hummingbird's open metadata strategy, by including wizards for importing and viewing Business Objects' Universes and Cognos' Catalogs, in addition to

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