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August 5, 2011  12:51 PM

Guest blog post: Gavin Michael, CTIO Accenture on the “I” in IT

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Accenture, BI, Big Data, Data warehouse, Databases

gavin-michael.jpgData is the number one issue on the CIO agenda this year. The challenge today is managing information, and CIOs who create a data...

July 15, 2011  2:00 PM

Oracle tight-lipped on eBusiness Suite support fee hike

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Ebusiness, ERP, Licensing, Oracle, SAP, Sun, Support

For the last three weeks a colleague on Computer Weekly has been trying to get a straight answer from Oracle on price changes to support and...

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June 7, 2011  9:30 AM

Save 90% with second user SAP and MS licenses…but are they legitimate?

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audit, Licensing, Microsoft, Piracy, pre-owned, SAP, second-user

During my research for the Top five IT finance and asset management issues article, about how to finance IT purchases, I came across two companies specialising in second-user...


April 12, 2011  11:14 AM

BI is NOT a Cloud application

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BI, cloud, Data warehouse, DBA, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Software testing, Teradata

Reading through the vast amount of analyst comment from Creative Intellect Consulting, Gartner, IDC, et al, it's hard to see how CIOs get any sleep. Over the last year, however, there appear to be two key themes that are at the top of the CIO agenda, Cloud and Business Intelligence. Now...


February 1, 2011  2:29 PM

IBM clarifies Cognos 10 Cloud strategy

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BI, Business Intelligence, cloud

With all the attention around what applications are moving to the Cloud and how those applications will work, IBM has  clarified its own plans around Cognos. Last month, I said that they were planning to create a Business Intelligence as a Service application. This was based...


February 1, 2011  10:06 AM

How Diageo makes IT efficient

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Diageo, franz, Outsourcing, SAP

In this podcast, Brian Franz, CIO at Diageo, explains how he achieves a variable cost structure for IT, using outsourcing and running global business processes.

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January 19, 2011  9:13 AM

Ingres and JasperSoft take on the big BI and database players

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benchmark, BI, IBM, Ingres, JasperSoft, Microsoft, multi-tenant, Oracle, SaaS, Sybase, TPC-H, VectorWise

Ingres and JasperSoft, two of the heavyweights of the Open Source community, have announced today that they have certified the latest release of each others software on their platforms. As part of this announcement, they are claiming that JasperSoft's BI Suite on Ingres VectorWise analytic...


January 18, 2011  9:06 AM

IBM and London South Bank University use BI to track performance

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BI, Faculty, Finance, HR, IBM, LBSU, students

At a time when the debate over students fees is raging - literally - London South Bank University (LBSU)has announced that it has deployed a BI system from IBM to understand how the University and students are performing. According to Mike Cobham, Corporate Information Systems Manager at LBSU,...


January 11, 2011  3:16 AM

Would Rights Management reduce leakage from increased BI use?

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Apple, BI, BlackBerry, Collaboration, Digital rights management, DRM, ipad, iPhone, Microsoft, PlayBook, Security

Anytime you allow people access to core and sensitive corporate data you need to ensure that there is a security process in place. With users now being encouraged to use BI to mine through those corporate database treasure troves to find even the merest hint of gold, the risks to corporate data...


January 4, 2011  10:55 AM

Will 2011 improve on 2010?

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BI, BIaaS, cloud, Cognos, Compliance, Databases, Greenplum, IBM, Latency, Microsoft, MPP, MySQL, Oracle, privacy, salesforce, STaaS, Teradata, Virtualisation

As we get into the swing for a new year, it promises to be even more interesting than last year in terms of databases and BI.

2010

On the positive side, the big thing for 2010 was the amount of data being moved into the Cloud. This was helped by increasingly...


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