All posts by: Fern Halper

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May 4, 2005

Commendo Software’s Virtual Foundation

Commendo Software’s Virtual Foundation by Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman, Partners What happens when your web-based business intelligence application meets too much data? As companies begin to take advantage of highly interactive and information-rich, web-based business intelligence (BI) applications, IT managers often find that the benefits of advanced capabilities must be weighed against new concerns […]

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April 20, 2005

Analyzing Business Analytics

Analyzing Business Analytics by Fern Halper and Marcia Kaufman, Partners Introduction Information and decision-making usually go hand in hand. Better quality information and better analytical tools generally lead to improvements in strategic decision making. We are only now starting to see a critical mass of companies effectively using analytical technologies that have been in existence […]

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March 6, 2005

TeaLeaf Provides Visual Insight into Online Customer Experience

TeaLeaf Provides Visual Insight into Online Customer Experience TeaLeaf’s RealiTea raises the bar for detecting and analyzing customer experience. by Fern Halper, Partner and Marcia Kaufman, Partner Doing business online isn’t new; in fact it is a key channel for many companies. The reality is that today’s Internet users expect significantly better functionality than sufficed a few […]

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December 20, 2004

How Agile is Your Company?

How Agile is Your Company? By Fern B. Halper, Principal HP Services has announced an agility index designed to help determine how prepared companies are to become adaptive. Introduction All organizations want to be able to react to changes – including opportunities and threats in time to make a difference. These organizations must be able […]

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May 20, 2004

On Demand Gets a ”Workplace”

On Demand Gets a ”Workplace” by Fern B. Halper and Judith S. Hurwitz IBM has announced the next stage in its software strategy that leverages its overall investments in middleware, database, pervasive computing, and its Lotus client side software to create the building blocks to support a dynamic response environment. What is impressive about this […]

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March 8, 2004

What’s Next for Business Intelligence

What’s Next for Business Intelligence By Fern B. Halper The Business Intelligence (BI) market is continuing to evolve. With a number of vendors such as Cognos and Business Objects rounding out their core set of BI functionality with their new reporting capabilities, the question is: What’s next for this market? We believe that successful BI […]

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March 1, 2004

Business Objects Sets the Roadmap for Its Acquisition of Crystal Decisions

Business Objects Sets the Roadmap for Its Acquisition of Crystal Decisions By Fern B. Halper Software acquisitions are often a tricky business, so we were very interested to speak with Business Objects, a Business Intelligence leader, who recently completed the acquisition of Crystal Decisions, a company that excels in reporting. Knowing that its competitor Cognos […]

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January 5, 2004

New Entrants Will Need to Position Themselves Carefully in the Composite Application Market

New Entrants Will Need to Position Themselves Carefully in the Composite Application Market by Fern B. Halper We anticipate that composite applications will be increasingly important to dynamically responsive organizations. Therefore, we were interested to learn that CommerceOne, a company that was an early pioneer in the procurement space was repositioning itself for this market. […]

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