Blogs

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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February 27, 2004

IBM’s Channel Challenge

 When more than 3,000 IBM loyalists descend on Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino for IBM's PartnerWorld, which began on Feb. 29, they'll have a lot of decisions to make. The issue resonating loudest in their heads will be IBM's claim that e-business on demand will rock their worlds and pay for their retirements. […]

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January 26, 2004

What’s ahead in 2004: Innovation and Pramatism

In 2003 the software economy came to a virtual standstill. Buyers continued to hold back on software acquisitions – purchasing only the essentials. While 2004 will be a much better market for software, customers will continue to demand that products can make a significant contribution to the bottom line. Therefore, I do not see customers […]

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January 13, 2004

Ascential Software Moves Up Market

Ascential Software Moves Up Market by Marcia Kaufman With $1 billion in cash from the sale of the Informix database in 2001, Ascential Software has spent the past 3 years systematically executing a strategy of acquiring, building, and marketing its way into position as a leading player in the data integration market. While it may […]

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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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Oracle OpenWorld 2016: It’s All About the Cloud

From the start of Larry Ellison’s Sunday night keynote on Sunday night, it was apparent that the dominant theme at the week-long  Oracle OpenWorld 2016 could be summed up in two words: The Cloud. Ellison, now Oracle chairman and CTO, signaled the direction the company is taking – a strong move to support cloud deployments […]

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VMworld 2016 Focuses on VMware’s Cloud Ecosystem Growth

  VMware, known for its software stack for virtualized environments, showed its expanded ecosystem at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. It has made a decided effort to reach into mixed-vendor deployments in virtualized x86 infrastructure – and to connect with other vendor’s public clouds, starting with IBM’s SoftLayer. The company with the largest installed base […]

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