Introducing the 2017 BARC Score for Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms

Data as a Differentiator

Game, Set, and Match: What Wimbledon Teaches Us About Democratising Data

GDPR, The Right to Be Forgotten, and Data Management

What Is Progressive Data Management?

Honoring our Customers

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Kathleen Moran | juni 15, 2011

Summit is an event for customers. People from around the world gather to share best practices and learn from each other. One of the highlights is the Awards of Distinction, where we honor a few select organizations for outstanding use of BI and integration technology. This year we were pleased to...

Welcome to Summit!

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Kathleen Moran | juni 14, 2011

Hello from Information Builders 26th annual Summit conference in Dallas, Texas. Outside it’s a balmy 95 degrees. Indoors the heat is coming from the rapid exchange of ideas, as over 1,100 people converge for an immersive experience in BI and integration technology. Summit is the premier event for...

Flash or No Flash on the iPad: Does It Really Matter Anymore?

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Rado Kotorov | juni 01, 2011

Remember the battle between Apple and Adobe over Flash?  For many web developers, it seemed as though Steve Jobs had declared war on Flash right from the start.  Jobs claims that, in the long run, HTML5 will make Flash obsolete.  Yet even though HTML5 is not yet a viable substitute...

Building Excitement, One Customer at a Time

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Jake Freivald | juni 01, 2011

In reviewing the materials for this year's Summit user conference (only two weeks away!), I had occasion to go through the analyst documents that have mentioned us recently. It really has been a banner few months: Our customers told Gartner that we provide above-average ease of use and better-...

How real should real-time BI be?

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Rado Kotorov | mei 23, 2011

Why is real-time BI suddenly such a hot topic?  Is it real, or is it hyped? The proponents claim that real-time BI is the next stage in the evolution towards faster and better decision making in an increasingly competitive business environment.  The skeptics question the pragmatism of...

Why BlackBerry May Not Lose the Tablet Market

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Rado Kotorov | april 26, 2011

When RIM invented mobile email, the BlackBerry device became such the symbol of mobility and 24/7 connectedness that some people likened its addictive appeal to calling it a “CrackBerry”.  Despite this success, if you listen to the leading technology reviewers, RIM is failing in the tablet...

Crawling for Excel files misses the point

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Jake Freivald | april 25, 2011

In an article on InfoWorld / Network World, Jon Brodkin discusses Project Barcelona, Microsoft's approach to finding all of the corporate data that's out on the corporate intranet. Microsoft researcher Andrew Conrad says, "The modern Web is vast and decentralized topology of websites and services...


The Implosion of Mobile Devices and How Businesses Can Cope With It

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Rado Kotorov | april 18, 2011

The invention of the iPhone and the recent implosion of new mobile devices and competing operating systems provide strong evidence that the diffusion of innovation occurs with a bursting pattern.  If an innovative idea materializes into a new product that captures the hearts of the consumers,...

Eye on Performance

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Kathleen Moran | april 12, 2011

We frequently showcase Information Builders customers in case studies and press releases, not just to acknowledge their work but so other customers can learn from their experience. Every WebFOCUS application is unique but some of them raise the bar for the entire community. For example, we have...