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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...


New Trends in Predictive Analytics

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Rado Kotorov | maart 28, 2011

I just came back from the Predictive Analytics World conference held in San Francisco, which was attended by 500 people – a significant increase in attendees to a conference that typically draws about 200 guests. I go to conferences to find about new developments and to feel the pulse of the...

In Sum…

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Kathleen Moran | maart 17, 2011

This week we went live with the agenda for our 2011 Summit User Conference in Dallas from June 12-16. While this has always been a customer-centric event, this year we will showcase over 40 customer case studies, more than any other Summit. During the four-day conference, customers from all over...

What Do We Know About Knowledge Workers?

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Jake Freivald | maart 15, 2011

Over at InformationWeek, Rajan Chandras attempts to rebut the assertion of economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman that manual laborers are less likely to become unemployed than knowledge workers. Krugman's thesis depends on the observation that the American economy has "hollowed out...

IBM CEO’s Bold Message on Innovation!

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Rado Kotorov | maart 11, 2011

In my previous posting I used history to point to the four critical factors of innovation: (1) ongoing change and adaption, (2) competitive vigilance, (3) creativity, and (4) execution to scale. But a skeptic about the ‘learned lessons’ from history may ask: “Do CEO’s really think in those terms?...

Big Ideas for Small Devices

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Kathleen Moran | maart 09, 2011

Customers Lead the Way with Mobile BI Breakthroughs As many of you may know, we've been in the business of software for over 35 years, helping people to forge connections and make decisions. Over the years, the numerous computing platforms and device form factors have changed quite significantly....

Mobile Computing Re-kindles An Old Dilemma

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Michael Corcoran | maart 01, 2011

Platform independent software:  It is the dream of the IT executive in any sizeable company and it has always been the software development mantra here at Information Builders.  While the proliferation of web-based computing had delivered us all to a world of contentment where computing...

Business as a Battlefield—Are Your Troops Armed?

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Rado Kotorov | februari 25, 2011

The Baltimore Sun had an interesting article recently on a new breed of business consulting: Companies that use historic battlefields to illustrate the challenges facing today’s enterprises. Businesses and battlefields? The two may not seem closely linked initially but, after thinking about it,...

Notes regarding today's SAP announcements

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Jake Freivald | februari 23, 2011

Today's BI4 announcement was interesting and worthwhile listening. When SAP speaks, everyone should listen -- but not without a healthy dose of skepticism. ---- For example, listen to them when they say (through marketing guru Geoffrey Moore) that the future of business is global, mobile, social...