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Summit 2012 Awards of Distinction

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Terri White | juni 05, 2012

We were delighted to honor the Summit 2012 award winners yesterday during the General Session. Kathleen Moran, director of Public Relations, and Sabrina DuFour, manager of Customer Relations, announced the Awards of Distinction recipients to a packed crowd: To read more about the good work of these...

Information Builders Leaps Into Summit 2012

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Terri White | juni 04, 2012

First there were robots. Lots of silver, glow-in-the-dark robots creeping into the packed auditorium. Then a painter/dancer/performance artist started throwing paint on a gigantic canvas to express the essence of Information Builders. Or maybe it was just a dream he had last night.

At Our Peak

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Jake Freivald | mei 29, 2012

Next week many of us will travel to Florida for my favorite event of the year: Information Builders’ annual Summit meeting. We call it Summit for good reason: this event is the pinnacle of experience for more than 1,000 customers and a rallying point for dozens of partners, industry analysts,...

Feedback Needed for BARC BI Survey!

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Jake Freivald | mei 24, 2012

Does your business use performance management (PM) or business intelligence (BI) tools on a regular basis? If so, we want to hear from you! “The Customer Verdict,“ the annual survey from the Business Application Research Center (BARC), is on now through mid-June and is open for your feedback. The...

IT and Business Users: Cooperate or Die

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Rado Kotorov | mei 07, 2012

The biggest secret in the BI industry is that IT and the business are at war.  Business users perceive IT as a bottleneck, while IT views business users as technically ignorant and not mindful of the challenges of enterprise information systems. But today, cooperation has become a competitive...

Understanding the Sentiment of Written Communications

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Rado Kotorov | april 24, 2012

  Politicians understand the importance of understanding the feelings of voters on key topics. What matters is not only whether voters are for or against a particular issue, but also how passionate they are about their stand. Knowledge of the emotional intensity can help politicians forge...

Big Data? Or a Different Big Idea?

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Jake Freivald | april 12, 2012

Derrick Harris at GigaOm had an interesting post yesterday, talking about "How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli". Yes, I think the title is hyperbolic, but probably not by much. Here's the central truth to the article: Some companies will build new business models around collecting...

Gartner Celebrates 10th Anniversary of BI Conference

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Rado Kotorov | april 09, 2012

I just returned from the Gartner BI conference in LA. This is the premier BI event, where analysts, vendors, and existing and new BI users discuss industry trends, best practices, emerging technologies, and new business models.  The conversations that took place spanned everything from how BI...

Q&A with Michael Corcoran, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer

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Terri White | april 02, 2012

I sat down with Michael Corcoran, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Information Builders, for a little Q&A on what’s behind the  integrated messaging that was unveiled recently on Information Builders’ website. TW: So how do you feel about triangles? MC: In geometry, I am not such a fan...