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Women in BI: Are You a “Data Geekette”?
Recently around the office we’ve been talking about the increasing role of women in most areas of information technology (IT). I’ve had the pleasure to know and

researching application bi  space. When I started researching the matter I came across a post from Jen Stirrup in regard to the role of women in IT. To summarize her position she writes, “I disagree with the idea of tailoring IT recruitment services towards women. Recruitment should be about skills.” While I agree with Jen—we should forget about gender when it comes to hiring BI professionals and take into account only their abilities, knowledge, and experience—I think it is a fact of life that women and men think

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Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 3


Part 2 of this blog series analyzed the ActiveBatch architecture and evolution in terms of enterprise job scheduling and workload automation functional capabilities. This was done for the three older product releases. Particularly impressive was the ActiveBatch V6 release that introduced a few noble concepts like Job Library and Virtual Root. ActiveBatch V7 – The Current State of

researching application bi  the issues, and is researching how and when this approach to the market can offer the greatest rewards for the vendor and its clients. ActiveBatch’s focus for its upcoming release is also focused on SOA-based integration as opposed to business process management (BPM). The business process orchestration that includes both manual processes and human intervention, as used in the BPM suite sense is not the market ASCI is going after, at least not now.  The ActiveBatch V7 release will certainly integrate Read More

Threshold of a New TEC Advisor


I'm happy to announce the beta launch of our new tool to help people start their research and evaluations of enterprise software systems. Think of it as the doorway to our TEC Advisor online evaluation and comparison application (accessible from our evaluation centers). In the following, I'll explain what it is and how it works. A few years ago I asked on this blog, "How do you

researching application bi  aerospace products and you're researching software for engineering and facility management personnel, TEC Advisor will suggest functionality that is likely to be within your scope. Then you can select the high-level functions you truly do need and if you're not an expert in enterprise software, it provides descriptive help explaining those functions. We realize that a lot of the people using our research and evaluation services are not experts on enterprise software . You've got a big project ahead. You Read More

SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and retail operation systems on top of an ERP platform is starting to win over retailers.

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RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of squeezing excess inventory out of supply chains, but only when (and if) it reaches a critical mass of adoption and maturity over the next several years.

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Give BI to the Masses


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What's Wrong With Application Software? Business Processes Cross Application Boundaries


The reality of today’s application environment is that no single application meets all of the needs of a business, or frequently even the needs of a single business process, so multiple applications must work together to support business processes.

researching application bi  s Wrong With Application Software? Business Processes Cross Application Boundaries Introduction Application boundaries are artificial walls created by the software industry, not businesses. Business processes and the people that execute them shouldn't have to care about application boundaries. It shouldn't matter to them that taking an order from their customer starts in the CRM system, accesses the custom pricing algorithms in the legacy COBOL application and then finalizes the order in ERP. The Read More

IBM Cognos BI 10.2 for Business Intelligence Certification Report


IBM Cognos BI version 10.2 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business intelligence (BI) solutions in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs


While virtually all hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications support sales force automation, marketing campaign management, and customer service, providing front-to-back-office integration has become a clear differentiator for small to medium businesses (SMBs). Read this white paper—which includes a handy table of evaluation criteria—to find out how to select the right hosted CRM software for you.

researching application bi  to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. NetSuite CRM+ offers powerful customer relationship management (CRM) with sales force and marketing automation, built-in order management, customer service and support, incentive compensation management and analytics. Source : NetSuite Resources Related to How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application Read More

Board BI & CPM


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BI Hits the Road


Just when we thought that business intelligence (BI) systems were headed straight for the cloud, new BI applications are already being developed for another change in the way traditional BI tools used to work. Mobile technology is reaching every corner of organizational business process, from the ability to register and review transactions in an operational system, to the ability to

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Oco’s "Canned" BI Solutions: A New Way to Look at BI


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As security breaches become increasingly more frequent, minimizing user access to back-end systems and web applications without impacting legitimate usage is more important than ever before.

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With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company goals will be needed. But the reward is clear—a highly effective workforce that makes fewer costly mistakes, and has a vastly reduced reliance on your Help Desk.

researching application bi  IT and Application Support Costs With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company Read More