The End of a Business Intelligence Era?

Now that Hyperion, Cognos, and Business Objects have all been purchased, it’s clear that we’re moving from one vendor era to another. Despite all the digital ink poured out over the acquisitions, relatively little has been written on what the next era looks like… (more)

Graphwise: Great Idea, But Needs Work?

Graphwise is BI 2.0 entrant similar to Swivel and ManyEyes, but with a twist. You enter a search term, and the site scours the web for content that contains tables linked to those terms, then proposes charts based on the data in those tables.

IBM Falls off the Fence, and Picks Cognos…

IBM couldn’t take the heat any more — it’s Cognos, for $5bn. It seems they were reluctant up until the last minute, given the recent agreements announced with Business Objects XI bundled with DB2. But faced with being left out of the cold, and with other suitors surely bearing down on Cognos, they bit the bullet… (more)

Insight 07 Mark Doll Keynote

At the Business Objects Insight User Conference in Orlando yesterday, Mark Doll, Senior VP and General Manager of Services and EPM covered the need to bridge the gap between finance and IT teams with enterprise performance management systems, assisted by Trevor Walker, VP of EPM product marketing. (photos and presentation)

Insight 07 Bernard Liautaud Keynote

It’s the Business Objects Insight 07 User Conference in Orlando. Bernard Liautaud’s keynote covered the future of “full-spectrum Business Intelligence”, including the launches of Crystal Reports 2008 and the new BusinessObjects Polestar products. (Photos and presentation…)

Insight 07 John Schwarz Keynote

At the Business Objects Insight 07 User Conference this morning, John Schwarz presented the importance of Performance Excellence across the organization, illustrated with examples from AT&T, Columbia Valley Health, and Disneyland Paris. (Photos and presentation…)