From chaos to order: an overview of the advantages of implementing BI standards, with some real-life examples of best practice techniques.
Thanks to Shane Schick of Canada’s Globe and Mail, who today reported on “Business intelligence consolidation: friend or foe?” and quoted from this blog (more)
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)
After years of rumors, the news is finally here: it’s SAP for 4.8 billion euros. This will be the biggest acquisition SAP has ever done, and the biggest in the BI industry — but in a twist, it’s almost as if Business Objects is acquiring OutlookSoft and Pilot… (more…)