End of a LucidEra?

On-demand BI vendor LucidEra was formed to “shake up the stagnant business intelligence industry”, but appears to be the latest victim of today’s difficulty economic climate.

eBay Information on Demand

External data and benchmarketing is an essential part of BI 2.0. Business Objects today announced the launch of their new information on demand store, where customers can purchase information from organizations as diverse as the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the eBay marketplace. Will Business Objects be able to transform the information market the same way Apple transformed the mp3 market: through revolutionary ease of use and a centralized platform? (more…)

The Top 6 On-Demand BI Confusions

I’m a big believer in the future of on-demand BI. But a lot of the articles promoting on-demand BI don’t always separate fact from self-interested fiction. Here’s my attempt to redress the balance. (more…)

How Am I Doing, Really? The Need for Information On Demand

Your business is up over 25% — great news!  Or is it? If the economy is also growing at 25%, you’re just keeping pace. And if your nearest competitor is up 50%, you’re losing market share… Despite the millions invested in corporate information systems, what executives really care about isn’t the internal numbers, but how …