18 Nov 2013 Case study: Pharma firm fought through hurricane to keep marketing tool on target (ComputerWeekly.com)
Pharmaceutical firm Bristol-Myers Squibb chose Teradata’s Aprimo to deliver global complex marketing communications
30 Oct 2013 Compassion International uses data virtualization software to help kids (SearchDataManagement.com)
Compassion International is using data virtualization software to provide services for needy children around the world.
22 Oct 2013 Case study: Pumps maker Hayward Tyler’s restructure sharpened ERP business focus (ComputerWeekly.com)
When a restructure arrives half way through an ERP upgrade, it could be a threat to the IT programme. But Hayward Tyler saw it as a chance to ensure business goals were at the heart of its Epicor...
17 Oct 2013 Failure to invest in sentiment analytics could lead to brand damage (ComputerWeekly.com)
Early adopter companies in retail and investment banking are exploring social media sentiment analytics
16 Oct 2013 Insurance IT firm SSP puts SAP SuccessFactors in place to streamline recruitment (ComputerWeekly.com)
Insurance software and IT services firm SSP implements SAP’s SuccessFactors to improve its recruitment and skills development
15 Oct 2013 Tryg and Scottish Widows improve customer response with analytics (ComputerWeekly.com)
Tryg Insurance uses Portrait, and Scottish Widows Oracle CRM on-demand to better analyse customer behaviour, reduce churn, and increase revenue
07 Oct 2013 OpenWorld 2013 wrap-up: Oracle swipes at SAP with in-memory database (SearchOracle.com)
SearchOracle editors David Essex and Mark Brunelli review the biggest headlines from Oracle OpenWorld 2013.
02 Oct 2013 Design applications to get the right data (ComputerWeekly.com)
The right data helps enterprises make better decisions. Getting it, however, requires a fundamental shift in how applications are built
26 Sep 2013 OpenWorld attendees learn best practices for upgrading Oracle Solaris (SearchOracle.com)
Get expert tips and advice for making sure the switch to Oracle Solaris 11 goes as smoothly as possible, compiled from a session at OpenWorld 2013.
23 Sep 2013 SAP partners with Intel, Hortonworks to resell big data platforms (SearchSAP.com)
SAP has announced partnerships with Intel and Hortonworks to redistribute and provide support for the two companies' Hadoop distributions.
20 Sep 2013 Skandia chooses Pitney Bowes for event-driven customer communications (ComputerWeekly.com)
Skandia Bank is seeking to advance its digital strategy using customer communication software from Pitney Bowes
18 Sep 2013 Skillpages develops DataStax Cassandra to rank trades with NoSQL (ComputerWeekly.com)
How do you find a good tree surgeon you can trust because he or she has been recommended by someone in your social circle?
16 Sep 2013 Basho CTO Justin Sheehy describes NoSQL movement as ‘Cambrian’ (ComputerWeekly.com)
Justin Sheehy (pictured), CTO at NoSQL database company Basho, describes the NoSQL movement as ‘Cambrian’
British Army’s manpower planning saves £770m through SAS BI (ComputerWeekly.com)
The British Army's headquarters is using SAS to analyse and more efficiently allocate manpower and resources
03 Sep 2013 Rubber and plastics converter Miers chooses Business One on Hana (ComputerWeekly.com)
LJA Miers, a family-run company that turns rubber and plastic into gaskets and seals, has chosen SAP’s Business One, running on the supplier’s in-memory database Hana, to re-cast its business
02 Sep 2013 Social collaboration tools gain ground as organisations refresh IT (ComputerWeekly.com)
Social collaboration tools are gaining some ground in enterprise IT in the face of senior management resistance
30 Aug 2013 Construction company Aggregate Industries sees data value in QlikView (ComputerWeekly.com)
Aggregate Industries, a company that produces construction materials, such as aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products, is using QlikView to render its data an asset
28 Aug 2013 eHarmony finds MongoDB the perfect match for data store (ComputerWeekly.com)
Online dating site eHarmony has used open source NoSQL database MongoDB for its data store, to speed up delivery of matches between users
23 Aug 2013 SAP user groups welcome 'partial termination' licensing changes (ComputerWeekly.com)
SAP customers can now partially terminate licenses and will not be required to pay maintenance on unused licenses
19 Aug 2013 BI: From specialist capability to mass-market availability (ComputerWeekly.com)
Pringle & Company analyst advocates business-led business intelligence (BI). Three barriers must go: complexity, excessive cost, undue duration
Data discovery tools open up new vistas for healthcare informatics (ComputerWeekly.com)
The newer generation of BI tools, often called ‘data discovery’ software, is opening up new vistas in healthcare informatics. Orlando Agrippa, QlikView enthusiast and NHS health BI leader proselytises
16 Aug 2013 Online retailing means the industrialisation of analytics (ComputerWeekly.com)
Figleaves founder and eCommera chief scientist Michael Ross argues that online retailing requires a new type of action-oriented business intelligence
15 Aug 2013 Tech choices loom large on MDM strategy, despite process focus (SearchDataManagement.com)
Despite the heavy focus on people, policy and process in MDM programs, there are still many technological challenges that teams must deal with.
14 Aug 2013 Swedish rail operator uses IBM Tealeaf to re-read credit card sessions (ComputerWeekly.com)
SJ, Sweden’s largest rail operator, has announced it is using IBM’s Tealeaf customer experience management (CEM) system to get its mobile and online booking processes back on track
13 Aug 2013 Deloitte data survey spells out need for clarity to win public trust (ComputerWeekly.com)
Survey of attitudes to how organisations collect and analyse personal data reveals a 10% drop in people fully aware of what is being done
07 Aug 2013 Hybris CEO Lüdi: SAP acquisition adds commerce, not old school CRM (ComputerWeekly.com)
Hybris CEO says SAP bought the Swiss commerce platform company to deliver a multi-channel customer experience
05 Aug 2013 Case study: Comparethemarket.com migrates from Microsoft SQL Server to MongoDB (ComputerWeekly.com)
ComparetheMarket.com is migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to MongoDB as its business grows, slashing cycle time of idea to production
Whiteboard it – the power of graph databases (ComputerWeekly.com)
Graph databases map relationships between entities in a network. They won’t replace conventional relational databases, but for harnessing the value of interconnectedness they mark a breakthrough
02 Aug 2013 HelpAge International, Oxfam get pro bono data expertise from DataKind (ComputerWeekly.com)
Volunteer data scientists donated their expertise to a group of charities, including Oxfam and HelpAge International, last weekend
31 Jul 2013 Virgin Media uses ETAdirect to manage engineers more predictively (ComputerWeekly.com)
Virgin Media is using predictive analytics to get the right engineer out to the right problem. It believes its use of TOA Technologies cloud-based ETAdirect system gives it a competitive advantage
26 Jul 2013 Aintree NHS saves £1m a year with electronic patient records (ComputerWeekly.com)
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust replaces paper medical records with an electronic system to save £1m per year
24 Jul 2013 NHS England drills down into treatment data with cloud-based BI tool (ComputerWeekly.com)
NHS England is analysing data from 15 different national sources, with a BI tool delivered by PA Consulting using technology from Google and QlikTech
08 Jul 2013 Davenport: Travel industry data pioneer has lost way but can be saved (ComputerWeekly.com)
Tom Davenport sees the travel industry as a data pioneer that has lost its way, but can be redeemed
05 Jul 2013 Case study: Toyota fleet management system gathers global fork-lift truck data remotely (ComputerWeekly.com)
Toyota Material Handling Europe develops operational data management system that monitors and controls fork-lift trucks globally
Imperial College and Huawei pledge to develop big data technologies (ComputerWeekly.com)
Imperial College, London and China-based telecoms supplier Huawei have announced a commitment to develop a new R&D centre
04 Jul 2013 Cut big data down to size (ComputerWeekly.com)
Big data value comes from interactive discovery not possible with standard business intelligence implementations, says HCL EAS
03 Jul 2013 Ocado delivers with in-house software development (ComputerWeekly.com)
Online grocery retailer Ocado built its own software for its own business – and now it delivers for Morrisons
02 Jul 2013 Evolving Hadoop ecosystem presents new ways to program big data apps (SearchDataManagement.com)
Change is on tap as Hadoop 2.0 spawns new development options. At Hadoop Summit 2013, the potential for big data innovation was vivid.
25 Jun 2013 BI program rescue strategy: Breaking the rules (BeyeNetwork.com)
If business users are losing faith in a business intelligence team, it might be time to throw out the BI rule book and do what needs to be done, writes TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson.
Teradata executives discuss big data, in-memory computing and data science (ComputerWeekly.com)
Stephen Brobst and Martin Willcox offer insight into Teradata’s world view as big data gains momentum
24 Jun 2013 BGL insurance firm uses WebFocus to enhance customer relationships (ComputerWeekly.com)
Insurance firm BGL Group is using Information Builders’ WebFocus product to improve customer relationships
21 Jun 2013 Denodo Technologies aims for a broader approach to data virtualization (SearchDataManagement.com)
Denodo Technologies Inc. senior VP Suresh Chandrasekaran explains why he thinks the market is ready for wider adoption of data virtualization tools.
20 Jun 2013 Big data confusion leads corporate IT to put the brakes on BI spending (ComputerWeekly.com)
Big data hyperbole has caused corporate IT to tighten the purse strings on business intelligence (BI)
Cisco targets data integrator Composite Software in $180 million deal (SearchDataManagement.com)
Networking giant Cisco is set to buy Composite Software Inc. for $180 million, with a mix of data virtualization and cloud computing driving the deal.
19 Jun 2013 Records management program aims to restore order to SharePoint system (SearchContentManagement.com)
Mobile network operator Telenor Group is adopting information governance and records management standards to better control internal SharePoint use.
17 Jun 2013 Is it time to outsource your BI program? (BeyeNetwork.com)
TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson writes that if your business intelligence efforts aren't producing the desired business results, one option to consider might be -- yes -- outsourcing the BI initiative.
Lancashire NHS Trust deploys Yellowfin mobile BI to enhance care (ComputerWeekly.com)
NHS Trust is using a mobile business intelligence system from Yellowfin to improve clinician performance and patient healthcare
13 Jun 2013 Whitehall must unify management information, says Martin Read (ComputerWeekly.com)
A report by former Logica CEO Martin Read advocates a more unified approach to using management information across Whitehall
12 Jun 2013 Enterprise data quality efforts in good company with MDM, governance (SearchDataManagement.com)
Tying data quality initiatives to master data management and data governance programs can help ensure that data remains accurate and consistent.
In-memory applications take on big data analytics challenge (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
In-memory tools and big data can be a potent analytics mix. But before you put them together, read advice from experienced users and consultants.
07 Jun 2013 IBM and 10Gen collaborate on database standard for enterprise mobile (ComputerWeekly.com)
IBM and 10Gen are to work together on a database development standard for mobile enterprise applications
Three approaches to Hana adoption: business need, process, full ERP (ComputerWeekly.com)
Accenture consultants identify three ways to adopt Hana: tactical, addressing a single business process, full-scale ERP transformation
06 Jun 2013 Better data quality process begins with business processes, not tools (SearchDataManagement.com)
Efforts to improve data quality should start with procedural changes to help avoid data errors, then the possible addition of data quality software.
In-memory big data analytics systems need solid IT foundation (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Using in-memory tools to analyze pools of big data raises system design, scalability and data integration issues that must be addressed up front.
SAP buys e-commerce company Hybris to move into CRM market (ComputerWeekly.com)
SAP is moving into the CRM market with its purchase of Hybris, a Swiss customer relationship management (CRM) supplier
Sports performance data analytics fuels Opta’s business expansion (ComputerWeekly.com)
Football performance data could play a role in clubs’ scouting efforts, and even in footballer market evaluation, according to OptaSports Data
04 Jun 2013 Does your C-suite need a chief data officer? Peter Aiken thinks so (SearchDataManagement.com)
In a Q&A, consultant and author Peter Aiken explains why companies should put a C-level exec in charge of managing their data as a strategic asset.
Warner Brothers tracks films to screens with FileMaker (ComputerWeekly.com)
Every country in Europe has a George Clooney. Warner Brothers needs to know who the local dubbing actors are in each of 52 territories
31 May 2013 Six steps to creating a BI competency center (BeyeNetwork.com)
TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson lays out a roadmap for setting up a successful business intelligence competency center, and breaking down BI silos, in a decentralized company.
30 May 2013 Business decision making must progress in the age of big data (SearchDataManagement.com)
Speakers at MIT and Gartner conferences said the process of making business decisions needs to keep up as big data inundates organizations. Can it?
29 May 2013 SAP leaders bang the drum for Hana as a platform (ComputerWeekly.com)
SAP executives are positioning the supplier’s in-memory database as a pivotal technology, not just an end in itself
UK firms take disciplined approach to cloud applications selection (ComputerWeekly.com)
Trunki and Reed.co.uk show how more disciplined procurement approaches are replacing the 'land and expand' strategies favoured by pioneering suppliers
28 May 2013 Embedded BI: Largely invisible, but not for long (BeyeNetwork.com)
TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson tracks the ongoing evolution of embedded business intelligence tools and sees big things ahead for the technology. Make that very big things.