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Let's Talk About Making Your Systems Talk

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Jake Freivald | February 02, 2011

When non-technical people ask me what Information Builders does, I tell them we make systems talk. When systems talk to each other, that’s integration, or our iWay Software product line; when they talk to people, that’s business intelligence and analytics, or our WebFOCUS product line. (That’s an...

Behemoths and "Business-Driven"

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Jake Freivald | February 02, 2011

Over at InformationWeek, Bob Evans tells us about the slug-fest between IBM and Oracle for dominance in the "most-powerful systems on the planet" market. [W]hat Oracle and IBM are engaged in is a very fundamental transformation of the value proposition and structure of the IT-industry business...

Quick Doesn't Have To Mean Dirty

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Jake Freivald | February 02, 2011

BI software providers always talk about how fast their implementation times are, how fresh their data is, and how swiftly you can get value from their projects: Everything’s fast fast fast. I talk like that, too, and those things are really important. But I don’t care how fast answers are if they’...

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The Mobile BI Revolution

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Jake Freivald | February 02, 2011

It’s coming, we’re told. Huge numbers of executives are getting iPads. Everyone already has a Blackberry, iPhone, or Droid. They expect to be able to do BI on those platforms. I couldn’t agree more. But here are two things to consider, based on things we’ve seen since “small computers” were the...