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Why BlackBerry May Not Lose the Tablet Market

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Rado Kotorov | April 26, 2011

When RIM invented mobile email, the BlackBerry device became such the symbol of mobility and 24/7 connectedness that some people likened its addictive appeal to calling it a “CrackBerry”.  Despite this success, if you listen to the leading technology reviewers, RIM is failing in the tablet...

Crawling for Excel files misses the point

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Jake Freivald | April 25, 2011

In an article on InfoWorld / Network World, Jon Brodkin discusses Project Barcelona, Microsoft's approach to finding all of the corporate data that's out on the corporate intranet. Microsoft researcher Andrew Conrad says, "The modern Web is vast and decentralized topology of websites and services...


The Implosion of Mobile Devices and How Businesses Can Cope With It

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Rado Kotorov | April 18, 2011

The invention of the iPhone and the recent implosion of new mobile devices and competing operating systems provide strong evidence that the diffusion of innovation occurs with a bursting pattern.  If an innovative idea materializes into a new product that captures the hearts of the consumers,...

Eye on Performance

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Kathleen Moran | April 12, 2011

We frequently showcase Information Builders customers in case studies and press releases, not just to acknowledge their work but so other customers can learn from their experience. Every WebFOCUS application is unique but some of them raise the bar for the entire community. For example, we have...


New Trends in Predictive Analytics

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Rado Kotorov | March 28, 2011

I just came back from the Predictive Analytics World conference held in San Francisco, which was attended by 500 people – a significant increase in attendees to a conference that typically draws about 200 guests. I go to conferences to find about new developments and to feel the pulse of the...

In Sum…

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Kathleen Moran | March 17, 2011

This week we went live with the agenda for our 2011 Summit User Conference in Dallas from June 12-16. While this has always been a customer-centric event, this year we will showcase over 40 customer case studies, more than any other Summit. During the four-day conference, customers from all over...

What Do We Know About Knowledge Workers?

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Jake Freivald | March 15, 2011

Over at InformationWeek, Rajan Chandras attempts to rebut the assertion of economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman that manual laborers are less likely to become unemployed than knowledge workers. Krugman's thesis depends on the observation that the American economy has "hollowed out...

IBM CEO’s Bold Message on Innovation!

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Rado Kotorov | March 11, 2011

In my previous posting I used history to point to the four critical factors of innovation: (1) ongoing change and adaption, (2) competitive vigilance, (3) creativity, and (4) execution to scale. But a skeptic about the ‘learned lessons’ from history may ask: “Do CEO’s really think in those terms?...

Big Ideas for Small Devices

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Kathleen Moran | March 09, 2011

Customers Lead the Way with Mobile BI Breakthroughs As many of you may know, we've been in the business of software for over 35 years, helping people to forge connections and make decisions. Over the years, the numerous computing platforms and device form factors have changed quite significantly....

Mobile Computing Re-kindles An Old Dilemma

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Michael Corcoran | March 01, 2011

Platform independent software:  It is the dream of the IT executive in any sizeable company and it has always been the software development mantra here at Information Builders.  While the proliferation of web-based computing had delivered us all to a world of contentment where computing...