Business intelligence is going through a major transformation, and it’s all for the best… except maybe for CIOs who must rapidly adapt to new technologies and new user requirements, with stagnant or declining budgets. The Big Data buzzword has thrown into the light a number of crucial BI needs for today’s business, including: – Greater Volume, as data growth is [...]
IT in the manufacturing industry is today, more than ever, required to help save costs, both by cuts and by enhancing business efficiency through IT. These two elements will drive the IT project services market. Almost one third of the total IT project services revenues in Germany are currently realized by the manufacturing industry. IT projects aimed at reducing fixed [...]
Business Intelligence software provider Qliktech held a roundtable event where some of its key UK customers presented their BI strategies. The event started with BI guru Donald Farmer, Qlikview Product Advocate at the company, highlighting the use of Qlikview by organisations around the world, including BMW, Daimler Benz and Siemens in Germany. Farmer spoke about trends driving BI investments like [...]
Researching “big data” and analytics yields a cornucopia of interesting companies and technologies. One such is Splunk, which offers “real-time operational intelligence.” Starting with a bright idea – a clever data indexing technology – the company came up with a way of making large quantities of data easily accessible for analysis, by storing in flat files and making the indexing [...]
We’ve had our eye on business intelligence software provider Qliktech for some time, as the company’s model-free approach to reporting and analytics – what the vendor terms “Business Discovery” – sets it apart from many BI tools competitors. Its technique of “associative analysis” is powerful and has certainly garnered many fans for its Qlikview product. Indeed what strikes us most [...]
SAP just faced a stiff challenge, with its last week SAPPHIRE in Madrid: how to galvanize a huge user conference when you have basically nothing new to announce. It went pretty well, though. By communicating heavily around the four strategic areas it is focusing on and (importantly) actually delivering, SAP provided a nice picture. The four areas are: the core [...]
“It’s like a drug: once you taste it, you keep using it, and you just can’t get enough.” Would you have ever thought any user in the IT industry could speak this way about a piece of software? I could hear this opinion from a user panel, yesterday in Paris, during the Qliktech Discovery World Tour. With its Qlikview offering, [...]
HP-Autonomy deal isn’t closed yet: skepticism remains too high. HP had to extend its offer to October 3, even though it was willing to pay a high premium over Autonomy’s closing price (read this post). HP seeks approval of 75% of Autonomy’s shareholders, but so far got less than 42%. There may be many reasons to this skepticism. First of [...]
Biswajit Banerjee’s main responsibilities include market analysis and strategic consulting for the software and IT services industry in APAC with main focus on India. As a senior analyst he is responsible for hardware maintenance, system infrastructure software and project services product segments. His main focus verticals in this region include Manufacturing, Transport, Telecom, Banking and Insurance industry.
Eugen Schwab-Chesaru joined the Bucharest team in February 1999 to help set up PAC’s subsidiary in Romania and he also led the launch of PAC’s SITSI® program of off-the-shelf reports in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). His main responsibilities include heading PAC’s operations in Bucharest and the greater CEE area, as well as delivering strategic consulting to clients and partners.