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I spoke last week on “Analytical Transformation and the CIO” at an Oracle global financial services conference with representatives from 70 countries in attendance to discuss the massive changes in their industry and the pressures on IT to respond to market and regulatory requirements.    My message was that the CIO has a role not only in guiding the technology architecture but in enabling and encouraging the transformation of people to incorporate analytics in their day-to-day de


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Business Analytics To Go

By Brian McDonough

The software-as-a-service (SaaS) model was supposed to appeal to budget-strapped departments underserved by their IT departments, but it is being adopted by organizations that don't exhibit that characteristic. This is no different for business analytics SaaS. The business model is secondary to competing on the features business managers need to make better decisions. I met with the business analytics SaaS vendor, PivotLink, last week and discussed my view on the SaaS market and learned about the trends the


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2010 has so far been an active year of various corporate activities for data warehousing (DW) technology vendors. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital funding, and executive turnover in the DW market suggest that the current market phase, which began in 2000 with the launch of Netezza, is ending and a new phase is starting.  In fact, Netezza's launch and currently pending acquisition by IBM provides a


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Managing an Expanding Portfolio of Risks

By Brian McDonough

When thinking about the current state of financial performance and strategy management (FPSM)offerings it seems clear that vendors need to offer more robust integrated risk management capabilities to the office of finance to help improve planning and forecasting accuracy, improve business visibility, and help customers close the loop between strategic planning and tactical execution.  In the short-term, organizations are more interested in implementing budgeting and planning, a


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