Industry Research

February 11, 2008

The Magic Quadrant trap: Are analyst ranking reports being used appropriately?

Analyst firm’s product ranking reports such as Gartner’s Magic Quadrants and The Forrester Wave are terrific, but are they being used appropriately? Both provide snapshots of […]
January 18, 2008

Why did Sun buy MySQL?

“Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one […]
October 31, 2007

BI independents get no respect

After SAP announced it was acquiring Business Objects the speculation immediately started about when and who would buy Cognos (COGN). Although Cognos might very well be […]
May 4, 2007

Master Data Management in Data Migration

Heads-up on a new Aberdeen study: Master Data Management in Data Migration. The study will analyze the labor and cost benefits as well as the improved […]
February 14, 2007

Why BI Matters: Useless Information

As the Ancient Mariner said, "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink."  How about “data, data everywhere, but not any of the right information I […]