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DSS News 04-04-2010
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Vol. 11, No. 7
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What is a Spatial DSS?
by Dan Power
Web-based systems like Google Maps and MapQuest have demonstrated the importance and value of having spatial decision support. But what is the difference between a Geographic Information System (GIS) and a Spatial DSS, and how is Spatial DSS related to DSS in general? These questions ask broadly about terminology distinctions. In the past 10 years, spatial and location-based applications have expanded with the widespread availability of smart phones with global positioning system (GPS) technology and expanded Internet capabilities.
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Fighting the Tide

Aberdeen Group recently examined how companies are using business intelligence (BI) tools to adapt to today’s market pressures. They discovered that despite these adverse economic conditions, some companies are using BI to not just support, but actually to grow their business through the lean years. This report focuses on IBM Cognos 8 BI users and compares the results they are seeing to other survey respondents.

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Fighting the Tide
Aberdeen Group recently examined how companies are using business intelligence (BI) tools to adapt to today’s market pressures. They discovered that despite these adverse economic conditions, some companies are using BI to not just support, but actually to grow their business through the lean years. This report focuses on IBM Cognos 8 BI users and compares the results they are seeing to other survey respondents.

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Greenplum to deliver “Best of Breed” integrated data cloud solution for global organizations.
Greenplum Software, the pioneer of Enterprise Data Cloud™ solutions for large-scale data warehousing and analytics, today announced it has jointly developed a solution that pairs Greenplum's Enterprise Data Cloud platform with Dell's PowerEdge C2100 servers.
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Pentaho Agile BI enables data source to dashboard in minutes.
Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) leader, today announced the preview of Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) 4.0, the next major product milestone in the company’s Agile BI initiative, announced in November.
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Pep Boys implements Adaptive Planning's on-demand budgeting and reporting solution.
Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in on-demand financial planning and reporting solutions, today announced that The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: "PBY"), the nation's leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, has implemented Adaptive Planning's solution for managing their budgeting process across multiple divisions and 580 stores.
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Global study reveals that companies believe that the recession is far from over and spending on I.T. will be flat in 2010.
In a study released today, RONIN has polled nearly 1,500 companies across twelve countries on how the recession is impacting their companies and it reveals that there has been little change in sentiment in the past 12 months.
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Netezza extends support of advanced analytics with availability of SAS/ACCESS® engine on TwinFin™ appliance.
Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse, analytic and monitoring appliances, today announced the SAS/ACCESS® interface engine for the Netezza® TwinFin™ data warehouse appliance.
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