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Vol. 11, No. 12
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What are concerns about end-user DSS development?
by Dan Power
End-user development of decision support systems (DSS) puts the responsibility for building and maintaining a DSS on the manager who builds it or supervises its development. Powerful end-user software is available to managers and many managers have the ability and often feel the need to develop their own desktop or departmental DSS. Small scale applications often meet needs faster than enterprise-wide solutions. Nevertheless, end-user built DSS create major concerns for IS/T staff. What are the major concerns?
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Pentaho delivers major advancement in agile BI
Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) leader, today announced the worldwide general availability (GA) of Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise Edition 4.0 and Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition 3.6. These major releases include enhancements for reporting, analysis and dashboards as well as the new Agile BI integrated ETL, modeling and data visualization environment.
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BIRT based apps for geospatial data visualizations ready for the enterprise
The people behind BIRT®, today announced the availability of Map It, Flash Maps and Map Intelligence, a collection of apps for developers to extend BIRT - the leading open source information application development environment - to any geospatial mapping application to create rich data visualizations. The apps can be downloaded from the BIRT Exchange Marketplace, an open software showcase on the most active online BIRT community, where any developer can promote, share or sell BIRT related applications, solutions and components.
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Ingres VectorWise delivers business analytics at the speed of thought
Ingres Corporation, the leading open source database management company and pioneer of the New Economics of IT, announced today the general availability of Ingres VectorWise for Linux, the next generation of database technology. Ingres VectorWise has been proven by Ingres customers and partners over the last six months to provide performance gains of 10x to 70x over existing database and analytic servers whilst running sophisticated analytics on large to truly massive data sets.
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Pentaho announces on-demand BI; issues 72-Hour challenge
Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) leader, today announced its secure, flexible On-Demand BI Suite Subscription that removes critical barriers to BI adoption by giving the customer complete control over how the solution is deployed and managed—by Pentaho, by the customer, or by both. In addition, Pentaho announced the availability of an on-demand evaluation environment, allowing enterprises to easily test drive the Pentaho BI Suite with their own data without requiring any of their own hardware and personnel assets.
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Vertica Systems wins 2010 MITX Technology award for analytics and business intelligence
Vertica, the leading provider of analytic database management systems, was named the winner in the Analytics and Business Intelligence category at the 7th Annual Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) Technology Awards. The program kicked off New England Innovation Month by lauding local development and implementation of technologies in the digital industry. Winners were announced in eleven categories, and several "Best Of" awards as well as the PricewaterhouseCoopers Promise Awards were revealed at the ceremony attended by more than 350 industry professionals held on June 2nd at the Marriott Copley Plaza in Boston.
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