David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

IBM Makes InfoSphere Information Server a Force in IT

Posted by David Menninger on Nov 26, 2010 5:56:00 PM

In the weeks leading up to and as part of its Information On Demand Conference that my colleague assessed, IBM introduced version 8.5 of InfoSphere Information Server and several related product updates. As my colleague suggested earlier, IBM has an ambitious agenda to provide comprehensive information management capabilities through a combination of product development and acquisitions. The breadth of this portfolio is impressive, and InfoSphere Information Server 8.5 makes significant strides in tying the various pieces together.

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Topics: Enterprise Data Strategy, Analytics, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, CIO, Data Integration, IBM, Information Management, Information Technology, IT Performance Management (ITPM)

Cognos 10 Breaks Down Barriers To Business Intelligence and Analytics

Posted by David Menninger on Nov 26, 2010 5:53:19 PM

On October 25, IBM introduced Cognos 10 at its Information on Demand and Business Analytics Forum in Las Vegas that I attended to review the technology closer from my examination at its recent IBM Business Analytics analyst summit in September. According to Rob Ashe, IBM’s general manager of business analytics, Cognos 10 has been developed for over six years. You’re probably aware that in that period IBM made a variety of acquisitions including Cognos itself. These acquisitions and their impact on the new product are clearly in evidence as part of the release.

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Topics: Enterprise Data Strategy, Performance Management, Planning, Analytics, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, CIO, IBM, Information Management, IT Performance Management (ITPM)