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Why Informatica World mattered This article is sponsored by:

Salesforce.com and SAP may have stolen the headlines, but the best vendor-sparked conversations were actually coming out of Informatica World. Here's why.

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Weissbeerger helps the beer flow This article is sponsored by:

Anything that helps beer flow more quickly gets our vote. Enter Israeli based Weissbeerger. They're in the alochol analytics space, which, I must admit, is a new category to me.

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Workday fires on all cylinders in Q1 This article is sponsored by:

Workday has released its Q1 fiscal 2014 results (see pro forma above.) Those results exceeded consensus expectations and the company is now raising its full years guidance. I like what I see in these results.

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Tableau IPO shows strong interest in BI This article is sponsored by:

Last Friday, Tableau (who? we'll get to that) debuted on NASDAQ at a whopping 64 percent premium to its placing offer price of $31/share. That 'pop' valued the company at an eye watering $2.

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Serving up fresh analytics every day This article is sponsored by:

Enterprise analytics is a fast-growing market, as users demand up-to-the-minute data presented visually in context. But in their rush to consume fresh daily data, they may overlook the need for proper preparation of the data before serving.

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Christian Gheorghe, digital dynamo This article is sponsored by:

Over the weekend, Christian Gheorghe, CEO Tidemark was good enough to field a long call where we discussed the approach his company is taking to analytics and business intelligence. Of special interest is the concept of 'storylines,' a way of visualizing structured and unstructured data.

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Intacct introduces Flex Reporting tool This article is sponsored by:

Intacct is introducing Flex Reporting, a tool that extends the existing report capability to one that is more aligned to operational reporting. I'm not convinced they've got this right but rather are shackled to an accounting mindset. That will limit their ability to upsell or grow into new markets.

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Bluefin on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud This article is sponsored by:

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud has many implications for both customers and the broader SAP ecosystem. Making sense of them all in what will be a complex world is not straightforward and we anticipate many twists and turns.

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The ‘trust imperative’ for CIOs This article is sponsored by:

IT leaders like Jeroen Tas of Philips are being challenged to create a strategic vision for how their organizations can exploit the vast amounts of customer data becoming available to them through big data initiatives – while instilling and growing customer trust.

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SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud: early thoughts This article is sponsored by:

Grab a coffee. There's a lot to digest. Vishal Sikka, executive board member SAP's infectious enthusiasm for SAP HANA - his little girl - is palpable.

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An internet of GE things This article is sponsored by:

My good buddy Vinnie Mirchandani says I spend far too much time worrying about yesterday's technology. He may be right but then I worry a lot about the people and things that pay the bills, move things around, get things made and so on. However, there is a largely unseen world to which we should pay attention.

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The business intelligence conundrum This article is sponsored by:

On a rare winter trip out of the frozen north, I visited Atlanta where I met with Mico Yuk. Mico is an outspoken business intelligence consultant, often working in the SAP world. In the above video we discuss a couple of stories: one she wrote on SCN that talked about the five things BI people need to do in 2013, the other, colleague Dennis Howlett's response.

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