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  • Queensland Health considers data warehouse, BI pilot

    Queensland Health is to begin piloting a new mental health data warehouse and business intelligence application as part of a wider push by the Queensland government to support mental health information management.

  • CIOs come of age as business leaders: Study

    We have been talking about it for years but it looks as if it’s finally happening; CEOs and CIOs are aligned in their thinking around the future challenges and complexity and IT plays a critical role.

  • CIO priorities reflect NBN opportunities in ANZ: Gartner

    Organisations are looking to make the most of opportunities associated with the National Broadband Network (NBN), with Gartner Executive Program’s annual CIO agenda survey showing that networking, voice and data communications are a higher technology priority in Australia and New Zealand than globally.

  • Meyer Cookware signs Pronto in ERP deal

    The Australian division of global cookware manufacturer, Meyer Cookware, has signed a six-figure deal with ERP developer, Pronto Software, to implement Pronto-Xi across the enterprise.

  • Nine data warehousing trends for the CIO

    Gartner has issued the following missive to CIOs: Familiarise yourself with key data warehousing trends and how they will impact the technology deployed to deliver business analytics during 2011 and 2012.

  • Best iPhone apps for SFA, CRM, and BI

    The surprise among business applications that support the iPhone is how many of them have gone native. Of the seven business apps on our list, only one — SugarCRM — reaches the iPhone via the Safari web browser. Native apps that tap, Oracle CRM, Oracle BI, QuickBooks, and SiteCatalyst come from the App Store.

  • Some users fear long-term effects of IBM-Cognos deal

    Some users fear that IBM's proposed US$5 billion (NZ$6.56 billion) acquisition of Cognos, announced last week, could force sites running non-IBM database systems to significantly change long-term technology spending plans.

  • Fuelquip finds small business benefits from BI

    Fuel industry support organisation Fuelquip has quickly realised benefits from installing a business intelligence system, demonstrating that BI is no longer just a tool for major corporations.

  • Eager adopters create headaches for BI projects

    Providing business intelligence tools to a large number of users can boost a company’s bottom line. However, some IT executives attending Information Builders’ recent Summit 2007 user conference in Las Vegas noted that wider use of the tools can also create problems for IT shops.

  • Don't let user resistance thwart BI projects

    Business intelligence tools can bring a host of advantages to companies, but IT shops must first ensure that the technology is accepted by business users. This was the consensus reached by a panel of IT executives at the Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference in Seattle earlier this month.

  • Christchurch gets BI centre of excellence

    Christchurch business intelligence specialist Montage Interactive has opened a centre of excellence in the city — for analytical business intelligence. The launch is largely a response to demand from from smaller organisations, the company says.

  • Taking BI beyond the inner circle to the front lines

    Business intelligence for the masses has been an industry buzz term for the past several years. But several users who attended the Information Builders’ Summit 2006 user conference last month say they are embracing the philosophy with new projects to quickly move BI reports and analysis out to frontline workers, suppliers and customers.

  • BI: not so intelligent if not used cleverly

    Business intelligence (BI) is worth little if it is not applied systematically to improve performance. This is the message from Bearing Point’s Australian CEO, Andy Robertson. He told a Wellington audience last week that BI is morphing into a “corporate performance management [tool]”.