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  • IBM building security into cloud fabric

    IBM executives said this week that the company is looking to many of its existing tools, from the Tivoli management system to Cognos business intelligence software, to secure private and IBM-hosted hybrid clouds as customers migrate to these new computing setups.

  • 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.

  • BI specialist scoops top IBM award

    Helping fast food chain Wendy's to make the most of its point of sale information has taken business intelligence consultancy Cortell to the top of this year's IBM Business Partner awards.
    Using IBM's Cognos TM1 analytics solution, Cortell added a dynamic element to Wendy's use of sales data. The company can now analyse its information in near real time, and the project enabled enhanced decision making which has placed Wendy's in a more competitive market position.

  • IBM boosts BlackBerry access

    IBM has released software that allows BlackBerry users to access more of its applications, including its Cognos business intelligence software and Lotus Connections.

  • Mobile app development moves beyond CRM

    Everywhere you go these days, people are using BlackBerries to check email and set up appointments. But the march toward everyday use of more complex business applications on smartphones is going slowly at best.

  • BI makes pizza delivery more efficient

    Pizza delivery seems simple. You call and someone takes your order and tells you, say, "20 minutes" — which is what you tell your stomach and anyone else you may be sharing the pizza with.

  • Cognos upgrade

    Cognos has released the latest version of its business intelligence platform, in what will liklely be the last update before the company's sale to IBM becomes final.

  • Why Cognos capitulated to IBM

    "Possibilities are virtually unlimited for bundling BI capabilities with horizontal (e.g. sales automation, human resources) or vertical market applications (e.g. retail, manufacturing). Increasingly modular architectures for Windows products make it easier to tag on to other software solutions."

  • 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.

  • CDP anticipated IBM's Cognos buyout

    IBM’s offer for Cognos had been well anticipated by CDP, the exclusive distributor for Cognos in New Zealand for more than the past 20 years.

  • Cognos acquisition

    Cognos has agreed to buy Applix, a developer of performance analysis software, and plans to integrate the companies' products by early next year.

  • Cognos acquires Celequest

    Business intelligence software vendor Cognos has bought privately held Celequest, a BI company with expertise in real-time operational dashboards, as a way to attract more mid-market and departmental customers.

  • Atlanta to roll out Cognos to city’s agency workers

    The city of Atlanta will begin rolling out new business intelligence software to all city agencies in February in a project aimed at providing — for the first time — visibility into their combined performance.