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An Update on the Discoverer Situation

An Update on the Discoverer Situation

Please Note: The author, Graham Spicer, is our Sales Director, UK and as such, this blog is written in UK English.

Back in October of last year, I wrote a blog/whitepaper outlining the options, challenges and opportunities facing organisations looking to replace their Oracle Discoverer estate. During that eight-month period, Oracle has confused the situation even further, whereas their original recommendation was to replace Discoverer with OBIEE, now they are recommending multiple solutions, none of which really address the…

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BI TRENDS IN MY EXPERIENCE

BI TRENDS IN MY EXPERIENCE

Lots of experts continually publish reports and predictions about the trends for Business Intelligence in the coming years.   Now, I don’t profess to be an expert, but I do have experience. I have worked with BI (DSS, MIS, EIS, BI&DW, BA, etc) since 1980, initially in a development role, then moving into sales. If you look at most lists of BI trends for 2016, you will mostly see those listed below, or at least headings that can be interpreted in…

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THE EVOLUTION OF BI

THE EVOLUTION OF BI

There is a lot of talk about Mode 1, Mode 2 and Bimodal BI So, what is BI?  When I started in the 80s, despite the term BI not being invented, there were many companies that were using true BI solutions to derive business benefits.  In those days, measuring the benefit was quite simple: improvement on the bottom line.  Companies that were leading the way came from the Consumer Packaged Goods and Pharmaceutical industries, companies like Unilever, Proctor & Gamble,…

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