Archive for June, 2006

Business Objects and presentation burn-out

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Press releases, much like other forms of marketing, often venture into the land of spectacular claims–sometimes into the land of nonsense. The June 15, 2006 press release from Business Objects entitled “Business Objects Survey Shows Executives Suffer From Presentation Burn Out; Poll of Over 380 Executives Indicates a Need for More Interactive Presentation Solution” leaps [...]

Smarter BI

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

I just stumbled upon an article in Optimize magazine by Betsy Burton and Mark McDonald of Gartner entitled “Smarter Use of Business Intelligence” (May, 2006) that I found refreshing and encouraging. In it, they argue, much as I often do, that BI needs to become less technology-centric and more focused on the needs, goals, and [...]