Justin Kern is the former senior editor at Information Management. Follow him on Twitter at @IMJustinKern.
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OpenStack Turns Three: Growing, With an Eye on the Pains of the Open Cloud Community
July 18, 2013 10 Minutes with ... Rackspace VP of Private Cloud John Igoe on the open source clouds NASA beginnings, explosive growth,...
Cloud Plans Mature on Integration and Testing
July 16, 2013 Research in Action survey puts cloud at the forefront of enterprise investments, with new expectations for SLAs and hybrid...
Enterprise Mobility: A Practical Framework for Diverse Devices
July 12, 2013 Gartner analysts devise best practices for a modern approach to mobile device management
Software M&A Steadies on Increase in Private Equity Money
July 10, 2013 Berkery Noyes report puts BMC Software deal at top of first half of 2013; consumer software spikes as education market could...
EMC to Buy Aveksa
July 9, 2013 RSA security division would operate Boston-area identity and access management vendor as part of strategy for better cloud and...
IBM to Buy Israeli Virtualization Vendor
July 9, 2013 CSL International deal would bring zEnterprise System cloud and server infrastructure specialist in-house to Big Blue
Cloud BI: More SMBs and More Happening Right Now
July 8, 2013 Private cloud for business intelligence becomes priority as HR and SMBs find particular implementations: Dresner niche market...
Tech Hiring Ends First Half of 2013 with Widespread Gains
July 8, 2013 U.S. employment for telecommunications and data processing return to modest gains as tech outpaces overall hiring growth:...
Devices Down, Enterprise Software Up in Reduced 2013 IT Outlook
July 2, 2013 Gartner puts worldwide enterprise IT spending at $3.7 trillion, with mobile phone and tablet spending unable to compensate for...
2013 Enterprise Information Management Predictions Assessment
July 1, 2013 Experts from Forrester, Saugatuck and Nucleus revisit their forecasts from earlier this year on business intelligence, cloud,...
The Face of Military Data Pros Returning Home
June 28, 2013 Marine Corps Sgt. Denny Nunez brings his Afghanistan and Haiti server and network admin experience to handle mission critical...
Travel Industry Experiences Delays with Big Data
June 27, 2013 Analytics guru Thomas Davenport assesses the potential and pitfalls of unstructured data, social streams and other advanced...
Noetix Bought by Software Roll-up Firm
June 27, 2013 BI mainstay intended as basis for growth into big data, integration, MDM and cloud; Executive Chairman McDonald holds same...
Microsoft Starts New Venture Program (and Hints at Cloud and Enterprise Software Potential)
June 27, 2013 Redmond offers accelerator funding, advice, software and services for startups; meant as part of cohesion effort with other...
No Data Scientists? No Problem, Datameer Hopes
June 25, 2013 Datameer Version 3.0 seeks automation and recommendation capabilities with data in Hadoop for more casual advanced analytic...
Cisco to Buy Composite Software
June 20, 2013 Networking vendor proposes $180 million for data virtualization specialist to broaden its approach on cloud and varied data...
Dispatches from 2013 Chief Analytics Officer Summit Chicago
June 19, 2013 On the scene at the second-annual CAO event, held by the International Institute for Analytics and led by business-minded...
Among Most Valuable Companies, Tech is Top Dollar
June 18, 2013 Apple heads PricewaterhouseCoopers top 100 companies, with Google, IBM, Oracle and others leading technology sectors...
Along Supply Chain, Orchestro Reaches Out with New Analytics, Integration
June 18, 2013 Traditional consumer data vendor updates its cloud-native platform; supply chain expert Cecere calls shelf-sensing updates a...
Canadian Tire Rounds the Next Turn on MDM
June 17, 2013 With a master data management framework in place, Toronto-based retailer readies the next stages of its extensive data...
Datawatch to Buy Panopticon
June 17, 2013 Big data potential behind $31.4 million stock deal for Swedish visualization and discovery vendor
Data Visualizations: Do You Prefer Destroyed Farms or Fancy Pies?
June 14, 2013 Weighing the fine art possibilities with presenting info
Retention Practices Lost in Shuffle of Handling Sensitive Enterprise Data
June 14, 2013 Protiviti survey finds IT and data leaders take a step back on retention systems, but move toward governance best practices...
Software AG to Buy CEP Vendor from Progress
June 13, 2013 Software AG has real-time big data intentions with complex event processing specialist Apama; proposed deal continues Progress...
Red Hat Flaunts Cloud and Stresses Community
June 12, 2013 Slew of OpenStack and cloud development releases from 2013 open source vendor summit expand commercial, cloud capabilities
Dispatches from Predictive Analytics World 2013 Chicago
June 11, 2013 Live coverage of PAW strategies and business-minded discussions in analytics and predictive models, including insight this...
In Unfolding U.S. Data Surveillance Program, Big Data and Governance Lessons for Business
June 11, 2013 Enterprise data analysts reflect on impact and potential from unfolding U.S. monitoring program and data retention
Progress Makes PaaS Deal, Release
June 10, 2013 Buyout of Rollbase to make up the core of platform-as-a-service offering Progress Pacific; Saugatuck analyst West highlights...
Data Discovery, SaaS Lead BI Market Review
June 7, 2013 Gartner puts business intelligence spending at $13.1 billion in 2012, a slight reduction from previous estimates; SAP remains...
SAP to Buy hybris
June 5, 2013 In proposed deal, e-commerce platform vendor would operate independently as part of next generation customer...
Data Migration for the Long Term
June 5, 2013 Osterman Research outlines five considerations for the increasing volume and content control issues with archived information
salesforce.com Offers $2.5B for ExactTarget
June 4, 2013 Cloud marketing platform intended to be starting point for CMO tech spending; ExactTarget brings varied roster of...
IBM to Purchase SoftLayer
June 4, 2013 Dallas-based cloud infrastructure provider would be part of move by Big Blue to break off and expand its cloud division
Software AG to Buy alfabet
June 3, 2013 German-based enterprise architecture and IT process software vendor meant to strengthen Software AGs growing commitment...
Cisco to Buy JouleX
May 30, 2013 As part of Internet of Things expansion, Cisco proposes $107 million for Atlanta-based energy management vendor
Overland Considers Buyout to Merge with Tandberg
May 29, 2013 In sluggish storage and hardware markets, Cyrus Capital Partners makes a pitch that would combine the data management, tape...
With Data Center Risk, U.S. at One End, India and Brazil at the Other
May 28, 2013 Cushman & Wakefield survey praises infrastructure of U.S., room for improvement among emerging nations and a big drop for Japan
BI Gravitates Toward a Mixed Bag of What Works
May 24, 2013 Dresner Advisory Services annual update on business intelligence points to boosts in users; interest reigns with dashboards,...
Blue Coat Plans Big Data Security Buy
May 23, 2013 Solera Networks deal would bring in new security analytics capabilities to Sunnyvales Blue Coat; deal hits on emerging...
The Four Pillars of Big Data for Wealth Management
May 23, 2013 Celents high-level view of money management use of advanced analytics driven by customer knowledge and compliance;...
New DATA Act, Same Standards and Transparency Push
May 21, 2013 Federal spending and grant data back in spotlight in bipartisan bill that may get first look this week; DTC lauds...
IBMs Watson to Face Biggest Human Challenge Yet: the Customer
May 21, 2013 Big Blue unveils IBM Watson Engagement Advisor as a customer-facing search and answer tool with a marketing wrinkle and mobile...
Why the Chief Data Officer is More Vital than Ever
May 21, 2013 10 Minutes with Peter Aiken on the differences between the CDO, CIO and IT, and how businesses should reframe their data...
The Last Flip Phone Professional on Earth
May 17, 2013 Is there a quiet minority opting out of the smartphone tether?
Tableau Closes High in Stock Market Debut
May 17, 2013 Trading under DATA symbol, analytics and viz vendor rings opening bell on IPO day and finishes at $50.75 per...
Feds Share Early Status Update on Open Data Collaboration
May 16, 2013 U.S. CTO Todd Park outlines Project Open Data and invites contributions on open source code and federal data quality, efficiency
For Enterprise Mainstay Software AG, PaaS Suite Critical to Emerging Cloud Uses
May 15, 2013 German-based vendor rests as-a-service plans on trio of offerings propelled by LongJump, ARIS deals; releases spread out over...
How is Big Data Shaping Enterprise IT Hiring?
May 14, 2013 Hiring assessment by IT career resources site icrunchdata puts nearly half of available big data jobs in analytics, dwarfing...
8 Risks Inherent to All Organizations
May 14, 2013 EADS Chief Risk Officer Schwager leads checklist for risk managers as part of second-annual World Risk Day
The Makeover of BI in the New, Expanding Enterprise
May 9, 2013 In new report, Saugatucks Bruce Guptill highlights the fruition of business intelligence use in cloud and SaaS...
Second World Risk Day Takes a Project-Minded Path
May 9, 2013 Risk management virtual summit emphasizes the business returns from solid process and tech, and reaches out for its own future
SAP Assigns HANA as Star Behind New Business Cloud
May 7, 2013 SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud puts in-memory platform at the center of mission critical data, applications for large businesses
Dell to Buy Enstratius
May 6, 2013 Minneapolis-based cloud management vendor feeds Dells growing cloud plans; most notable acquisition since Dell internal...
Services and System Design Lead Aprils Tech Hiring Growth
May 6, 2013 BLS figures find 9,700 new IT jobs last month; Foote Partners points to refocused tech strategies
USPS Delivers Poor Data Governance
May 2, 2013 Postal Service inspector audit cites 148 issues related to inaccurate data and poor data stewardship; recommends full overhaul...
Returning Home, U.S. Military Positioned as Substantial IT Career Resource
May 1, 2013 White House partners with HP, Oracle, Microsoft, NetApp for certification program on emerging data and information technology...
Are Software Deals, IPOs the Foundation of a Rebound?
April 30, 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers quarterly tech industry M&A activity report notes another big dive in M&A value, volume; 2013 growth...
The Enterprise Data Warehouse at a Crossroads
April 29, 2013 10 Minutes with Joe Caserta, president of consultancy Caserta Concepts, on the changing but challenging role of enterprise...
Long-Standing Service Challenges Underscore IT and Business User Bad Blood
April 26, 2013 Forrester Research survey puts 19 percent of business users as severely impacted by IT problems; majority in U.S....
GE Investment Puts PaaS Startup Pivotal Over $1B Mark
April 25, 2013 EMC and VMware analytic framework will be the basis of General Electric software HQ development, with commercial versions to...
Analytic Outsourcing Faces Healthy Growth, War for Talent
April 24, 2013 IDC market report: analytic services and BPO to reach $46.9 billion this year, hitting $70.8 billion by 2016
With the Potential of Innovation and Jobs, Big Data Goes to Washington
April 24, 2013 Federal subcommittee hearing on big data and advanced analytics give a framework for potential, with insight from IBM,...
Up to Bat for Business, Sports Big Data Strikes Out
April 23, 2013 Confusion, sweeping promises do little to advance the analytics discussion
Pentaho to Buy Webdetails
April 22, 2013 EMA analyst Rogers says Pentaho deal for Portugal-based partner spreads customer reach and services engineering
Intel to Buy Mashery
April 18, 2013 Purported deal for application programming interface technology and services vendor follows a series of cloud announcements by...
Teradata Opens EDW for Hadoop
April 15, 2013 With role of enterprise data warehouse changing, Sixth Sense analyst sees new Teradata big data releases as more than just...
Data and Digital Executives, Get Your Resumes Ready
April 12, 2013 Gartner Research finds data and digital chiefs gaining traction; CEOs believe they have a digital strategy, though may miss a...
How to Build a Business-Minded Data Visualization Strategy
April 11, 2013 10 Minutes with Andy Rusnak, BI and visualization expert at Ernst & Young, on enterprise reluctance with agile development,...
Trek Sprints to Bike Data Consistency with Holistic, Team Approach on MDM
April 10, 2013 In decade leap from Wisconsin niche cycle shop to world-class biking source, Trek opts for Stibo Systems platform and data...
Despite Promise in Health Care and Finance, Software and Service M&A Drops Again
April 9, 2013 Berkery Noyes Q1 2013 forecast puts deal volume down and value reduced by more than half to $7.4 billion; cloud and SaaS make...
LANDesk to Buy VMware IT Management Portfolio
April 9, 2013 VMware Protect products will be renamed, repackaged immediately in second deal for Shavlik line since 2011
Rackspace to Buy Exceptional Cloud Services
March 28, 2013 Error testing provider meant to expand developer capabilities; part of Rackspace push to deal with cloud complexity, says IDC...
Platfora Shoots for a Big Data BI Layer
March 26, 2013 Years in the making, in-memory platform for Hadoop attempts to make wider and quicker business use of big data; ESG and Taneja...
Enterprise Social Networks: Thinking Outside of the Wrong Box?
March 25, 2013 Business may have a problem with the dearth of people on their highly touted social platforms
TIBCO to Buy Maporama Solutions
March 25, 2013 Cloud-based geospatial analytics vendor meant to compliment Spotfire platform; Maporama focused on location visualization and...
Governance Programs Short on Training, Hardly Deal with Social Data
March 21, 2013 AIIM report indicates low levels of retention and governance with social media data, and an unexpected bump in paper records
Logi Analytics: Former LogiXML is the New Old Kid on the BI Block
March 19, 2013 Rebranding designed to reflect changing analytics market
Mobile BI: Real-Time Demands Trump Compatibility Struggles
March 15, 2013 TechNavio report pegs mobile business intelligence market spending to grow 25 percent this year to $878 million
Analytics Planning: How to Hit a Moving Target
March 14, 2013 IIA faculty member and Archipelago Information Strategies consultant Mike Lampa says modern analytics programs must have...
Oracle to Buy Nimbula
March 13, 2013 Cloud infrastructure startup carries background in origins of Amazon EC2; signals first Oracle cloud deal since Eloqua buy
Red Hat Content with Acquisitions Middleware Path
March 12, 2013 New solutions for integration and messaging based on FuseSource follow through on Red Hats intentions; questions remain...
Dell Boomi Sizes up Midmarket Cloud MDM
March 11, 2013 In launching cloud-based master data management offering, Boomi division aims to unify and govern data for potentially...
How to Determine Cloud TCO
March 7, 2013 Saugatuck Technology report finds savings for various workload and business sizes, though cautions on assumptions that cloud...
IBM to Base Cloud, Services on OpenStack
March 5, 2013 SmartCloud Orchestrator is the first release in plan for total open source foundation by IBM
Room for Improvement in Managing Mobility, Social and Infrastructure
February 28, 2013 Protiviti IT survey ranks mobile integration and policies in need compared with business expectations, finds more...
A Hunch on Predictive Analytics
February 28, 2013 Business-minded data forecasts have a bright immediate future, as per Eric Siegels new book and university indicators
Refining the Deal Hype Around Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big Data
February 26, 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers forecast: 2013 M&A activity to narrow along hot areas like software-defined networks and mobile apps;...
The Realities of Cybersecurity
February 26, 2013 10 Minutes with Jamie Barnett, partner at Venable LLP and former U.S. Navy and FCC leader, on federal cybersecurity...
Social Monitoring Minus Interaction Misses Out on Potential
February 25, 2013 Customer support holds a tangible return for marketing department social efforts, says Hypatia Researchs Leslie Ament
The State of Business Intelligence in Academics
February 22, 2013 BI Congress III survey reflects stronger student interest and university collaboration; experience with vendors still...
BI Spending in 2013: Slow but Steady
February 21, 2013 7 percent boost in 2012 driven in part by big data and SaaS, though growth still slower than in 2011: Gartner forecast
Breaking Through the Analytics Glass Ceiling
February 15, 2013 Gartner analyst expects mobile and collaboration to provide massive adoption impact with CIO analytic tools
BYOD: Reaching the Peak? Or Just Getting Started?
February 11, 2013 Forrester mobile workforce analysis gives near-term view of device adoption and employee pressures
Whats Driving the Focus on Big Data?
February 8, 2013 Information systems professors/consultants delve into the cultural changes required to deal with disparate data volumes
HR Taking Ownership of the Cloud
February 6, 2013 Survey finds cloud-based human resources management systems on the rise and driven outside of IT
IBM Spreads Out Data Systems Approach
February 5, 2013 Power Systems and PureData top slew of releases meant for SMBs dealing with data volumes
Dell Founder, Investment Firm Make Private Buyout Official
February 5, 2013 After weeks of speculation, $24.4 billion proposal aims at refocusing Round Rock vendors approach to software market and...
Oracle to Buy Acme Packet
February 4, 2013 $2.1 billion proposal for IP network solution provider part of what Ovum analyst calls increasingly connected realm of IT and...
The Difference and Deficit with Enterprise Social Networks
February 1, 2013 Gartner expects only 20 percent of social business to succeed through 2015; ESN becoming as commonplace as the business phone,...
IBM to Buy Star Analytics Portfolio
February 1, 2013 Proposed buyout of California analytics providers software portfolio is IBMs first of 2013, after release of...
What is Big Datas Role in Enterprise Security?
February 1, 2013 EMA security analyst Scott Crawford breaks down releases from IBM and RSA and what is still out of reach for advanced analytic...
Jasons Deli Takes a Special Order on Customer Data
February 1, 2013 Data quality, order up! Jason's Deli enterprise architects take a modern leap into cleaning the data that defines its customers
Realities of the Enterprise Data Scientist
January 31, 2013 10 Minutes with ... Anand Rao, innovation lead for the analytics group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, on real approaches that are...
IBM Grants First Entire Watson System to Rensselaer
January 30, 2013 RPI plans for the bigger version of the game show winning supercomputer include analytic research and big data career...
Pervasive to Accept Actian Merger, Months After First Bid
January 29, 2013 $161.9 million proposal comes as vendors look to further revitalize their images as cloud, big data providers
Oracles 2013 Cloud Plans, Customers Come into View
January 28, 2013 Oracle President Hurd, EVP Kurian detail parts of cloud computing strategy, hit on Sun acquisition and hardware market
Four Lessons from Successful Big Data Programs
January 28, 2013 Aberdeen report outlines emerging and reliable methods for enterprise adoption of advanced analytics
Molecular Layers of Data: the Next Frontier of Storage?
January 24, 2013 MIT researchers apply physics and a molecular-memory scheme that could boost storage density by 1,000-times
Cloud Security Moves from Enterprise Apprehension to Allegiance
January 23, 2013 Growing cloud computing maturity and data management operating cost cuts are expected to lead to more on-demand security...
Expectations and Roadblocks as BYOD Matures
January 22, 2013 BYOD survey finds big differences between focus on user compared with device; abuse of polices and device theft top list of...
The Best and Worst Methods for Enterprise Architecture
January 18, 2013 Theres more footing for a business-driven approach to EA; Gartners Betsy Burton offers best practices for...
The Year Ahead in Enterprise Software, Services M&A
January 17, 2013 10 Minutes with Jim Berkery and Mary Jo Zandy of transaction firm Berkery Noyes ... on the big picture view of vendor...
Optimizing Zero Dark Thirty
January 16, 2013 Effects firm Image Engine turns to Avere Systems NAS filer for data loads behind blockbuster movie
NuoDB Puts Its Spin on Cloud Database
January 15, 2013 Elastically scalable SQL/ACID Cloud Data Management System Starlings 1.0 built of the cloud, says 451 Group analyst
After Flat Year, BI Goes on the Move
January 14, 2013 Annual BI Scorecard presents 2012 business intelligence impact at about the same as previous year; mobile investment to get a...
Sapient to Buy Marketing Analytics Provider (m)Phasize
January 11, 2013 Proposed acquisition would bring on fourth practice area for cross-channel marketing analytics and predictive models
The Soft Skill that Drives Your Analytics Team
January 10, 2013 Analytics pro assessment finds commonality among different data positions; CEO offers four tips to nail down interested talent
IT Spending to Pass $2T
January 9, 2013 Even with growth revisions, Gartner forecasts promising investment in data center, storage and cloud computing
A Marketing Department Data Uproar Like Never Before
January 8, 2013 Changes in technical backgrounds of marketers and automation of their work keeps wild evolution going through 2013: IDC forecast
Enterprise IT: No Special Treatment at 2013 CES
January 7, 2013 Forrester, Saugatuck, Aberdeen analysts weigh in on what may make the biggest splash for enterprise leaders at this...
2012 Software M&A Values Plummet
January 4, 2013 Number of transactions shows 1 percent increase in 2012, with infrastructure software as the biggest gainer in deal value;...
Substantial IT Hiring Offset by Stagnation
January 3, 2013 Growth steady as IT positions take longer to fill in the first half of the new year: Dice survey
Imation Buys Storage Vendor Nexsan
January 3, 2013 As part of expansion plans, Minnesota-based audio and video storage and security provider pays $120 million in cash and stock...
Developer Error to Blame for Amazon Cloud Christmas Disruption
January 2, 2013 AWS postmortem centers on improper maintenance process with load balancing; knocked off Netflix and others in another public...
Feds OK First Vendor on Cloud Security
December 31, 2012 Autonomic Resources approved along guidelines for FedRAMP, an integral piece to Washingtons cloud efforts
AWS Suffers Christmas Cloud Disruption
December 26, 2012 Fixes in place to a trio of Amazon cloud services hampered during holiday, stemming from same Virginia data center with...
Developing Data Management Needs Carry Application Market
December 24, 2012 Software market to grow 7.5 percent to 86.7 billion in 2013, according to IDC; RDBMS and data integration are bright spots
Red Hat Makes Bid for ManageIQ
December 21, 2012 New Jersey-based cloud management vendor comes with $104 million proposed price tag; Red Hat aims for expansion of its open...
How to Bring Business Change to Data Modeling
December 20, 2012 10 Minutes with MWD Advisors Principal Analyst Mark McGregor, on the shortcomings of data modeling and mapping, and his advice...
Cloud Computing Value Apparent, Compliance More Obscure
December 19, 2012 On-demand applications get positive marks on modernization and vendor support: Dimensional Research survey
IBM to Buy StoredIQ
December 19, 2012 Big data and e-discovery plans bring in another vendor; follows on Vivisimo deal and PureSystems build-out
Dell to Acquire Credant
December 18, 2012 Data protection, encryption vendor part of Round Rock plans to strengthen security of enterprise mobile and cloud
Utility Big Data Moving to Greener Pastures?
December 17, 2012 Smart-grid enterprise IT spending to surpass $20 billion between 2012 and 2020, led by predictive analytics, big data...
Oracle to Buy DataRaker
December 17, 2012 Proposal for cloud-based utility analytics vendor hits on hot smart-grid market; Oracles third on-demand deal in four...
Expect More IT Hiring in Q1 2013 with Certain Jobs Harder to Fill
December 14, 2012 Robert Half Technology CIO survey suggests growth in IT staffing in new year, with hot spot roles for security, app...
Three Bedrocks of Application Performance Management
December 12, 2012 Aberdeen Group outlines the main challenges and requirements for quality enterprise application development and deployment
Enterprise IT Earthquake: SDN, Virtualization and More Appliances
December 11, 2012 Disruptive trends ahead marked by the systems to handle huge and changing data workloads, says Gartners Cappuccio
Analytics in 2013: Smarter Business Uses and Some Big Data Deaths
December 11, 2012 Analyst Tom Davenport and IIA lead analytics expectations with refined business analytics and big data use cases, changing...
Iron Mountain to Buy Trio of Data Protection Assets
December 11, 2012 One week after announcing new CEO and president, Iron Mountain plans to acquire offerings from small vendors based in Arizona,...
MLC Advisors Rally Behind Automated, Simplified Data
December 11, 2012 Innovative Solution Award 2012 Winner: MLC and NAB, nominated by Teradata Category: General Achievement
Heathrow Lands BPM for On-Time Flights
December 11, 2012 Innovative Solution Award 2012 Winner: Heathrow Limited, nominated by Pegasystems Category: Business Process Management
2020 Starts Next Year: Cloud, Enterprise Mobile Lead Pivotal IT Shift
December 7, 2012 IDC IT forecast puts 2013 as watershed in adoption of cloud, social, mobile and big data; emerging markets and LOB take larger...
Citrix to Buy Zenprise
December 6, 2012 BYOD controls and integration are central to proposed buyout of mobile device management vendor
What to Keep in Mind with Big Data Plans
December 5, 2012 Navesink Consulting President Thomas C. Redman points to six imperatives when planning for next-generation business analytics
Infor to Buy Orbis Global
December 4, 2012 Infor moves into bustling marketing space with proposal for marketing SaaS, software vendor
2013 and Years Ahead Bring Less Control for Enterprise IT
November 26, 2012 Gartner forecasts changing roles and data expectations as businesses approach the nexus of social, mobile, cloud...
SaaS: The Increasing Risk of Vendor Lock-In
November 20, 2012 In its cloud application buyer bill of rights, Constellation Research outlines three prime reasons that cloud...
Where BI Plans Match Reality
November 19, 2012 BI Survey 12 reveals mobile business intelligence leads the pack of hot implementations; cloud and SaaS views differ
Cisco Proposes Cloupia Acquisition
November 16, 2012 Data center infrastructure automation provider proposal shows Ciscos continued activity in the back end of data center...
How to Organize a Data Science Team
November 16, 2012 Experts in finding business answers in big data explain how to pick talent and the right approach for advanced analytics groups
Business Intelligence Adoption to Double by 2013
November 15, 2012 Nucleus forecast puts rising business value and ease of use as prompting BI swell; report warns of data integration obstacles
Data Scientists Driving Business Advantage
November 14, 2012 Dispatches for Chief Data Scientist Summit in Chicago featuring real-world insight and strategy from experts in developing...
Sumo Logic Presents Emerging Role of Log Data with New Dashboard
November 14, 2012 Cloud-based log management analytics line up with next phase of big data growth, says Gartner analyst
Jaspersoft Gives Data Digging a New Look
November 13, 2012 BI Scorecard founder Howson impressed with new exploration and visualization capabilities, keeps Jaspersoft near...
Whats Next for Data Centers and Their Operators in 2013?
November 12, 2012 Ovum Research outlines trends in virtualization, sustainability and data management that it expects to take shape in the year...
Facebook Looks to Make Big Data and Open Source Friends with Corona
November 9, 2012 Social media giant outlines its new data cluster scheduling alternative to MapReduce; engineers say data loads hit a wall with...
Cloud, Software Deals Rise in Value as Q3 M&A Lags Overall
November 9, 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers tech industry insight synopsis sees big-scale vendor deals waiting until 2013
Oracle to Buy Instantis, a Portfolio Management Provider
November 8, 2012 Cloud and on-premise vendor would be folded into Oracles Primavera product line
The Choose Your Own Adventure Business Data Dashboard
November 7, 2012 JackBes real-time operational information release Presto 3.5 has toolset to expand self-sufficiency as long as...
Business Process Excellence Starts by Avoiding BPM
November 7, 2012 MWD analyst roadmap centers on the people behind the process
Enterprises Connect to Mobile Workforce and 1 Billion Smart Devices
November 6, 2012 Gartner forecasts smart devices to represent 70 percent of all mobile units sold next year; tablets to triple by 2016
Oracle Calls Out Higher Ed Role
November 6, 2012 Minnesota, Akron, East-West universities take on Oracle applications; vendor announcements coincide with HCM rivals...
Brocade to Buy Vyatta
November 5, 2012 SDN operating system vendor is part of Brocades plans to advance in virtualization, cloud and managed services
IT Jobs Regain Ground with New Fiscal Quarter, End of Election
November 5, 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 12,500 new information positions in October; Foote Partners CEO expects strong hiring in...
Finding a Difference in Big Data
November 1, 2012 Aberdeen presentation notes importance of strong base of transactional data and business-minded analysts for ROI; Diebold...
EMC to Acquire Silver Tail Systems
October 31, 2012 Real-time identity protection and verification vendor would join RSA security division, offerings
Business Processes are Still a Manual Affair
October 30, 2012 Report finds IT decision-makers with the interest but without the capabilities to bring on automation; 17 percent spend half...
Can Enterprise IT Services Run Like an App?
October 30, 2012 BMC MyIT software brings a mobile social app aspect to IT services; analyst Enderle calls it an idea that should have come...
The Pulse of Enterprise Collaboration
October 29, 2012 IDC analyst Vanessa Thompson gives a marketplace update on business social and collaborative maturity, and peers into the...
Another Amazon Cloud Outage Triggers Changes This Week
October 29, 2012 AWS went down last week for some due to disconnect with server replacement at Virginia data center
Maturity in Mobile and Cloud Keep IT Spending Up Through 2016
October 23, 2012 Gartner foresees transportation, insurance and banking sectors beating the average in IT investment; global spending still on...
MapR Presses for Big Data Business Ease with New Platform Automation, Recovery
October 23, 2012 M7 upgrades will resonate with IT administrators, but uses cases surrounding Hadoop remain a hard sell: Elevator Group analyst
Actuate to Buy Quiterian
October 22, 2012 Traditional BI vendor strengthens its analytic and visualization potential, faces challenge in distribution beyond Spain
New Dell Infrastructure Portfolio Targets Enterprise Trends
October 18, 2012 Active Infrastructure and Active Systems central to vendors plans for storage, network and cloud; IDC analyst finds...
Big Data Explorers Discover Integration, Business Support Pain Points
October 17, 2012 IBM and Oxford survey finds 71 percent of enterprises still gathering info or developing strategy; many peg in-house...
Putting Global Cloud Standards on the Map
October 17, 2012 Best practice groups from U.S., Europe and Asia talk of small strides toward worldwide standards on deployments; fastest work...
Microsoft to Buy StorSimple
October 16, 2012 Increased automation and connection to hybrid deployments behind proposed deal for cloud integration storage vendor
CA Resets Foundation of Data Modeling Tool
October 16, 2012 New repository is the culmination of years of upgrade efforts; Bloor analyst sees promise with enhanced Web portal but general...
Shifting Gears, HP Revs Up Analytics Services
October 15, 2012 New Business Analytics Services has connections with Autonomy buy, Whitmans changes; IDC analyst sees...
Data Mining, Collection Back in Federal Crosshairs
October 12, 2012 Sen. Rockefeller inquires on practices of 9 companies in relation to privacy and accountability; reiterates need for...
Big Data, Meet the Huge Data That Will Shape Your Future
October 12, 2012 10 Minutes with Bill Kramer, deputy director of the National Science Foundations Blue Waters supercomputer. The...
Bloomington District Adds Collaborative Cloud Tool to Back-to-School Checklist
October 11, 2012 Personalized process automation solution was a welcome response to teacher assessment mandate
Consumer Devices are Here. Is Your Enterprise Security Ready?
October 11, 2012 Security of Business Innovation Council offers five-point plan to handle mobile risks to enterprise data
Data Centers Find Strength in Size, Not Numbers
October 10, 2012 Sever virtualization, data consolidation and the cloud will continue to lead U.S. trend through 2016: IDC forecast
Indiana University Plans for Petaflop Supercomputer
October 9, 2012 Big Red II would replace seven-year-old predecessor; part of new Bloomington research data center set for spring 2013
Enterprise Social Networks Gaining Maturity and Hundreds of Millions in Value
October 9, 2012 The pulse of Enterprise Social Networks: Ovum research puts market worth at $500 million though adoption at around 10 percent
Information Careers in 2013: The Hottest Jobs and Highest Salaries
October 5, 2012 Tech hiring and salaries show drastic growth expectations for 2013; network mobility, application developers and database...
A New Degree of Analytic Learning
October 5, 2012 10 Minutes with Barbara Wixom: on the annual BI Congress, which addresses analytics, BI and data scientist roles in...
A Wave of Valuable Business Data Starts with a Trickle
October 4, 2012 Muellers Mark Lack took on an ERP upgrade and reports evaluation that limited data at first and then pinpointed what...
Federal Government Big Data Potential and Realities
October 3, 2012 TechAmerica commission shows scant implementations for flood of federal data; outlines use cases and roadmap
What is Next for Business Analytics?
October 2, 2012 Data warehouse isnt going anywhere, but competitive evolution involves agile discovery and industry analytic services;...
Informatica Proposes Buyout of Heiler Software
October 1, 2012 $104.2 million deal would bring together Informaticas MDM offering with Heilers product information management...
Green Data Center Spending to Reach $45B by 2016
September 28, 2012 Cloud computing and efficiency trend efforts to $17 billion this year; regulatory and virtualization challenges ahead: Pike...
Infrastructure Primed for Consolidation and the Cloud
September 28, 2012 After billions spent on spotty results, systems monitoring is set for a disruptive change toward applications and IaaS, says...
TIBCO Renews Spotlight on Spotfire
September 27, 2012 Gartner analyst: upgrades came with significant change in attention at TUCON event; Teradata signs on with...
IBMs Rometty Adds Chairman Role
September 26, 2012 CEO and President elected to start Oct. 1; Samuel Palmisano transitioning to advisory position until retirement later this year
IBM to Buy British Storage Planning Software Vendor Butterfly
September 25, 2012 U.K. storage and migration tools vendor would move into IBMs Software Group; deal proposed for undisclosed amount
Mainframe Finds Stronger Business Backing
September 25, 2012 BMC annual survey hears hardware as a continued source of application development, storage specialty engines
Hold the Phones: BYOD Deserves More Caution
September 24, 2012 Telecommunications consultancy outlines seven questions any enterprise should ask before dialing up employee phone, tablet use
City Hall in the Cloud?
September 21, 2012 State and local governments expected to spend $4.8 billion on data systems innovations and upgrades by 2017, according to Pike...
Utilities Surge Ahead with BI, Analytics Despite Immaturity and Integration Problems
September 20, 2012 91 percent of energy officers planning data system upgrades by 2014; industry hampered by lack of expertise, expectations with...
IaaS Resonates in Public Cloud Boom
September 19, 2012 Public cloud spending to hit $109 billion in 2012 and nearly double by 2016; cloud advertising drives BPaaS market to largest...
Oracle to Buy SelectMinds
September 18, 2012 Proposed deal for cloud-based talent management vendor comes days after plans detailed from Taleo acquisition
Emailvision Proposes Buy in Customer Predictive Analytics Market
September 13, 2012 London-based automation and customer data provider proposed deal for PredictiveIntent; behavior analytics market hot but still...
Cloud, Enterprise Software Stabilize Worldwide IT Spending
September 11, 2012 $2 trillion expected by end of 2012, up 6 percent from last year; SaaS and cloud to have more impact through 2016: IDC report
Infosys to Buy Consultancy Lodestone
September 10, 2012 India-based tech, management provider plans to sharpen its approach as an SAP expert with new staff
For Latest Performance Management Release, SAP Goes Mobile
September 10, 2012 SAP EPM OnDemand includes 3 apps for project tracking and expenses; EAC analyst says release broadens user base potential
Modest IT Hiring Expected Through 2012
September 7, 2012 Growth softened by temporary hires and lack of workforce experience, according to SilverPoint; BLS report points to IT job...
Outsourcing Weathers IT Skills Gap with the Cloud
August 31, 2012 Bluewolf survey: Managed services and consultants taking over traditional offshoring to handle enterprise application...
Big Data Security Under the Microscope by Fujitsu, CSA
August 30, 2012 Privacy and data protection are the aim of the latest group to dig into big data best practices, techniques
Cloud, Consumerization Realities Mean More IT Security Concern
August 29, 2012 2012 and years to come marked by tough internal decisions on BYOD trust and access, and what data is right and safe in the...
With Dell Deal Pending, Quest Searches for BI Role
August 29, 2012 Toad BI Suite is the first analytics software from database regular; ESG analyst sees a direct pool of users, even among BI...
Deltek Takes $1.1B to Go Private
August 28, 2012 Equity firm Thoma Bravo proposes buys out ERP vendor; Deltek hints at issue with confidentiality and stock value
Analytics: Coming Soon to a Zoo, Museum and Park Near You?
August 28, 2012 Cincinnati Zoo exec-turned-consultant John Lucas says cultural attractions are completely blind to BI and the...
IBM to Buy Kenexa for $1.3B
August 27, 2012 Ventana CEO questions enterprise social network, collaboration IBM touts in deal; third billion-dollar bid for talent...
Aerospike Seeks a Step Up in NoSQL
August 27, 2012 Database vendor announces AlchemyDB acquisition and noted big data hires; Gartner, Monash analysts see opportunity in...
Liaison to Buy Hubspan
August 22, 2012 Cloud management vendor takes on Seattle ERP and business process integrator to extend B2B capabilities, vertical customer base
Amazon Breaks Off Glacier for SMB Clouds
August 21, 2012 Archiving and backup aims at low-cost storage adoption; Saugatuck analyst sees eager on-demand market, though...
Cloud Agency Details First Vendor Transparency, Standards Check
August 20, 2012 Cloud Security Alliance teams with U.K.s BSI for three-stage certification; assessments for cloud performance and...
RDBMS Steamrolls into 2016 on BI, Big Data Expectations
August 20, 2012 $41.6 billion market for relational database management in five years; in-memory space shaking up vendor plans and enterprise...
IBM to Buy Texas Memory Systems
August 17, 2012 Flash memory and SSD provider would back PureSystems offerings; analyst says the deal shows strength of storage market and...
Customer Analytics: Social and Predictive Gains a Few Years Off
August 15, 2012 Forrester analyst, report point to mature adoption of customer data and BI; data integration and lack of talent remain top...
FlashSoft VM Software First Release Since SanDisk Buyout
August 15, 2012 Taneja Group analyst: latest version of virtual machine release innovative in connection with hypervisor IO path
Pervasive Receives Unsolicited $154M Bid from Actian
August 14, 2012 Actian CEO Shine surprised with previous negotiation denials; Pervasive weighs stockholder interest in non-binding...
A Prescription for Health Care Information Certainty
August 14, 2012 Kaiser Permanentes CIO Philip Fasano says the big picture is more important than any data management initiative, and...
Cloud, SaaS Making a Mark in Tech M&A
August 13, 2012 2012 technology sector transaction are down as a whole, but IT services, software and Internet markets hold their own:...
Illinois Energy Provider Sparks Data Center Efficiencies
August 9, 2012 ComEd to offer financial, technical incentives for new and expanding data centers; part of small but growing group of rewards...
VMware to Acquire Log Insight
August 8, 2012 VMware buy of Log Insight: 3 proposed acquisitions and a new CEO named for virtualization vendor in just over a month
BMC to Buy Varalogix
August 8, 2012 2nd Austin-based DevOps software provider to be snatched in 11 months; Gartner analyst sees big system management vendors...
Communicating Cloud and Big Data Standards
August 7, 2012 TM Forum members work with tech experts to get an industry-specific edge, says COO Smith
Storage Spending Slows on Cloud Plans, Big Data Questions
August 6, 2012 451 Research reports 6 percent dip in data storage growth plans; 56 percent of enterprises have no plan for big...
To Settle TomorrowNow Suit, SAP Pays Oracle $306M
August 3, 2012 District court agreement avoids new trial in infringement case; SAP already paid $120 million in court costs, still well below...
As BI Sprints, Competency Centers Dont Keep Up
August 1, 2012 Gartners Hagerty says enterprises sell business intelligence short; advanced analytics and more in budgets with a BICC...
SMB Storage Burden Brings Together EMC, Lenovo
August 1, 2012 Aberdeen analyst says partnership brings NAS to underserved market; adds more global reach for two HP rivals
Innovation and China Integral to NYUs New Business Analytics Lesson Plan
July 31, 2012 Stern School of Business M.S. degree opens data management innovation incubator of sorts, with added diversity, networking and...
Birst Bends Data Warehouse Rules for Business with New Solution
July 31, 2012 Distributed Business Analytics features flexible sandboxing and connections to cloud for power business users, says Forrester...
Oracle to Buy Xsigo
July 30, 2012 Software-defined networking vendor acquisition proposal planned to benefit cloud performance; follows VMware pitch for Nicira
Federal IT Leaders Find Room for Improvement in Reform Plan
July 27, 2012 U.S. CIOs, CTOs gave 25-point roadmap above average marks, but call for revisions to priorities, ratings, budgeting
Data Centers Reach Their Limit
July 25, 2012 Information and energy demands pushing data center operators to a mixed approach of consolidation, cloud and construction
Cloud Hanging Over IT Staffing?
July 24, 2012 Enterprise on-demand growth means differing roles, staffing changes, according to CompTIA
VMware to Buy Nicira
July 23, 2012 Virtualization provider's proposed acquisition comes less than one week after VMware leadership shakeup
HP Upgrades Configuration System in Face of Surging Competition, Demand
July 23, 2012 EMA analyst says update reflects federated CMS changes, still needs ease of use improvements
Social Determining Next Generation of Business Applications
July 19, 2012 Corum Group sees 2012 as banner year for ESN, also boosted by staggering SaaS and cloud markets
Mobile Device Costs, IT Constraints No Longer on Hold
July 18, 2012 Wave of adoption bring along demand for sophisticated systems and governance risks: Osterman Research report
Cloud, Social and Mobile Back New Microsoft Office
July 16, 2012 2013 version designed as a service, says CEO Ballmer; enterprise and personal use rolled out primarily via tablet...
Days After Outage, Salesforce.com Solves Performance Issues
July 12, 2012 Days after power outage, CRM vendor still looking into North American data center problems; Forrester analyst says its...
Enterprise Mobility Requires More Security, Threat Models
July 12, 2012 NIST first draft of mobile device guidelines states nature of use opens up organizations to risk
Big Data, Meet Massive Analytics Market Growth
July 11, 2012 With a mix of hype, executive interest and innovation, business analytics to hit $35.1 billion in 2012 after expansions in...
Oracle to Acquire Involver
July 11, 2012 Social media development platform would be part of Oracle development, cloud offerings; one of many recent enterprise social...
Transparency Advocates Show How Federal Standards Could Work
July 10, 2012 Teradata, MarkLogic, Microsoft push efficiency, ROI in wavering DATA Act
Salesforce.com to Buy GoInstant
July 9, 2012 Real-time customer experience and Web sharing service addition follows active month for CRM SaaS provider
SAP Details HANA Adoption, Opens Partner Program
July 9, 2012 In-memory analytics platform ahead of revenue schedule; AWS development may lead to further cloud growth
Cloud Lifts IT Spending Above $3.6T in 2012
July 9, 2012 As-a-service offerings, mobile device adoption lead upward spending revision that will continue through 2013, according to...
SaaS, Customer Analytics Set Software M&A Pace
July 6, 2012 Cisco and Oracle are big movers in first half of 2012; Facebook deal for Instagram balloons consumer software space
Mobile Business Intelligence is on the Move
July 5, 2012 Gartner market review finds high executive interest, persistent infrastructure needs for new wave of business data devices
VMware to Purchase DynamicOps
July 3, 2012 Cloud automation and management provider is a spin-off of Credit Suisse virtualized software division
A Renaissance for Business Intelligence?
July 2, 2012 More users, tools and complexity on the rise with BI implementations, according to annual Dresner market survey
Dell to Buy Quest for $2.4B
July 2, 2012 IT management provider would be biggest move yet for Dells revised software division
Amazon Virginia Cloud Center Online After Storm Outage
July 1, 2012 Power outage impacts EC2 and other offerings; disrupts Netflix, Instagram and others
Google Reaches for the Enterprise Clouds
June 29, 2012 Infrastructure as a Service offering in beta, but planned to rival Amazon; Aberdeen analyst sees connections to Googles...
Salesforce.com Service Disrupted for 6 Hours
June 28, 2012 SaaS CRM provider replaces hardware at North American hub to resolve issue; untold number of customers impacted starting early...
Red Hat to Buy FuseSource
June 28, 2012 Progress Software sells open source integration provider for undisclosed sum as part of divestment strategy
ParAccel Fills Data Warehouse Gaps
June 28, 2012 Analytic Offload platforms for Teradata, Oracle hold promise to increase EDW performance, 451 Group analyst says
Dispatches from Predictive Analytics World, Chicago
June 26, 2012 Live coverage of panels and tracks from day two of Predictive Analytics World in Chicago
Bruce Livesay, CIO, First Horizon National Corporation
June 25, 2012 25 Top Information Managers 2012: Bruce Livesay, First Horizon National Corporation
Microsoft to Buy Yammer
June 25, 2012 $1.2 billion in cash for enterprise social network provider with biggest jump in revenue in 2011
John Lucas, BrightStar Partners, Former Director of Operations, Cincinnati Zoo
June 25, 2012 25 Top Information Managers 2012: John Lucas, BrightStar Partners, Cincinnati Zoo
Thomson Reuters to Buy Financial BI Provider
June 25, 2012 Zawya Limited covers Middle East, Africa; second deal in the region this month
Gregory Lewandowski, Manager of Analytics, Business Intelligence Services Division, Cisco
June 25, 2012 25 Top Information Managers 2012: Gregory Lewandowski, Cisco
Frank Fiorille, Director of Risk Management, Paychex
June 25, 2012 25 Top Information Managers 2012: Frank Fiorille, Paychex
Larry Gregg, Director of People Services, WorkSafeBC
June 25, 2012 25 Top Information Managers 2012: Larry Gregg, WorkSafeBC
Anthony Perez, Director of Business Strategies, Orlando Magic
June 25, 2012 25 Top Information Managers 2012: Anthony Perez, Orlando Magic
Mark Lack, Manager, Strategy Analytics and BI, Mueller, Inc.
June 25, 2012 25 Top Information Managers 2012: Mark Lack, Mueller Inc.
Bruce Hoffmeister, Global CIO, Marriott International
June 25, 2012 25 Top Information Managers 2012: Bruce Hoffmeister, Marriott International
Gartner Curtails 2012 Enterprise Application Spending Gains
June 22, 2012 $5 billion increase from 2011, but global economic conditions raise uncertainty; BI, ERP and CRM still get billions more
AppNeta to Buy Tracelytics
June 21, 2012 Acquisition by performance management vendor would open up tracking solutions as SaaS
Cloud Confidence Signals More SaaS, Hybrid Deployments
June 21, 2012 North Bridge Venture survey: big data and analytics rank as top offerings by vendors; business agility becoming as important...
Enterprise Social Software Cashes In
June 20, 2012 IBM, Jive, Communispace top $767.4 million market that has nearly doubled since 2009
Verisk Makes Acquisition to Strengthen Retail, Crime Analytics
June 19, 2012 Aspect Loss Prevention, a Minneapolis software provider, bought for $8 million
Compliance Could Jolt Financial Data Agility
June 19, 2012 Tabb Group report finds that too few financial services firms are linking regulatory demands to revenue opportunities
Amazon Cloud Up After Power Outage
June 18, 2012 Virginia data center energy impacted backup, connectivity for users such as Pinterest
QlikTech to Buy Expressor
June 12, 2012 Metadata and governance for QlikView Business Discovery platform at heart of acquisition
Analyst Firms See Billions in Disk Storage Market Growth in Q1 2012
June 11, 2012 Gartner, IDC reports show spending above levels prior to Thai floods in late 2011; EMC and NetApp remain top disk drive...
Ellison: 100 Applications, Database Mark Culmination of Oracle Cloud
June 6, 2012 Database PaaS backs range of new enterprise management and sales services central to vendors future
Oracle to Acquire Collective Intellect
June 5, 2012 Social analytics and mining provider to be part of Oracles Social Platform; follows Vitrue deal and other recent vendor...
Salesforce.com to Buy Buddy Media
June 4, 2012 $689 million cash and stock deal brings in new social marketing SaaS; part of recent flurry of deals in social cloud space
Content Management: A New Beginning?
June 1, 2012 Cloud, tablets, collaboration tools all carry disruptive prospects for physical documents in the enterprise
EMC Announces Buy of Watch4net
May 31, 2012 APG performance management suite meant as expansion of EMCs availability, monitoring offerings
HP Data Center Blueprint Goes Green
May 30, 2012 Net-zero architecture relies on predictive analytics and real-time workloads; could work with existing energy efficiency to...
Big Data Reality Check
May 29, 2012 AIIM survey: 10 percent consider big data essential; lingering BI and cost concerns relegate it to more of a...
Oracle to Buy Social SaaS Provider Vitrue
May 24, 2012 Social Relationship Management Platform would tie in with Oracles sales and commerce offerings; Vitrue touts connections...
Business Models Transform Along with Information Management Tech
May 23, 2012 Capco's newly minted consultant discussed his thoughts on business-first IT projects and big datas rippling role across...
SAP to Buy Ariba
May 22, 2012 Cloud collaboration provider bought for $4.3 billion; part of accelerated on-demand solutions strategy
EMC Kicks Up Content Management with Update, Acquisition
May 22, 2012 Syncplicity connected to cloud, sharing enhancements to Documentum unveiled at EMC World
CIOs Not Always Engaged on Cloud, Analytics, Social
May 21, 2012 McKinsey survey finds that active CIO and IT leaders register nearly double the return on enterprise data initiatives
Enterprise Collaboration Coming Together
May 18, 2012 CompTIA report: 1 in 10 organizations at exact desired level with communications and sharing platforms; spending and...
Rochester University Students Take Watson to School on Weather, Travel and Mining
May 17, 2012 IBM contest builds on analytics and data parsing capabilities of TV quiz show supercomputer
Gartner Lists 10 Disruptive Technologies for Business Information Management
May 16, 2012 2012 top 10 strategic trends include mobility, consumerization and cloud as part of business tech sea change
SAP Visualizes Next Steps with Analytics, HANA
May 16, 2012 Visualization software features more access and data manipulation, though Forrester analyst sees one caveat for...
New Product News May 17, 2012
May 16, 2012 New and updated solutions and services from Compuware, Informatica, CA and more