New site brings business intelligence tools to Canadian SMBs

SAS is teaming up with Info-Tech Research Group on a new business intelligence portal for Canada's small and medium sized businesses.The Canada's Smartest IT site features over 200 pieces of originalInfo-Tech research and

Published on: June 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Claricent offers mid-market SAP shops new ways to optimize

North American mid-sized firms running SAP AG product looking to monitor performance and optimize storage now have a new option to do so with Acton, Mass.-based Claricent Inc.The SAP reseller announced earlier this

Published on: August 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Business intelligence a life line for Canadian Blood Services

There will be blood.That's the credo of Steven Smith, the director of business continuity management for the Canadian Blood Services (CBS). Especially during a disaster, such as a pandemic, when the sick need

Published on: July 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Mobile BI — a bonanza for many businesses

Even before his company had finished developing its first mobile business intelligence application, Manoj Prasad was deep into planning the next one. "We could immediately see [mobile] would be big for us," says

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Michael Fitzgerald

Six hot tech skills in 2010 to get you the job you want

Pent-up demand for new projects. Veteran employees leaving the company. Who could complain about such pressures in the waning months of 2009, when the year was spent under a cloud of economic misery?

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Mary Brandel

Starbucks brews up new business strategy with double shot of IT

Starbucks is normally a lightning rod for coverage from the business and consumer media, especially when its financial news is bad. But news reports of its latest shareholder meeting and strategy discussions got

Published on: March 25th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Kimberly-Clark’s Big Idea promo that’s a blast on YouTube

“To successfully sell a product,” say the marketing folk at Kimberly-Clark, “you need a big idea.”The maker of Kleenex tissues, Huggies diapers, and Viva facial towels is typically associated with brands that are

Published on: May 20th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Beefy BI apps threaten to squash Excel

More powerful business intelligence tools are threatening the dominance of Microsoft's Excel in the workplace but industry experts say it's too early to write off the venerable spreadsheet yet."I think BI ubiquity will

Published on: October 19th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Data warehouses done right

TORONTO - It's the kind of question that only a good business intelligence system, drawing from a solid data warehouse, can answer: How can an airline know with reasonable certainty whether passengers will

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Shane Schick