Healthy dose of analytics improves patient care at Toronto hospital

Use of business intelligence (BI) and performance management tools has enabled one of Canada's largest community hospitals to boost productivity and enhance the quality and speed of patient care.Some years ago, Trillium Health

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

New IBM Cognos products targeted at business leaders

IBM's integration of Canadian business intelligence vendor Cognos' product line is expected to bring Big Blue closer to executives outside of its traditional base within IT departments. At a media briefing this week

Published on: February 7th, 2008 Shane Schick

BI tool makes the cut for Canadian laser engraving company

Cost and performance were the two key considerations for Virtek Vision International Inc., when it sought a business intelligence (BI) application to keep track of its cash flow.A provider of laser-based templates and

Published on: January 16th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

IBM purchase of Cognos brings turmoil and opportunity to BI mid-market space

Small and medium-sized businesses in the market for business intelligence (BI) software will benefit from IBM's US$5 billion offer to acquire Cognos Inc., according to industry analysts.Insiders predict there will be "initial turmoil"

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

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

U of O MBA program emphasizes business intelligence

MBA students at the University of Ottawa are already three months into a course that will teach them how to use business intelligence tools to manage performance across an enterprise.The school has formed

Published on: November 20th, 2006 Shane Schick

Ottawa Food Bank improves distribution databases

The Ottawa Food Bank hopes to do a better job of feeding the hungry, thanks to help from Ontario's Trillium Foundation, the Social Planning Council of Ottawa and four technology companies.The Trillium Foundation

Published on: May 15th, 2006 Grant Buckler