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Welcome to the Bloor Information Management blog, lead by Philip Howard.

Ronnie Beggs

1st September, 2016 - Enterprise disruption and streaming analytics: from data to digital transformation.
Disruption is key to success in any market. Bloor's research suggests that IoT offers true disruption and a step change in adoption for streaming analytics.

Philip Howard

2nd August, 2016 - Zizo: the analytics
The second blog about Zizo, discussing its analytic capabilities.

Philip Howard

29th July, 2016 - Zizo: using a pattern database
The first of two blogs discussing Zizo, an analytics vendor. This blog discusses the underlying database.

Ronnie Beggs

20th July, 2016 - Free Apama Community Edition from Software AG
The success of a Community model hinges on an organisation's ability to build a community of users around the product. We believe Software AG has got it right.

Ronnie Beggs

18th July, 2016 - ExtraHop Networks. IT Operations and wire data analytics
ExtraHop Networks transforms the packets that carry data across a network into real-time analytics.

Philip Howard

11th July, 2016 - Automating spreadsheet processes
FreeSight is marketed as a data prep tool. At heart it is a product for capturing and managing repeatable Excel processes.

Philip Howard

8th July, 2016 - Qlik Sense and data preparation
Qlik has just released Qlik Sense 3.0. It has some advanced data preparation capabilities.

Philip Howard

27th June, 2016 - SAS goes open
SAS is being innovative in a number of areas, not least of which is opening up to other languages

Philip Howard

10th May, 2016 - Informatica makes me swear
Informatica's Enterprise Information Catalog come out too late.

Philip Howard

10th May, 2016 - Dell Statistica
Statistica leverages Boomi for the Internet of Things

Philip Howard

22nd April, 2016 - Teradata introduces Intelliflex
Teradata becomes much more flexible in its scalability options.

Ronnie Beggs

1st April, 2016 - Aeris puts the Internet in the Internet of Things
Aeris is a cloud-based platform for building and managing end-to-end M2M and Internet of Things applications.

Philip Howard

15th March, 2016 - The mutable mainframe
Despite appearances mainframes can be agile and can participate in DevOps and continuous delivery.

David Norris

10th March, 2016 - Self Service BI, where is the demand for this?
I remain unconvinced that the business want to become BI developers

Philip Howard

10th March, 2016 - Data preparation: new or old hat?
Experian Pandora has a reputation for self-service. Is it a data preparation tool?

Philip Howard

23rd February, 2016 - Trillium enters the data discovery/preparation market
Trillium has partnered with UNIFi to enter the extended data preparation space

Philip Howard

8th February, 2016 - Teradata partners with Alation
Teradata will be reselling Alation's Data Discovery product in place of Loom.

Ronnie Beggs

28th January, 2016 - Real-time predictive analytics with Zementis
Zementis is well positioned in the predictive analytics market, with a clear understanding of its product differentiators and market positioning.

Philip Howard

25th January, 2016 - Reconsidering Qlik
Despite its being over 20 years old, Qlik uses - and has always used - technologies that are now all the rage.

Philip Howard

25th January, 2016 - The API problem
EnterpriseWeb is suggesting that the way to tackle the API problem is by abstracting the technical handshaking