Star Analytics Offers Flexible Real-time Data Integration to Hyperion Users

There are riches in the data stored inside over 5000 installed Hyperion performance management applications, and Star Analytics is committed to helping its customers exploit them more broadly. Tom Tortolani, VP of Products, sees this as Star Analytics’ great opportunity – he’s watched as the installation, maintenance and exploitation of the data in such applications has become more complex and unwieldy, even as more non-specialists clamor for access to that data.

More IT involvement for business performance applications is required all the time,” Tortolani says, “even though it’s business users driving demand. The industry needs to make it easier for them.” Read more of this post

Adventures With Windows 7 – Smarter UI, [Confusing] Symantec Beta License

In the first post in this series, I talked about the install process for the Windows 7 RC. That is not what users will experience, so it’s only of marginal interest, except insofar as it shows whether the stuff “works.” Windows passed that test just fine. This time out, I’m exploring the user interface to see what kinds of everyday improvements Microsoft has made. And puzzling over a 14-day license for Norton 360’s beta version. [The title of this post was updated on 6/7/09 – see last paragraph for content change.] Read more of this post