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November 27, 2013
To all of our readers in the US, we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and are enjoying some time off with friends and family. In the spirit of Thanksgiving we want to say that we are thankful for our amazing community, customers, partners and colleagues. Happy Thanksgiving! Visit our Facebook page to see photos from our Worksgiving potluck in the San Francisco office. Everyone brought in their famous Thanksgiving recipes such as Thai sesame chicken wings, spring rolls, jalapeno corn bread, lemon cream bars and of course a big turkey with stuffing. Click here to see more photos
November 22, 2013
Following Pentaho’s success this summer in winning the Red Herring North America competition , which recognizes the most promising private technology companies, Pentaho was invited to participate in this week’s Red Herring 2013 Top 100 Global event and award competition. And we’re pleased to announce that Pentaho won! We’re honored to be recognized as a Red Herring 2013 Global Top 100 company! Red Herring Global culminates a full year of work scouring the globe by the Red Herring editorial team and venture capitalists reviewing thousands of privately held companies in regional competitions around the world. The world’s top technology companies are selected based on financial performance, technology innovation and a variety of other metrics that have made the Red Herring Global 100 a mark of distinction for identifying the most promising private companies and entrepreneurs. Pentaho was joined by a list of impressive company finalists for the Global 100 competition including Pentaho customers Spreadshirt GmbH and Active Broadband Networks (both ended up on the top 100 list as well – our heartfelt congratulations go out to these innovators!). Top private companies from the Red Herring’s Regional competitions in Europe, North...
November 14, 2013
How can analytics generate value in SaaS, CRM, HCM, and the proverbial “alphabet soup” of cloud applications? Read below for the “cliff notes” from Pentaho’s recent webinar series on how vendors are leveraging analytics inside a variety of different SaaS (Software-as-a-service) apps. -- Pentaho just wrapped up several webinars with Montclare , a leading provider of SaaS advisory services, on how embedded analytics can benefit SaaS vendors in the Customer Success, Human Capital Management (HCM), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) categories. One clear trend was that thinking outside the box to incorporate new & novel data sources can create tremendous value for end users. It’s not just about pretty visualizations and dashboards – it’s about insights that bubble up when diverse data is blended together. We’ve broken out some webinar highlights below, and have also created a short summary video for each webinar – see links in each section. Customer Success with Nick Mehta of Gainsight Gainsight is a provider of customer success solutions. CEO Nick Mehta stressed that before you can really build process around customer success, you need a data management strategy. This means figuring out where crucial...
November 6, 2013
We’re tremendously excited that Ventana Research is launching a new benchmark research on Big Data Integration . As it becomes clearer to the market that Big Data has huge potential to deliver business value, identifying the right tools & technologies to manage it in the context of specific organizational goals is crucial. The new research aims to take a step forward in this realm, as it promises to take a hard look at current and planned Big Data deployments, honing in on the solutions for accessing and transforming Big Data in a variety of different technical architectures and business use cases. It should provide great insight into ways that organizations can “unlock” Big Data’s potential. See the press release here - Ventana Research Launches Big Data Integration Benchmark Research For further context, we recommend reading a recent blog post from Ventana’s VP & Research Director, Tony Consentino titled, Big Data and Analytics Helps Business Transform and Gain Competitive Advantage . Consentino highlights the broad applicability of Big Data solutions across industries to empower organizations in the face of accelerating changes in markets, operations, & customer preferences. The blog also cites...