SAP announces that it is buying Business Intelligence software provider Business Objects for $6.8 billion on October 7, 2007.
On Wednesday, Business Objects reported Q3 earnings of 41 cents per share after adjustment of one-time charges, beating the consensus estimate of 34 cents. Revenue was $310.4 M, ahead of the consensus estimate of $295 M. License revenue was $132 M (up 9% YoY), while service revenue was $179 M (up 27% YoY). Yesterday, MicroStrategy […]
Two key players in the data warehousing world, Hyperion and Informatica, both posted quarterly earning yesterday. The market gave the two companies very different receptions. Hyperion posted revenue of $198.5M during the quarter, higher than the consensus estimate of $191M. Both licensing revenue and services revenue were strong. Earnings excluding items were 34 cents, two […]
Let’s say I am looking for a hands-on position in a data warehousing team (this is very different from looking for a project management, which requires a very different set of skills). How do I screen for resumes? First, I scan for the Technical Skills section to see if the candidate has the relevant experience […]