SAP Buys Business Objects For $6.8 Billion

SAP announces that it is buying Business Intelligence software provider Business Objects for $6.8 billion on October 7, 2007.

Business Objects and MicroStrategy report Q3 Earnings

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 […]

Hyperion and Informatica Quarterly Earnings

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 […]

What Do I Look For In A DW Resume

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 […]