Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Cognos partners with Informatica

Cognos and Informatica have announced a strategic relationship; Cognos will sell and support Informatica Data Quality and Data Explorer products, and the two companies will "team to jointly provide customers with data integration capabilities" with a focus on performance management (rather than the wider data integration market?).

Interesting that Informatica's front page still highlights the May press release about being granted an injunction against Business Objects, while Cognos includes this release on its front page. A minor difference in marketing communications, or a subtle indication of who is the senior partner?

Analysis from The Street here, and from Intelligent Enterprise here.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Finished at last (well, almost)

It's finally complete - we're just back from a lovely break in Sant'Angelo at the new house. Not entirely a holiday - there was lots of cleaning to do, and dozens of lights to buy and wire in (more to come later, along with a significant amount of Ikea furniture to be trucked in and assembled - in November we hope). And I spent most mornings working (those pesky deadlines again) proving at least that the EDGE service (no UMTS in the mountains) and a 20 euro for 500Mb web deal from TIM were enough to keep me going.

The garden remains - a couple of 80 year old olives should have gone in this week, and work will start on the rest in the autumn.
Nothing to do now but work as hard as possible to pay the bills!