Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-01-30

Headlines and summaries for January 30, 2009

  • Informatica Corporation Q4 2008 Earnings Call Transcript — Seeking Alpha
    In 2009 our strategy remains the same as we continue to adapt our go-to-market processing and our financial model for a challenging economic environment with particular attention on profitability. Both the economic environment and outlook remain challenging. Economists at IMF now predict that developed economies will shrink and growth of emerging economies will slow down dramatically. To cope with this dire economic outlook, organizations are scrutinizing expenses. IT expenses are no exception. The industry analysts now project that overall IT spending will be at a similar level or more likely lower in 2009 compared to 2008. Yet to manage businesses in these times of uncertainty demands in IT will grow. To do more with less, IT departments must reprioritize their projects. IT departments have already done that. According to Gartner, data integration is now one of IT organizations highest priorities, even ahead of security. To reiterate, data matters even more in times of economic dis
  • Vendors in Gartner’s BI Magic Quadrant 2009 | The Industry Standard
    Analyst firm Gartner has revealed the leading vendors in its Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms 2009. They are: IBM (Cognos), Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Information Builders and MicroStrategy. … This year, there are no new vendors in the Magic Quadrant. But since IBM has acquired Cognos, it thus replaces the latter in the list. … The visionaries identified in the quadrant are QlikTech and Tibco Spotfire. Niche players are Actuate, arcplan, Board International and Panorama Software.
  • Ariba Shrs Jump On Strong FY Q1 Profits
    Ariba (ARBA) shares are sharply higher this morning after the company last night posted better-than-expected results for its fiscal first quarter ended December 31. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $86.4 million, about in line with the Street forecast of $86.8 million. However, non-GAAP profits of 21 cents a share were well above the Street consensus at 13 cents. On its post-earnings conference call late yesterday, Ariba modestly reduced its guidance for the September 2009 fiscal year. The company, which sells spend management software, now sees revenue of $342 million, plus or minus $5 million, and profits of 65 cents a share, plus or minus a nickel, down from previous guidance of $355 million to $370 million and 70 cents. The EPS forecast includes a net benefit of 5 cents from one-time items. (So effectively, they cut guidance by a dime.) The old Street consensus was $358.9 million and 65 cents.
  • Introducing Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition (Data Integration and Management)
    Today Oracle has unveiled on its website today that it will now include both Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Warehouse Builder Enterprise ETL, formerly an add-on option to Oracle Database, as the two components of Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition (ODI-EE). Going forward, these products will merge into a single unified data integration technology platform. This strategy fully preserves any existing development investments of all Oracle data integration customers and will provide a seamless, easy upgrade path from the current components to the unified platform. Customers can safely choose either component as the basis for implementations today. More information is available on this Oracle Data Integration Statement of Direction.
  • Oracle Data Integration: Statement of Direction January 2009
    Ongoing Investment in Current Data Integration Products As part of ODI-EE, the OWB and ODI components will continue to be invested in by Oracle. The following major releases for are planned for ODI and OWB: • Oracle Data Integrator 11g Calendar Year 2009 • Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g R2 Calendar Year 2009 • Oracle Data Integrator 11 R2 Calendar Year 2010 • Converged data integration platform Calendar Year 2011