Stories by Mark Leon

Outsourcing BI with control

FRAMINGHAM (10/02/2003) - Business intelligence -- the collection and analysis of a company's most valuable data -- seems an unlikely task to farm out to contractors. But some companies are doing exactly that. Why? Because they lack the in-house skills needed to perform statistical analysis or maintain a data warehouse. And if you want to turn BI over to the experts, there are more options than ever -- along with the same big worry: losing control of your data quality.

Hewlett urges 'no' vote on merger

One of the founders of the Internet said in a keynote address at the annual Metropolitan Communications conference in San Francisco Wednesday that Internet traffic is still growing rapidly and he predicts a surge in high-end Internet hardware sales by the end of the year.

KPMG does ERP for the midmarket

Midsize businesses now have a faster, cheaper way to implement tier one ERP software with a new offering from KPMG Consulting Inc. KPMG's R2I Express is designed to get customers up and running on the Oracle E-Business Suite in less than twelve weeks. "R2I Express is the next generation of our R2I methodology which was first introduced in 1996," said Larry Settles, managing director of enterprise solutions for McLean, Va.-based KPMG.