TYSONS CORNER, Va., Jan. 10, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that it has attained AT&T Certified Solution status to deliver Mobile BI solutions. MicroStrategy passed a comprehensive suite of tests to become an official AT&T Industry and Mobility Alliance Program Partner.
Our social-media lives create communities with their own personalities and interests. So what is the personality of the group that “likes” Mitt Romney on Facebook? What do they read? What music do Ron Paul devotees listen to? What sports excite Newt Gingrich fans? A data-sharing application on Facebook called Wisdom, created by MicroStrategy in Tysons Corner, allows the app’s users to see the patterns among the 3.5 million profiles of their friends. A Washington Post analysis identified the Wisdom users who “like” the major Republican candidates, and revealed the books, music and sports teams that appeal to them.
When it comes to business intelligence software, customers face an endless parade of options to plow through. In other words, as a vendor in the BI space, it means bringing a lot to bear in terms of competitive offerings–and responding well and instantly to change.
As older companies that didn’t respond to the big data shift begin to fade away, others who have weathered the data (not to mention overall tech market) storm over the years are finding new inroads—and new customers calling for robust offerings.
MicroStrategy will anchor SWIFT’s BI service offering that is used by participating banking organizations, securities institutions, and corporate customers worldwide. SWIFT, based in Brussels , is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products, and services to connect more than 9,700 banking organizations, financial institutions and corporations in 209 countries.
TYSONS CORNER, Va., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, has chosen MicroStrategy as its enterprise business intelligence and analytics standard. MicroStrategy will anchor SWIFT’s BI service offering that is used by participating banking organizations, securities institutions, and corporate customers worldwide. SWIFT, based in Brussels, is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products, and services to connect more than 9,700 banking organizations, financial institutions and corporations in 209 countries.
In IT spending, banks hear two distinct and opposing voices – one screaming to apply the brakes until the economic picture clears, the other preaching the importance of innovation to drive recovery. Thankfully, for most banks, the second voice is starting to win out.
"Banks are going to be spending. You won’t see huge rates of growth, but steady increases," says Nicole Sturgill, a research director at TowerGroup.
Gartner projects that worldwide bank IT spending will increase to $299.3 billion in 2012, from $287.5 billion in 2011. For 2013 it’s projecting $312.9 billion.
Celent says bank IT spending in the U.S. should hit $48.2 billion in 2012, up from $46.1 billion in 2011. For 2013 Celent is projecting U.S. bank IT spending will reach $50.3 billion.
TYSONS CORNER, Va., Dec. 22, 2011 — TYSONS CORNER, Va., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that Apple has selected MicroStrategy Mobile as one of the year’s best apps in the business iPhone app category, as part of Apple’s iTunes Rewind 2011. To see Apple’s complete selection of the best apps for 2011,
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International Business Machines (IBM) this month agreed to acquire DemandTec for $440 million. The company’s products analyse data to help retailers decide how much to charge for their merchandise. This type of data analysis expertise is typical in the Business Intelligence (BI) sector, where a string of acquisitions has been announced this year. More are to be expected as in the technology sector, buying another company seems easier than growing organically.
Before its latest acquisition, IBM bought i2Technologies, a private British supply chain management software company, for an undisclosed sum, as well as Algorithmics, a Canadian risk management analytics software developer, for $387 million. IBM had $11.3 billion in cash on its balance sheet as of the end of the third quarter, so it could easily afford additional acquisitions.
The Post 200 charts the region’s biggest companies and organizations in 2011. Who is waiting in the wings? To get some ideas, the Buzz asked some local executives which companies and businesspeople are on their radars for 2012 and beyond. We received so many good responses that we are breaking it up into two parts. Look for the second batch next week. Here is a start:
MicroStrategy alumni also are doing well here. I like two companies they have started, Clarabridge [data analysis] andAppian [which helps companies manage business processes] in particular. (We are not investors.)
Shares of specialty software vendors like MicroStrategy and Qlik Technologies rose sharply early Monday as investors contemplate Oracle‘s retaliation for SAP’s $3.4 billion bid for SuccessFactors. With $41.6 billion in cash and investments, Oracle, the No. 1 leader in database technology, might be prone to acquire still another company to burnish its role in fast-growing business analysis software.
Shares of SuccessFactors soared 51 percent to $39.70, just below the $40 German-based SAP said it will acquire the San Mateo, Calif.-based developer of software intended for use for cloud computing.
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