Archive for April, 2010

BI and GIS: the cultural clash

Monday, April 26th, 2010

A lot of things could be said about cultural differences between the two communities and how they had influenced the grow of GIS and BI’s projects, markets, business models and companies. I will talck about that in a future post. For the moment  I want to focus the analysis on what happens when these two […]

Open Core and Pure Open Source

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The recent OSBC Conference in San Francisco has risen again the “never-sleeping” debate about the open core model and, generally speaking, on open source business models. It is also collected by Andrea Gioia in his OSS Discussions, available in this Blog, entitled Open Core Predecessors, The rise of Open Core and The debate on Open […]

Location Intelligence’s adoption barriers

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Having a Geographical Information System (GIS) and a Business Intelligence (BI) infrastructure in place is not enough to enable Location Intelligence (LI).  LI is the combination between spatial data and business data with the precise aim to improve the decision making process. In other words having a GIS and a BI infrastructure in place is […]

The debate on Open Core business model

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

There has been a significant amount of interest in the Open Core business model since Andrew Lampitt articulated it and its benefits for combining open source and commercial licensing. After a period of relative calm  the debate liven up again last month after the Open Source Business Conference when few analysts critically review the usage […]