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Time Capsule

  

1898

Industrial Efficiencies

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Mechanical engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor applies operational analysis to fix mass production problems at Bethlehem Steel. And with that, the lucrative field of management consulting is born.

 

1963

Decision Support

With US$2 million a year in DARPA funding, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Project MAC (Multiple Access Computers) launches one of the first decision support systems using Teletype Model 35 terminals. Earplugs recommended.

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(Hear why at bit.ly/1mxbHMu.)

  

1978

Executive Info

“Hello, IT? Get me those latest figures . . .”

Among the first executive information systems, Lockheed-Georgia’s management information and decision support system is maintained by analysts for senior executives.

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1979

Oracle 2

Version 2 of the Oracle RDBMS allows for basic SQL functionality including queries and joins. And the seed for modern business analytics is planted.

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1997

Oracle Discoverer 3.0

Oracle Discoverer enables business users to study and analyze complex data stored in data warehouses and data marts, and supports ad hoc querying and decision-making.

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1999

Analyze This

Dominic Manetta: “Times are changing. You’ve got to change with the times.” Paul Vitti: “What, am I supposed to get a website?” —from Analyze This (Warner Bros., 1999). Managing change can be stressful.

 

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2008

Measure. Analyze. Perform.

Oracle’s business intelligence and enterprise performance management products and technologies support organizations by making information available across the enterprise and by helping them plan and achieve their performance goals.

 

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2011

Excellence in Analytics

Oracle Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine (now named Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine), an engineered system built on in-memory technology, delivers business analytics at the speed of thought. Fasten your thinking caps.

 

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