31 March, 2014
Try to name an industry that hasn’t been disrupted by cloud technology. Enterprises now rely on a new set of cloud-based software applications…
26 February, 2014
We know all about the giga-tons of information businesses are generating — and now collecting — in the era of big data. Now, judging by a…
12 August, 2014
Like the web and other technologies before it, business intelligence has evolved. Today’s business intelligence solutions are nothing like their predecessors.
For example, early incarnations of business intelligence software were tool-centric and designed for IT- and data scientist-level users. Reports tended to look back, be highly detailed…
Publication: Business 2 Community
9 June, 2014
nalytics are a pivotal issue in contemporary business. As the total number of data channels increase, understanding what the data means, how the data interrelates and how it corresponds with customer behavior can mean the difference between sales stagnation and sales increases.
Many businesses, however, remain locked into the world…
12 May, 2014
The more data you analyze, the more complex it gets. To help you find value in all that data, visualize it using one of these seven dashboard apps…
15 April, 2014
A war is brewing in the business intelligence and analytics market. “We’re about to see rapid adoption of BI and analytics in 2014 and going forward,” said Gartner analyst Dan Sommer during his session at the Gartner BI and Analytics Summit. That’s after years of slowed-down — and…
14 April, 2014
So what exactly is Business Intelligence 3.0? Is it a mass of meaningless marketing messages, a collection of multiple BI advancements, or does it represent a single technological shift that many have misconstrued?
Well, according to Bill Cabiro, it’s none of the above. In his article, What is…
Publication: SmartData Collective
10 April, 2014
Business intelligence technology has come a long way from the decision support systems of the 1960s. Today, it can do much more than just mine, analyze and report on data — it can cross-analyze different data sets, forecast future behavior and greatly improve decision-making.
Tools continue to expand their…
9 April, 2014
Successful consumer applications excel at hiding complexity. Amazon’s recommendations engine involves complex algorithms, but it doesn’t take a data scientist to operate it. Building that same level of simplicity into a business analytics application is critical in making it accessible for everyday users. Preparing data for analysis is…
Publication: Data Informed
8 April, 2014
I spent the last week in Vegas. No, I was not there for the gambling; I attended Gartner’s Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit. It is the preeminent event for IT and BI folks. Thousands of the world’s largest companies send their data and reporting gurus to gather among…
Publication: Domo Blog
8 April, 2014
Smart light bulbs from Philips conserve energy and can be controlled by a mobile application; smart contact lenses from Google will soon measure glucose levels in the eye in an effort to battle diabetes; smart textiles will use machine-washable (!) sensors to monitor a person’s health and mood.
8 April, 2014
Like many businesses, Modern Marketing Concepts Inc. isn’t new to business intelligence and analytics. Brian Tvenstrup, MMC’s chief analytics officer, said the marketing services company has used BI and data analytics tools from SAS and IBM’s SPSS unit for years.
Tvenstrup said newer products from large analytics…