31 August, 2015
Consultant Lee Feinberg says organizations need to build up their data storytelling and visualization capabilities — and details a competition for finding people with the right…
30 July, 2015
Startups developing technology for collecting, analyzing and managing big data make up a disproportionate number of the companies on this year’s CRN list of…
20 May, 2015
A pair of analytics startups announced successful funding rounds this week as investment capital continues to pour into the big data market.
San Francisco-based DataHero, a cloud business intelligence vendor, said Tuesday (May 19) it raised $6.1 million in Series A funding round led by existing investor Foundry…
20 May, 2015
As business and IT leaders prepare for their next budget cycle this year, more emerging and not-yet-adopted technologies must be considered as candidates than ever before. Yet despite the seemingly endless flow of new applications, devices, and services, it’s always important to sort the latest digital innovations…
18 May, 2015
According to research firm Gartner, overly centralized business intelligence (BI) and analytics teams cannot deliver the domain expertise and responsiveness most organizations require. It says organizations should create a two-tier model under which a central team works collaboratively with other teams distributed throughout the enterprise.
These teams can be…
14 May, 2015
Let’s say you’re the CEO of a company and you want to know what’s going on in your business: Which marketing channels were the most effective in the last two quarters? In which regions are the salespeople underperforming, and what are the possible reasons for this? What…
13 May, 2015
In today’s IT labor marketplace, when organizations are looking to fill a business intelligence job above entry level, most want to hire BI professionals who can “hit the ground running.” The “I want it now” culture is definitely where we are at nowadays among employers offering higher-level BI…
7 May, 2015
Organizations that consider themselves successful at business intelligence (BI) and take action on insight more often use collaborative BI tools, according to the latest Collaborative Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study by research firm Dresner Advisory Services.
The study, part of the firm’s Wisdom of Crowds series of research…
Publication: Information Management
5 May, 2015
Big Data remains one of the IT industry’s most significant megatrends. Revenue from big-data-related hardware and software products and services will reach $38.4 billion this year, according to market researcher Wikibon, and exceed $50 billion by 2017.
With that in mind, the CRN editorial team has…
5 May, 2015
For decades, businesses have turned to their data to seek insight.
In the past, the process took weeks or even months and relied on a handful of data analysts who compiled static reports for executives and business users. And, for decades, this worked just fine.
However, in today’s digital…
4 May, 2015
A shift is happening in business intelligence and experts aren’t sure how it will change software or IT’s role.
Self-serve BI will mean an end to BI teams who simply generate reports, Gartner research Vice President Rita Sallam told ComputerWeekly recently. To compensate, BI teams should adopt…
4 May, 2015
As the three-day 2015 NFL Draft kicks off in Chicago, many teams are combining data analytics with traditional scouting as they evaluate and choose their next crop of new players.
NFL teams have access to more player-performance data than ever before, and many have spent the past months…