27 May, 2016
According to research from Gartner, the platform as a service (PaaS) market crossed the $4 billion mark in 2015. Clearly, the growing maturity of PaaS…
26 May, 2016
Big data infrastructure is an embarrassment of riches these days. While we once subsisted on batch-oriented Hadoop, today we have Spark, Storm, Kafka, and…
10 March, 2016
Many organizations struggle with their cloud business intelligence implementations. Here are the key considerations to look at before embarking on your own cloud BI initiative…
22 February, 2016
Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen a major shift as enterprises embrace cloud-based SaaS. It’s now customary for large enterprises to rely daily on dozens of outside services to function. While some of these services are provided by large behemoths like Salesforce and Oracle that can…
Publication: Venture Beat
16 February, 2016
Five years ago, I was leading IT strategy and innovation for a Fortune 500 global chemical company. One of my tasks was to improve our business intelligence, but I had a tough problem. I noticed key decision makers weren’t viewing BI reports. Managers used the reports to monitor past…
16 February, 2016
While global economic problems have taken much of the blame for a recent round of tightened tech spending, another culprit may be afoot: computing on demand delivered over the Internet.
Hesitance among chief information officers to commit to long-term hardware and software purchases may reflect the gradual shift from…
Publication: Wall Street Journal
3 February, 2016
Revenue in the business forecasting market will grow this year, a market analyst firm is forecasting. Ugh, this sentence hurt my brain.
Anyway, Gartner predicts that the revenue in the business intelligence and analytics market will grow 5.2 per cent this year, reaching $16.9 billion (£11.6bn). It…
1 February, 2016
Oregon Community Credit Union has spent the past five years grooming its internal business intelligence department, and management says the unit has helped every area of the $1.3 billion CU improve and grow.
While many CU executives are generally familiar with the terms “data mining” and “predictive analytics,” most…
Publication: Credit Union Journal
28 January, 2016
Many organizations have sung the praises of business intelligence for years, but many of those firms were not actually realizing the full benefits of it. That picture is beginning to change, as advanced analytics tools and techniques mature.
13 January, 2016
The critics have spoken: The Revenant is gripping, gorgeous, and at times grotesque. Now we have the data to prove it.
Before the Leonardo DiCaprio epic hit wide release, Fox Studios partnered with a small bioanalytics software company called Lightwave to measure how audiences were reacting to the film. It…
11 January, 2016
Business intelligence returned to the center of attention in the analytics universe last week after Sisense Inc. received $50 million in funding from a group of investors led by private equity heavyweight Bessemer Venture Partners. The capital will be spent on widening the adoption of its namesake analytics platform, which…
7 January, 2016
The world of Big Data and data science can often seem complex or even arcane from the outside looking in. In business, a lot of people by now probably understand the basics of what Big Data analysis involves – collecting the ever growing amount of data we are generating, and using…