6 June, 2014
How much data is currently available for you to analyze about your business? Too much! IBM recently estimated that in the year 2012, 2.5…
20 May, 2014
There is too much data to manage these days. A constant stream of sales-management stats, website analytics, and data points from social-media sites…
6 April, 2015
We give business people everything. They’ve got data, and often it’s clean. They’ve got tools, and many are easy to use. They’ve got visualizations, and many of them speed things up. They’ve got domain knowledge, at least most do. Tell me: Why hasn’t business…
Publication: Information Management
2 April, 2015
Webster dictionary defines a synonym as “a word having the same or nearly the same meaning” or as “a word or expression accepted as another name for something.” This is so true for popular definitions of BI and big data. Forrester defines BI as:
A set of methodologies, processes, architectures…
1 April, 2015
Business intelligence is at a crossroads, and moving forward requires an innovative approach that combines traditional and new ways of thinking, analysts agreed at the Gartner Business Intelligence summit here Monday. Conference chair and Gartner analyst Kurt Schlegel kicked off his keynote presentation by discussing one of the biggest dilemmas…
Publication: Destination CRM
31 March, 2015
Italian manufacturers, including the country’s extensive small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector, are turning to business intelligence software to become more efficient in the face of international competition…
26 March, 2015
The adoption of self-service BI and analytics tools continues to grow. But understanding how to support their use is a must — and that starts with a solid architecture for analytics.
Consultancy Gartner Inc. expects a majority of businesses to put in place some kind of self-service business intelligence…
26 March, 2015
Companies have increasingly recognized the importance of business intelligence (BI) and analytics – the ability to transform data generated through business transactions, interactions, social exchanges and sensor-based systems into business insights.
The promise of BI is that it can deliver a holistic, real-time and illustrative view of a company…
Publication: CFO Innovation
24 March, 2015
In the business world, knowledge definitely is power. Knowledge powers a company’s ability to make sound decisions, take advantage of opportunities as they arise, opportunities that can be critical to a company’s market relevance and longevity.
As more and more data are fed into data warehousing systems, thanks…
Publication: Business 2 Community
23 March, 2015
HopeHIV, a London-based nonprofit organization that supports children in Africa orphaned or otherwise affected by the HIV epidemic, used to plan its fundraising campaigns on intuition. Workers identified potential donors based on their assumptions of who was likely to give money to the group.
But two years ago, HopeHIV…
20 March, 2015
Today’s enterprises want business intelligence managers and staffers with good communication skills and a solid understanding of the business, advises careers expert Matt Mueller.
What qualifications and capabilities are organizations seeking the most in business intelligence professionals when looking to fill open positions these days…
19 March, 2015
I recently visited a mobile phone retail store in Shanghai and saw an impressive array of phones on display. On closer inspection, I noticed only 2 brands were widely recognized as being sold globally and at least 5 brands were available exclusively within China. I picked one of them up…