24 March, 2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) is seemingly everywhere today. Whether it’s using a virtual assistant like Siri or Alexa, improving sales insights through analytics, or hiring…
10 March, 2017
In the age of big data, the amount of information flowing round and through our systems at any one time is truly remarkable, and the…
1 April, 2016
The opportunity presented by big data goes way beyond the data and the related new technologies that capture and store it. The real benefit is that organizations can derive better business intelligence from far more sources than ever before, and make it available to decision makers at every level.
1 April, 2016
Artificial intelligence (AI) is receiving much attention in light of big data and machine learning accomplishments. However, machine learning only represents half of the AI story…
17 March, 2016
Big data can provide a useful source of insights for business analysis. But providing access to it can mean significant IT effort and the use of expensive, off-the-shelf solutions.
Altiscale the big data as a service specialist, is launching a new Insight Cloud self-service analytics solution to…
16 March, 2016
By working on consulting projects related to cloud BI implementations, I have seen firsthand some organizations that are too willing to adopt solutions and leverage cloud based on brand awareness or what their friends and former colleagues at other companies are adopting, and not on a detailed evaluation of their…
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…