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Category Archives: Business Intelligence Overview

06/23
2010

Analytics for Every Action

j04094903 150x150 Analytics for Every ActionWhat did you do?  Why?  Can you explain it?  And will you do the same thing again?  While you’re pondering all those questions, the chances are good that a company using Spotfire analytics has the answers.

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06/09
2010

See The Health of Your Nation and Analyze Its Future

j0438963 150x150 See The Health of Your Nation and Analyze Its FutureThe smart people at Economist Intelligence Unit have done it again, working with GEHealthcare to create an interactive, analytics tool for evaluating the difficult choices in healthcare and policy.  At GE.com/healthofnations a set of disease patterns, demographic data and financial constraints are just a few factors that impact the health of a country’s people.  A nifty data visualization and mapping screen shows you just how the 50 countries perform, across a range of 21 different categories.

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06/01
2010

Keeping Cool – Or Losing It – With Analytics

Spot 150x150 Keeping Cool   Or Losing It   With AnalyticsListening to Stan Cox, you start to understand the impact of air-conditioning and its environmental and financial impact.  His new book “Losing Our Cool” delivers insights just in time as summer temperatures start spiking in North America and we look for a vacation or escape.  Still, we complain about the weather, soaring electric bills or gas prices, then burn up fuel commuting in our cars to remote office parks surrounded by blacktop parking lots to work in office buildings built with no shade but cooled by AC – which is basically chilled water and electric.

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05/05
2010

Sorry Ben – Analytics, Not Sleep, Makes You Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

j0446436 150x150 Sorry Ben   Analytics, Not Sleep, Makes You Healthy, Wealthy and WiseInventor and publisher Ben Franklin wrote that early to bed and early to rise had that desirable result.  Business authors John Sviokla and Thomas Davenport see it differently.  They give some credit to analytics and information gathering.

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04/05
2010

March Madness, Long Odds and Serious Business Intelligence

j0442265 150x150  March Madness, Long Odds and Serious Business IntelligenceAs March gives way to April, there are lessons in analytics for college basketball fans learning the challenges of predicting unexpected Final Four teams and college applicants getting news of acceptance or rejection.  When those packets arrive for the Class of 2014  students should know about data analysis, yield and how the process is managed.

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03/31
2010

Even Analytics Sometimes Needs a Nudge

j04018284 150x150 Even Analytics Sometimes Needs a Nudge Or maybe even a shameless plug. . .so we’ll recommend “The Power of Now” — the latest book from Vivek Ranadive, founder and CEO of TIBCO Software.  After all, the book’s subtitle is “How Companies Sense and Respond to Change Using Real-Time Technology.” And instead of cliches and broad strategies, Ranadive preaches the value of data-driven decisions and the power of business intelligence.

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03/29
2010

New Resources for Business Intelligence and Analytics Information

j0438528 150x150 New Resources for Business Intelligence and Analytics InformationBusiness intelligence is designed to serve up data often hidden in the enterprise.  Analytics are tools to analyze, manipulate and delve into that data in order to make appropriate business decisions.  Both are clearly valuable, but even some business intelligence and analytics users still struggle to find the right information, understand it in the right context, and then make the right decisions.

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03/24
2010

Information Management? Analytics to the Rescue

j0441428 150x150 Information Management? Analytics to the RescueWhen The Economist tells business readers that ‘information management’ is the future of commercial success, it’s a fair bet that analytics and business intelligence are included.  In a Feb. 25 special report, the prestigious weekly details how real-time decisions and managing the flow, accuracy and response to information will separate profits from losses, business winners from losers.

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03/10
2010

Get the Inside Scoop on the Business Intelligence Market

j04431605 150x150 Get the Inside Scoop on the Business Intelligence MarketIt’s been a busy few weeks in the business intelligence market.  In addition to the TDWI World Conference in mid-February, many vendors in the business intelligence space have held analyst briefings, providing insights into product developments, views on the market and more. 

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03/08
2010

Spotfire Named to Datamation’s Ten Leading Business Intelligence Software Companies

j0437059 150x150 Spotfire Named to Datamation’s Ten Leading Business Intelligence Software CompaniesJeff Vance of Datamation recently covered the business intelligence vendor market.  In “Business Intelligence Software: Ten Leaders,” Vance calls the business intelligence software market a “David vs. Goliath” fight between “behemoth” vendors and “pure-play” vendors.

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