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Category Archives: Business Intelligence Overview

12/03
2009

Forget Massive Business Intelligence Projects

j0439587 150x150 Forget Massive Business Intelligence ProjectsWe recently interviewed BPM Partners’ John Colbert, who talked about five common attributes of failed business intelligence projects.  One of these attributes is having a very large scope for the business intelligence project.

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11/24
2009

Beware of Vendor Consolidation in the Business Intelligence Market

j0386126 150x150 Beware of Vendor Consolidation in the Business Intelligence MarketWe recently interviewed BPM Partners’ John Colbert, who talked about five common attributes of failed business intelligence projects.  One of these attributes is vendor consolidation in the business intelligence market creating software integration and obsolescence issues. 

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11/23
2009

Need a Job? Learn Business Intelligence

j0439488 150x150 Need a Job? Learn Business IntelligenceYes, we are aware that the headline of this blog is akin to “Get Rich Quick” or those lovely notes we get from the nice Nigerian gentlemen.  However, this is not self-serving.   ComputerWorld’s 2009 Salary Survey for IT is out and Business Intelligence positions are, in fact, among the most highly sought after.

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11/06
2009

Intelligent Enterprise Featuring Poll in Innovation in Business Intelligence

j04018282 150x150 Intelligent Enterprise Featuring Poll in Innovation in Business IntelligenceVisit Intelligent Enterprise (lower left on the page) and you can participate in a poll on innovation in business intelligence.  Specifically, the question posed is: which innovation will be most important in the next era of business intelligence?

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11/04
2009

Gartner Moves Business Intelligence to ‘Advanced Analytics’ As Key Trend for 2010

j0442460 150x150 Gartner Moves Business Intelligence to Advanced Analytics As Key Trend for 2010Cloud Computing and Advanced Analytics moved to the head of the class at the Gartner Symposium last week with the IT analyst firm ranking these the top two most important trends for 2010.  Although “business intelligence” was renamed as analytics for the coming year’s Top Ten List, analyst David Cearley and others see a combination of trends that make analytics more flexible thanks to anywhere-computing and other technology changes at large companies.

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11/02
2009

Interview with John Colbert of BPM Partners on Business Intelligence Projects

Colbert Interview with John Colbert of BPM Partners on Business Intelligence ProjectsJohn Colbert is vice president of research and analysis for BPM Partners.  Colbert gathers and reviews industry and vendor-specific data for BPM Partners’ service products and alliance programs.  BPM Partners is an advisory services firm with a focus on business intelligence and business performance management solutions.  BPM Partners is well-known for its annual “BPM Pulse Survey” which consolidates real users’ opinions of business intelligence and performance management priorities, trends and satisfaction with vendors.

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10/30
2009

Business Intelligence Gets Agile – Q&A with Ken Collier of Cutter Consortium

collierk Business Intelligence Gets Agile   Q&A with Ken Collier of Cutter ConsortiumAccording to Ken Collier, “Agile BI” blends the iterative, quick progress of Agile Software Development and a short-run project approach to Business Intelligence using the same steps and measurable results.  Collier is a senior consultant in business intelligence and agile product and project management for Cutter Consortium, an Arlington, MA, IT advisory firm of independent consultants.

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10/14
2009

Better Service Thanks to Analytics/Business Intelligence

j04227292 150x150 Better Service Thanks to Analytics/Business IntelligenceWho would have thought that business intelligence software, predictive analytics and other tools could be an antidote to high gas prices and costly service calls?  Well, Sumair Dutta of Aberdeen Group figured it out and that research into how Business Intelligence improves service and lowers costs is worth more than a full tank of unleaded premium.

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10/09
2009

Is the Recession Good for the Business Intelligence Software Market?

636px 2007 2009 World Financial Crisis svg 150x150 Is the Recession Good for the Business Intelligence Software Market?

Map of the World Financial Crisis

The business intelligence market seems to be booming despite the recession.  It’s really hard to think: yeah, the recession has been good to our sector.  In fact, pick your favorite daily newspaper,  and chances are there’s been a recent article on the woeful state of the economy.

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09/30
2009

Pervasive Business Intelligence: Moving from the Back Room to the C-Suite

The idea of pervasive business intelligence has been around for a while – and with good reason.  The value of business intelligence goes far beyond the “secrets” business intelligence analysts can unlock.  The true value of business intelligence is having previously hidden information – and the right information at that – available to the right people.

With pervasive business intelligence, the “right” people span many departments, disciplines, and divisions.  And it includes the C-Suite.

What does the C-Suite get from business intelligence?  Analyst Mike Lock of Aberdeen Group knows – and he’s sharing that info in a quick Webcast on Thursday, Oct. 1st at 1:00pm.  Why wait for Mike’s forthcoming report when you can get a sneak peek?  Email Tina Putnam at tina.putnam@aberdeen.com to join tomorrow’s Webcast.

Kelley Kassa
Spotfire Blogging Team

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