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An article in Security Products magazine shows how analytics tools are advancing the security and safety fields. Thousands of cameras with terabytes of data and storage demands the kinds of business intelligence tools to deliver what you need, when you need it.
A recent IDC report, “State of the Business Analytics Market: Survey Shows Positive Buyer Sentiment Going Forward,” states that the “fundamental drivers of business analytics technology adoption have not changed despite the downturn.” This blog posting gives some highlights on the IDC report on business intelligence and business analytics.
Our blog rarely focuses on ourselves – Spotfire – but as we end 2009 and start 2010, we thought it would be appropriate to check in with Spotfire. We spoke with Spotfire’s Vice President of Marketing, Mark Lorion. Read on to learn what Spotfire is seeing in the marketplace.
Today’s internet-breaking (literally, Twitter had some issues keeping up with the excitement) coverage of the Apple launch of the iPad got us to thinking about Business Intelligence form factors. The iPhone and other PDA’s have business intelligence tools available today. But we wonder how much the iPhone is actually used… Read More →
This very interesting article from CNN’s Fortune BrainStorm Tech makes a great analogy between the advances in video gaming technology and the advances in Business Intelligence usability. We’ve written about this type of analogy before and actually have developed our own “game” to show the ease of use of Business… Read More →
Seeing is believing. It’s true with data analytics and even more powerful when you can “see yourself” — or a subject that affects you — in the data. So spend a few minutes to watch the evolution of broadband Internet on a colorful new data visualization map created by Akamai… Read More →
Gartner recently released a report, Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform Integration, (G00171787) by Rita L. Sallam and James Richardson. This report takes a look at 13 business intelligence platforms on the basis of eight “critical” capabilities that companies should consider before purchasing a business intelligence platform.
Gary Cokins of SmartData Collective wrote a recent blog posting on business intelligence and analytics. In “Bending the Curve – With a Fist, BI or Analytics?,” Cokins discusses yet another blog posting, “Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence and Strategy Management;” both blogs posit there are inherent limitations in business intelligence.
“A picture is worth a thousand words” and “A good sketch is better than a long speech.” Both sentences are apropos to show that we very often think and comprehend data (any form of data) better as a visual as opposed to text, numbers, or other data sources. Think about… Read More →