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Category Archives: Business Intelligence Tools

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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03/23
2010

Analytics For Smarter IT – Sumir Karayi of 1E

Sumir K1 Analytics For Smarter IT   Sumir Karayi of 1E1E makes and sells software that analyzes server and operations to find ways of reducing IT waste through analytics and business intelligence at the server and desktop level for global companies such as Dell and AT&T.  CEO and co-founder Sumir Karayi said billions of dollars in electricity costs, overspending on hardware and software and valuable staff time could be saved if companies more closely monitored IT efficiency.  We spoke with Karayi about how to produce more “useful work” from IT infrastructure by using performance analytics

More than 10 years ago, before business intelligence and ‘Green IT’ became chic, Sumir Karayi and his partners created 1E with the goal of cutting inefficiencies in corporate computing.  Named for an error message the partners saw while working at Microsoft Corp., they set out to use software, analytics and independent research to identify how much computing power is wasted – and developed software to monitor and remedy the situation for clients such as Dell, AT&T and Verizon Wireless.  On March 10, Karayi, CEO of 1E, told the Always On “Going Green” conference in Boston that 15 percent of servers do nothing at all, and could save $25 billion if they were just turned off – saving money, environmental impact and working smarter.

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03/11
2010

Do “Big” Business Intelligence Companies Understand Analytics?

Steve Few Do “Big” Business Intelligence Companies Understand Analytics?Do “big” business intelligence companies understand analytics?  Blogger Stephen Few wonders that in a recent posting, “Big BI (Business Intelligence) is Stuck:  Illustrated by SAP BusinessObjects Explorer.”

Few makes the case that the larger, older business intelligence vendors haven’t made the transition from building data warehousing solutions to building systems that address “data sense-making.”  He argues “data sense-making (also known as analytics) requires … an approach that leads with design, not engineering, and focuses on people, their needs and abilities, not technology.”  In essence business intelligence is no longer about serving up (or providing access to) data, but about proving a complete solution (people, process and technology) for analytics-based decision-making.

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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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03/04
2010

Participate in the Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study

j04431603 150x150 Participate in the Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market StudyAcclaimed industry expert Howard Dresner has opened the “Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study.”  Dresner’s goal with the study is to provide “an unbiased view of the market to those interested in selecting the best business intelligence vendors and products.”

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02/22
2010

The Twitter Data Visualization Playground

j0405138 150x150 The Twitter Data Visualization PlaygroundData  visualization is cool.” So said the author of this piece on Twitter data visualization and business intelligence tools from the Harvard Business Review.

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02/18
2010

Spotfire Seeks Business Intelligence and Analytics Presentations at the R User Conference

j0443464 150x150 Spotfire Seeks Business Intelligence and Analytics Presentations at the R User ConferenceAre you a Spotfire user with a great business intelligence or analytics story to share?  We’re looking for Spotfire users to talk about their Spotfire successes using R/S+ in commercial applications at the upcoming R User Conference. 

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02/15
2010

Social Media and Business Analytics – Businesses Flux Capacitor

j04440812 150x150 Social Media and Business Analytics – Businesses Flux CapacitorAs Doc told us all in the Back to the Future movies, the flux capacitor is “what makes time travel possible.”  After reading this article on eMarketer.com, we found ourselves thinking that maybe, business analytics is “what makes social media possible.”

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02/10
2010

Data Visualization for the People

j0406774 150x150 Data Visualization for the PeopleAnalytics and data visualization models, tools, and techniques are extremely interesting to us and the readers of this blog but what about Joe the Plumber?  Does he care about data visualization?  Does it come into his life at all?  He may not care or realize that it does come into his life but government sites like www.recovery.gov ensure that Joe the Plumber or Mick the Milkman (what, you don’t have a milkman?) can use data visualization and analytics just as well as a novice Line of Business manager can use business intelligence tools.

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02/05
2010

Business Intelligence Verdict: Survey 9

j0432640 150x102 Business Intelligence Verdict: Survey 9If you’ve followed the business intelligence market long enough, you’re sure to recognize the name Nigel Pendse and his well-known OLAP Report.  In recent years the OLAP Report has evolved in the BI Survey. 

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