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.
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“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 →
Forrester Analyst and Prolific Blogger James Kobielus shares his insights on complex event processing, a segment of analytics in his recent posting “The New Decade of Advanced Analytics: Roll Over Rocket Scientists.” After you read his piece, we’d love to hear your opinion.
We’ve highlighted several trend predictions for business intelligence and analytics for 2010; now we’ll look at Ventana Research’s 2009 Business Technology Priorities in Review. According to Ventana, their look back “offers not only a history, but some lessons learned as well, and some food for thought as we enter 2010.” Ventana’s perspective covers a wide range of business technologies, but we’ll focus on their observations regarding business intelligence and analytics.
Every year at this time, BPM Partners launches its annual BPM Pulse Survey. The Survey asks end users key questions on the usage of business intelligence, analytics, and performance management technologies.
Depending on one’s perspective, business intelligence (BI) can be a discipline unto itself, a superset and even a subset of other business information systems. Add in data mining (DM), data and/or business analytics and predictive analytics (PA), and (nevermind BPM, PM and OLAP) and one gets a murky picture of… Read More →
Forrester Analyst James Kobielus (@jameskobielus) shared his business intelligence and advanced analytics predictions for 2010 in a recent posting on The Forrester Blog for Business Process & Applications Professionals. Kobielus’ predictions are in accordance with several emerging end user trends.
It’s the time of year for trends lists, and Enterprise Irregulars has posted their top 10 trends list for analytics, business intelligence and performance management.
The ability to use business intelligence analytic and visualization tools to forecast short-term energy demands and gas price futures is a given for energy traders today. The opportunity is to lengthen the forecast period and abilities to look at longer range patterns and predict, based on the weather, a profitable… Read More →
December means gift-buying to many people, and thanks to Spotfire, we have a business intelligence solution to guide us in our gift-buying. The Spotfire Holiday Gift Finder lets you browse over 10,000 hand-made gifts you won’t find on big retail sites. And, using business intelligence, the Gift Finder helps you select the right gift in just seconds.