In a recent interview, BPM Partners’ John Colbert outlined common attributes of failed business intelligence projects. One of these attributes is how and when the business intelligence technology is selected.
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Mashup. In an IT world filled with odd words, mashup is one of the oddest. According to Wikipedia, a mashup is a web page or application that combines data or functionality from two or more external resources to create a new service. The genesis of how we got to mashup… Read More →
Cloud 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… Read More →
Agile development is being merged with Business Intelligence to create smaller-scale, rapid-results with analytics applied to corporate data.
According to the latest edition of the Kroll Annual Global Fraud Report, the financial services industry is being most severely hit by fraud in the current economic downturn. Kroll notes that the financial services industry is extremely vulnerable to fraud due to “the reduction in internal controls, pay cuts, reduced… Read More →
Federal grants, through ARRA, are helping companies upgrade ties to electric utilities and use business intelligence to track consumption and use.
Who 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… Read More →
OK, maybe the average comics/funny pages reader didn’t associate a recent “Cornered” by Mike Baldwin with business intelligence, but those who know and love business intelligence will.
Long time business intelligence and IT reporter and editor Mike Vizard, in his blog on IT Business Edge, covers the topic of “Overcoming Business Intelligence Fatigue.” Vizard paints a picture of business intelligence (BI) as a “eyerolling” exercise that delivers “canned reports” from “static data” that “costs a fortune to… Read More →
It’s easy to turn on your computer anytime, day or night and rely on Internet access anywhere. But have you thought about the environmental impact? There aren’t smokestacks at your office, so it might be a surprise that electric use for computing could soon rival the carbon footprint of airlines.