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Category Archives: Business Intelligence Tools

02/03
2010

Computers Watch TV – And Analytics Means They Do It More Intelligently Than We Do

j0431044 150x150 Computers Watch TV   And Analytics Means They Do It More Intelligently Than We DoAn 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.

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02/02
2010
02/01
2010

TIBCO Spotfire- Business Intelligence System vs. Analytics

mark TIBCO Spotfire  Business Intelligence System vs. AnalyticsOur 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.

Q:  If you had to pick one new trend Spotfire is seeing among its customers and prospects, what would it be?

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01/29
2010

The Business Intelligence iPad – Will Users Come?

j0443202 150x150 The Business Intelligence iPad – Will Users Come?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 to do anything business intelligence related other than look at a dashboard and maybe a report given the amount of screen real estate.  Enter the iPad. With screen real estate of 9.7 inches, is this a device usable for deeper analytic business intelligence purposes?

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01/26
2010

Business Intelligence Meets (and Beats) PacMan

j0422295 150x150 Business Intelligence Meets (and Beats) PacManThis 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 Intelligence tools today.  The author of this post points out the following capabilities and functionality between Business Intelligence and video games, including:

  • Personalization, Filtering, and Content
  • What-if Scenario Analysis
  • Collaboration
  • On-Demand Delivery

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01/19
2010

Watch Patterns Emerge Before Your Eyes With Data Analytics

j0433139 150x150 Watch Patterns Emerge Before Your Eyes With Data AnalyticsSeeing 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 Technologies Inc.  It vividly illustrates the spread of high-speed Internet across North America, Europe, Asia and other regions.  The report, called State of the Internet, has maps that change color to show broadband Internet use.

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01/18
2010

Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform Integration

j04431602 150x150 Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform IntegrationGartner, Inc. recently examined the most critical capabilities that enterprises should consider when selecting a business intelligence platform vendor in its report, “Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform Integration.” 

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01/14
2010

Will Business Intelligence be Supplanted by Analytics?

j0201634 150x150 Will Business Intelligence be Supplanted by Analytics?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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01/13
2010

2010 – The Year of Data Visualization

j0439596 150x150 2010 – The Year of Data Visualization“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 it in your work life – specifically for PowerPoint presentations.  Do you groan out loud when you receive a 50 slide deck where every slide is jammed pack with words?  We’ve all been there and thought, “Couldn’t this have been done in 20 slides with some graphics?”

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01/11
2010

Forrester’s “New Decade of Advanced Analytics”

j0446464 150x150 Forrester’s “New Decade of Advanced Analytics”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.”

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