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Category Archives: Business Intelligence Tools

01/06
2010

Ventana Research 2009 in Review: Innovation Expands Scope of Business Intelligence

j0443160 150x150 Ventana Research 2009 in Review:  Innovation Expands Scope of Business IntelligenceWe’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.

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01/05
2010

Share Your Thoughts on Business Intelligence, Performance Management and More

j0438585 150x150 Share Your Thoughts on Business Intelligence, Performance Management and MoreEvery 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. 

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12/29
2009

The Alphabet Soup of Business Intelligence

j0399551 150x150 The Alphabet Soup of Business IntelligenceDepending 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 what solution solves what problem and how solutions differ from each other.

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12/23
2009

Forrester’s Analytics Predictions for 2010

j0216064 150x150 Forrester’s Analytics Predictions for 2010Forrester 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. 

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12/14
2009
12/11
2009

Using Analytics and Visualization to Predict Natural Gas Forecasts

j04432093 150x150 Using Analytics and Visualization to Predict Natural Gas ForecastsThe 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 trading or hedging strategy for gas futures.  This is a very interesting, cutting edge and exciting use of business intelligence tools.

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12/09
2009

Business Intelligence Answers the Gift-Buying Challenge

j0440999 150x150 Business Intelligence Answers the Gift Buying ChallengeDecember 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.

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12/03
2009

Forget Massive Business Intelligence Projects

j0439587 150x150 Forget Massive Business Intelligence ProjectsWe recently interviewed BPM Partners’ John Colbert, who talked about five common attributes of failed business intelligence projects.  One of these attributes is having a very large scope for the business intelligence project.

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11/24
2009

Beware of Vendor Consolidation in the Business Intelligence Market

j0386126 150x150 Beware of Vendor Consolidation in the Business Intelligence MarketWe recently interviewed BPM Partners’ John Colbert, who talked about five common attributes of failed business intelligence projects.  One of these attributes is vendor consolidation in the business intelligence market creating software integration and obsolescence issues. 

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11/20
2009

Selecting the Right Business Intelligence Technology

j0400972 150x150 Selecting the Right Business Intelligence TechnologyWe recently interviewed BPM Partners’ John Colbert, who talked about five 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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