Instead of using a business intelligence project to “fix everything,” BPM Partners’ John Colbert recommends starting out with a reasonable scope, one that can, ideally, be completed within a few months. Approach business intelligence projects in phases.
Business Intelligence Tools
There has been significant merger and acquisition activity in the business intelligence market over the past 12 – 24 months. The impact business intelligence software upgrades, integration, maintenance and obsolescence have on deployed and in-development business intelligence projects can be massive.
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.
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.