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Category Archives: Business Intelligence Tools

09/29
2009

Using Business Intelligence Tools to Automate Operational Risk Management

bank bldg 150x150 Using Business Intelligence Tools to Automate Operational Risk ManagementWe’ve admittedly bitten off a large chunk of subject matter with this blog topic. We believe that business intelligence (BI) tools would be a component (and potentially a large component) of automating operational risk management. We are realists though and understand that business intelligence tools like TIBCO Spotfire would more often than not be part of a heterogeneous stack of tools that work together to automate operational risk management. It’s one of the reasons we’ve designed and delivered Spotfire to play nice with other CRM, systems management, data warehouses, email systems and other customer facing software.

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09/23
2009

Business Intelligence & Analytics: The Potential to Drive Twitter’s Revenue

dollars 150x150 Business Intelligence & Analytics: The Potential to Drive Twitter’s RevenueBusiness intelligence can sometimes be viewed as a solution for large companies.  The truth is, business intelligence can and does help companies of all sizes.  And as analyst firms such as Aberdeen Group point out,  small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) are embracing business intelligence and analytics as a way to better understand and better manage their organization.

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09/22
2009

Is Your Competitor Using Business Intelligence Against You?

2890135030 553fbcd893 t Is Your Competitor Using Business Intelligence Against You?They might be.  In fact, according to analyst Boris Evelson of Forrester Research, business intelligence is “front and center of everyone’s agenda.”

Evelson states that the change in economic fortunes has shifted the drivers of business intelligence.   Business intelligence is no longer a nice tool to have, driven by gains in productivity and efficiency; instead business intelligence is on “everyone’s” agenda because enterprises are feeling the pain of competition.

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09/18
2009

Government Financial Regulation and BI – Watch This Space

2895964971 c2568b083a t Government Financial Regulation and BI – Watch This SpaceThere was a very interesting post last month on RiskCenter regarding acceptance of potential government oversight and regulation for companies and financial institutions. The article highlights findings from a large survey, 458 respondents, of corporations and financial institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia.  The survey found that there is a surprising amount of acceptance for government regulation in the financial services space worldwide.  From the article (full article here, free subscription required for access):

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09/17
2009

Energy Savings You Can See Thanks to Smart Grid’s Use of Business Intelligence Tools

hivoltage 150x150 Energy Savings You Can See Thanks to Smart Grids Use of Business Intelligence ToolsMost people don’t know how much electricity they use until the bill arrives. But that one-way transaction will be changing thanks to the Smart Grid and Business Intelligence Tools, as people and companies generate power via solar panels and wind turbines or simply cut electric use.

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09/15
2009

Business Intelligence Trends: An Interview with BeyeNETWORK’s Shawn Rogers

 Business Intelligence Trends: An Interview with BeyeNETWORK’s Shawn RogersWe recently spoke with BeyeNETWORK’s Shawn Rogers.

Shawn Rogers, the co-founder and editorial director of BeyeNETWORK, has more than 19 years hands-on IT experience with a focus on Internet-enabling technology.  Prior to founding BeyeNETWORK, Shawn was a partner at a business intelligence publication.  His wide knowledge of both IT and business management enables him to provide extensive industry insight for the NETWORK.

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09/09
2009

Business Analytics for the Rest of Us

charts 150x150 Business Analytics for the Rest of Us A recent story from B-to-B Magazine has details on a new offering that brings business intelligence to the MARKETING department – a place as far removed from IT as you can get (trust me, I’m a marketing guy).   Business analytics and its powerful discoveries are moving deeper into different departments or organizations.   We welcome them to the party – TIBCO Spotfire has been providing deep analytic capabilities to business users, like those in Sales and Marketing departments, for years.

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