Some companies still use spreadsheets for business intelligence. Others have moved on to business intelligence applications with some form of dashboards. Visualization is important to business intelligence – and will become a key driver of pervasive business intelligence. Why? Because of the demographics of today’s — and tomorrow’s — workforce.
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 →
One sure thing about business analytics and business intelligence is there’s always a learning curve especially in emerging areas such as “Green IT” – the practice of finding more economical ways of computing to reduce costs and environmental impact. And real-time data about network use, IT resources and other office… Read More →
“Drive-time” can be down-time spent listening to the radio, making phone calls or cursing at traffic. Thanks to business intelligence (BI) — teamed with remote monitoring and reporting — there may be fewer miles on the road, more time on real work.
IDC is a global provider of market intelligence to IT professionals and business executives. We recently had a conversation with IDC’s Brian McDonough, a Research Manager in IDC’s Analytics and Data Warehousing Software research service. In this role, Brian is responsible for providing coverage of supply-side trends within the business… Read More →
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 →
Dan Woods, chief technology officer and editor of Evolved Technologist, recently penned a piece for Forbes.com on the death of business intelligence. Business intelligence, claims Woods, is really about “running your business on questions you planned on answering last year or last month.”
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks company (NYSE: HHS) released “The 2009 State of the Market: Mid-Year Insights Report,” which includes significant findings on the business intelligence market. According to Aberdeen, business intelligence applications will have the highest impact for companies over the next two to five years.