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Category Archives: Enterprise

01/04
2011

In-Memory Analytics and the Future of Business From Booz & Co.

in memory analytics In Memory Analytics and the Future of Business From Booz & Co.We couldn’t have said this better ourselves (though we may have tried in the past year) so please read the two articles in the current issue of IT Foresight from Booz & Co. focusing on the emergence and importance of in-memory analytics and extracting the most value from Business Intelligence systems.

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11/02
2010

Seven Questions That Make Analytics Smarter

BKM 300x300 Seven Questions That Make Analytics SmarterIn a recent discussion at Boston’s Knowledge Management Forum, KM Forum President Larry Chait and Industry Consultant Jack Vinson shared a series of questions that should be a starting point for improving both decision-making and results.  Both recognize that even the best analytics or business intelligence system can be affected by organizational culture, personalities and other external factors. These are just some of the intangibles that sway  humans as they make decisions.

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08/23
2010

Business Intelligence and Analytics for Speedy Businesses

Zipcar 150x150 Business Intelligence and Analytics for Speedy BusinessesOne might assume business intelligence and analytics are used almost exclusively by large enterprises with volumes and volumes of data collected over decades.  Well, yes.  But that doesn’t preclude smaller, nimble, fast-growing businesses that also need to use business intelligence and analytics to understand customer trends and business operations.

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07/19
2010

Dashboards Deliver A Clear View – Just Have a Look

j03879384 150x150 Dashboards Deliver A Clear View   Just Have a LookDriving a car is simple and fairly universal. Red means stop, green for go.  That helps control traffic.  Inside the car, a set of dials, gauges, lights and buttons report at-a-glance how your vehicle is operating at any moment.  In a second or two, you can see status updates, condition reports and even spot essential functions.   Lights, radio station, cruise control, inside temperature.   When you think about it, you don’t HAVE to think about it — a sure example of analytics at its most elegant and simple.

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07/14
2010

Spotfire’s Free Cloud-Based Software Trial Makes Analytics Easy

Spotfire Silver 300x225 Spotfires Free Cloud Based Software Trial Makes Analytics EasyEver wish you could bring that social-networking-like sharing experience to your data?  The new TIBCO Silver Spotfire, a fully-functional free software trial, is designed for any user’s need to create and share custom dashboards or reports for business analytics and business intelligence in the cloud.   Now anyone, at home or at work, can analyze information and uncover compelling new insights from any data.

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06/23
2010

Analytics for Every Action

j04094903 150x150 Analytics for Every ActionWhat did you do?  Why?  Can you explain it?  And will you do the same thing again?  While you’re pondering all those questions, the chances are good that a company using Spotfire analytics has the answers.

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06/09
2010

See The Health of Your Nation and Analyze Its Future

j0438963 150x150 See The Health of Your Nation and Analyze Its FutureThe smart people at Economist Intelligence Unit have done it again, working with GEHealthcare to create an interactive, analytics tool for evaluating the difficult choices in healthcare and policy.  At GE.com/healthofnations a set of disease patterns, demographic data and financial constraints are just a few factors that impact the health of a country’s people.  A nifty data visualization and mapping screen shows you just how the 50 countries perform, across a range of 21 different categories.

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06/01
2010

Keeping Cool – Or Losing It – With Analytics

Spot 150x150 Keeping Cool   Or Losing It   With AnalyticsListening to Stan Cox, you start to understand the impact of air-conditioning and its environmental and financial impact.  His new book “Losing Our Cool” delivers insights just in time as summer temperatures start spiking in North America and we look for a vacation or escape.  Still, we complain about the weather, soaring electric bills or gas prices, then burn up fuel commuting in our cars to remote office parks surrounded by blacktop parking lots to work in office buildings built with no shade but cooled by AC – which is basically chilled water and electric.

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05/18
2010

Business Intelligence, In-Memory, In 2 Seconds

j0400986 150x150 Business Intelligence, In Memory, In 2 SecondsAt our recent Tibco Business Intelligence conference, we talked a lot about the “two second advantage.”  What is the hook of the two second advantage?

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05/11
2010

Business Intelligence and Human Computer Interaction

j04423105 150x150 Business Intelligence and Human Computer InteractionWe are big believers here at TIBCO in the dissemination and proliferation of business intelligence tools through to all levels of an organization. We believe that business intelligence tools succeed best when anyone can use them. And by anyone we mean anyone from the mail clerk to the CEO. The business intelligence tools have to be easy to use, pertinent, developed for broad use, and include user interfaces that make sense for the particular task of the individual end user.

As part of our Regional Events series, TIBCO is proud to be a sponsor of the 27th annual Human Computer Interaction Lab Symposium. The Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) is based at the university of Maryland and the Symposium this year is May 27- 28, 2010.

The HCIL  “has a long, rich history of transforming the experience people have with new technologies. From understanding user needs, to developing and evaluating those technologies, the lab’s faculty, staff, and students have been leading the way in HCI research and teaching.”

TIBCO understands that the work that is done in Human Computer Interaction in university Labs like HCIL eventually makes it to development and QA of enterprise software. Business intelligence tools like TIBCO Spotfire benefit from the work done at these labs. Please join us at the HCIL Symposium to hear more about the partnership of business intelligence and human-computer interaction.

Spotfire Blogging Team

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