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Category Archives: Enterprise

05/10
2010

What Can You Do With Analytics? Or With Data Visualization? What CAN’T you do?

j03879383 150x150 What Can You Do With Analytics? Or With Data Visualization? What CANT you do?People may not know all the new and effective ways to use analytics tools or the business intelligence it delivers.  That was one of the more interesting observations at the TIBCO/Spotfire User Group event for pharmaceutical and biotech research users.  More than 50 people assembled in Cambridge, Mass. to hear how companies like Novartis are simplifying work flows, accelerating research and simplifying complex data analysis.

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05/03
2010

Bringing Analytics to The Party?

j0400319 150x150 Bringing Analytics to The Party?You might not expect to find analytics or business intelligence at a party, but social networking– and the online tracking of interactions — is making your conversations and connections the next frontier for event planners and conference organizers.

Tools such as Evalu8Pro, SpotMe and IML Communicator are just a few of the new ways to identify and measure, predict and account for who talks with other people at in-person events.

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04/22
2010

Tech Me Out To The Ballgame – Analytics Wins Baseball Games, And Profits, For Boston Red Sox

Steve Conley Tech Me Out To The Ballgame   Analytics Wins Baseball Games, And Profits, For Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox fans can thank Steve Conley for his role in the team’s two World Series wins – he’s the team’s IT manager.  And give a standing O to the front office staff, which includes noted analytics consultant Bill James, whose Sabermetrics literally wrote the book on performance and data analysis.  These experts do the number-crunching and data mining to spot trends, find overlooked talent or identify timely opportunities.

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04/21
2010

Business Intelligence for Every Employee in Your Organization

j0442379 150x150 Business Intelligence for Every Employee in Your Organization Quick, whatever you do in the next few minutes, if you care about business intelligence and your business – send this article to every business person you know.  This article,  from The St. Louis Globe Democrat, is a fantastic explanation and examination of why every person in your organization should have access to business intelligence to make your business better.

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04/20
2010

Digging Deeper, Better Odds of Success Thanks to Business Intelligence

j0185091 150x150 Digging Deeper, Better Odds of Success Thanks to Business Intelligence How much does failure cost in your daily operations?  In the oil industry, it can reach $200 million to drill a deepwater facility – so there needs to be enough hidden oil and gas to justify that spending.  Because of data analytics and business intelligence, the odds of drilling a “dry hole” are declining and the options for locating reserves of hidden oil and natural gas are improving significantly.  Within just the past 10 years, BI technology has enabled deeper and more complex drilling.  Companies such as BP and Shell (disclosure: both are TIBCO Spotfire clients) have nearly doubled how deep they can go in search of energy resources.

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04/07
2010

Time To Analyze Your Data Center Power/Performance Ratio?

j04004215 150x150 Time To Analyze Your Data Center Power/Performance Ratio? Can ‘always on’ reliability co-exist with Green IT and other energy saving initiatives?  Not surprisingly, analytics and business intelligence deliver the answers.  Companies like American Power Conversion have online calculators to help decipher what savings are possible and how to measure performance while maintaining the desired level of computing power, cooling costs and other overhead such as security or load balancing.

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04/02
2010

The Role of User Interface in Business Intelligence Tools

j04385281 150x150 The Role of User Interface in Business Intelligence ToolsBEyeNetwork recently announced the availability of a new business intelligence research report by business intelligence industry expert and Founder of BIScorecard, Cindi Howson.  The report, “Ease of Use and Interface Appeal in Business Intelligence Tools,” defines ease of use and interface appeal and discusses the current business intelligence tool market.  

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03/31
2010

Even Analytics Sometimes Needs a Nudge

j04018284 150x150 Even Analytics Sometimes Needs a Nudge Or maybe even a shameless plug. . .so we’ll recommend “The Power of Now” — the latest book from Vivek Ranadive, founder and CEO of TIBCO Software.  After all, the book’s subtitle is “How Companies Sense and Respond to Change Using Real-Time Technology.” And instead of cliches and broad strategies, Ranadive preaches the value of data-driven decisions and the power of business intelligence.

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03/24
2010

Information Management? Analytics to the Rescue

j0441428 150x150 Information Management? Analytics to the RescueWhen The Economist tells business readers that ‘information management’ is the future of commercial success, it’s a fair bet that analytics and business intelligence are included.  In a Feb. 25 special report, the prestigious weekly details how real-time decisions and managing the flow, accuracy and response to information will separate profits from losses, business winners from losers.

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03/23
2010

Analytics For Smarter IT – Sumir Karayi of 1E

Sumir K1 Analytics For Smarter IT   Sumir Karayi of 1E1E makes and sells software that analyzes server and operations to find ways of reducing IT waste through analytics and business intelligence at the server and desktop level for global companies such as Dell and AT&T.  CEO and co-founder Sumir Karayi said billions of dollars in electricity costs, overspending on hardware and software and valuable staff time could be saved if companies more closely monitored IT efficiency.  We spoke with Karayi about how to produce more “useful work” from IT infrastructure by using performance analytics

More than 10 years ago, before business intelligence and ‘Green IT’ became chic, Sumir Karayi and his partners created 1E with the goal of cutting inefficiencies in corporate computing.  Named for an error message the partners saw while working at Microsoft Corp., they set out to use software, analytics and independent research to identify how much computing power is wasted – and developed software to monitor and remedy the situation for clients such as Dell, AT&T and Verizon Wireless.  On March 10, Karayi, CEO of 1E, told the Always On “Going Green” conference in Boston that 15 percent of servers do nothing at all, and could save $25 billion if they were just turned off – saving money, environmental impact and working smarter.

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