Gartner recently released a report, Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform Integration, (G00171787) by Rita L. Sallam and James Richardson. This report takes a look at 13 business intelligence platforms on the basis of eight “critical” capabilities that companies should consider before purchasing a business intelligence platform.
By the time there’s a “For Dummies” book on a topic like Green IT and analytics you can be sure the subject has grown into a mass market phenomenon rivaling Hannah Montana or Twitter. So the number of books suggesting ways to reduce energy use, improve computing efficiency or ‘right-size’… Read More →
Gary Cokins of SmartData Collective wrote a recent blog posting on business intelligence and analytics. In “Bending the Curve – With a Fist, BI or Analytics?,” Cokins discusses yet another blog posting, “Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence and Strategy Management;” both blogs posit there are inherent limitations in business intelligence.
Forrester Analyst and Prolific Blogger James Kobielus shares his insights on complex event processing, a segment of analytics in his recent posting “The New Decade of Advanced Analytics: Roll Over Rocket Scientists.” After you read his piece, we’d love to hear your opinion.
Tapping the business intelligence of your own data can tell you where, when, how and how much of sales is really profitable. And long-term analytics in utility companies, for example, are showing the power of shifting buyers to lower-cost but higher-income options.
Analytics doesn’t have to be all work and no play — you can have some fun with your business intelligence in Energyville. This easy-to-use simulation, unveiled in 2007 by Chevron and The Economist Group, lets you select the combination of power sources and shows you the impact of energy security,… Read More →
We’ve highlighted several trend predictions for business intelligence and analytics for 2010; now we’ll look at Ventana Research’s 2009 Business Technology Priorities in Review. According to Ventana, their look back “offers not only a history, but some lessons learned as well, and some food for thought as we enter 2010.” Ventana’s perspective covers a wide range of business technologies, but we’ll focus on their observations regarding business intelligence and analytics.
Every year at this time, BPM Partners launches its annual BPM Pulse Survey. The Survey asks end users key questions on the usage of business intelligence, analytics, and performance management technologies.
Next time the price of gasoline has jumped or fallen a few pennies, you might pause a moment to consider the years of planning, billions in investment and the role of analytics and heavy-duty data and computing that made your transaction possible. Chevron Corp. (disclosure – a Spotfire analytics client)… Read More →
Forrester Analyst James Kobielus (@jameskobielus) shared his business intelligence and advanced analytics predictions for 2010 in a recent posting on The Forrester Blog for Business Process & Applications Professionals. Kobielus’ predictions are in accordance with several emerging end user trends.