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Category Archives: Enterprise

02/02
2010
02/01
2010

TIBCO Spotfire- Business Intelligence System vs. Analytics

mark TIBCO Spotfire  Business Intelligence System vs. AnalyticsOur blog rarely focuses on ourselves – Spotfire – but as we end 2009 and start 2010, we thought it would be appropriate to check in with Spotfire.  We spoke with Spotfire’s Vice President of Marketing, Mark Lorion.

Q:  If you had to pick one new trend Spotfire is seeing among its customers and prospects, what would it be?

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01/28
2010

Analytics and Modeling Every Day: Some Call It Weather Forecasting, Others Rely on Guesses

j0399383 150x150 Analytics and Modeling Every Day: Some Call It Weather Forecasting, Others Rely on GuessesWhether it’s raining, snowing or sunny where you’re sitting, you can be sure that data analytics, predictive modeling or some combination of business intelligence tools are part of the weather forecasts.  Visualization is a fancy name for the radar and other maps at 6 and 11p.m. that can show you the conditions down to the street corner details.

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01/19
2010

Watch Patterns Emerge Before Your Eyes With Data Analytics

j0433139 150x150 Watch Patterns Emerge Before Your Eyes With Data AnalyticsSeeing is believing.  It’s true with data analytics and even more powerful when you can “see yourself” — or a subject that affects you — in the data.  So spend a few minutes to watch the evolution of broadband Internet on a colorful new data visualization map created by Akamai Technologies Inc.  It vividly illustrates the spread of high-speed Internet across North America, Europe, Asia and other regions.  The report, called State of the Internet, has maps that change color to show broadband Internet use.

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01/18
2010

Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform Integration

j04431602 150x150 Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform IntegrationGartner, Inc. recently examined the most critical capabilities that enterprises should consider when selecting a business intelligence platform vendor in its report, “Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform Integration.” 

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01/15
2010

Green IT – From Analytics to Action to Savings

j0438678 150x150 Green IT   From Analytics to Action to SavingsBy 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’ a data center using virtualization and analytics means the field is only sure to grow.   But just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean there is nothing new.

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01/14
2010

Will Business Intelligence be Supplanted by Analytics?

j0201634 150x150 Will Business Intelligence be Supplanted by Analytics?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.

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01/11
2010

Forrester’s “New Decade of Advanced Analytics”

j0446464 150x150 Forrester’s “New Decade of Advanced Analytics”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.”

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01/08
2010

How To Sell Less And Earn More – Analytics Naturally…

bs00874  How To Sell Less And Earn More   Analytics Naturally... 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.

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01/07
2010

Analyze Your Views On Energy and Powering The Future

j0442754 150x150 Analyze Your Views On Energy and Powering The FutureAnalytics 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, prices, environmental effect and the long-term strategy needed to reach estimated consumption levels of 2015 and 2030

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