Seth Grimes is an analytics strategy consultant at Alta Plana Corporation, located near Washington DC. Seth is also a leading industry observer, focusing on business intelligence, text analytics, and decision support as a long-time contributing editor for TechWeb’s Intelligent Enterprise, text analytics channel expert at the BeyeNETWORK, and founding chair… Read More →
Companies are rethinking how to build a data center – from the ground up. From automated air handling controls to bi-level design, improvements in both efficiency of footprint and reduced electrical demands for cooling can provide room for growth. Add analytics to track consumption and performance and you have operational… Read More →
It’s the time of year for trends lists, and Enterprise Irregulars has posted their top 10 trends list for analytics, business intelligence and performance management.
One sure thing in the cloud of uncertainty regarding changes to the U.S. health care system: analytics and data verification will be critical to reviewing thousands of pages of documents and the charts, graphs and statistics used by various industries in the debate. When Congress convenes to examine H.R. 3962… Read More →
It’s a corporate equivalent of “when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” If a spreadsheet is the only tool you have for analytics, chances are good you won’t produce any business intelligence. E-mailed spreadsheets multiply like, well, Excel formulas as the documents and attachments move… Read More →
Instead of using a business intelligence project to “fix everything,” BPM Partners’ John Colbert recommends starting out with a reasonable scope, one that can, ideally, be completed within a few months. Approach business intelligence projects in phases.
Marketing, Analytics, Business Intelligence all come together when your company learns about markets, customers, products or services and can make that data a trusted, valued resource.
A brief but interesting article in Information Week says that privacy fears by employees and policy rules by companies are among the biggest obstacles to corporate search that could unlock organizational knowledge. Employees don’t want their searches viewed by the IT Department and company rules on data security stymie… Read More →
There has been significant merger and acquisition activity in the business intelligence market over the past 12 – 24 months. The impact business intelligence software upgrades, integration, maintenance and obsolescence have on deployed and in-development business intelligence projects can be massive.
In a recent interview, BPM Partners’ John Colbert outlined common attributes of failed business intelligence projects. One of these attributes is how and when the business intelligence technology is selected.