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Category Archives: Home Office

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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04/26
2010

Smart Appliances, Smarter Business with Analytics Built In

j04330851 150x150 Smart Appliances, Smarter Business with Analytics Built In When you spend days focused on business intelligence, it’s easy to believe that software and data has the answers to important questions.   Or you may think that people have all the answers.   In fact,  ‘smart devices’ with timers  to schedule on/off  and other intelligence can provide ways to save time, energy and money.  Things are getting “smarter” thanks to built-in monitoring and savvy algorithms — from the data center to your home office.

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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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02/26
2010

Plug In To Energy Analytics To See Power Waste And Costs

j0434862 150x150 Plug In To Energy Analytics To See Power Waste And CostsData analytics is all about delivering insights you might never see without the details, software and intelligence to ask the right questions.  Everyone has data – but not everyone has knowledge.  New companies like PowerHouse Dynamics are letting us track electric use down to each outlet to see how much it costs even when devices are turned off but left plugged in.

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01/29
2010

The Business Intelligence iPad – Will Users Come?

j0443202 150x150 The Business Intelligence iPad – Will Users Come?Today’s internet-breaking (literally, Twitter had some issues keeping up with the excitement) coverage of the Apple launch of the iPad got us to thinking about Business Intelligence form factors.  The iPhone and other PDA’s have business intelligence tools available today.  But we wonder how much the iPhone is actually used to do anything business intelligence related other than look at a dashboard and maybe a report given the amount of screen real estate.  Enter the iPad. With screen real estate of 9.7 inches, is this a device usable for deeper analytic business intelligence purposes?

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12/16
2009

Waste Not, Want Not, But Know More Through Analytics

j0409647 150x150 Waste Not, Want Not, But Know More Through AnalyticsFrom auto tailpipes to stoves to lightbulbs, every day we use more power than we need and waste the excess heat that’s generated.  And you can imagine how much extra heat is lost from industrial-strength facilities and large offices.  But analytics and computers are coming to the rescue.  One federal estimate says as much as two-thirds of the energy we produce is actually wasted.  For instance, more than half the energy it takes to run a car engine just blows out of exhaust pipes and heats the engine compartment.

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10/06
2009

A Conversation With IDC’s Brian McDonough

b mcdonough m A Conversation With IDCs Brian McDonough IDC is a global provider of market intelligence to IT professionals and business executives.  We recently had a conversation with IDC’s Brian McDonough, a Research Manager in IDC’s Analytics and Data Warehousing Software research service.  In this role, Brian is responsible for providing coverage of supply-side trends within the business analytics market as well as user demand for technologies related to the implementation of business analytics.

Q: As we come up to Q4, 2009, in a still tough economy, how has the Business Intelligence market growth fared for the year?

BM: The business analytics software market, comprised of performance management and analytic applications plus business intelligence and data warehouse tools, is expected to finish the year with low single digit growth. It fared better than most markets as IT project scopes shrank and organizations sought out smaller, targeted initiatives for process optimization, improved financial management and analysis and improved insight into their customer bases.

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