Data is flowing into corporations at a rapid-fire pace, almost as quickly as the competitive landscape of business is evolving. This is prompting business users to increasingly demand access to analytic applications to use data to gain actionable insights as fast as the market moves.
Thanks to all-powerful smartphones and the myriad of other mobile devices available today along with the increasing availability of public Wi-Fi, “showrooming” by retail consumers continues to gain in popularity. Showrooming – or the use of mobile devices by consumers to compare and contrast products and prices with online retailers… Read More →
With citizen journalism, the Internet as a global community, and mobile data, third world countries like Africa are able to create infrastructures to support the growth of education, healthcare, information and other continent-wide improvements. Technology is something that we take for granted, but for some countries basic technological improvements can… Read More →
Lower profit margins. Higher customer turnover. Does that sound like a familiar problem in today’s telco industry? When you’re looking to improve the profitability of your telco business, inaccurate or delayed network forecasting can lead to reduced capacity, lost revenue, and unhappy customers. It’s a difficult problem to wrangle for… Read More →
Many organizations are realizing that great potential insight lies within the big data in their own networks and streaming through the social web. And that means these enterprises should be focused on the money they could be making if they take advantage of cloud-based analytics.
It’s time for a Tweet chat recap that’s all about the cloud, business intelligence and the wisdom of some industry experts including host Howard Dresner. The topic for the March 28 #BIWisdom chat was cloud BI. There was a lot of back and forth, but we’ll focus on one aspect… Read More →
When exploring the cost benefits of leasing analytics software via the cloud model, there are several factors to examine. Time to Market One of the key consideration for using cloud-based analytics is time to market. Under a cloud model, end users can be up and running within a matter of… Read More →
Ubiquitous communications are making it possible for companies around the world to compete on a more level playing field, notes Thomas L. Friedman in his book, “The World Is Flat.” We’ve seen relative newcomers such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Zappos grow their businesses in leaps and bounds, thanks in… Read More →
Self-serve business intelligence is all the rage. Get your data sets, mash up your data, and develop your own insights. But guess what?
One of the greatest challenges for company leaders and employees is keeping up with the frenetic pace of business. Customer preferences and market conditions can turn on a dime. Being able to track changing business conditions is difficult enough.