In this latest installment on best practices for cloud business intelligence, we examine a critical requirement before committing to a long-term cloud analytic partnership: proof of concept (POCs). A good starting point for substantiating a proof of concept is by selecting an application that addresses a real business or operational… Read More →
When it comes to transforming big data into actionable insights, SMBs have been lagging behind larger enterprises. The good news is now SMBs can take advantage of BI (Business Intelligence) and analytics in the cloud to increase business agility as well as save time and money by deploying IT infrastructure… Read More →
As organizational leaders, managers, and knowledge workers face mounting pressure to accomplish more and more work in a shorter amount of time, there’s increasing demand for agile analytics tools and techniques that can enable business professionals to make fully informed decisions quickly. Meanwhile, business users now expect the ability to… Read More →
According to new data from research firm Ventana, companies are interested in adopting cloud-based analytics. Forty percent of survey respondents said that lowered cost was the primary driver of adoption, 39 percent pointed to improved efficiency of business process, and 30 percent cited better communication and knowledge sharing as the… Read More →
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.
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 →
Are you looking for a way to help your users and analysts develop a greater understanding of your company? If your answer is yes – and it should be – then we propose a breakup with Excel.