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.
While the ascent to the ranks of the C-Suite may have historically been propelled by leaning on “gut instinct” fueled by experience, that trend is changing as executives increasingly depend on data-driven decision making. Senior executives have long been consumers of the output from data analysis but those involved in the… Read More →
Spotfire was named a BI “strong performer” among 11 vendors in Forrester’s recent report, The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013 by Boris Evelson and contributors Holger Kisker, Ph.D., Martha Bennett and Nasry Angel.
Recently, we’ve been running a series of posts highlighting the interests and needs of different types of analytics users in the enterprise. In this installment, we examine the analytical needs of Larry, a corporate attorney for a diversified energy services provider whose top goal is to protect the company from… Read More →
Recent research shows us that four factors or what we call four pillars of the “data-driven enterprise” are the main factors driving organizations that want to compete in the global economy today. These are enterprise mobility; event-driven analytics; location-specific analytics; and the cloud.