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Monthly Archives: September 2009

09/30
2009

Pervasive Business Intelligence: Moving from the Back Room to the C-Suite

The idea of pervasive business intelligence has been around for a while – and with good reason.  The value of business intelligence goes far beyond the “secrets” business intelligence analysts can unlock.  The true value of business intelligence is having previously hidden information – and the right information at that – available to the right people.

With pervasive business intelligence, the “right” people span many departments, disciplines, and divisions.  And it includes the C-Suite.

What does the C-Suite get from business intelligence?  Analyst Mike Lock of Aberdeen Group knows – and he’s sharing that info in a quick Webcast on Thursday, Oct. 1st at 1:00pm.  Why wait for Mike’s forthcoming report when you can get a sneak peek?  Email Tina Putnam at tina.putnam@aberdeen.com to join tomorrow’s Webcast.

Kelley Kassa
Spotfire Blogging Team

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09/30
2009

Business Intelligence Meets Energy Conservation

SunDataCenter2 150x150 Business Intelligence Meets Energy ConservationIt sounds like a simple question but answering “Where do YouTube videos come from, Mommy?” requires studying the millions of files, photos and videos that are stored in giant data centers –warehouses with racks of servers that work around the clock. All those servers require electricity to operate; heating and cooling for those facilities and back-up power in case of emergency.

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09/29
2009

Using Business Intelligence Tools to Automate Operational Risk Management

bank bldg 150x150 Using Business Intelligence Tools to Automate Operational Risk ManagementWe’ve admittedly bitten off a large chunk of subject matter with this blog topic. We believe that business intelligence (BI) tools would be a component (and potentially a large component) of automating operational risk management. We are realists though and understand that business intelligence tools like TIBCO Spotfire would more often than not be part of a heterogeneous stack of tools that work together to automate operational risk management. It’s one of the reasons we’ve designed and delivered Spotfire to play nice with other CRM, systems management, data warehouses, email systems and other customer facing software.

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09/28
2009

Business Intelligence Market Report: Aberdeen Sees High Impact for Business Intelligence

2865346623 643a6993d4 t Business Intelligence Market Report: Aberdeen Sees High Impact for Business IntelligenceAberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks company (NYSE: HHS) released “The 2009 State of the Market: Mid-Year Insights Report,” which includes significant findings on the business intelligence market.  According to Aberdeen, business intelligence applications will have the highest impact for companies over the next two to five years.

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09/25
2009

Business Intelligence and Data Analysis Helps Trinity Pharmaceutical Solutions

pharma 199x300 Business Intelligence and Data Analysis Helps Trinity Pharmaceutical SolutionsInc. Technology recently featured an interview about Trinity Pharma Solutions’ use of business intelligence software – specifically, business intelligence software from TIBCO Spotfire.  The interview, between Glenn Wong, director of operations for Trinity Pharma, and Elizabeth Wasserman of Inc. Technology can be read here

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09/24
2009

Speed Kills Or Does It? Using BI to Speed Analytical Latency for Financial Services

2300190277 360853ae0d t Speed Kills Or Does It? Using BI to Speed Analytical Latency for Financial ServicesSpeed is sexy.  Speed is good.  Speed is fun.  And, ultimately, speed kills.  Not kills as in “dead,” but kills as in “nailed it.”  In the Financial Services space, speed is generally referred to as and identified by latency.  Latency being defined here as a time delay between the initiation of a process and when the effect of the process becomes detected.  A simple example could be a change in stock price and the buying or selling that surrounds that change – the amount of time between those two actions is the latency.  For financial services firms, latency delays kill, but not in the good way.

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09/23
2009

Business Intelligence & Analytics: The Potential to Drive Twitter’s Revenue

dollars 150x150 Business Intelligence & Analytics: The Potential to Drive Twitter’s RevenueBusiness intelligence can sometimes be viewed as a solution for large companies.  The truth is, business intelligence can and does help companies of all sizes.  And as analyst firms such as Aberdeen Group point out,  small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) are embracing business intelligence and analytics as a way to better understand and better manage their organization.

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09/22
2009

Is Your Competitor Using Business Intelligence Against You?

2890135030 553fbcd893 t Is Your Competitor Using Business Intelligence Against You?They might be.  In fact, according to analyst Boris Evelson of Forrester Research, business intelligence is “front and center of everyone’s agenda.”

Evelson states that the change in economic fortunes has shifted the drivers of business intelligence.   Business intelligence is no longer a nice tool to have, driven by gains in productivity and efficiency; instead business intelligence is on “everyone’s” agenda because enterprises are feeling the pain of competition.

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09/21
2009

Business Intelligence Can Help Pharmaceuticals Manage Industry Issues

pills 150x150 Business Intelligence Can Help Pharmaceuticals Manage Industry IssuesResearch firm Research and Markets examined the US pharmaceutical and biotech industry macroeconomic challenges and industry issues in the firm’s report, “The US Pharmaceutical Market Outlook to 2014: Market Trends, Leading Players and Forecasts.” Some of the problems identified in the report can be alleviated by the implementation of business intelligence software.  Here’s our take on how business intelligence can help pharmaceuticals and biotech companies manage industry-specific business issues.

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09/18
2009

Government Financial Regulation and BI – Watch This Space

2895964971 c2568b083a t Government Financial Regulation and BI – Watch This SpaceThere was a very interesting post last month on RiskCenter regarding acceptance of potential government oversight and regulation for companies and financial institutions. The article highlights findings from a large survey, 458 respondents, of corporations and financial institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia.  The survey found that there is a surprising amount of acceptance for government regulation in the financial services space worldwide.  From the article (full article here, free subscription required for access):

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