A brief but interesting article in Information Week says that privacy fears by employees and policy rules by companies are among the biggest obstacles to corporate search that could unlock organizational knowledge. Employees don’t want their searches viewed by the IT Department and company rules on data security stymie… Read More →
There has been significant merger and acquisition activity in the business intelligence market over the past 12 – 24 months. The impact business intelligence software upgrades, integration, maintenance and obsolescence have on deployed and in-development business intelligence projects can be massive.
Yes, we are aware that the headline of this blog is akin to “Get Rich Quick” or those lovely notes we get from the nice Nigerian gentlemen. However, this is not self-serving. ComputerWorld’s 2009 Salary Survey for IT is out and Business Intelligence positions are, in fact, among the most… Read More →
In a recent interview, BPM Partners’ John Colbert outlined common attributes of failed business intelligence projects. One of these attributes is how and when the business intelligence technology is selected.
From cloud computing to analytics and idea management, government agencies are turning innovative. Local, state and federal agencies are doing some creative things to share data and the insights trapped in their data. Mapping, browser-based search and analytics are unlocking data and finding some interactive patterns or predictive data. When… Read More →
Clinical data analysis that helps identify issues in drug development, improves patient outcomes. Companies are using sophisticated clinical data analysis to identify and address drug safety issues.
Clinical data analysis with graphics can be used to in both for both drug development and reporting, even though the requirements for these uses are quite different.
While businesses all have unique issues and scenarios, there are many business intelligence applications that fit a certain level of uniqueness. Software vendors have put in the time and effort to develop applications that do a great deal of what users need them to do. Rather than customize that code, BPM Partners’ John Colbert recommends businesses configure the software for their specific needs.
“Fast and Furious” isn’t just a movie – it describes what’s happening these days in the business intelligence marketplace. Call it ‘analytics’ if you like, but the newest BI solutions are delivering quicker reports on active production data – not just copies or archived databases. Faster inbound data and more… Read More →
Business intelligence application developers need to plan on involving key end users at the beginning of the project through to the roll-out of the application. Here are some tips from BPM Partners’ John Colbert on how IT teams can involve end users in the development of successful – and usable – business intelligence applications.
Mashup. In an IT world filled with odd words, mashup is one of the oddest. According to Wikipedia, a mashup is a web page or application that combines data or functionality from two or more external resources to create a new service. The genesis of how we got to mashup… Read More →