It’s the time of year for trends lists, and Enterprise Irregulars has posted their top 10 trends list for analytics, business intelligence and performance management.
The ability to use business intelligence analytic and visualization tools to forecast short-term energy demands and gas price futures is a given for energy traders today. The opportunity is to lengthen the forecast period and abilities to look at longer range patterns and predict, based on the weather, a profitable… Read More →
If you lost electric power while you were asleep, how would you know? Probably not until you wake up and see the flashing LED clocks on your bedside table, coffee maker or cable TV box. The same lack of ‘business intelligence’ has been the norm for electric utilities, which may… Read More →
December means gift-buying to many people, and thanks to Spotfire, we have a business intelligence solution to guide us in our gift-buying. The Spotfire Holiday Gift Finder lets you browse over 10,000 hand-made gifts you won’t find on big retail sites. And, using business intelligence, the Gift Finder helps you select the right gift in just seconds.
One sure thing in the cloud of uncertainty regarding changes to the U.S. health care system: analytics and data verification will be critical to reviewing thousands of pages of documents and the charts, graphs and statistics used by various industries in the debate. When Congress convenes to examine H.R. 3962… Read More →
Jay Morreale, first vice president of enterprise credit and market risk technology for Bank of America has a wonderful account of the genesis of business intelligence and its progression into true analytics for the financial services markets in an article entitled From BI to Analytics: An Evolution In How Business… Read More →
It’s a corporate equivalent of “when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” If a spreadsheet is the only tool you have for analytics, chances are good you won’t produce any business intelligence. E-mailed spreadsheets multiply like, well, Excel formulas as the documents and attachments move… Read More →
Instead of using a business intelligence project to “fix everything,” BPM Partners’ John Colbert recommends starting out with a reasonable scope, one that can, ideally, be completed within a few months. Approach business intelligence projects in phases.
Ah Christmas. A time for reflection, thanks, family, and shopping. As we get ready to watch the smoke billow off of our credit cards, how many of us really consider our privacy as part of the transaction? And by privacy here we mean from the notion of how much a… Read More →
Marketing, Analytics, Business Intelligence all come together when your company learns about markets, customers, products or services and can make that data a trusted, valued resource.