Today’s internet-breaking (literally, Twitter had some issues keeping up with the excitement) coverage of the Apple launch of the iPad got us to thinking about Business Intelligence form factors. The iPhone and other PDA’s have business intelligence tools available today. But we wonder how much the iPhone is actually used… Read More →
Whether it’s raining, snowing or sunny where you’re sitting, you can be sure that data analytics, predictive modeling or some combination of business intelligence tools are part of the weather forecasts. Visualization is a fancy name for the radar and other maps at 6 and 11p.m. that can show you… Read More →
In a recent Newsweek article, Philip Bobbitt, makes the case for data mining in the federal intelligence community have stronger regulations; we say, “add analytics to that.”
This very interesting article from CNN’s Fortune BrainStorm Tech makes a great analogy between the advances in video gaming technology and the advances in Business Intelligence usability. We’ve written about this type of analogy before and actually have developed our own “game” to show the ease of use of Business… Read More →
Spotfire is one of many companies participating in Predictive Analytics World, taking place February 16 – 17, 2010 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. This two-day event focuses on examples of deployed predictive analytics.
With the same devastating honesty of a pre-schooler or a mother-in-law, analytics and business intelligence are telling us that we’re not as “green” as we might want to believe. Massive amounts of data about the energy consumed in the United States and where it comes from are show that… Read More →
On January 15, Network Computing delivered a cover story entitled, “Next-Gen BI is Here” In this article the author points out the components making up delivery of Next-Gen business intelligence. These components include: predictive analysis, real-time monitoring, in-memory analysis, and the potential for the Software as a Service (SaaS) market… Read More →
“Meaningful change will not occur until commanders at all levels take responsibility for intelligence.” We would argue that you could change the work “commanders” in this quote to “executives”, “managers”, and “users” and it works just fine for business intelligence projects.
Seeing is believing. It’s true with data analytics and even more powerful when you can “see yourself” — or a subject that affects you — in the data. So spend a few minutes to watch the evolution of broadband Internet on a colorful new data visualization map created by Akamai… Read More →
Gartner recently released a report, Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform Integration, (G00171787) by Rita L. Sallam and James Richardson. This report takes a look at 13 business intelligence platforms on the basis of eight “critical” capabilities that companies should consider before purchasing a business intelligence platform.