Research firm IDC has recently published a report that details that organizations do not know how to measure the benefits of business analytics projects. IDC conducted a big survey, 6,400 end-users and found that more than a third had no idea how to measure the benefits of their business analytics… Read More →
It is a truism that sometimes the simplest things in life are the best things in life. We have been saying for a long, long time that easy to use analytic business intelligence tools would drive adoption. It’s a simple statement really, that could be assigned to even the most… Read More →
We are thrilled to announce our Spotfire User Conference. Please join us and your fellow TIBCO Spotfire friends in Las Vegas on May 10 – May 13. As we have talked about before in this blog, business intelligence tools have become easier to use and have increasingly become ubiquitous throughout… Read More →
A recent blog posted by Eric Reis in the Harvard Business Review warns of the pitfalls in creating what he refers to as ‘vanity’ metrics. The article raises the importance of understanding influencing factors and working to better instrument analytic program inputs. He goes on to emphasize the need to make metrics more,… Read More →
Companies planning on implementing sales forecasting or sales analytics solutions are encouraged to participate in a Aberdeen survey on sales forecasting and analytics.
Can ‘always on’ reliability co-exist with Green IT and other energy saving initiatives? Not surprisingly, analytics and business intelligence deliver the answers. Companies like American Power Conversion have online calculators to help decipher what savings are possible and how to measure performance while maintaining the desired level of computing power,… Read More →
We recently co-sponsored a report, published by Aberdeen Group, which details how organizations that empower their employees with predictive analytics realize benefits to their bottom lines. The report focuses on a survey of over 350 organizations of which more than half were using predictive analysis and data mining technologies. Key… Read More →
As March gives way to April, there are lessons in analytics for college basketball fans learning the challenges of predicting unexpected Final Four teams and college applicants getting news of acceptance or rejection. When those packets arrive for the Class of 2014 students should know about data analysis, yield and… Read More →
A new report by business intelligence industry expert Cindi Howson discusses the impact ease-of-use and user interfaces have on the adoption of business intelligence.
The idea of providing consumers with a way to see energy consumption data got a lot of buzz in 2009, especially after two top names announced they were entering the space. Microsoft launched Microsoft Hohm in July, a few months after Google PowerMeter “turned on” in January. Both provide free… Read More →