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TIBCO Spotfire's Business Intelligence Blog

Monthly Archives: November 2010

11/30
2010

Adobe Joins Analytics Conversation With “Data Driven Organization” Blog

brentdykes big Adobe Joins Analytics Conversation With Data Driven Organization BlogMaking the marketing department more accountable and bottom-line driven has brought business intelligence and analytics software into even the most creative departments in an organization. Any process can be made more effective when top management supports efforts to measure and create repeatable successes.

Citing research from Aberdeen Group that said “companies that invest in analytics platforms with the support of senior management have greater success in executing on their corporate goals.” Blogger Brent Dykes explores who should be an executive sponsor, what their responsibilities should be, and what it takes to be effective.

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11/29
2010

The iPad’s Influence on Mobile BI

ipad1 The iPad’s Influence on Mobile BIEarlier this month, Alys Woodward, a software analyst with IDC Insights Community, covered how the iPad will affect business intelligence in the future. In the article, Woodward (@alyswoodward) explored four major players with iPad BI applications – Oracle, SAP, Microstrategy and Tibco Spotfire – and measured their approaches which ranged from “a nice tool with which to look at information to a potential replacement for the laptop.”

In case you’re wondering, Woodward called Tibco’s approach “customer-led” because the application was developed so customers could see reports and data visualizations on the go.

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11/23
2010

From MIT/Sloan “Analytics: The New Path To Value”

MP90041409212 150x150 From MIT/Sloan Analytics: The New Path To ValueIn 2009 alone, the Earth’s inhabitants created more digital data than it previously had up to that point.

The strategies, data analytics and business intelligence tools that help use and decipher our massive store of facts were part of a fascinating webcast from the MIT Sloan Management Review.   A myth that this data stream can be adequately monitored and tamed is as potent as the reality that data is transforming companies. Watch the video and read “Analytics: The New Path to Value.”  The magazine surveyed executives about the state of analytics use  and found a growing gap between industry leaders who are using data to advance and laggards not yet capitalizing.

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11/22
2010

What Chicago Architecture Teaches About Visualizations, Analytics

Chicago Skyline 150x150 What Chicago Architecture Teaches About Visualizations, Analytics Lots of architectural firms build things – a harder project is choosing what buildings to remove, recycle or adapt as a city’s population shifts, infrastructure needs change and tastes in design evolve.  Sounds like a job for analytics and deep business intelligence.

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11/18
2010

Taking Smarter Risks With Spotfire Analytics

risk Taking Smarter Risks With Spotfire AnalyticsEvery portfolio can benefit from the insights of data analytics teamed with the ease-of-use that a data dashboard or visualization offers to quickly spot risks, avoid duplication and  track progress toward long-range goals. Fast-moving markets and the unpredictability of changing regulations are just some of the concerns for individuals planning their retirement accounts or investment professionals managing billions.

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11/17
2010

The Socialization of Data Analytics

j04020151 150x150 The Socialization of Data AnalyticsAnalyticsBridge.com is a social network for data analytics professionals. While it’s a great place to get data analytics news, the way they aggregate content is an exemplary example of using data analytics to enhance revenue streams.

In a recent article, AnalyticBridge tells a tale of how they are pulling data on analytics from relevant sources with a combination of widgets and feed tools and returning revenue from it. In addition, they provide the analysis of why a social network benefits from analyzing data to broadcast:

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11/16
2010

Mobile BI a Reality with Spotfire for the iPad

sm flat tilt iPad pic 300x296 Mobile BI a Reality with Spotfire for the iPadWhile we strive to bring you provocative insight on what’s happening in the field of data analytics and Business Intelligence through the Spotfire Trends & Outliers blog, sometimes major product announcements deserve a place here.

Truly Mobile BI
Mobility and business intelligence have just recently been used in the same sentence. It started with companies like Tibco building analytics applications that work within the framework of a web browser versus logging into an installed system.

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11/15
2010

Q & A with Ivan Casanova on Cloud Computing & Analytics-on-Demand

Ivan Casanova TIBCO 300x234 Q & A with Ivan Casanova on Cloud Computing & Analytics on Demand TIBCO Software developed a core middleware software so clients could tie together enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other systems. As these functions shift from the corporate data center to managed “clouds” of utility computing, the middleware is moving also, says Ivan Casanova, TIBCO’s director of marketing.

To learn more or test your own cloud with a one-year free subscription, visit www.silver.tibco.com.

Q: What is cloud computing and what is TIBCO doing with cloud computing services?

Q: How is Silver helping companies get started in the cloud?

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11/11
2010

Analytics, Rules and Visualizations Changing Global Finance Companies

1financial services 300x275 Analytics, Rules and Visualizations Changing Global Finance CompaniesFinancial companies are making bigger, faster and ever more complex decisions using huge quantities of data and requiring analytics horsepower.  Details of the impact and unique abilities were on display at the first annual Financial Services Industry Forum, hosted by TIBCO Spotfire in New York City on Nov. 9.  Companies shared use cases and applications for getting better, more consistent and universal global insights and faster compliance.  Others achieved simpler and more complete regulatory reporting or deeper understanding of daily operations.

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11/10
2010

Location Data + Business Intelligence = Location Intelligence

buk yellow Location Data + Business Intelligence = Location IntelligenceDuring the third week of November, the U.S. celebrates National Geography Awareness Week, an annual celebration to promote geographic literacy — something that should be high on the list for anyone involved with business intelligence today.

Geographic data has not been commonly used by businesses in data analytics until very recently. In the past, only large government agencies could afford the expensive and complex databases and tools needed to use this highly specialized information. Google and Microsoft changed that by popularizing geographic data with consumers, and it became economically feasible for businesses to use the data with a Web 2.0 services model. (1)

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