For years, forward-thinking companies have aimed for “business intelligence for the masses,” embedding the power of analytics into the process of the business users to ensure they can rapidly gain actionable insights and infused them into operations.
Many business intelligence (BI) vendors and CIOs have positioned big data analysis to focus on data reporting. They then collect and store as much data as they can hoping someone, a data scientist or a team of specialists, can analyze the data and make sense of it. However, the industry hasn’t… Read More →
In a previous post, we explained how the first stage of the Analytics Maturity Model, “Measure,” enables executives and front-line managers to obtain a quick, current status of the operational and business performance of their company.
In a previous post, we explained that increasingly the long-term business success in today’s data-driven economy will center on an organization’s analytics maturity. The first stage of the Analytics Maturity Model, “Measure,” enables executives and front-line managers to get a quick, current status of the operational performance and the business… Read More →
We track our runs, sync our calendars, even monitor our financial activities – all from one constant accessory, our mobile device. There are mobile apps to track metrics for just about everything in our daily lives. One thing they all have in common, they are all simple to use.
Chief among the critical areas of functionality for a business intelligence (BI) platform is its ability to offer end users rich visualization capabilities to enable and strengthen data discovery and data exploration. These features are vital because they enable executives and other employees to access, analyze, and grasp large volumes… Read More →
Thinking back on last week’s Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Barcelona, I’m struck by how important context is to what we take away from conference presentations. For example, one of the Gartner keynoters drew the analogy between cars on the road 30 years ago and analytics today. “Remember how back… Read More →
Thanks to the exponential growth in the use of unstructured data by companies, including social customer data, many decision-makers are wrestling with the most effective ways to analyze real-time data quickly and effectively. These escalating data demands are just one of the reasons there’s growing market interest in cloud-based analytics…. Read More →
As we move into the tail end of summer, I figured it’s a good time for a Friday Afternoon Fun Post on superheroes. After all, as data analyst demand and salaries continue to climb, you are likely feeling like a superhero. The question is which one: Batman or Superman? Data… Read More →
Some of the most impressive things about Spotfire data analytics and visualization tools come from the users –people who are always stretching the boundaries, finding new and innovative ways of making data dance. In just the past month, users have posted ways to share data, annotate and even update databases with… Read More →