Self-serve business intelligence is all the rage. Get your data sets, mash up your data, and develop your own insights. But guess what?
One of the greatest challenges for company leaders and employees is keeping up with the frenetic pace of business. Customer preferences and market conditions can turn on a dime. Being able to track changing business conditions is difficult enough.
Everyone’s buzzing about big data and the vast opportunities available for companies to make use of data analysis and data discovery tools and techniques. However, even though many business leaders are eager to exploit big data for their businesses, many also believe that they face sizeable obstacles to achieving success… 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 →
Last week’s popular fantasy football post got us thinking about an older post and other non-traditional uses of BI. When this blog launched two years ago, we looked at five unconventional uses of BI software. For those who wish to travel back in time, here’s the video:
Daily Finance columnist Anders Bylund (@TMFZahrim) made a big deal about Big Data investments this past week and showcased how BI software is the solution for dealing with all the data once you have your “enormous database.” While this column was directed at companies to invest in, Bylund provided a good… Read More →
If you want to effectively manage your supply chain, you have to invest in business intelligence (BI) software. That’s the word from the Aberdeen Group, which conducted a survey of 149 supply chain professionals in March and April 2011. The report, “Business Intelligence Command and Control Center for the Chief… Read More →
Today through Wednesday, Spotfire will be at the Gartner BI Summit in Los Angeles. You can follow the event on Twitter with the hashtag #GartnerBI. In the past two weeks, Gartner reported that business intelligence and data analytics software spending was up 13.4% to US $10.5 billion. This major increase… Read More →
Whenever a teacher gives out bad grades, the kindest way to share bad news is to explain ‘room for improvement’ — that approach is key to a University of Texas research project showing how some companies are using business intelligence and analytics tools to capitalize on the massive amounts of data… Read More →
Let’s see, time again for holiday gifts and stumped for the perfect present? A Christmas apron for him? A chainsaw for her, and maybe a catcher’s mitt for Grandma? If you could use a hand in picking a gift by recipient, price, category and what everyone else is buying, then let… Read More →