Depending on one’s perspective, business intelligence (BI) can be a discipline unto itself, a superset and even a subset of other business information systems. Add in data mining (DM), data and/or business analytics and predictive analytics (PA), and (nevermind BPM, PM and OLAP) and one gets a murky picture of… Read More →
A challenge for each of you over the holidays – grab one of your friends or relatives who is not a major techie and explain business intelligence and visualization to them. Okay, stop laughing.
The ability to use business intelligence analytic and visualization tools to forecast short-term energy demands and gas price futures is a given for energy traders today. The opportunity is to lengthen the forecast period and abilities to look at longer range patterns and predict, based on the weather, a profitable… Read More →
Dan Vesset is Program Vice President of IDC’s Business Analytics research. Mr. Vesset’s research is currently focused on the business intelligence and analytic applications markets, which encompasses multi-dimensional analysis,end-user query and reporting, data mining and other related business intelligence tools, and supply chain and operational analytic applications. Mr. Vesset has… Read More →
Using data visualization software with dynamic aggregation and filtering, we can easily see how H1N1 has spread throughout the U.S.
Cloud Computing and Advanced Analytics moved to the head of the class at the Gartner Symposium last week with the IT analyst firm ranking these the top two most important trends for 2010. Although “business intelligence” was renamed as analytics for the coming year’s Top Ten List, analyst David Cearley… Read More →
Some companies still use spreadsheets for business intelligence. Others have moved on to business intelligence applications with some form of dashboards. Visualization is important to business intelligence – and will become a key driver of pervasive business intelligence. Why? Because of the demographics of today’s — and tomorrow’s — workforce.
It sounds like a simple question but answering “Where do YouTube videos come from, Mommy?” requires studying the millions of files, photos and videos that are stored in giant data centers –warehouses with racks of servers that work around the clock. All those servers require electricity to operate; heating and… Read More →
Research firm Research and Markets examined the US pharmaceutical and biotech industry macroeconomic challenges and industry issues in the firm’s report, “The US Pharmaceutical Market Outlook to 2014: Market Trends, Leading Players and Forecasts.” Some of the problems identified in the report can be alleviated by the implementation of business… Read More →
Welcome! Before we describe what you can get from reading our new blog on business intelligence software, we want to introduce ourselves to anyone new to this space. TIBCO Spotfire is a leading provider of enterprise analytics software. Our mission is to help companies improve decision-making across the enterprise, through… Read More →