Who doesn’t love a meeting? Well, actually, most people don’t. Meetings can be too long, too boring, irrelevant and get in the way of getting work done. But there is hope. A report by CITO showcases how one company uses analytics to change tired, dull meetings into productive, working sessions.
Want to know the crime statistics near your favorite bar? The health inspection record at your favorite restaurant? The closest place to recycle hazardous materials?
People may not know all the new and effective ways to use analytics tools or the business intelligence it delivers. That was one of the more interesting observations at the TIBCO/Spotfire User Group event for pharmaceutical and biotech research users. More than 50 people assembled in Cambridge, Mass. to hear… Read More →
Okay, Shakespeare fans forgive us for the title. But, our friends at Graphics.com have a great article on “Beautiful Visualization” and how we, as business intelligence professionals, take “ugly” data and make it beautiful. The article is based on O’Reilly Media’s “Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data Through the Eyes of… Read More →
Many of you have probably heard the tongue-in-cheek phrase, “Death by PowerPoint”. It’s even more likely that you have had to endure a brutally boring and unproductive presentation session more than once. It turns out that there are parts of the government and private industry working to avoid wasting precious cycles with… Read More →
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 →
Or maybe even a shameless plug. . .so we’ll recommend “The Power of Now” — the latest book from Vivek Ranadive, founder and CEO of TIBCO Software. After all, the book’s subtitle is “How Companies Sense and Respond to Change Using Real-Time Technology.” And instead of cliches and broad strategies,… Read More →
Combining the scientific resources of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Google’s software expertise is bound to change the way we see the world. According to Richard Spinrad, NOAA’s assistant administrator for research, a recent working agreement between NOAA and Google will be open to exploration in many different… Read More →
The Obama Administration’s transparency and open government initiative has stirred much interest from both supporters and critics. Following Government 2.0 aspirations, a major mechanism to deliver this new transparency is through upgraded websites with greater focus on usability, improved access to various stores of information, and newer data visualization capabilities… Read More →
What is business intelligence? Ask ten co-workers to define business intelligence and you’ll likely get a number of answers (including words like database, data warehouse, data mining, analytics, competitive information, visualization, risk analysis, etc.). But, we’d be willing to bet that all of the definitions would be different.