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BI SWAT team can rescue business intelligence program

A fast-moving SWAT team of business intelligence specialists can resuscitate failing BI programs and help successful ones keep up with demand for new applications, consultant Wayne Eckerson says.


Social media analytics software dimmed but not doused

Social media analytics has had to make room for other applications in the big data spotlight. But effectively analyzing social media data can still be a source of enlightenment for businesses.


Sands uses analytics to boost odds versus casino rivals

Casino operations traditionally haven't been very data-driven, but the Sands casino group is using analytics tools to try to get an edge in a very competitive industry.


Self-service tools lacking for operational BI apps

Consultant Rick van der Lans says most self-service business intelligence tools fall short at the operational level, leaving some key business users locked out of the self-service BI process.

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    Where social media analytics projects can run aground

    Social media analytics can give businesses a better idea of what customers think about them, but there are some common challenges to be aware of before getting started on projects.

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    In this edition of Talking Data, our experts discuss why some of the same factors at play in data science are influencing data journalism, a new brand of reporting that values fact and measurement over conjecture and anecdote.

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