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  • January 29, 2016 29 Jan'16

    Report highlights growing role for location-mapping software

    A new report from Dresner Advisory Services says businesses see increased value in location intelligence software, but products need to improve.

  • January 28, 2016 28 Jan'16

    Data science jobs easy to find, tough to fill

    Data scientist ranks as the top job in America this year, as low supply and high demand mean big money for those who qualify for that emerging IT career.

  • January 14, 2016 14 Jan'16

    How a data-driven company was molded by asset protection

    A data-driven company tends to outperform its competitors, but the asset protection process rarely drives continued evolution of analytics capabilities. Grocery chain Weis Markets is the exception.

  • December 21, 2015 21 Dec'15

    How BI development can support quick and nimble businesses

    In an excerpt from his book on BI development and delivery, author Greg Steffine explains why it's important to focus BI initiatives on enabling the business to respond quickly and nimbly to situations.

  • December 21, 2015 21 Dec'15

    Need for speed in delivering BI capabilities, author says

    Organizational alignment and teams of BI evangelists who are hyper-responsive to user needs are key to improving business intelligence processes, according to author and BI manager Greg Steffine.

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  • December 16, 2015 16 Dec'15

    Top data analysis software and techniques stories of 2015

    As 2015 comes to an end, it's time to review some of the biggest developments and trends in the world of BI and big data, including how sports teams, hospitals and data-driven executives pushed ahead on analytics.

  • December 01, 2015 01 Dec'15

    Survey: BI and big data professionals ahead of peers on pay

    Employees who have BI and big data jobs are feeling pretty good about them, according to TechTarget's 2015 salary survey. High pay and strong job prospects are a couple reasons why.

  • November 16, 2015 16 Nov'15

    Programming contest taps analytics to mark endangered whales

    This episode of the 'Talking Data' podcast discussed how machine learning is being applied to whale identification as part of a programming contest.

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    How predictive analytics in healthcare can lower readmissions

    UPMC and University of Tennessee Medical Center are benefitting from healthcare analytics to reduce their readmission rates. Here's how they're doing it.

  • October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15

    Adoption of self-service BI tools requires convincing

    Getting business users to move away from spreadsheets toward dashboards can be challenging, but pays off in the end when departments collaborate more.

  • October 28, 2015 28 Oct'15

    Tableau users highlight their best dashboard designs

    Modern data visualization tools offer no shortage of data dashboard design options, but Tableau users said that knowing how to use them effectively is key to dashboard adoption.

  • October 22, 2015 22 Oct'15

    Tableau adds Vizable mobile BI app to seek out more users

    Tableau Software's new Vizable tool is a free mobile business intelligence app for iPad users, which was built as a standalone product from the company's namesake BI platform.

  • October 14, 2015 14 Oct'15

    Adobe unveils new visual data discovery tool

    There’s a growing number of data discovery tools that emphasize decision support over reporting. Adobe's Analysis Workspace is the latest player.

  • October 12, 2015 12 Oct'15

    How The New York Times uses predictive analytics algorithms

    Most print media companies have struggled to make money in the 21st century, but The New York Times is using predictive analytics tools to gain a competitive edge.

  • October 08, 2015 08 Oct'15

    Dodging a Data-Driven Debacle

    Volkswagen alerts us to missing ethical thinking in the otherwise powerful concept of data-driven business. Thanks Guys! One of the most intriguing examples of being supremely data-driven came ...

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