• April 27, 2015 27 Apr'15

    SAS releases a trio of advanced analytics tools

    At the company's Global Forum this week, SAS Institute introduced several new and upgraded analytics tools.

  • April 16, 2015 16 Apr'15

    Magic Quadrant shows business intelligence and analytics shift, rift

    Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant report on business intelligence says more users are gravitating toward decentralized BI platforms -- leaving IT teams trying to catch up on governance.

  • April 08, 2015 08 Apr'15

    New data visualization tools unveiled by Tableau, Platfora

    Tableau's latest release looks to speed up visualizations, while Platfora is hoping analytics can shine a light on cybersecurity threats.

  • March 25, 2015 25 Mar'15

    Self-service analytics needs strong data architecture foundation

    The adoption of self-service BI and analytics tools continues to grow. But understanding how to support their use is a must -- and that starts with a solid architecture for analytics.

  • March 24, 2015 24 Mar'15

    Streaming data systems take big data analytics into real-time realm

    Technologies that support real-time data streaming and analytics aren't for everyone, but they can aid organizations that need to quickly assess large volumes of incoming information.

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  • March 20, 2015 20 Mar'15

    Relief groups get big helping hand from self-service BI tools

    Fundraising for charitable organizations can be extremely competitive, so some nonprofits are turning to self-service BI to help gain an edge in attracting donors and improving operations.

  • March 19, 2015 19 Mar'15

    Data analytics applications let teams call new ticket-pricing plays

    Professional sports teams are increasingly embracing analytics tools to help them implement dynamic pricing strategies designed to enable them to capture as much ticket revenue as possible.

  • March 18, 2015 18 Mar'15

    Location analytics helps shipping company map out business route

    GIS data analyst Andy Cain always knew location analytics could help develop deep business insights. Now he has the opportunity to show how as part of an initiative at Con-way Freight.

  • March 17, 2015 17 Mar'15

    Cloud data management systems, sports analytics heat up

    In this edition of Talking Data, we discuss why businesses are looking to cloud-based data management systems and how analytics is reshaping sports media.

  • March 16, 2015 16 Mar'15

    Data wrangling with panache

    When it comes to externally-sourced data, data scientists are left to pick up the pieces. New tools can help, but let’s also address the deeper issues. Trifacta presented at the Boulder BI Brain ...

  • March 05, 2015 05 Mar'15

    Use of analytics in sports media becomes contentious

    Analytics are gaining a high profile in sports media, but some fans and commentators say the stats just aren't what they're looking for.

  • March 04, 2015 04 Mar'15

    Optimize your data governance policy to unleash analytics users

    Creating and enforcing data governance policies is a must in self-service BI initiatives, but a collaborative approach can avoid stifling users -- and produce good analytics results.

  • March 02, 2015 02 Mar'15

    Respecting Personal Data

    Remember How is this for their last word on personal data? What’s wrong with the following e-mail I received from @lastminute_com today? “Dear Customer Important information about ...

  • February 20, 2015 20 Feb'15

    MIT project reveals way forward for health data analysis

    Health data is notoriously difficult to analyze due to privacy rules, but a new project is showing it can be done.

  • February 16, 2015 16 Feb'15

    Operational BI process puts better business practices within reach

    In a Q&A, consultant Rick Sherman discusses operational business intelligence and offers advice to companies looking to use the approach to manage their operations more effectively.