Business intelligence project management
- June 04, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis could hurt the 2020 census by making it impossible for the Census Bureau to collect data by going door-to-door.
- March 08, 2017
Data scientists at companies such as LinkedIn and Cisco are applying aspects of the scientific method to data mining and analysis initiatives to try to make sure they get valid results.
- February 28, 2017
Data science teams face a mix of process and cultural challenges in organizations, according to experienced analytics managers who offer advice on how to overcome the hurdles.
- February 06, 2017
Deploying and using predictive modeling tools without heeding best practices doesn't guarantee analytics success, a fact that many analytics managers and election forecasters know all too well.
- October 06, 2016
Data scientists at Capital One and BuildingIQ use data visualizations to help guide their efforts in developing, training and modifying predictive models for use in advanced analytics applications.
- February 05, 2016
At the 2016 TDWI Executive Summit in Las Vegas, business intelligence managers detailed moves by their organizations to embrace self-service BI tools -- and the benefits that followed.
- December 21, 2015
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
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.
- July 30, 2015
Change is always hard, but at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, giving business users personalized tools helps reduce the stress of completing BI reports in a new way.
- July 28, 2015
Balancing data access and security in an organization isn't the most glamorous task, but several chief data officers at an MIT conference said it's something CDOs need to take charge of.
- July 16, 2015
All smart businesses these days want to be data-driven. With a shortage of knowledgeable workers, getting to that point can be hard -- but the head of BI at online lender Avant is helping it to do so.
- May 26, 2015
Everyone knows executive support for analytics initiatives is important, but CEOs are starting to get behind analytics like never before.
- May 20, 2015
Self-service business intelligence and analytics tools require thoughtful deployment plans to get business users to willingly integrate them into operational workflows.
- February 06, 2015
IT observers caution organizations against data for data’s sake, urging instead a focus on the best technology for the business problem at hand.
- March 05, 2014
There are risks to be aware of when business users take responsibility for self-service business intelligence, but there are ways to mitigate them.
- February 27, 2014
Creating an analytics architecture out of thin air may seem like a daunting task, but it can help make businesses more competitive in a hurry.
- December 19, 2013
In a Q&A, author David Loshin details how business intelligence managers can enhance BI success, from building dashboards to demonstrating value.
- September 25, 2013
In order to improve business decision making, some consultants say companies need to embrace operational business intelligence tools and processes.
- May 24, 2013
Michael Minelli, co-author of a book on big data analytics, says in-memory analytics tools must be tied to business processes to pay off for users.
- May 03, 2013
In a podcast, BI expert William McKnight discusses best practices and action items for managing deployments of mobile business intelligence tools.
- April 30, 2013
In an interview, TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson explains why there's more to self-service BI success than putting tools in the hands of business users.
- August 03, 2012
Data scientists are hot, but, according to Teradata's Bill Franks, hiring one means asking different questions than you would a statistician or data modeler.
- April 09, 2012
Data quality issues, insufficient budgets and other technical and business problems can trip up unwary organizations on deployments of in-memory analytics tools, consultants warned.
- January 04, 2012
Midmarket companies investing in BI systems should follow the same basic steps as larger organizations, analysts say. But, they caution, there's typically less room for error in smaller businesses.
- January 01, 2012
A shortage of skilled data scientists and a user-unfriendly set of technologies are the biggest obstacles impeding big data analytics programs, say analysts and IT professionals.
- December 06, 2011
"Big data" analytics grapples with huge data sets coming at a quickening pace. Read about one company's move toward a big-data architecture and Gartner's view of challenges posed by more data variety.
- November 29, 2011
Unleashing “big data” onto predictive analytics tools could translate into improved business strategies. Discover best practices for traveling down the advanced analytics and big data road.
- July 18, 2011
Ventana Research Inc.’s recently published study shines a light on small and midsize enterprises’ reluctance in trading in Excel and other desktop spreadsheets for advanced analytics.
- March 31, 2011
A growing number of organizations are using agile development techniques to accelerate business intelligence projects. Find out why, and get advice on implementing agile BI.
- February 23, 2011
SAP today unveiled BusinessObjects 4.0, the highly anticipated update to its flagship BI and analytics platform.
- November 24, 2010
Many companies are looking to expand the business intelligence process beyond basic reporting and analysis. But broadening the use of a data warehouse and BI tools isn’t so easy.
- July 27, 2010
By focusing on just a handful of key performance indicators (KPIs), execs at York Wallcovering dramatically increased BI user adoption and saved millions.
- June 22, 2010
The term ‘cloud analytics’ means different things to different people. To gain any advantage from it, organizations must first agree on a definition, according to Gartner.
- June 18, 2010
Companies that don’t get a handle on spreadsheet management risk dooming their BI and CPM projects that rely on Excel.
- June 07, 2010
Learn about healthcare business intelligence project teams and the key IT roles that a BI team needs to include in order to succeed on deployments of healthcare BI software.
- December 01, 2009
Get business intelligence (BI) project management tips to help ensure a successful implementation. Learn how to gather user requirements, prevent scope creep, overcome common PM challenges and more.