Business intelligence software
- July 31, 2017
Despite the current notion that business intelligence and artificial intelligence are separate disciplines, AI-powered BI is an idea that should get more attention.
- June 22, 2017
Running business intelligence applications in the cloud has yet to take the BI world by storm. Researcher Howard Dresner offers insight on why and discusses the state of cloud BI software.
- April 06, 2017
The cost of Tableau software for most new customers will be calculated based on subscription fees rather than licenses, in a reaction to emerging market demands and challenges.
- March 28, 2017
Self-service BI tools have become the go-to standard for business intelligence software, but users are pushing vendors to rethink how they address enterprise needs and advanced analytics.
- March 17, 2017
A lot of factors go into a choosing a strong, modern BI tool. But several users say ease of use trumped all other considerations for them in picking self-service software.
- October 25, 2016
Users increasingly want data preparation to be tightly integrated into the analytics process to shorten time to insight, and Pentaho's new 7.0 software release aims to satisfy that need.
- July 29, 2016
Tableau is getting set to release the 10th version of its self-service reporting tool, with updates in several key areas intended to silence some of its critics.
- June 15, 2016
While cognitive computing and the internet of things generate a lot of buzz in today's analytics world, surveyed businesses still give priority to traditional BI reporting tools.
- May 06, 2016
You might think that today's IT world is all about big data, but TechTarget's 2016 IT Priorities Survey shows that mainstream BI, analytics and data warehouse software is still a hot commodity.
- March 24, 2016
New features in Microsoft's cloud BI tool give users a raft of data visualization capabilities, including the ability to analyze Power BI data in Excel.
- February 19, 2016
This year's Magic Quadrant report from Gartner on business intelligence and analytics platforms reflects a shifting market for BI reporting tools and includes some big changes in its vendor rankings.
- February 04, 2016
Convincing executives and other workers to adopt business intelligence software remains surprisingly difficult. If you aren't selling BI's benefits internally, that might be one reason why.
- January 29, 2016
A new report from Dresner Advisory Services says businesses see increased value in location intelligence software, but products need to improve.
- October 30, 2015
Getting business users to move away from spreadsheets toward dashboards can be challenging, but pays off in the end when departments collaborate more.
- October 22, 2015
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
There’s a growing number of data discovery tools that emphasize decision support over reporting. Adobe's Analysis Workspace is the latest player.
- September 17, 2015
Two new products from Skytree and Arcadia Data want to bring BI and analytics to Hadoop, without sacrificing speed or enterprise scalability.
- June 29, 2015
MicroStrategy has introduced the first major new version of its BI software in six years, and it's playing for self-service customers with the MicroStrategy 10 release -- but with a focus on governance.
- May 29, 2015
Two new reports from Dresner Advisory Services assess the features that users are looking for in BI tools and which vendors are delivering.
- 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.
- April 29, 2015
BI software vendor Qlik has announced three new or updated products aimed at making it easier for end users to share data, analyses and applications.
- April 16, 2015
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.
- March 25, 2015
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 20, 2015
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 18, 2015
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.
- October 22, 2014
A slew of new cloud BI and analytics announcements could give businesses more reasons to consider whether now is the time to jump into the cloud for data analysis applications.
- February 28, 2014
Data discovery tools are a high priority for businesses, but vendor products can be lacking, the latest Gartner Magic Quadrants say.
- 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 26, 2013
Big data hype continued to grow throughout 2013. The year ahead will determine whether the hype is justified.
- September 09, 2013
TDWI conference attendees discussed big data's usefulness, data gathering in the wake of the Snowden revelations, and other BI and analytics trends.
- July 12, 2013
Consultant Rick Sherman discusses whether standardizing on a single business intelligence platform enterprisewide is a realistic goal for BI managers.
- June 27, 2013
New-generation HTML5 business intelligence apps are the next step for mobile BI, according to attendees at a recent Information Builders conference.
- May 14, 2013
Marketing and advertising are the sweet spots for big data, but those who serve up marketing insights and ad space will need to evolve to survive.
- December 21, 2012
Mainstay issues such as poor data quality will plague businesses in 2013, but one way they're hoping to overcome hurdles is by empowering users.
- November 01, 2012
The growing use of tablet PCs and smartphones is spurring demand for mobile business intelligence capabilities from end users. Are you ready?
- August 29, 2012
A new Gartner hype cycle breaks down the big data market into 47 technologies and titles, with many clumped along the "peak of inflated expectations."
- August 22, 2012
Mobile BI and collaboration tools are natural partners, but supporting that kind of an environment may require more philosophy than technology.
- August 01, 2012
A new report outlines the characteristics to consider in a data visualization platform, and the questions to ask before investing.
- July 09, 2012
What are the must-have capabilities for self-service BI platforms? And what vendors are providing those functions? A new Forrester Wave report gives its take.
- July 06, 2012
Get insight on "big data" analytics, mobile collaboration and other business intelligence and data warehousing trends from participants at this year's Pacific Northwest BI Summit.
- June 22, 2012
Tag clouds are dead, according to the presenters at the eighth annual Text Analytics Summit who made a case for advanced text visualization techniques.
- June 13, 2012
Text analytics consultant Seth Grimes opened the Text Analytics Summit by delving into what has been big this year in text analytics and what the future holds.
- June 11, 2012
The commercial shipping industry's news and data provider spent the last three years overhauling its BI platform and data processing system.
- May 31, 2012
Mobile business intelligence (BI) technology is becoming more mainstream, thanks to the rise of smartphones and tablet PCs and demand from business users for on-the-go access to BI data.
- May 24, 2012
Gartner’s 2011 revenue estimates indicate the worldwide BI, analytics and performance management software market experienced another strong year, with figures that look remarkably similar to 2010.
- May 23, 2012
Allstate, Autodesk, MGM Resorts and Great Western Bank share the secrets to data visualization tools’ success.
- May 03, 2012
QlikTech is pushing hard into enterprise BI with its QlikView software, says TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson. But, he adds, more upgrades are needed to make QlikView a bona fide BI platform.
- April 30, 2012
Marcus & Millichap shakes off its archaic data cleansing and analytics system for more automated processes, enabling the firm to explore its data on a more granular level.
- April 25, 2012
While the industry fixates on “big data” and consumerization, another newcomer is carving out a quieter and smaller place in the market for itself.
- April 19, 2012
Analysts calculate how, well, big the market has become, indicating considerable growth three and even five years out, though the projections differ dramatically.
- 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.
- April 02, 2012
In-memory analytics promises streamlined data analysis processes for business users. But, analysts caution, the numerous in-memory technology options require careful planning and evaluation.
- March 30, 2012
Analytics software can provide big benefits to organizations -- or trip up the unwary. Before you get started, make sure your company is ready to reap the rewards and avoid the roadblocks.
- March 26, 2012
In-memory analytics tools give business users more control over how they use business intelligence data. But IT and BI pros need to be on guard to ensure that problems don't result, analysts warn.
- March 22, 2012
Consultants applaud QlikTech for publishing its business intelligence software price list. But will that create a domino effect and change one of the most secretive aspects of the BI industry?
- March 21, 2012
BI software vendors tend to keep price lists close to the vest, but analysts and consultants offer a few tricks to help businesses prepare for the negotiating table.
- March 19, 2012
Business intelligence vendors offer a variety of in-memory analytics tools with very different architectures. But analysts say there's a common thread: the potential for faster BI performance.
- February 23, 2012
Business users turn to data discovery vendors like Tibco, Tableau and QlikTech for easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy analytics tools, much to the chagrin of IT, according to Gartner.
- February 20, 2012
A small startup has developed a “temporal analytics” engine, which sifts 100,000 Web pages an hour, extracting data and associating it to time. But can it also predict the future?
- February 10, 2012
Get news and other information resources about strategies for gaining business intelligence benefits, reported from the TDWI World Conference and BI Executive Summit in Las Vegas.
- February 08, 2012
The Paradies Shops’ search for BI tools to access data quickly and break away from Excel spreadsheets started with data discovery vendors but didn’t end with them.
- January 18, 2012
In small and midsize businesses as well as larger organizations, BI systems need to be flexible and adaptable in order to able to meet changing business needs, analysts say.
- January 11, 2012
Many small and midsize businesses don’t have a lot of money or staff resources to devote to business intelligence programs -- making sound project management processes essential, BI analysts say.
- January 06, 2012
There are lots of ways that BI deployments in small and midsize organizations can go wrong, according to analysts who offer advice on how to sidestep the roadblocks to a successful deployment.
- 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.
- December 23, 2011
The growth of cloud computing as an application platform means business intelligence teams should at least be prepared for the possibility of Software as a Service BI deployments, analysts say.
- December 15, 2011
The onslaught of social media and mobile devices is thrusting Web analytics into a situation somewhere between maturity and evolution, according to a new report.
- December 14, 2011
Software as a Service business intelligence tools can help fast-track BI projects, but they don’t eliminate BI’s complexity. Get advice on managing SaaS BI deployments from BI pros and analysts.
- 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.
- December 02, 2011
Earlier this week, Hewlett-Packard announced plans to release a new information platform, which places an emphasis on analyzing unstructured data. Is the move a good one?
- November 30, 2011
Software as a Service business intelligence technology offers some inherent advantages over on-premises BI systems. But there are potential disadvantages to be aware of as well.
- November 30, 2011
Software as a Service business intelligence technology is making some headway with BI users, analysts say. But SaaS offerings are still just a small slice of the overall BI market.
- November 11, 2011
Gogo taps MDS Lavastorm Systems for increased speed and efficiency when it comes to building or modifying its business process management.
- October 26, 2011
SAS has partnered with Teradata and EMC Greenplum to release a high-performance analytics computing platform to handle 'big data.'
- October 17, 2011
New research by Hurwitz & Associates focuses on predictive analytics trends and challenges and sheds light on the vendors who are meeting the demand for new functionality.
- October 11, 2011
Data scientist Brand Niemann recreated large government databases in days using free business intelligence tools and advises other users to “do your own IT.”
- October 07, 2011
IBM has announced plans to acquire the Waltham, Mass.-based security intelligence software company Q1 Labs.
- September 29, 2011
Is real-time business intelligence right for your organization? And what can you do to avoid the pitfalls of real-time BI projects? We point you toward answers to those questions.
- September 13, 2011
Realizing the ubiquity of mobile devices among medical professionals, health care supplies contracting services provider Novation LLC plunged into the mobile business intelligence movement.
- September 02, 2011
Soon-to-be published TDWI survey results show that businesses are increasingly tying their hopes to big-data analytics and related tools.
- September 01, 2011
IBM has announced plans to acquire British security analytics software company i2 and Canadian financial risk analytics software company Algorithmics.
- August 25, 2011
In this interview, Babson College professor Thomas H. Davenport discusses how businesses like Google are tapping into employee data to further invest in the company’s greatest assets.
- August 17, 2011
Blood Centers of America dumped Excel spreadsheets for a Web-based BI platform that enables collaboration and delivers real-time analytics.
- July 29, 2011
Will all of the buzz about "big data," and big-data analytics, turn out to be justified? Yahoo is putting its money where its mouth is, but there are big-data challenges and limitations to consider.
- July 22, 2011
Lawyers and analysts note a growing interest in text analytics for e-discovery and name software firm kCura a leader in a market that’s changed considerably in the last few years.
- July 20, 2011
Get expert insight on business intelligence and data warehousing from the Pacific Northwest BI Summit 2011. Learn about key trends and best practices shaping the future of BI and data warehousing.
- 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.
- July 14, 2011
Pentaho and SAP recently launched new versions of business intelligence tools aimed at small and midsize enterprises, but research suggests SMEs may be slow to invest.
- June 29, 2011
Hadoop and its variants offer analysis for “big data” sets, but there are integration and availability limits, according to a panel at the Enzee Universe 2011 conference.
- June 29, 2011
Yahoo spins off Hadoop into the new company Hortonworks. Can it compete against other established and emerging big data vendors such as Cloudera, DataStax, MapR and LexisNexis?
- June 22, 2011
Howard Dresner shares the results from the 2011 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Survey and a few tips on BI deployment.
- June 20, 2011
New types of business intelligence technology, including SaaS BI and open source BI tools, might be a good fit for small and medium-sized businesses. But there are tradeoffs to consider.
- June 17, 2011
Most small and medium-sized businesses can’t afford the luxury of dedicated business intelligence teams, which can complicate the process of developing and implementing a BI project plan.
- June 17, 2011
Yale and IBM are teaming up to bring social media data -- and text analytics -- into the classroom via real-world business scenarios.
- June 16, 2011
Consultants at Maguire Associates help institutions of higher education embrace business intelligence software for everything from market research to student retention.
- June 16, 2011
Getting broad business buy-in is vital to building a business case for a midmarket BI project, according to analysts and BI pros. And that requires getting business users engaged, they say.
- June 15, 2011
Increasingly, small and medium-sized businesses are no longer content to sit on the business intelligence sidelines. But midmarket BI projects present some unique challenges for SMBs.
- June 14, 2011
College Foundation Inc. turned to business intelligence software and predictive analytics to help students get more mileage out of financial aid.
- May 09, 2011
Consulting firm Deloitte has bought Oco, a vendor of Software as a Service BI tools, in a deal that one analyst said points to the fact that BI “is not just about plug-and-play.”
- May 06, 2011
Communications services provider 8x8 Inc. skipped over the big business intelligence vendors and decided to embrace the world of open source BI and data warehousing.