Business intelligence strategy
- July 01, 2020
Organizations' lack of confidence in their ability to understand and use data to make decisions blocks their efforts to become data-driven.
- June 12, 2020
From the moment a script is submitted to the time a movie is released, analytics drive just about every decision made during the making of a feature film.
- May 27, 2020
Data plays a critical role in the decisions organizations make as they bring employees back to work, for both increasing production and managing their physical space.
- May 05, 2020
A new report from ThoughtSpot and the Harvard Business Review finds that organizations empowering front-line employees to make analytic decisions poised to outperform their competitors.
- April 08, 2020
Business intelligence is proving to be a critical tool for enterprises as they attempt to survive during the sudden economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- March 31, 2020
While most employees see the benefits of data to drive decision-making, many still resist analytics, according to a report from analytics database management vendor Exasol.
- February 11, 2020
Multi-cloud capabilities are becoming a necessity for BI and analytics vendors as their customers migrate to the cloud and want the flexibility to use the cloud service provider of their choice.
- February 07, 2020
Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, discusses HyperIntelligence, the vendor's zero-click embedded analytics tool, as well as the trend of embedded analytics.
- February 07, 2020
Since MicroStrategy introduced HyperIntelligence a year ago, the embedded BI tool has received an overwhelmingly positive response, CEO Michael Saylor said in an interview.
- January 17, 2020
In a Q&A, Nate Nichols and Anna Schena Walsh of AI-based analytics vendor Narrative Science talk about how data storytelling can make analytics accessible to business users.
- January 17, 2020
In a Q&A, Nate Nichols and Anna Schena Walsh of data storytelling vendor Narrative Science discuss their book on storytelling and how narratives can make analytics more accessible.
- November 07, 2019
Business intelligence over the last 20 years has been marked by the opening up of data to everyday business users after it was once the sole possession of IT departments.
- August 23, 2019
With more and more museums using data to inform their decision-making processes, visitors are reaping the benefits by enjoying a better user experience.
- August 08, 2019
As competitors merge forces, Pyramid Analytics not only chooses to stay independent but also sees an opportunity to grow into the space left behind by the wave of consolidation.
- August 02, 2019
From Qlik's acquisition of Podium Data in July 2018 through Salesforce's purchase of Tableau Software in June 2019, the last year in BI has been characterized by a wave of consolidation.
- August 02, 2019
Organizations have to map out ethical boundaries for data mining and analytics applications, according to participants in a roundtable discussion on data and ethics.
- July 25, 2019
In a Q&A, Wayne Eckerson looks at the state of the business intelligence industry, and self-service analytics, and discusses what new innovations excite him about the future.
- July 25, 2019
A data divide is growing between enterprises that embrace business intelligence and those that don't. It's the data elite that will survive, analyst Wayne Eckerson says in a Q&A.
- July 16, 2019
Through its partnership strategy, ThoughtSpot is adding to its capabilities as a BI software vendor the same way others are improving theirs by mergers and acquisitions.
- July 11, 2019
In this Q&A, analyst Howard Dresner talks about trends in the business intelligence software market, industry consolidation and what excites him about analytics.
- July 02, 2018
At the Real Business Intelligence conference, Airbnb and Univision execs presented some of the BI strategies their organizations use to help drive growth and cut costs.
- June 28, 2018
Fast-evolving tech trends like machine learning and cloud storage management will have big roles in BI in the coming years, especially with the dominance of cloud computing, experts say.
- 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 29, 2017
A new breed of data analytics tool for data scientists aims to deliver far more than BI software, including predictive analytics and exploratory analytics.
- 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.
- 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.
- February 06, 2017
Good instincts used to drive successful business strategies, but intuition just can't cut it in the age of big data.
- September 30, 2016
Real-time data processing and analytics technologies are helping companies find useful information in streams of big data so they can quickly take actions to boost their business operations.
- August 31, 2016
Technology consultants and vendor executives share their predictions on likely developments in BI, analytics and big data technologies, and user deployments of them over the next 12 months.
- April 15, 2016
After achieving Jeopardy! success in 2011, IBM is trying to boost its Watson cognitive computing system back into the spotlight through acquisitions and by building out its Watson-based commercial products.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- December 01, 2015
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.
- 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.
- 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 19, 2015
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.
- February 16, 2015
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.
- January 29, 2015
TechTarget's 2015 IT Priorities Survey shows that while businesses are still investing in basic BI and data warehousing capabilities, big data initiatives are becoming almost as prevalent.
- 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.
- May 08, 2013
BI Leadership Roundtable Webcasts
- May 03, 2013
In a podcast, BI expert William McKnight discusses best practices and action items for managing deployments of mobile business intelligence tools.
- 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 16, 2012
Building a BI architecture is no easy task, but a reference guide can answer questions when crafting a road map.
- August 27, 2012
Giving analytics professionals control of small amounts of space in data warehouses lets them experiment with data sets in a managed environment.
- August 06, 2012
Industry analyst Colin White is tired of all the talk about the three V's of "big data." He instead wants to focus on the use cases -- the analytics -- of big data.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- October 26, 2011
SAS has partnered with Teradata and EMC Greenplum to release a high-performance analytics computing platform to handle 'big data.'
- 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.
- August 30, 2011
While conventional business intelligence drills into historical data, big-data analytics often adds a forward-looking dimension in an effort to help users unlock predictive insights.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- May 24, 2011
Yahoo, a Gartner BI Excellence Award finalist, has developed a system targeted at optimizing banner advertisements through data management and analytics.
- May 17, 2011
Initial findings from new MIT research show that companies with data-driven decision making environments had 4% higher productivity and 6% higher profits than other businesses did.
- April 01, 2011
New evidence reveals mobile business intelligence is gaining momentum -- and highlights a surprising trend.
- March 25, 2011
Read about real-time business intelligence projects at several companies and find out how the technology is helping them and what kind of challenges they faced in deploying it.
- March 17, 2011
Real-time business intelligence can speed up and improve decision making. But it isn’t right for everyone. Find out what to consider before building a real-time BI system.
- 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.
- September 20, 2010
Poor data quality topped the list of most common obstacles standing between companies and successful business intelligence deployments, according to the BI Survey 9.
- 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.
- July 13, 2010
For large enterprises with multiple business divisions, a one-size-fits-all approach to business intelligence rarely fits the bill, according to Gartner.
- 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 11, 2010
Newly emerging collaborative decision making software platforms should help ensure that BI deployments really do lead to better business decisions.
- 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.
- June 01, 2010
Get tips on how to improve business intelligence performance with the help of BI automation. You’ll learn about the value of BI automation, potential roadblocks and more.
- July 26, 2007
Part 1 of this article introduced the Baseline Pyramid, which offers a BI taxonomy according to the type of usage and the maturity of the data. In Part 2, we spin the pyramid in order to relate this evolution to classes of knowledge workers.
- May 17, 2007
Should there be a call center information governance strategy?
- March 02, 2007
Analysts from Gartner and Bloor, and an experienced end user, recommend best practices for calculating the hard ROI metrics and soft benefits of BI investments.
- August 02, 2004
Proper analysis and accurate interpretation of data are essential "In God we trust; all others bring data."