Business intelligence strategy
- December 02, 2011
Mobile business intelligence has become a top-three priority for businesses, according to new research by analyst Howard Dresner.
- December 01, 2011
Planning for exponential growth and getting business users involved early are two of the keys to a successful "big data" analytics initiative, according to IT professionals.
- 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 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.
- November 18, 2011
Henry Stewart Marketing Analytics 2011 conference participants offer tips on how to make a marketing analytics program successful.
- November 16, 2011
Henry Stewart Marketing Analytics 2011 conference attendees believe a program’s success lies with the right kind of talent, but the appropriate skill set isn’t always easy to find.
- November 15, 2011
Health care business intelligence (BI) has found its way into Geisinger Health System’s pathology department to meet rising demand and prepare for new government regulations.
- November 11, 2011
Gogo taps MDS Lavastorm Systems for increased speed and efficiency when it comes to building or modifying its business process management.
- November 09, 2011
Collecting "big data" is easy; analyzing it can cause headaches. But some companies are turning to an emerging position, the data scientist, to help them sift through their heaps of data.
- November 07, 2011
Retail analytics expert Emmett Cox explores the challenges of “big data” and provides tips for businesses to make use of the information they’ve collected.
- November 04, 2011
Analysts and consultants provide tips on how to set up an effective predictive analytics program without breaking the bank.
- October 27, 2011
Eric King of The Modeling Agency discusses the need for predictive analytics and how to create a strategy that will reduce the risk of failure and maximize the results.
- October 26, 2011
SAS has partnered with Teradata and EMC Greenplum to release a high-performance analytics computing platform to handle 'big data.'
- October 25, 2011
Attendees at SAS’ Analytics 2011 Conference Series said data quality is still creating some major headaches for analysts.
- 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 10, 2011
Ventana Research’s David Menninger explores how the onslaught of ‘big data’ has influenced predictive analytics.
- October 03, 2011
Business intelligence vendors released a spate of product announcements over the past two weeks, all aimed at putting BI tools in the hands of everyday users.
- 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 28, 2011
Michael Driscoll, the chief technology officer of Metamarkets, discusses the data scientist’s relationship with transaction data and open source tools such as R, Mahout and Hadoop.
- September 28, 2011
Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, talks about the emerging role of the data scientist -- both the trade and the tools.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 25, 2011
Justifying investments in real-time business intelligence systems depends on demonstrating the business value of faster decision-making capabilities, according to analysts and IT pros.
- August 17, 2011
Blood Centers of America dumped Excel spreadsheets for a Web-based BI platform that enables collaboration and delivers real-time analytics.
- August 09, 2011
Using analytics tools to transform raw data into business intelligence gold is where the real opportunity lies in today’s influx of "big data." But that can require new thinking, and new technologies.
- 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 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.
- July 13, 2011
Process intelligence is gaining momentum for both vendors and customers alike. But what is it, and does your organization need it? Forrester analyst Clay Richardson offers answers in a Q&A.
- 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 27, 2011
Usama Fayyad, a featured speaker at Netezza's Enzee Universe user conference, came armed with information on how the future of "big data" lies in analytics.
- 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 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 26, 2011
The business intelligence market grew 13.4% in 2010, Gartner says. But are companies putting the BI software they’re buying to effective use? Gartner and MIT have thoughts on that.
- 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 20, 2011
UPS, winner of the 2011 Gartner BI Excellence Award, continues to develop its BI program, a project that touches every piece of the business process.
- May 20, 2011
Elie Tahari Ltd., one of three Gartner BI Excellence Awards finalists, implemented business intelligence tools that helped the fashion retailer grow without adding overhead.
- 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.
- 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.
- May 05, 2011
The Gartner Business Intelligence Summit opened with a message to organizations: To reap the rewards of BI, you have to ensure that everyone is playing the same tune.
- April 27, 2011
There's a school of thought that business intelligence is akin to the scientific method. Revisit science class and see how BI is helping companies test their business hypotheses.
- April 20, 2011
SAS Institute Inc. and Teradata Corp. continue mining feedback from their Product Advisory Council to create more efficient in-database offerings.
- 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.
- March 07, 2011
Data discovery vendors are gaining in the business intelligence market thanks to a shift in demand, says Gartner. Also, read about some recent BI software releases from SAP.
- February 23, 2011
SAP today unveiled BusinessObjects 4.0, the highly anticipated update to its flagship BI and analytics platform.
- January 28, 2011
Forrester expert James Kobielus offers his technology predictions for the data warehousing, business intelligence (BI) and advanced analytics software markets in 2011.
- January 25, 2011
Some of the biggest business intelligence and analytics stories of 2010 are carrying over into the new year. Read about them in our January "From the Editors" note.
- December 29, 2010
Find out what the top business intelligence (BI), corporate performance management (CPM) and business analytics stories were for 2010 – including SaaS BI, Excel for BI and predictive analytics.
- December 14, 2010
Get an overview of the potential benefits of using data analytics software and common challenges involved in deploying analytics tools from Ventana analyst David Menninger.
- December 01, 2010
Get survey-based information on BI, analytics and CPM software usage trends. See what other companies are doing with those tools and learn about key barriers and spending drivers.
- 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.
- November 08, 2010
Get tips and advice from consultant Rick Sherman on selecting and using predictive analytics tools, creating predictive models and setting up a predictive analytics program.
- November 04, 2010
SAP is looking to repair relationships with BusinessObjects customers that don’t run SAP software, expanding its support operations and allowing for feedback into product roadmaps.
- November 03, 2010
Get an overview and assessment of data mining, predictive analytics and related business modeling tools and trends in an interview with James Kobielus of Forrester Research.
- October 11, 2010
Business intelligence vendors and BI software buyers looking to expand the use of BI tools may want to start thinking more like Apple and focus on what business users really need.
- October 06, 2010
Learn about key business analytics trends and get advice on evaluating and deploying new types of analytic technologies, including in-memory analytics and in-database analytics.
- 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.
- August 24, 2010
Agile business intelligence sounded intriguing but remained confusing for some TDWI attendees. Learn more about the concept, and get five secrets for implementing agile BI.
- August 19, 2010
When Salesforce.com’s native BI reporting capabilities proved insufficient, Genband looked to another SaaS application to pick up the slack.
- 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.
- July 08, 2010
Our new survey found that aligning BI with end-user requirements and getting executive buy-in topped the list of challenges facing BI professionals.
- 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 14, 2010
Find out how BI search platforms are helping companies like AMD bridge the divide between analytics and unstructured data.
- 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 the status of healthcare business intelligence systems and the potential benefits of healthcare BI tools in supporting clinical intelligence and other analytics uses.
- June 07, 2010
Read about real-world healthcare BI software uses and get up to speed on healthcare business intelligence best practices and the challenges facing users of BI tools in healthcare.
- June 07, 2010
Get business intelligence project management tips for deployments of healthcare BI software, including advice for a BI team on evaluating BI tools and negotiating with BI vendors.
- 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.
- May 06, 2010
Metadata-generated business intelligence applications let developers make quick changes to meet changing analytical needs, according to Forrester Research.
- April 26, 2010
Read about roadblocks that can stop SaaS BI software deployments, and get advice on avoiding them and using on-demand business intelligence tools to support pervasive BI rollouts.
- April 14, 2010
Companies seeking an edge should bolster their BI systems with performance management metrics and tools, Gartner said. But attendees explained why it isn’t a simple process.
- January 29, 2009
Does "search" change everything? Well, maybe some things...like business intelligence.
- August 21, 2008
Extending business intelligence capabilities enterprise-wide takes considerable time and training, an effort not all organizations are ready to undertake.
- November 15, 2007
Geographic enhancement is poised to become one of the next big opportunities for business intelligence over the next few years.
- July 31, 2007
Ideally, business intelligence organizations should be immune to decisions relating to ethics, but the reality is that telecom organizations will have to take a harder look at what they do and how they do it.
- 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 27, 2007
If Wall Street decides to embrace the concept of profit per employee as an evolution of the metrics assigned to invested capital, telecommunication service providers will be leaning on their business intelligence organizations in two ways.
- March 20, 2007
Faced with the unique complexities of healthcare provider organizations, savvy CFOs turn to business intelligence to measure, manage and improve performance.
- 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.
- November 28, 2006
Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) membership could be one of the most important developments in your organizational strategy, and getting ahead of the analytical curve is one of your best strategic moves.
- November 16, 2006
Interest in enterprise search is growing, but what is in store for the future of this technology?
- September 19, 2006
Business intelligence will always have a key role to play in serving as a platform for decision making as we have to choose between several courses of action.
- September 19, 2006
Telecom organizations should not look at change as a threat to the way they have always done business.
- April 24, 2006
Users of CRM/ERP packaged applications face a bewildering number of options when developing a business intelligence strategy.
- April 13, 2006
Business intelligence will play a pivotal role in dealing with the ramifications of the aging of our nation's population.
- November 01, 2005
The government is still struggling with the basic problem of information sharing that has become a barrier to so many government-wide initiatives.
- October 06, 2005
The competition in government for the capture of the public's approval and attention is fueled by data warehousing and business intelligence.