- 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 30, 2011
The terrain may seem foreign, but many proven data management and business intelligence best practices translate well to big data analytics programs, according to analysts.
- 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 22, 2011
Big-data analytics and other forms of advanced analytics will be a big battleground for BI vendors in 2012. Our recent coverage highlights that, and ways users can up their analytics game.
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- December 22, 2011
The term ‘big data’ took on bigger meaning in 2011 with new product releases from major vendors as well as new terminology to describe the big data analytics landscape.
- December 21, 2011
A Virginia-based energy company is relying on advanced data visualization, geospatial data and visual analytics to stay a step ahead of thieves who’ve taken a shine to copper wire.
- December 16, 2011
In an interview, predictive analytics consultant Eric Siegel offers advice on building organizational trust in the findings of predictive models -- and warns how the process can go wrong.
- 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 09, 2011
James Taylor, CEO of an independent consulting firm, discusses the need for advanced analytics to build “decision management systems,” which he believes are critical to staying competitive.
- December 08, 2011
As prize economics extends into data analytics, a new website plans to turn the Netflix Prize into a business model for companies and organizations seeking help with predictive algorithms.
- 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?
- December 02, 2011
Mobile business intelligence has become a top-three priority for businesses, according to new research by analyst Howard Dresner.