- 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 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 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.
- 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.
- August 02, 2012
Attunity and EMC want to make it easier for organizations to replicate "big data" sets, and more big data news from around the Web.
- July 12, 2012
Mobile BI continues to revel in popularity. But to take advantage of the technology, businesses need to make sure their data houses are in order, a Gartner analyst says.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 12, 2012
In an interview, analytics and data mining consultant John Elder offers advice on managing successful predictive modeling initiatives and a head’s up on common mistakes to avoid.
- January 10, 2012
To generate useful predictive analytics results, predictive modeling teams need a combination of analytical and business know-how plus close ties to business users, say analytics pros and consultants.
- 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 30, 2011
Achieving success with data visualization tools is largely a matter of keeping it simple and adopting new thinking about how to present information, according to experts.
- 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.'
- October 02, 2011
Skilled professionals known as data scientists have become highly sought-after by companies such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Google to perform advanced analytics on growing data sets.
- September 28, 2011
Data hidden within the enterprise will inevitably be challenged, and it will be up to enterprise information management to tame it.
- September 26, 2011
Increasing patient satisfaction is a critical goal for healthcare organizations of all types, especially in these times of increased competition, scrutiny and demand for services. Business intelligence based on satisfaction analytics can help you ...
- September 26, 2011
When selecting a database system for use in a mixed query environment, it is important to carefully evaluate the workload management capabilities of the product.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 14, 2011
This article presents some new signs that business intelligence environments may be in peril, in the process offering a checklist for success in 2007.
- 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 18, 2011
SOK, a grocery retailer based in Finland, utilizes SAS analytics software to help with space management and the design of unique product-shelving layouts for its stores.
- April 01, 2011
New evidence reveals mobile business intelligence is gaining momentum -- and highlights a surprising trend.
- 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.
- March 29, 2011
Megavendors may control the corporate performance management (CPM) software market, but smaller vendors are leading the way on innovation, according to Gartner.
- 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
IBM vice president Deepak Advani talks about the company’s SPSS acquisition, predictive analytics strategies and the future of the "Jeopardy!"-winning Watson system.
- 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.
- February 11, 2011
Data discovery software vendors are stealing market share from the leading business intelligence (BI) players, according to Gartner.
- January 17, 2011
Learn about the latest social media analytics software trends. See how companies are using social media monitoring, analytics and text mining technology.
- December 22, 2010
The Orlando Magic basketball team is proving that advanced analytics software is becoming a real game changer for the sports business.
- December 06, 2010
Get the best predictive analytics strategy and planning tips from the recent Marketing Analytics 2010 conference in Boston.
- 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.
- October 25, 2010
IBM unveiled the much-anticipated Cognos 10 business analytics platform as well as a new version of InfoSphere Server at its Information on Demand conference.
- October 05, 2010
Packaged business analytics tools can help guide the process of aligning business and IT goals, but there are some drawbacks, according to analysts and technology professionals.
- 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.
- September 15, 2010
The R open source analytics programming language produces stunning data visualizations but requires a statistician’s expertise. Revolution Analytics is trying to change that.
- September 08, 2010
Security risks and form factor limitations top the list of concerns around mobile business intelligence, according to a new survey by Howard Dresner.
- August 24, 2010
Data analytics can help drive better business decisions, according to users and analysts. But creating an analytics business culture usually requires high-level executive support.
- August 18, 2010
While it may be tempting to place an advanced data analytics team within IT or a BI group, experts say most successful analytics initiatives take a more decentralized approach.
- August 17, 2010
Data analytics skills are in high demand, so organizations looking to start a business analytics program and staff up an analytics team had better be ready to open their checkbooks.
- August 05, 2010
Gartner’s Bill Gassman says organizations should tap pattern recognition to make the most of growing data volumes.
- July 29, 2010
Vendor marketing campaigns notwithstanding, end users just aren’t that interested in mobile business intelligence applications.
- 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 07, 2010
The latest iteration of Oracle’s Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition aims to close the loop between gaining insight and taking action
- June 28, 2010
In-database analytics -- the blending of data warehousing and predictive analytics – helps Catalina Marketing foretell consumer behavior.
- 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 15, 2010
IBM announced it is acquiring Web analytics vendor Coremetrics, the latest in a series of moves by Big Blue to capitalize on the growing business analytics market.
- June 11, 2010
Newly emerging collaborative decision making software platforms should help ensure that BI deployments really do lead to better business decisions.
- June 08, 2010
The Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Conference kicked off with a look at the company’s plans to bring BI to business users.
- 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.
- April 14, 2010
Gartner analysts and BI Summit attendees said efforts to stop Excel business intelligence uses are futile.
- April 01, 2010
SAP StreamWork is the latest entrant in the collaborative decision-making technology market.
- January 29, 2010
Find out why Gartner says that innovation in corporate performance management (CPM) – a market dominated by mega-vendors -- is being led by best-of-breed vendors.
- January 04, 2010
The addition of business intelligence (BI) capabilities to BPM software could make the automation of business processes more intelligent and, ultimately, more efficient.
- 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.
- November 16, 2009
At the fall 2009 TDWI World Conference, keynote speaker Cindi Howson shared her seven secrets to business intelligence success. Read these BI tips to find out whether your company is doing all it can to get the most out of its BI system.
- September 17, 2009
In this report on business intelligence in financial services, learn about BI challenges in financial services and how banks are implementing and managing BI.
- September 17, 2009
In this report on business intelligence in retail, learn about retail industry challenges, and case studies of how retailers are implementing and managing BI.
- June 15, 2009
In-memory technology could make business intelligence platforms and data warehouses quicker to deploy and easier to use, according to analysts and vendors.
- March 03, 2009
Richard Phillips describes the automation of clinical trials and describes a solution that is mostly possible with today's technologies and standards - with one big "if."
- July 09, 2008
Learn how to find, qualify and hire business intelligence (BI) professionals. Get a list of core questions to ask candidates, and learn the biggest mistake to avoid when filling BI jobs.
- May 15, 2008
Learn what questions to ask when purchasing business intelligence (BI) software products. Get expert BI buying criteria and vendor selection advice in this BI software buying guide.
- May 13, 2008
Accuracy is a frequent concern when working with text; the accuracy question is similar to the data quality issue in business intelligence and data warehousing.
- April 07, 2008
Howard Dresner lends his take on the business intelligence market from the floor of the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Chicago.
- April 03, 2008
Learn the pros and cons of the top business intelligence data integration methods, find out common challenges and hear expert advice for BI-data integration strategies.
- April 01, 2008
The success of business intelligence increasingly depends on how well BI is embedded within business processes, said a keynote speaker at the Gartner BI Summit.
- March 25, 2008
A properly implemented business intelligence framework allows the enterprise to use business rules and repeatable processes to automate many routine regulatory tasks, effectively aligning the requirements with enterprise processes.
- March 13, 2008
Business intelligence (BI) investments don't naturally lend themselves to an easily calculable ROI, but measuring the value of BI is possible, according to Gartner's Bill Hostmann.
- March 06, 2008
Applying Six Sigma principles to business intelligence requires strong management support and a recognized Six Sigma action program.
- March 05, 2008
Business intelligence (BI) methodologies are natural partners with companies wanting to become better corporate citizens and leaders for corporate social responsibility.
- February 20, 2008
Clear leadership is an imperative in successful performance management and business intelligence deployments, from both the internal project team and the technology vendor.
- January 17, 2008
This article examines the top three enablers of business intelligence scalability: holistic data models, technology tools, and a combination of people and processes.
- January 10, 2008
This article describes a rigorous, audit-based approach to achieving business intelligence excellence.
- January 09, 2008
A particularly interesting concept that has recently emerged is the notion of the physical data landscape and the necessity of mapping it.
- December 18, 2007
The Analytical Healthcare Repository (AHR) is a collaboration framework to centralize the management of patient information for analytical purposes.
- August 21, 2007
Much has been written and marketed about the compelling need to analyze unstructured data. Learn what retailers are REALLY doing with text mining to drive business benefits.
- 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 24, 2007
Once data patterns have been discovered, analysts must determine whether the correlations are incidental, accidental or in a cause-and-effect relationship.
- May 17, 2007
In this podcast, Gerry Brown of Bloor Research explains "content intelligence" -- a combination of business intelligence and content management that helps companies leverage unstructured data.
- May 17, 2007
Should there be a call center information governance strategy?