- March 04, 2015
Creating and enforcing data governance policies is a must in self-service BI initiatives, but a collaborative approach can avoid stifling users -- and produce good analytics results.
- March 02, 2015
Remember lastminute.com? How is this for their last word on personal data? What’s wrong with the following e-mail I received from @lastminute_com today? “Dear Customer Important information about ...
- February 20, 2015
Health data is notoriously difficult to analyze due to privacy rules, but a new project is showing it can be done.
- 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.
- February 16, 2015
In building out its Internet of Things, is HDS acquiring a data refinery, a data lake or a data swamp? See also Part 1 The Data Lake has been filling up nicely since its 2010 introduction by James ...
- February 13, 2015
To give healthcare providers a real-time view of the claims processing operations its systems support, RelayHealth is augmenting its Hadoop cluster with Spark's stream processing module.
- February 12, 2015
Teradata is the latest technology vendor making a play for businesses looking for easy-to-implement big data apps.
- February 12, 2015
In building out its Internet of Things, is HDS acquiring a data refinery, a data lake or a data swamp? This week’s announcement of Hitachi Data Systems’ (HDS, @HDScorp) intention to acquire ...
- February 10, 2015
This news recap looks at IBM's announcement of a cloud analytics suite for energy and utility companies and a study showing that anonymized data sets can easily be reidentified.
- February 06, 2015
IT observers caution organizations against data for data’s sake, urging instead a focus on the best technology for the business problem at hand.
- 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.
- January 27, 2015
President Barack Obama has introduced proposals for data security, but not everyone thinks they will address key questions for businesses.
- January 20, 2015
In this news recap, executives assess analytic success and marketers realign their technology spending priorities.
- January 05, 2015
Why, oh why does the relationship between analytics, automation, profit and employment seem to elude so many people? A nicely rounded post by Scott Mongeau, “Manager-machine: analytics, artificial ...
- November 21, 2014
Two new resources released over the past month reinforce the notion that companies are becoming more focused on getting real business value from their analytics initiatives.
- 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.
- September 11, 2014
With Cisco’s Data Virtualization Day, where I’m a panelist along with Rick van der Lans, coming up fast on 1 Oct in New York, it’s a good moment to revisit the topic. Data virtualization has come ...
- July 15, 2014
Consultant Rick van der Lans contends that data warehouses are inherently logical and don't need to be qualified as such. What really matters, he says, is that they present an integrated view of enterprise data, no matter where it's stored.
- July 07, 2014
Spark has been getting a lot of attention lately, but is the big data framework ready for enterprise use?
- May 23, 2014
In this news recap, federal agents use data mining techniques to stop fraud and IBM releases new self-service offerings.
- April 01, 2014
Health system UPMC and financial services firm CIBC are taking big data projects from pilot mode to production in stages, buying tools as they go.
- March 05, 2014
There are risks to be aware of when business users take responsibility for self-service business intelligence, but there are ways to mitigate them.
- 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.
- February 14, 2014
Revolution Analytics brings the R programming language to the cloud, while SAS readies a new in-memory analytics platform to run on Hadoop.
- 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.
- November 25, 2013
The need to understand customers more deeply is driving an increased focus on marketing analytics, according to attendees at a SAS conference.
- October 21, 2013
Some businesses have a lot to gain from location intelligence, but it isn't the right destination for every industry.
- October 17, 2013
Big data gets a lot of hype, but when it comes to developing predictive models, it may not be as useful as some think.
- October 17, 2013
Predictive analytics consultant and author Eric Siegel discusses uplift modeling, an emerging technique aimed at pinpointing marketing efforts.
- October 11, 2013
Uplift modeling is helping leading-edge marketers and political campaigners to more precisely target the "persuadable" members of their audience.
- September 25, 2013
In order to improve business decision making, some consultants say companies need to embrace operational business intelligence tools and processes.
- September 25, 2013
In a video Q&A, consultant Shawn Rogers discusses where companies stand on using big data tools and says a skills shortage is a common roadblock.
- 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 24, 2013
Michael Minelli, co-author of a book on big data analytics, says in-memory analytics tools must be tied to business processes to pay off for users.
- May 24, 2013
C-level execs need to rely more on data and less on instincts to capitalize on big data technology, said speakers at the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
- May 08, 2013
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- May 03, 2013
In a podcast, BI expert William McKnight discusses best practices and action items for managing deployments of mobile business intelligence tools.
- April 30, 2013
In an interview, TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson explains why there's more to self-service BI success than putting tools in the hands of business users.
- 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 09, 2012
Faculty members from the International Institute for Analytics, a research firm that focuses on how organizations use analytics, weigh in on their predictions for 2012.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.