- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 03, 2007
Listen to a podcast with HP vice president, Ben Barnes discussing Hewlett-Packard's business intelligence strategy and HP Neoview data warehouse.
- April 05, 2007
In this business intelligence (BI) case study, learn why police technology in Richmond, Va. includes a BI implementation worthy of a Gartner award.
- March 21, 2007
The future of business intelligence in the enterprise may lie in the convergence of serious games with virtual worlds.
- March 20, 2007
This article describes the use of detailed and specific business information about customers' past purchasing behavior to grow revenue and retain profitable customers.
- 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.
- December 11, 2006
Business intelligence and business performance management are both growing and will continue to show strong momentum for some time to come.
- November 02, 2006
Microsoft Excel in the enterprise can present problems, but there are tools and techniques for managing Excel data integrity that keep both business users and IT departments happy.
- October 12, 2006
What are the differences between an enterprise ODS and an e-business Web-based ODS?
- October 05, 2006
This article presents Oracle RAC and its use as a multiterabyte warehousing solution.
- October 03, 2006
With a matrix, data can be grouped and structured in ways that are not possible in a standard report table, but does this result in too much of a good thing?
- August 31, 2006
What is business process visibility - and how is it achieved?
- July 20, 2006
Both BI and compliance initiatives are used to help manage a company's assets. But they offer completely different approaches to the same goal.
- July 20, 2006
In this healthcare business intelligence case study, see how Jefferson Medical Center uses business intelligence software at the hospital to improve productivity and patient care.
- July 11, 2006
Correlations and exceptions in multivariate data become clearly visible when explored using TableLens.
- July 06, 2006
Embedded business intelligence is a new requirement for applications. Learn why developers choose to integrate commercial or open source business intelligence software.
- June 06, 2006
As more emphasis is placed on data and more data is provided by or handled outside of the institution's control, SLAs should be in place for vendor-supplied data.
- April 06, 2006
When properly and thoughtfully implemented, e-government benefits both the government and its citizens.
- March 16, 2006
With database tables, there is much more to understand than just the number of rows and columns.
- March 16, 2006
Business intelligence giant SAS has bolstered its customer intelligence platform by acquiring Veridiem, a maker of marketing resource management (MRM) software.
- January 23, 2006
For organizations to effectively eliminate confusion, they must employ standard definitions to describe simple business rules.
- December 20, 2005
Organizations can provide and get value from statistical analysis without an in-house consultant with a PhD in statistics.
- November 15, 2005
Business intelligence can mean the difference between staying relevant or becoming obsolete.
- November 15, 2005
Although choosing a data integration product can be difficult, finding the right one can cut overhead costs and labor.
- October 26, 2005
Much like the physical therapy process, business intelligence and data warehousing can use Deming's "Plan, Do, Study, Act" cycle for improving performance.
- October 24, 2005
Manufacturing companies are beginning to realize that they cannot contain the increasing need to deliver more insightful business intelligence across their supply chain operations.
- February 10, 2005
This is the first article of a five-part series on competitive advantage and the data warehouse.
- October 07, 2004
Data quality can benefit from a unified theory of information intelligence.
- September 30, 2004
Army Knowledge Management (AKM) moves the US Army to superiority in the battlefield.
- September 16, 2004
Can a medium-sized company afford a data warehouse? What is the business case?
- August 17, 2004
Business Intelligence - You know you need it but how do you get started?
- August 02, 2004
Proper analysis and accurate interpretation of data are essential "In God we trust; all others bring data."