• December 21, 2015 21 Dec'15

    Need for speed in delivering BI capabilities, author says

    Organizational alignment and teams of BI evangelists who are hyper-responsive to user needs are key to improving business intelligence processes, according to author and BI manager Greg Steffine.

  • December 16, 2015 16 Dec'15

    Top data analysis software and techniques stories of 2015

    As 2015 comes to an end, it's time to review some of the biggest developments and trends in the world of BI and big data, including how sports teams, hospitals and data-driven executives pushed ahead on analytics.

  • December 01, 2015 01 Dec'15

    Survey: BI and big data professionals ahead of peers on pay

    Employees who have BI and big data jobs are feeling pretty good about them, according to TechTarget's 2015 salary survey. High pay and strong job prospects are a couple reasons why.

  • November 16, 2015 16 Nov'15

    Programming contest taps analytics to mark endangered whales

    This episode of the 'Talking Data' podcast discussed how machine learning is being applied to whale identification as part of a programming contest.

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    How predictive analytics in healthcare can lower readmissions

    UPMC and University of Tennessee Medical Center are benefitting from healthcare analytics to reduce their readmission rates. Here's how they're doing it.

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  • October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15

    Adoption of self-service BI tools requires convincing

    Getting business users to move away from spreadsheets toward dashboards can be challenging, but pays off in the end when departments collaborate more.

  • October 28, 2015 28 Oct'15

    Tableau users highlight their best dashboard designs

    Modern data visualization tools offer no shortage of data dashboard design options, but Tableau users said that knowing how to use them effectively is key to dashboard adoption.

  • October 22, 2015 22 Oct'15

    Tableau adds Vizable mobile BI app to seek out more users

    Tableau Software's new Vizable tool is a free mobile business intelligence app for iPad users, which was built as a standalone product from the company's namesake BI platform.

  • October 14, 2015 14 Oct'15

    Adobe unveils new visual data discovery tool

    There’s a growing number of data discovery tools that emphasize decision support over reporting. Adobe's Analysis Workspace is the latest player.

  • October 12, 2015 12 Oct'15

    How The New York Times uses predictive analytics algorithms

    Most print media companies have struggled to make money in the 21st century, but The New York Times is using predictive analytics tools to gain a competitive edge.

  • October 08, 2015 08 Oct'15

    Dodging a Data-Driven Debacle

    Volkswagen alerts us to missing ethical thinking in the otherwise powerful concept of data-driven business. Thanks Guys! One of the most intriguing examples of being supremely data-driven came ...

  • September 23, 2015 23 Sep'15

    Future BI Could Perfect Labor’s End, Part 4

    It’s indisputable that technology is displacing many of today’s jobs. The question is: what should, or can, we do about it? This series—parts 1, 2 and 3—explores the possible consequences of this ...

  • September 22, 2015 22 Sep'15

    Analytics execs reveal how to hire data scientists

    Hiring a data scientist can be a big investment, so businesses need to know how to optimize the process. As a guide, some experienced analytics managers discuss their hiring strategies.

  • September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15

    New Hadoop analytics tools promise speed, scalability

    Two new products from Skytree and Arcadia Data want to bring BI and analytics to Hadoop, without sacrificing speed or enterprise scalability.

  • August 31, 2015 31 Aug'15

    HP Vertica users put limits on using Hadoop for analytics

    Hadoop is one of the most popular big data technologies. But when it comes to predictive modeling and data visualization, its utility is somewhat limited, users of HP's Vertica system say.