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4 huge BI challenges facing CIOs and IT Leaders

August 18, 2016 by Joe Stangarone

While Business Intelligence adoption has increased steadily, many businesses are finding that successful BI implementations are harder than they thought. They run into a number of common roadblocks along the way. In this article, we explore 4 of these challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders, and how to get around each one.[read more]

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Rethinking Big Data’s Usability

August 16, 2016 by Josh Knauer

Big Data is supposed to make its mark on the world. But how can its impact be achieved if Big Data remains inaccesible for most business professionals? It's time to rethink the way professionals engage data.[read more]

Postgres vs. MongoDB for Storing JSON Data – Which Should You Choose?

August 15, 2016 by Eran Levy

In the fast-moving world of unstructured data, does it make more sense to use a database management system (DBMS) built from the start to handle the widely accepted JSON data format? Or can an SQL database that now includes JSON functionality be a better choice? Postgres with its SQL roots started offering NoSQL functionality early on...[read more]

Big Data Projects – When You're Not Getting the ROI You Expect

August 8, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Some failing big data projects get millions more pumped into them with the hope that they’ll break even. At some point good money needs to stop chasing bad projects, but it takes leadership to make the right decision.[read more]

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Five Ways Self-Service Data Prep Empowers Excel Users

August 5, 2016 by Jon Pilkington

Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used business intelligence and reporting tools. More than just a spreadsheet, Excel allows users to collect and integrate data for critical analysis and reporting. It’s easy to use, readily available as part of the Microsoft Office solution suite and provides users with the ability to perform...[read more]

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4 Ways Your Digital Business Can Benefit From Big Data

August 1, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Big data invokes in people both awe and distrust. Collection of big data has gained a bad reputation in recent times thanks to NSA spying revelations. However, big data is really the backbone of how modern business is conducted. Thanks to technology, companies have access to more data about their customers than ever. Carefully analyzing...[read more]

Data Driven Software Buying Decisions

July 27, 2016 by Michael Fauscette

We live in an information-flooded world fueled by a constant state of “connected”. Businesses have tried for quite a long time to become “data driven”, so with the avalanche of data and ubiquitous connectivity you would think that supporting business decisions would be a routine approach at most companies. But, as all of you who just...[read more]

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5 Ways Cloud Has Revolutionized Business Success

July 26, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Collaboration helps businesses grow and succeed, and the cloud is an amazing and powerful collaboration tool. It’s not just for storage. It’s a multi-use business tool capable of hosting an application manager and boosting productivity. It makes sharing information an effortless task and it’s scalable, so it grows with your business....[read more]

BI Case Study: Building an Open Data Portal

July 19, 2016 by Eran Levy
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This article was written by Paul Murphy, IT Program Leader at Co-operatives UK, about his experience using business intelligence technology to centralize years of messy historical data and create an open, explorable web portal. Do you have an interesting business intelligence case study to share? Email us at [email protected] one...[read more]

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Can Business Intelligence Help You Manage Your Workforce Better

July 19, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

It is important to know what your employees are doing. That much seems obvious, right? But in today’s world with its increase in telecommuting and mobile working, keeping up with everybody is rarely as easy as simply just walking over to someone’s desk and asking for a quick update on project so-and-so. Note, however, that we did not say...[read more]

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Leveraging The Cloud, New Technology and Video To Effectively Manage A Growing Global Workforce

July 13, 2016 by Philip Cohen

The proliferation of cloud computing today enables businesses of all sizes to expand their workforce, and reduce the number of people using the office at the same time. Fortune 1000 companies claim their staff are away from their desk as much as 60 percent of time, with between 80 and 90 percent of American workers saying the option to work remotely would be advantageous.[read more]

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Long Live KPIs: Innovation is the New Black

July 12, 2016 by Melissa Thermidor

When you think of creativity and community, the last thing that comes to mind is a Key Performance Indicator - just writing that out made me feel completely dead inside. They've been around since the stone age, yet they remain the same and we continue to bang on about how important and necessary they are every chance we get.[read more]

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5 Reasons Mobile BI Adoption is on the Rise

July 8, 2016 by Paco Darcey

The jury is still out on whether mobile device screen real estate is large enough for comprehensive BI dashboards. But other devices like tablets are undoubtedly rising to meet the challenge. Let's examine some key factors driving mobile adoption in the analytics marketplace.[read more]

How the New Revenue Recognition Rules Could Impact Budgeting and Planning

July 7, 2016 by John O'Rourke

There’s been a lot of buzz in the accounting and finance community recently about the upcoming change in revenue recognition guidelines from the FASB and IASB. To date, most of the focus has been on the transactional accounting impact of the new guidelines.  But Robert Kugel, SVP and Research Director at Ventana Research,...[read more]

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How Big Data Analytics is Driving The Future of Technological Business Success

July 6, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh
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Why Big Data Analytics is pertinent to ultimate business sucessThere are many tools available to help keep businesses ahead of their competition, but perhaps none are as valuable as those that provide data analysis. Analyzing public data can enable a business to preempt trends and understand customers’ needs and desires. This last can be...[read more]