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The Ultimate Guide to Delivering BI Solutions

February 10, 2017 by Eran Levy

IntroductionImagine that you’re at the very end of a long development process of a BI solution for internal users within your organization. You might have the feeling that once you release your solution to its consumers your job will be easier and less demanding. Well, that might not be the case.The development stage is usually very...[read more]

6 big Business Intelligence trends of 2017

February 6, 2017 by Joe Stangarone

Poised for rapid growth, Business Intelligence is undergoing some major changes. Driven in part by recent trends and development advances, the BI landscape is shifting dramatically from traditional BI solutions of the past. In this article, you’ll learn more about why BI is changing and where it’s heading.[read more]

Challenges of Big Data in Education

January 26, 2017 by Sarah Smith
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How can educators use effectively use big data, and what can be accomplished with it? What are the downsides and challenges of big data, if any?[read more]

Digital Strategy and Customer Relationships: Big Value in Tight Connections

January 24, 2017 by James MacLennan

But now, we think about customer-facing, customer-centric processes, with their own collection of supporting systems and derived data. Quite possibly the most over-simplified part of digital strategy – it’s not as simple as building a website or an app, spending time and money on design with no thought to supporting process.[read more]

How CRM upgrades could better supply chain management

January 19, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

Dive Brief:Continued investments in mobility and social integration will enable new trends in customer relationship management (CRM) technology throughout 2017, Destination CRM.com reported last week.CRM solutions will become increasingly personalized yet simplified, as client demands increase the need for deep data while...[read more]

How To Create A 360-Degree Customer View Using Data

January 19, 2017 by Mark Ross-Smith

How valuable would it be to know everything about your customer’s interactions with your competition? Creating a 360-degree customer view is considered the holy grail of customer intelligence, and you can create it, today.Would you like to know how much they’re spending, when they’re spending, why they’re buying with the competition and...[read more]

How to build a dashboard that your executives will love

January 18, 2017 by Joe Stangarone

Businesses have access to more data than ever before. But, is this data actually helping business leaders make more informed decisions? In many cases, the answer is “No.” Why? Far too few businesses actually capitalize on their data. In this article, you’ll learn how effective dashboards will help you capitalize on your data, as well as tips for building dashboards that executives will love.[read more]

Data Devils Snapping At Your Heels

January 6, 2017 by Damian Mingle

Ever wonder how you can create meaningful insights with your data? Tired of being asked what's your big data strategy, are you doing predictive analytics, or how you are making use of the latest technologies? There is a way for you to get what you need with Data Science. The key to new knowledge is to make sure you use Data Science in...[read more]

Dark Data: The hidden billion dollar opportunity

December 29, 2016 by Mark Ross-Smith

Every organization collects, stores and retains portions of dark data. It’s the digital equivalent of emotional baggage which hangs around after every user interaction, transaction, and customer engagement.In fact, not using data effectively is costing United Airlines almost $1 Billion annually in lost revenue.Gartner Inc....[read more]

Predictions: A Cynic’s Guide to BI in 2017

December 20, 2016 by Timo Elliott

I’ve been working in Business Intelligence and Analytics for over twenty-five years. With some confidence and a lot of cynicism, here are my predictions for 2017:Business PeopleBusiness people will be dissatisfied with their BI systems (this is “Timo’s First Law of BI”)Executives will refuse to learn to use any other data...[read more]

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Marketing Profession

December 15, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Dawn of the AI Marketing RevolutionMarketing automation has been around since the late 1990s. However, artificial intelligence has only recently begun to realize its full potential.How will new AI technology transform the marketing profession over the next few years? Here are a few things to look out for.Brands will have a Clearer...[read more]

Buyers Beware: Data Visualization is Not Data Analytics

December 13, 2016 by Eran Levy

The term Business Intelligence solution can be a deceiving one. Many software solutions that call themselves BI can actually only offer you half of what you need.Here it’s important to make the distinction between two types of business analysis and intelligence tools: end-to-end solutions and ones that are merely front-end. An end-to-end...[read more]

Most enterprises have a digital transformation strategy, but few have completed it

December 12, 2016 by CIO Dive

Nearly 90% of enterprises have begun creating a digital transformation strategy.[read more]

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Cloud Metadata Is Making Waves with Business Intelligence

December 8, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Over the past year, the cloud computing industry has reached an inflection point. Cloud providers used to focus on delivering state-of-the-art IT services. However, demand for their technology has grown exponentially, which has forced them to focus on improving business intelligence for their customers.Metadata Transforms Business...[read more]

Redefining Logistics Services through IT Innovation

December 7, 2016 by Annie Bustos

We have rolled into an era of great opportunity for Logistics service providers (LSPs). The 2016 Global Logistics Report by Haley Garner, Head of Research and Content, EFT, has identified some key factors influencing this sector:Innovation is an important tool to avoid commoditization Technology is maturing as a key enabler for growth...[read more]