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What’s Stopping Cloud Analytics?

September 28, 2016 by Timo Elliott

It turns out that what’s stopping people from moving to cloud analytics isn’t what I expected.I recently moderated a web seminar with a presentation from Dan Vesset of IDC talking about the Future of Cloud Business Analytics. The recording is now available.Dan covered the big changes in BI, and how moving to the cloud can...[read more]

BI Meets Machine Learning and the Internet of Me

September 27, 2016 by Eran Levy

The Internet of Things Gets Hyper-PersonalWith any new technology, the hype tends to reach unbearable volumes far before anyone can point to tangible business benefits. But when it comes to the IoT, it is quickly becoming a force that affects our everyday lives – albeit we might not be completely aware of it. I am referring to a...[read more]

Data-Driven Facts for Better Blogging

September 26, 2016 by Larry Alton

While it’s easy for businesses to look at blogging as a rudimentary form of marketing that’s more of a necessary evil than anything else, it can actually be very scientific in nature. Blogging can and should be driven by data. The sooner you realize this, the quicker you’ll be able to enjoy a positive return on your blogging investment....[read more]

Teradata Takes On Cloud and Developers with Big Data & Analytics

September 23, 2016 by Dave Menninger

Teradata recently held its annual Partners conference, at which gather several thousand customers and partners from around the world. This was the first Partners event since Vic Lund was appointed president and CEO in May. Year on year, Teradata’s revenues are down about 5 percent, which likely prompted some changes at the company....[read more]

Geospatial Data On-Demand

September 22, 2016 by Ron Bisio

Spatial data and building information modeling (BIM) bring new tools for data visualuzation and analysis to building construction and operations. Information is now able to be shared across design teams, contractors and facility managers in real-time.[read more]

4 Customer Retention Metrics for Data-Driven Ecommerce

September 21, 2016 by Eran Levy

Running an eCommerce business is a challenging task. In addition to managing a huge scale of shipments and vendors, there are frequently multiple channels to manage as well. Those channels could include Amazon, eBay, Google Store, Rakuten, Alibaba, Etsy, as well as a self-managed website.One aspect that can have a major impact on your...[read more]

What’s New in Finance Transformation? EPM, Cloud, Big Data and More

September 17, 2016 by John O'Rourke

The worlds of Finance and EPM are rapidly changing.  Finance teams are shifting their focus from counting and scorekeeping to adding strategic value to the business,  They are freeing up time to help managers consider the possibilities and make better decisions that can impact future results. To gain a better sense of the...[read more]

3 Steps to Improving Agility in Financial Budgeting and Planning

September 14, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Financial agility is becoming a necessity in the business world, as the world of business continues to evolve and become even more dynamic.Today, there is rarely an aspect to business that isn't constantly fluctuating, evolving, and adapting to trends. Business tends to be one giant set of variables, and consistency is a rarity.It's on...[read more]

6 Things IT Executives Need to Know About Cloud-Based EPM

September 13, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Enterprise performance management (EPM) processes – such as budgeting, planning, financial consolidation, reporting, and analysis – are clearly owned and managed by the CFO and Finance department and can be extended across the enterprise. The systems used to support these processes are typically evaluated, selected, and maintained...[read more]

Research Finds Mobile Analytics and BI Reach Crossroads

September 13, 2016 by Dave Menninger

Ventana Research has newly published its Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence 2016 Value Index. The Value Index provides a comprehensive evaluation of vendors and their product offerings across seven categories. In performing that analysis, I realized that this software category is at a crossroads. Once an optional capability often...[read more]

Breaking Analytics Out Of The Box - Literally

September 12, 2016 by Bill Franks

The lines between open source and commercial products are blurring rapidly as our options for building and executing analytics grow by the day. The range of options and price points available today enable anyone from a large enterprise to a single researcher to gain access to affordable, powerful analytic tools and infrastructure. As a...[read more]

Database Corner: Beginner’s Guide to MySQL Storage Engines

September 10, 2016 by Eran Levy

When a database is created, one often overlooked but critical factor in performance is the storage engine (particularly as the database grows). In many instances, the temptation is to just accept the default and continue on developing your project. This can lead to unexpected negative impacts on performance, backups, and data integrity...[read more]

Beware Relying Too Much on Power Users

September 9, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Every analytics team knows that it’s important to align with the needs of the business. But there’s a hidden danger: relying too much on power users.[read more]

How To Become A Data-Driven Company

September 8, 2016 by Bill Hammond

The value of big data can’t be overstated for businesses nowadays. The collection and analysis of data has allowed thousands of businesses to make decisions that are driven by that data, lending their decisions more weight and credibility – and even predicting the future with machine-learning.[read more]

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How Can Workforce Analytics Drive Strategic Business Decisions?

September 7, 2016 by JACK DANIELSON'S

Workforce analytics provides business owners with a complete picture of their existing human resources, along with the critical insights necessary to make future decisions that drive business success. Let's find out some of the key benefits that workforce analytics brings to the table for businesses of all sizes.[read more]