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Does the Future Lie with Embedded BI?

April 6, 2016 by Eran Levy

As of today, March 2016, it seems that Business Intelligence software has become a nearly consensual part of any data-driven organization. Today companies large and small are realizing, more than ever, that “data is power”, and that harnessing this power requires the right tools for the job.[read more]

A “Business Intelligence Renaissance”: 2012 Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study

May 31, 2012 by Lachlan James

Today, a new breed of Business Intelligence (BI) vendors are challenging the status quo by offering totally unheralded means, methods and techniques for exploring our modern world – our information and our data. The newly released third annual Dresner Advisory Services (DAS) Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study documents that profound shift towards emergent consumer-oriented BI.[read more]

10 Don’ts for Delivering Mobile Business Intelligence

April 24, 2012 by Lachlan James

With all the major vendors and analyst firms espousing the growing importance of Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) and touting its potential benefits, it might seem like mobile reporting and analytics is the silver bullet that the BI industry has been waiting for – a cure to sluggish user adoption rates, elusive ROI and persistently poor decision-making. Unfortunately, Mobile BI is not to analytics what Penicillin is to bacteria. Like any other major project, a Mobile BI deployment has to be carefully planned and managed in order to yield desirable results. So, to avoid disappointment and project derailment, remember these 10 Mobile BI no nos:[read more]


Top 14 Benefits of Business Intelligence - Part II

November 8, 2011 by Lachlan James

The first of half of this investigation into the benefits of Business Intelligence (BI) – Yellowfin: Top 14 Benefits of Business Intelligence (Part One) – introduced you to the concept of BI and the first seven benefits as devised by the team at Yellowfin. Now, let’s pick up where we left off...[read more]


Yellowfin: Top 14 Benefits of Business Intelligence (Part One)

November 3, 2011 by Lachlan James

Would you take a flying leap off a cliff if someone suggested it was a good idea? Would you strap yourself into your office chair and sit up-side-down for a day just because Frank from Accounts said it boosted brain function? And would you put your career on-the-line by spending a sizeable sum on Business Intelligence (BI) just because we (Yellowfin) told you to?[read more]

Ease-of-use Key to Successful Business Intelligence Deployments

June 15, 2011 by Lachlan James

Ease-of-use is now the number one Business Intelligence (BI) selection criteria. And with the continued consumerization of BI, its importance will only grow.[read more]

Business Intelligence: Intuitive vs Cool Data Visualization and Infographics

April 19, 2011 by Lachlan James

Sex sells. And, although it may seem absurdly out of context, it definitely sells Business Intelligence (BI) software.[read more]