Analytics
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Beware Relying Too Much on Power Users

Timo Elliott - September 9, 2016

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. (more…)

Business Intelligence
1145 views

Analytics Teams: Own The Business Problem, Not An Infrastructure

Timo Elliott - August 30, 2016

Analytics teams have devoted the last few decades building large and elaborate infrastructures that attempt to gather and harmonize essential business data. (more…)

Big Data
1615 views

Four Key Steps For Enterprise IoT Security

Timo Elliott - August 26, 2016

There’s been a lot of press recently about the problems of IoT security: easily hackable smart locks, as many as 100M Volkswagens at risk, vulnerable light bulbs, and…

Business Intelligence
1485 views

What Makes a BI Team World Class?

Timo Elliott - August 25, 2016

Some years ago, I was asked to do a presentation for a Nordic Telecom company. The company had grown rapidly through acquisitions around Europe and so had lots of different…

IT
1374 views

Explaining McLaren Technology Group’s 5-Step IT Strategy

Timo Elliott - August 7, 2016

McLaren has been pioneering and innovating in the competitive world of Formula 1 since 1963. (more…)

CRM
1062 views

What SAP Users Think About Digital Transformation

Timo Elliott - June 13, 2016

Last month, the US and German SAP user communities released a white paper on Digital Transformation: The SAP User Community Perspective. (more…)

Big Data
1908 views

Why The Future of Analytics Is About More Than Self-Service

Timo Elliott - June 6, 2016

The latest edition of the Gartner BI Summit rolls out this week in Mumbai, India. (more…)

IT
1278 views

BI is Dead

Timo Elliott - April 1, 2016

Posted: April 1st, 2016 — but sadly, not really an April Fool’sIn 1989, Howard Dresner — later a Gartner Group analyst — proposed “business intelligence” as an umbrella…

Business Intelligence
1919 views

Modern BI: From Reporting to Predictive

Timo Elliott - March 22, 2016

Over the last few months, I’ve seen more and more examples of organizations moving to modern analytics approaches based on real-time, actionable data, with greater use of…

Uncategorized
892 views

Reinventing the Analytics Experience, Sideways

Timo Elliott - October 21, 2015

Over the last quarter-century, the analytics industry has slowly gathered a lot of different technology options. Starting with simple reporting, there has been a steady increase in…