Commentary
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Want Magic? Spill the Secrets of Your Black Box

paulbarsch - July 6, 2011

With the rise of cloud computing, it’s easy to get the impression customers don’t care how a particular process or…

Analytics
1284 views

Managing By the Numbers: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish?

paulbarsch - June 27, 2011

Every good business manager loves metrics. After all, the old adage, “You can't manage what you don't measure” still holds…

Commentary
1507 views

Governance: If It Isn’t Logical, It’s Political

Rob Armstrong - June 25, 2011

It is hard to turn on the radio or TV, or read the paper or news web sites, without being…

Best Practices
1019 views

“Pricing to Win” Makes Losers Out of Winners

paulbarsch - June 22, 2011

Donald Tuck, Polish Prime Minister, is taking heat for the fiasco of awarding an important highway contract to a low-cost…

Analytics
1728 views

Data Visualization Best Practices for Business Intelligence

Yellowfin - June 20, 2011

Data analysis.  What’s the point of it?  Your first reaction might be to scoff at, or dismiss this question as…

Analytics
1341 views

Ease-of-use Key to Successful Business Intelligence Deployments

Yellowfin - June 15, 2011

We’ve all done it – shot them a fleeting glance from the corner of our eye, then stared uncontrollably as…

Analytics
1009 views

Zero Latency: An Obsession with Velocity

paulbarsch - June 8, 2011

Vendors often promise some derivative of the term “faster” in marketing and sales literature (i.e. faster decisions, quicker time to…

Analytics
1017 views

The Top-Down Nature of ‘Competing on Analytics’

SDC Editor - June 8, 2011

Think about the large successful organizations which are known for harnessing information for competitive advantage; P&G, Goldman Sachs, Capital One,…

Analytics
1686 views

No Smokescreen Area: Tips for Hiring Analysts

metabrown - May 10, 2011

Lately there’s been talk about a shortage of analytic talent.  The perception that there is a shortage of analysts surprises…

Analytics
1066 views

The Next Wave in Recommendation Systems?

paulbarsch - April 26, 2011

While some internet privacy experts fret over use of cookies and web profiles for targeted advertising, the quest for personalization…