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Implementing Self-Service Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper Self-Service Business Intelligence (SSBI) puts the power of analytics in the hands of end users to create their own reports and analysis of the data sets they want, on an as needed basis. The goal is to utilize Data Discovery and other BI tools to reduce IT’s involvement and expedite information to…

Certified Business Intelligence Professionals

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by Jelani Harper As data-driven processes continue to impact organizations across many industries, Business Intelligence (BI) tools are becoming more important in areas of business and operations. Despite the growing trend towards self-service BI tools (or perhaps because of it), formal education in this field is becoming more accessible. In addition to collegiate programs resulting…

Business Intelligence Software

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by Jelani Harper The increasing adoption rates of Big Data and data-driven processes are causing the reliance on Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software to grow. The escalating deployment of these tools is partly responsible for the movement towards the simplification of BI, which is increasingly shifting this technology from the backrooms of IT departments…

Visualizing University Business Intelligence & Analytics Programs

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by Jared Decker Earlier this year, we collected information about the business intelligence and analytics programs that are currently being offered by universities in the United States.  Not surprisingly, there was an incredible amount of interest in the result of that data collection effort, with more than 1000 list downloads.  However, when I made an…

UNC Health Care Improves Patient Care with IBM Analytics

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports IBM has announced “that UNC Health Care(UNCHC) is using IBM big data analytics to help hospital workers reduce costly and preventable readmissions, decrease mortality rates, and ultimately improve the quality of life for patients. Most healthcare organizations today are drowning in data and are challenged to gain reliable, actionable…

Improving Customer Engagement with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Duane Edwards of Entrepreneur.com recently wrote, “The buzz surrounding big data continues to circulate the industry, as do questions about how it can help businesses achieve their objectives. Is big data just hype or can it be used to drive measurable growth? Most brands have invested in data warehouses and business intelligence. Their business…

The Best Machine Learning Models for Your Business

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by Angela Guess Ben Lorica of Forbes recently wrote, “For companies in the early stages of grappling with big data, the analytic lifecycle (model building, deployment, maintenance) can be daunting. In earlier posts I highlighted some new tools that simplify aspects of the analytic lifecycle, including the early phases of model building. But while tools are allowing companies to…

Business Intelligence Master’s Degree Programs

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by Jelani Harper Business Intelligence (BI) is emerging as a formal collegiate discipline. According to Daniel Connolly, the interim Senior Advisor of the Department of Business Information and Analytics at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, “McKinsey projects a shortfall of 1.5 million BI analysts by 2018.” An ever increasing number of technical…

Data Discovery’s Impact on Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper Data Discovery tools have revolutionized Business Intelligence (BI) and are the vital link in the facilitation of self-service BI, which is part of the larger movement towards the simplification of Business Intelligence. More than any other technology, these tools empower the business user to take advantage of data as it is needed,…