Tag Archive for business intelligence

Don’t Confuse Business Intelligence with Data Science

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by Angela Guess Kate Kaye recently wrote for AdAge, “It wasn’t long after the ink dried on the Verizon acquisition of AOL before Seth Demsey formed a plan to make the companies’ technology work together. ‘I had a team of engineers in my office the day the deal closed,’ said the AOL Platforms chief technology…

How to Choose a Business Intelligence Dashboard

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by Angela Guess IT Business Edge recently wrote, “As far as business buzzwords go, the terms Big Data, data visualization, data structure, predictive analytics and business intelligence all get thrown around with the frequency of a used car salesman putting together his best customer pitch. In fact, when it comes to acquiring a business intelligence…

10 Emerging Big Data Vendors to Watch

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by Angela Guess Rick Whiting recently wrote for CRN.com, “Startups developing technology for collecting, analyzing and managing big data make up a disproportionate number of the companies on this year’s CRN list of emerging vendors. That’s not so surprising when you consider that big data is one of the hottest segments of the IT industry…

Pyramid Analytics Contributes to Advances in Microsoft Power BI Desktop Technology

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Pyramid Analytics, the next generation business intelligence platform for the enterprise, today announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft consisting of development collaboration and technology integration. The agreement is an extension of Pyramid Analytics’ proven track record of cooperation with Microsoft to deliver analytics solutions…

The Dangers of Shadow BI Applications

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi recently wrote for Information Age, “The formal name for BI applications developed and managed by non-BI professionals is shadow BI. Such applications are usually created after a business user has lost patience or trust in an incumbent software solution and so decides to create their own system – often by…

Best Practices in Data Storytelling

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by Jelani Harper Data storytelling is a critical aspect of analytics that was not given much attention until recently. An Enterprise Data World 2015 session entitled “Visualize This: The Art of Data Storytelling” featuring Kimberly Nevala and Bree Baich of SAS indicates that data storytelling plays an integral role in: Advanced Analytics: The more advanced…

Xplenty Rolls Out Analytics-as-a-Service (A3S) for Amazon S3

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Xplenty, the data integration platform that makes it easy to process more data more quickly, today announced its newest offering, Analytics-as-a-Service or ‘A3S.’ This latest addition to Xplenty’s extract, transform and load (ETL) software enables users to query and analyze data directly on Amazon…

Business Intelligence Firm Launches Subscription-Based Reporting Solution

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “BITracks, a consulting firm dedicated to delivering business intelligence (BI) expertise, has decided to broaden their offerings by going to market with their flagship reporting product, FAST Track Reports. Since 2005, James Miller, president of the Cincinnati-based firm, has focused solely on providing…

7 Alternatives to the Bar Graph for SMB Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Adam Bluemner recently wrote, “Stop. Take a deep breath. Let go of the mouse. There is a better answer. And it’s probably not another bar graph. As technology advances and business management techniques continued to be refined, there’s an increased focus on enabling data-based decision making. These days it’s hard to find…