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Best Business Intelligence Dashboard Apps for Small Businesses

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by Angela Guess Christophe Primault recently wrote for SmallBizTrends, “The modern business is bursting at the seams with data, but making sense of it all can feel like the job of a master mathematician. Because there’s now so much data available, business intelligence applications have become a vital part of a small business’s arsenal of…

Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Business Applications?

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Brad Power recently commented, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems,…

Perfect Data Science: The Push and Pull of Customer Data

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by Angela Guess Writing for ComputerWorld, Eric Berridge recently opined, “Perfect data science takes every customer interaction and identifies patterns that can be repeated and proactively acted upon. In this ideal scenario, humans and artificial intelligence systems collaborate in an amalgamation of contextual, timely insight to better understand their customers and, ultimately, to predict their…

12 Business Intelligence Services to Consider

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by Angela Guess Jason Sander recently wrote for CloudTweaks, “Business Intelligence (BI) services have recently seen an explosion of innovation and choices for business owners and entrepreneurs. So many choices, in fact, that many companies aren’t sure which business intelligence company to use. To help offer you a solution, we’ve compiled a list of 12…

3 Big Data Predictions for Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Writing for Firstpost, Doug Laney recently stated, “Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status. However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital business. Three trends Gartner has identified describe information’s ability to transform…

Examining Models of Business Intelligence and Analytics Success

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by Angela Guess Peter Krensky recently wrote for Business2Community, “All large enterprises (organizations with over $1 billion in annual revenue) have embraced analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) to some degree. But which ones are models of analytical practice and success? Aberdeen surveyed 170 large enterprises to investigate what makes analytics successful when deployed on a…

How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Big Data

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by Angela Guess John Mason of Entrepreneur recently wrote, “Only 18 percent of small businesses and just more than half (57 percent) of mid-size companies use business intelligence and analytics solutions, according to market research firm The SMB Group. What about the others? Many smaller businesses are reluctant to invest in leading-edge technologies. Limited capital…

2015 Trends in Business Intelligence: Self Service

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by Jelani Harper The transformation of Business Intelligence (BI) from an IT-centric, centralized process to a self-service, decentralized process is clear: According to Gartner, “By 2017, most business users and analysts in organizations will have access to self-service tools to prepare data for analysis” (Parenteau et al, 2014). Forrester’s top prediction for BI is, “Managed…