Tag Archive for business intelligence

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…

Big Data Tools for Publishers

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by Angela Guess Writing for EContent Magazine, Kashyap Kompella reports, “After a period of relentless hype, clarity is emerging on use cases for Big Data, and the toolsets are also showing signs of maturity. Digital media publishers may have been slow to join the Big Data party, but it is not too late. This article…

Infographic: Business Intelligence in Healthcare

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by Angela Guess Brendan FitzGerald of HIMSS Analytics recently wrote, “If Big Data is the new oil in healthcare, clinical & business intelligence is the refinery. Data alone is like crude oil – the value is tied to its potential. In the era of Big Data our healthcare organizations have learned that gathering data for…

Data Governance for Better Customer Interactions

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by Angela Guess Sid Banerjee recently wrote in Computer Weekly, “We are living in the ‘age of the customer,’ as Forrester Research recently dubbed it. There are more and more communications channels — from company websites to call centres to social media — for customers to interact with the companies they do business with… Companies…

Pyramid Analytics Ranked #1 Leader in Business Intelligence Market Study

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Pyramid Analytics, the next generation business intelligence platform for the enterprise, today announced that it has earned the leader position out of 16 vendors in the 2015 Collaborative Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study by Dresner Advisory Services. One of the most comprehensive…

MDM is BI, and Other Misconceptions

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by Angela Guess Xpertek recently wrote for IT Web, “I have not been selling MDM solutions for very long, but what I have found out is that there is a common misconception that MDM is BI, says Marilynn Leonard, Divisional Head of Data at Xpertek. In other words, for those who hate TLAs (two/three-letter acronyms),…

Televerde Adds Pipeline Navigator Feature to Business Intelligence Portfolio

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Televerde, the leader in propelling the marketing and sales pipeline, announced today the addition of Pipeline Navigator to the company’s service delivery platform, helping its clients better align with buyer preferences throughout the sales cycle. Pipeline Navigator allows for more targeted campaigns, more personalized…

15 Top Business Intelligence & Analytics Vendors

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by Angela Guess Writing for Smart Data Collective, Tony Cosentino reports, “Ventana Research recently completed the most comprehensive evaluation of analytics and business intelligence products and vendors available anywhere. As I discussed recently, such research is necessary and timely as analytics and business intelligence is now a fast-changing market. Our Value Index for Analytics and…

Making the Most of Cloud-Based Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Management, Bob Violino recently noted, “More than 50 percent of businesses currently use or plan to use cloud-based business intelligence, according to a survey by Dresner Advisory Services. Still several common hurdles have limited cloud-based BI’s adoption in some companies. The report, the latest in the firm’s Wisdom of…

Gartner’s 3 Big Data Trends to Watch for Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Doug Laney of Gartner recently wrote in IT World Canada, “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 businesses. Gartner has identified three trends that describe…