Business Intelligence and Analytics Trends 2019

In 2019, Advanced Analytics capabilities with minimal manual efforts will remain the hallmark of all competitive Business Intelligence solutions. The Business Application Research Center (BARC) 2018 Business Intelligence Survey indicates that the global BI solutions market is slated for major technological changes. The primary technology initiatives that BI users can expect in 2019 are Cloud BI deployments, BI […]

Ad Hoc Analysis: The Limits of Self-service BI

Click to learn more about author Matthew Gierc. Self-service BI. Ad hoc analysis. Exploratory data analysis. This is the holy grail that companies are looking for, right? At least that’s what the BI dashboard vendors are telling us. But do these tools really help organizations? In the short-term, yes. But the long-term effects of repeated Ad […]

Are Data Scientists Needed in the Self-Service Analytics World?

Fully-automated or semi-automated software systems will begin deliver more reliable Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) reports than human Data Scientists by 2019 says Gartner. As Artificial Intelligence-powered BI technology heads towards full self-service, a general concern in the Data Science community is whether human Data Scientists will become obsolete due to the presence of super-intelligent […]

The Impact of Data Governance on Self-Service Analytics

An important reason for global enterprises of all sizes to embrace Self-Service Analytics & Business Intelligence (BI) is to allow business users and business units to conduct their daily Analytics work without relying on IT. According to Gartner, by 2019, business users indulging in self-service tools will deliver more Analytics-related output than qualified data professionals. […]

Fundamentals of Self-Service Business Intelligence

It’s clear that there is considerable recent market movement towards Self-Service Business Intelligence (SSBI) in the numerous vendor offerings available. There is also a growing concern among the Data Science community that ordinary business users may misunderstand or misinterpret the available data, leading to incorrect results. Experienced Data Scientists have a tremendous ability to analyze, […]

What is Augmented Analytics?

Augmented Analytics combines sophisticated Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to enable users to extract intelligence more quickly and simply. In addition, this kind of automation guides the user toward new insights, through built-in trend pattern recognition and pattern recognition tools. Augmented Analytics share the following characteristics: Smart Data Discovery tools assisting business […]

Why Data Governance is Important for Business Intelligence Success

Businesses have started to realize that a sound Data Governance strategy can significantly improve the returns from enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) investments. According to a study published by Forbes Insights, this market-watcher claims that Strong Data Governance Enables Business Intelligence.  The Forbes study claims that this trend has been reinforced by direct feedback from global […]

Dynamic Duo – Self-service BI and Data Preparation

Click here to learn more about author Jon Pilkington. The self-service Business Intelligence (BI) trend that has been sweeping the corporate world isn’t going away anytime soon. Hyper-competitive industries where time-to-decision is critical have been the early adopters of self-service BI tools. The financial services, retail and healthcare/life science markets are leading the way. But […]

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