Bi News & Analysis
| Thursday Jul 25, 2013
If the majority of the US$ 4.7 billion spent on Sales Force Automation (SFA) software last year was mainly spent on sales applications, the market was characterized by the continued move to SaaS models by enterprises looking for economy and agility. Mobility also played a part, as those working directly with enterprise clients looked for smartphone and tablet support.
| Monday Jul 22, 2013
Perhaps responsive design is only a passing fad, but it does shed some light on how we build the digital tools we use, and more importantly, why we build them that way.
| Thursday Jul 18, 2013
Data analytics and data visualization company, Tableau Software today announced the general release of Tableau Online, the SaaS version of its Tableau Server.
| Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
Leading analytics vendor MicroStrategy has built in Cisco's Unified Communications system, nee Jabber (above image), into its Mobile Apps builder so apps can lauch voice and video chats natively.
| Tuesday Jul 9, 2013
Microsoft has addressed the rather patchy business intelligence functionality in Office 365 this week with the announcement that it is launching Power BI for Office 365 later this summer. Power BI will be a cloud-based suite built on a number of existing Microsoft intelligence apps with an Excel-based authoring environment.
| Monday Jul 1, 2013
Oracle has opened up its Endeca business intelligence system to its e-business tools, a way to use huge amounts of data in a more time sensitive and measured approach to desicion making.
| Monday Jun 17, 2013
Who is accessing what information in the enterprise
While recent research from digital business researchers IDG shows that there is widespread understanding of the importance and capital value of enterprise data, it also shows that there is a much more limited understanding of the information delivery needs of all enterprise workers, and in particular the information needs of customer-facing employees.
| Monday Jun 10, 2013
At the end of last week Gartner published two different statements that contain all kinds of interesting facts and figures that together show that sales figures for business intelligence (BI) applications have taken a dramatic nose-dive. The market, it says, is being hit by the triple whammy of poor economic conditions, enterprise confusion over analytics and big data, and signs of market fragmentation caused by new entrants with funky new offerings.
| Thursday May 23, 2013
The first time I heard the term Big Content, I thought “Oh brother, Are Web CMS and ECM vendors actually sticking the word 'Big' in front of 'Content' in an attempt to jump onto the Big Data bandwagon?”
| Monday May 20, 2013
Business intelligence and strategic analytics provider, Alteryx has announced US$ 12 million in funding that will be used to help with company growth.
| Monday May 13, 2013
Just in time for its Sapphire Now conference this week, SAP has released a deluge of product and partnership updates including the debut of HANA Enterprise Cloud and HANA powered OpenText for SAP Solutions.
| Tuesday Apr 23, 2013
Customer intelligence provider FirstRain, whose name invokes nourishing precipitation after a dry spell, is looking to refresh productivity in Salesforce through the release of a new set of integrated customer analytics.
| Wednesday Apr 17, 2013
Just ask a statistician. Big data is simply anything that won't fit in Excel.
| Monday Apr 15, 2013
Big Data is the new oil, the new gold, the new Californium Isotope … add your own metaphor. You’ve heard it said before, and you’ll hear it said again and again.
| Monday Mar 25, 2013
There are people who have the time and talent necessary to stare at columns and rows of data, plug in variables and use sophisticated software tools to help them understand and solve problems and visualize results.
And there are people who don’t.