Bi News & Analysis
| 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.
| Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
Big Data is going big time. In the latest of a string of recent announcements by Big Data vendors, Kapow Software has unveiled the new version 9.2 of its Big Data Integration Platform, which the company says is the first such platform to “mine all information channels, deliver key insights from dynamic data sources” and automate responses.
| Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
You know all those posts and conversations you have on Facebook and other social sites? Combined with the social interactions of zillions of other users, they contain the gold in a new gold rush, where analytics and business intelligence (BI) software can mine them for rich nuggets of insight into how you think, act and buy. Now, BI and analytics provider Information Builders has launched its new gold sifter, called WebFOCUS Social Media Analytics.
| Monday Mar 18, 2013
It seems hard to believe that anything to do with data, content management and business performance management could be 20-years-old. But it is. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Balanced Scorecard, the Advanced Performance Institute and Actuate carried out a survey of over 3000 companies worldwide to find out how well they did at measuring and managing their business performance.