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Knowledge Management

Empowering the Business Ecosystem with Business Intelligence [VIDEO]

June 30, 2014 by Ray Major

The BIg IDEA video series.

There is a lot of information that resides in a company's database that can be very useful to vendors, suppliers, distributors and more. By providing this data to the right people, you now enable them with the ability to make better business decisions based on understandable, easy-to-use information.[read more]

Collaboration Is Vital to Success [VIDEO]

June 23, 2014 by Ray Major

The BIg IDEA video series.

The value derived from “Business Intelligence” comes not from the data itself, but the ability to interpret, interact with, and learn from that data. And the best way to accomplish this is to give your people the tools to share their insights and knowledge as simply and easily as possible.[read more]


Technology Training Needs a Hands-On Approach

March 4, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

Instead of simply a “core dump” of manuals and online training courses, technical employees should also get “hands on” simulations, boot camps and courses led by advanced robo-instructors to fully hit the ground running[read more]

The BI Collaboration Challenge [VIDEO]

November 20, 2013 by Lachlan James

BI.TV is your vendor agnostic fortnightly recap of global BI and analytics news.

Episode nine of BI.TV explores a series of opinions, best practice advice and research around five key analytics areas, including Collaborative BI, Dashboard design, Mobile BI delivery, Big Data uptake and engagement, and executive level reporting.[read more]


How Big Data Will Change People Management Forever

November 19, 2013 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

Big data will have an impact in so many business areas. In this post I look at how big data is used in people management (or HR) settings to change the measurement, analysis and management of people forever. I believe big data can make a real impact in the area of people management, but only if companies invest in building the big data and analytics skills and expertise now.[read more]

What If We Could Feel the Big Data Sugar Rush Faster?

October 23, 2013 by MaryAnne Sinville

Halloween is about costumes and candy, but is your Big Data a trick or a treat? Being able to analyze every bit of information your company has, no matter where it lives, who created it, how it got there or what format it's in. A straight adrenaline shot of value.[read more]


3 Secrets of a Successful Business Intelligence Strategy

October 7, 2013 by Matillion BI

Ready to be shocked? Many of business intelligence strategies are flawed - focusing on the wrong things, in the wrong order, and going about delivering an ROI in the wrong way. The bottom line: the best business intelligence strategy strives to keep business intelligence focused, benefit-led, and affordable.[read more]

Great Analytics Vendors: 5 Must-Have Traits

June 6, 2013 by Melissa Thermidor

What does a good analytics vendor look like?

Let’s face it: the best way to make your organization more data-driven is to get the best analytics talent within your organization. So what should you look for in your analytics vendor?[read more]

Getting ROI from ERP

June 4, 2013 by Ephraim Cohen


Some tools such as ERP (enterprise resource planning), CRM (customer relationship management) systems and project planning software can be hard to quantify in terms of ROI since they’re management tools; thus much of what they provide isn’t directly visible in sales.[read more]

Seven Steps to Rejuvenate Your Marketing Database

May 20, 2013 by Sundeep Kapur

database / shutterstock

Your messaging needs to engage. You need to make sure that you are communicating with relevance. Your marketing database is what will help you create this relevance. Here are seven key considerations to rejuvenate your marketing database.[read more]

Be a Text Analytics Heretic

April 30, 2013 by Meta S. Brown

Promises, promises! Text analytics literature is full of them. Gain valuable insights! Know your customer! Harness the power of Big Data! The problem is that knowing something about your customer isn’t the same as having the ability to turn that information into cold hard cash.[read more]

Switching Over to "The Leading New Analytic Architecture"

April 30, 2013 by Erica Driver

A new analytic architecture

Gartner recently published a new research note called ‘Market Trends: The Collision of Data Discovery and Business Intelligence Will Cause Destruction.’ (Data discovery is Gartner’s term for Business Discovery.) The Gartner report sets out two possible scenarios.[read more]


Predictive Analytics, Present and Future: Interview with Dr. Eric Siegel

April 29, 2013 by Myung Joh

Predictive analytics whiz: Dr. Eric Siegel

In this interview, Social Media Today's Henry Spethmann speaks with Dr. Eric Siegel -- author of the new book "Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die" -- about what predictive analytics is and how it can be applied to a number of different disciplines.[read more]

CEOs: Hold Your Team Accountable for Data Analysis

April 28, 2013 by Ana Andreescu

Data analysis team

Ron Johnson, the retail superstar behind the Apple store and Target’s turnaround, was hired to bring Penney back to profitability—and failed. It should be a lesson for us all. Company leaders—CEOs and boards—should hold decision-makers accountable for making data driven decisions.[read more]

Two Wrongs Don't Make an Insight

April 25, 2013 by Ray Major

Bad data

What keeps IT guys up at night? All that bad data their bosses are using to run the business. By establishing these processes, IT departments can cut the business data deluge to a manageable flow of good information, ensuring that the decision-makers downstream aren’t using two wrongs to make a bad insight.[read more]