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Forget Big Data, We Need Smart Data [VIDEO]

April 14, 2014 by Lachlan James


The interactive portion of this episode directs your attention towards two thought-provoking discussions taking place on LinkedIn. The first conversation was instigated by the question “Why do BI implementations fail?” and can be found on the Business Intelligence Professionals Group.[read more]


A Complete Guide to Overcoming Executives’ Concerns about Hadoop

April 13, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff

Overcoming executives’ concerns about Hadoop.

CEOs are often critical of adopting new technology, and for good reason. New technology is expensive and all too often fails to come through and offer any real value to the company. This could present a challenge for IT managers who want to implement Apache Hadoop, the increasingly popular and cost-effective framework for large-scale, data-intensive deployments, into the company’s technology infrastructure.[read more]

Defining Business Intelligence 3.0

April 11, 2014 by Lachlan James

Business intelligence 3.0.

So what exactly is Business Intelligence 3.0? Is it a mass of meaningless marketing messages, a collection of multiple BI advancements, or does it represent a single technological shift that many have misconstrued? Well, according to Bill Cabiro, it’s none of the above. Cabiro contends that BI 3.0 represents two things: A changing philosophy regarding BI user types and an amalgamation, or confusion, of terms.[read more]

7 Important Types of Big Data

February 26, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff

Types of big data.

Big data is a term thrown around in a lot of articles, and for those who understand what big data means that is fine, but for those struggling to understand exactly what big data is, it can get frustrating. There are several definitions of big data as it is frequently used as an all-encompassing term for everything from actual data sets to big data technology and big data analytics.[read more]

LeWeb: The Collaborative Economy Future with Crowd Companies

December 13, 2013 by Timo Elliott

Jeremiah Owyang at LeWeb

At LeWeb Paris Conference this week, Jeremiah Owyang spoke on the next big wave of business disruption: "Today’s physical and digital world are blending. The last 10 years focused on democratizing media, resulting in the disruption of business communications, the music industry, and even government communications."[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]

Managing Your Big Data in a Collaborative Set-up

November 12, 2013 by Anand Srinivasan

A recent survey published by Information Week revealed that a huge percentage of enterprises did not have any specific strategies to deal with big data. With the latest version of Microsoft SharePoint, collaboration of big data becomes simpler and effective.[read more]

Survey Says Only 7% of European Companies Rate Big Data as Relevant [VIDEO]

September 23, 2013 by Lachlan James

Welcome to BI.TV, your vendor agnostic fortnightly recap of global Business Intelligence and analytics news, views and reviews. In this episode, we’ve covered an eclectic mix of news and opinion, relating to Big Data hype; the practical application of location analytics; BI user group identification and engagement; misconceptions about BI deployment; the human element of BI; as well as self-service BI purpose and usefulness.[read more]


B2B Software Startups: The SaaS Platform Dilemma

August 29, 2013 by Thomas Oriol

SaaS has considerably reduced B2B software development costs. Think about ten years ago and the products and services you had to buy when starting a B2B software company, and that you can now rent. These include productivity suites, servers, telecom networks, software development tools and project management and CRM software.[read more]

Recap of Global Business Intelligence and Analytics News [VIDEO]

August 20, 2013 by Lachlan James

The industry news, research and tidbits that caught our eye during this installment of BI.TV, includes: “What Makes – or Breaks – BI Success?” “Best practice tips for business intelligence success” and “Maximize your chances of business intelligence success.”[read more]


Is the Purpose of Analytics Just to Turn a Buck?

July 12, 2013 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business discussions

There are other rationales beyond “business value” for architecting and implementing an analytical infrastructure and applications. It’s time to look at the worth analytics can bring through a broader and more significant lens of improving societal value, and not just shareholder profits.[read more]


Five Reasons Excel Is Your Worst Enemy for Budgeting and Forecasting

July 7, 2013 by Ian Nicholson

Excel / shutterstock

Excel is undoubtedly the most ubiquitous business tool in existence. Just about everyone has it installed on their PC and it can be used for an enormous range of tasks within any organization. However, when using Excel for Performance Management, it can quickly turn into your worst enemy.[read more]

The Power of Business Collaboration Tools [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 20, 2013 by Ray Major

Business collaboration tools on the rise 

One of the most interesting changes in business over the past few years is the rise of collaboration tools within the enterprise. Companies like Microsoft, Google, IBM, SalesForce, and others (Halo BI included) are building collaboration tools directly into their software offerings.[read more]

Bring Your Own Software


It’s become very difficult for IT to police who brings personal devices into the enterprise (never mind what people do with them). You’ve probably heard of BYOD, a trend that will surely continue. But what about bringing your own software? Is this a nascent trend about which IT has to worry?[read more]

Data Collaboration: Crowdsourcing for Health Care

May 13, 2013 by Jason Burke

data flow

Crowdsourcing is an Internet-age phenomenon by which problems are distributed to “the crowd,” and those in the online community offer partial solutions. These partial solutions, when taken in aggregate, solve the overall problem. Today, crowdsourcing is contributing to scientific advances in health care.[read more]