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Data Democracy Encourages Social BI and Creates Citizen Data Scientists

Democracy is a great thing! The more involved people are, the more they understand, the better decisions they can make for themselves and for everyone else AND they can make a better contribution as well. Data Democratization works the same way. In years past, businesses thought that only senior management needed to understand the strategy and direction of the company but…

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Added by Arbuda Dave on April 7, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Ignore the Doom and Gloom: The Right BI Tool Can Deliver the Goods

There are numerous reasons why a software implementation might fail and the list is too long to cover in this article. But, when it comes to Business Intelligence Software, there are some common reasons for failure.

Like many other businesses, your enterprise may have entered into the business intelligence (BI) domain with the belief that, as soon as…

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Added by Arbuda Dave on October 12, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Handcuffing Users with Packaged BI Dashboards?

Business intelligence solutions have come a long way in the past five years with continued innovation and transformation from traditional BI to data visualization and data discovery. With the advent of improved BI tools and accessibility, many businesses are using precious IT budgets to add self-serve business intelligence to their solution infrastructure and put the power of self-serve BI tools into the hands of their employees and business users.

Vendors like …

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Added by Kartik Patel on June 23, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Executable English for Self-Service BI

Here's a new tool that can help to bridge the business-IT divide -- Executable English.



It's a platform on the Web that can support people socially writing their own apps, by typing  Executable English knowledge into browsers.



For example, here's the "source code" of an app written in executable English:



    www.reengineeringllc.com/demo_agents/GrowthAndDebt1.agent



Anyone on the…

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Added by Adrian Walker on November 6, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments

9 Questions to Determine If a BI Solution Is Truly Self-Service

A Tool That Grants Independence to Business Users

We all know the constant struggle between IT and business users when it comes to BI software: Business users want to access data in order to make fast decisions independently, without having to use IT as a middle man every time a new requirement arises, query is run, or data is added. Yet, IT is overwhelmed by constantly changing requests and requirements, and struggle to deliver data in an actionable time-frame. The…

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Added by Elana Roth on August 19, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

How Much Data Will You Have in 3 Years?

If I told you all of our modern activities–posts to social media sites, transaction records, online activities, digital pictures and videos, and mobile GPS signals to name a few– leave a trail of data behind that is estimated to produce about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day, would you have a real feel for how much data that is? Even if I defined that number more clearly as 1 followed by 18 zeros, many tech veterans and savvy business leaders still have trouble digesting the scope of…

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Added by Elana Roth on July 31, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Analyzing the Top LinkedIn Skills of CEOs

If you have your eyes set on running a company someday, you may wonder what skills you need to cultivate now, as well as the best age to make a run for the position. Well, we took data from the LinkedIn profiles of close to 1 million CEOs in the United States, and gained some great data intelligence using a business analytics software. Here’s your chance to learn what it takes to get that corner office as well as see how crunching big data of the head honchos can offer great…

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Added by Elana Roth on July 24, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Many-to-Many Relationships & How to Be in a Good Relationship

The Many Faces of Data Relationships

While having a many-to-many relationship may sound steamy to some of you, when it comes to the data in your tables it can get complicated. That is, unless you understand the different scenarios, their resolutions, and how to build a good relationship with your data. Just as a general overview, a relationship specifies the logic used to combine data from one or more tables. You create relationships by connecting fields between two…

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Added by Elana Roth on July 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

BI team Combination

I am working in BI domain as manager for 2 years now and still i think i did not have found the right mix of people.

People think that in a BI team which is more related to technical aspect so hiring people proficient in a particular technology is preferred. My views are little different following is my team composition.

  1. 60% technical experts in domain of work, can deliver any solution given technical details and know how of the project.
  2. 10% the load carrier who…
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Added by Vishal Sharma on July 10, 2014 at 6:56am — No Comments

The Information-Money Equation

It is a known fact that Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives require a good amount of investment and time by the business. But organizations need to drive these initiatives not with a "cost" mindset but instead with a "profit" mindset.

The money invested in BI initiatives is meant to generate actionable information for timely decision making. It pays to note here that this actionable information can generate money many times over for the business.

The success of the BI…

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Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on April 23, 2014 at 3:47am — 2 Comments

Anemic Adoption still ailing BI

Here is an excerpt from a TDWI article - "The Year in BI and Data Warehousing" - that was published in December 2013.

"One of the things that ailed BI in 1993 and 2003 is the same thing that ails BI today: i.e., anemic adoption. This is in spite of the fact that today's BI tools incorporate a staggering array of "self-service" features, along with (often…

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Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on April 8, 2014 at 2:23am — 1 Comment

Register now to attend the Useful Business Analytics Summit in Boston

Do you know how to extract the most useful insights from your business data in order to make better, smarter, faster business decisions?
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Added by Kirk Borne on March 29, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Importance of detailed data in maintenance operation

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations are of extreme importance for some industries. They are particularly crucial for airplanes, helicopters, trains and heavy production machinery (such as power plant equipment). In fact, some equipment has a lifespan of 20 to 25 years, and over the course of its usage period, for every euro spent to purchase the equipment, MRO costs will be 3 to 3.5 euros.

 

In this market, the distribution of MRO activities varies widely between…

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Added by Michel Bruley on March 10, 2014 at 2:35am — No Comments

Intelligence to support active businesses

All studies show that, with globalization, large companies are faced with an increasing number of decisions and that these decisions are more complex and involve greater quantities of data. In today’s world, clearly one must have access to strategic and operational intelligence throughout the entire company and be able to take actions that are appropriate for the dynamics of the business…

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Added by Michel Bruley on February 11, 2014 at 1:32am — No Comments

Analytics Trends to look out for in 2014 (India specific)

What do we predict for the Indian Analytics Industry this year? Here is what we put together at IVY after talking with our analytics recruiters, alumni, clients, and industry associates:…

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Added by Ivy Pro School on February 1, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Social Media: how to measure their impact?

 

For a company, having "a presence" in social media is worthless unless it allows it to achieve some objectives. However, beyond the control of the company, social media talk about the company, under these conditions is it reasonable to ignore this space frequented by customers, prospects, partners and competitors?



Social media influences reputation, image, and…

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Added by Michel Bruley on January 7, 2014 at 2:07am — No Comments

BI reporting tools: To Pay or Not To Pay.

Free VS Non-Free

Our company recently implemented a BI Reporting solution intended for a retail company with both, an offline retail chain and an online web-shop. This was a Demo project, so during the planning phase our team decided to use two different platforms, including different back-end and front-end software.

In general, we planned to compare the free and non-free software available for similar BI Reporting implementation.

We chose the following platforms for…

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Added by Alexey on April 8, 2013 at 4:58am — No Comments

Business Intelligence ROI Remains Elusive; A next-generation approach to “ease of use” may hold the answer

On March 6th, 2013 the Fitzgerald Analytics team attended the quarterly symposium of the TDWI NYC Tri-State Chapter.  …

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Added by Jaime Fitzgerald on March 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Traditional BI vs Data Analytics Approach

See: …

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Added by Michael Walker on October 31, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

Modern BI Architecture & Analytical Ecosystems

The goal is to design and build a data warehouse / business intelligence (BI) architecture that provides a flexible, multi-faceted analytical ecosystem for each unique organization.

A traditional BI architecture has analytical processing first pass through a data warehouse.

In the new, modern BI architecture, data reaches users…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 12, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

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