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If you have BI Tools and you have business users who are expected to use these BI tools, you may be frustrated! Are your users struggling to understand a complex system, or are they restricted by dashboards created by IT to satisfy their needs? Is your data integration incomplete or inaccurate. Maybe you think you need business intelligence solution training for…Continue
Added by Snehal Rathwa on February 4, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments
When considering a BI solution, focus on a human-centric approach to software design. The business is comprised of people (not machines) and software solutions must satisfy user needs, rather than focusing on a particular platform, framework or technology. This human-centric approach is critical to creating any kind of software or interface, but especially so when one…Continue
Added by Snehal Rathwa on February 4, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Do self-serve BI tools support data governance, integral data security and organizational IT standards and policies? In some cases, the answer is 'no'. But, that shouldn't stop you from looking at self-serve BI tools. The question isn't whether the integrity of data governance can be preserved when using self-serve BI tools. The question is really, 'which vendor…Continue
Added by Kartik Patel on January 28, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Data environments are growing exponentially. IDC reports that compound annual growth in data through 2020 will be almost 50% per year. Not only is there more data, but there are more data sources. According to Ventana Research, 70% of organizations need to integrate more than 6 disparate data sources. At the same time, the value of unlocking that data and using it to make business decisions is also increasing. For the business user, understanding this complex data and unlocking its potential…Continue
Added by Eran Levy on November 24, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Arbuda Dave on October 12, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments
When business intelligence vendors talk about democratizing data discovery, they can have very different interpretations about 'democracy'. If a business intends to provide self-serve BI tools to its employees for daily use and data discovery, it must provide true data democratization. The business user cannot be limited to viewing static dashboards developed by dashboard developers with only the most basic drill down and filtering capabilities. Business users must be empowered by true data…Continue
Added by Kartik Patel on September 10, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
There is lot of noise about Visualization of data in BI space these days. Simple charts, complex charts (few of them can not be digested by many business users :) ), tons of properties and configurations and much more....
Yes, a great work has been done in these area by most of the vendors in the BI marketplace today, and all decision makers are enthusiastic…Continue
Added by Kartik Patel on July 20, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments
In 2012, Harvard Business Review cited data scientist as the sexiest job of the 21st century. Just two months ago LinkedIn shared the “25 Hottest Skills that Got People Hired in 2014” – guess what type of workers possessed these skills? This attention has been followed with a slew of articles telling budding analysts the skills they’ll need to get to the top of the data scientist food…Continue
Added by Elana Roth on June 29, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Kartik Patel on June 23, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments
SUMMARY OF THE LECTURE (available via YouTube link below)
With a number of recent Hollywood films representing intelligent machines as either hero or villain, the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has attracted the imagination of the media and popular culture. On the practical engineering side, over the past decade humanity’s age-old dream of developing intelligent machines has experienced rapid…Continue
Added by Scott Mongeau on April 30, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
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:
Anyone on the…
Added by Adrian Walker on November 6, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Elana Roth on August 19, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Elana Roth on July 31, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments
Added by Colleen Lesovitz on October 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
In this series I reveal Natural Laws of Intelligence contained within grammar, that can be utilized to unleash intelligence through natural language in software. These laws are extremely simple, but still undiscovered by scientists.
Experts in knowledge technology should be familiar with the DIKW Hierarchy (Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom):…
Added by Menno Mafait on September 20, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments
Many interesting questions came up in the NIST Definitions and Taxonomy Big Data group meeting today. Brilliant minds are hard at work to stabilize the language around Big Data, but some fundamental questions have been posed that the marketplace seems to believe we have already solved.
Added by Donald Krapohl on July 8, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Here is the preface for Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die
By Eric Siegel, with a foreword from Tom Davenport
(Wiley, February 2013)
To order the book:…
Added by Eric Siegel on February 8, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
Steve Overton is working on his SAS Global Forum 2013 paper idea! I don't want to give away his secret - but he wants to show some ways to work with Big Data. First he has to load the big data into his demo system - here's some tricks he has learned.
Do you know some others? Share them!
Added by Tricia Aanderud on October 3, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments
Added by Alejandro Carrasquero on May 29, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
There are four key data visualization techniques used by data analysis pros in the government and local law enforcement. As financial institutions, e-commerce organizations and social network analysts begin to apply data visualization more frequently, these techniques will help guide the process of uncovering meaningful insights hidden within mountains of disparate data. This post focuses on advanced data visualization using relationship graphs.
In our last post…Continue