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Technology research on Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, and data mining software and solutions.

Analytics ROI Is Strong, and Getting Stronger

October 15, 2014

Nucleus Research found that organizations get an average ROI of $13.01 for every dollar they spend on analytics applications, up from $10.66 in 2011.

Business Intelligence 103: The Future Lies Ahead

October 14, 2014

Emerging technologies like dynamic data visualization promise to change business intelligence for the better.

5 Tips for Buying Big Data Tools

October 10, 2014

Shopping for Big Data tools can be confusing, thanks to a huge list of available products. Start by outlining Big Data goals and go from there, advise the experts.

Big Data Analytics Needs a Code of Ethics

October 8, 2014

With Big Data analytics offering the ability to create highly detailed consumer profiles, experts say companies must consider the ethical ramifications of how they use data.

A 'Data First' Approach, in 3 Phases

September 24, 2014

A Data First approach helps organizations properly assess, improve and sustain data quality in order to deliver expected business benefits and ROI.

Data Visualization: Old Practice, New Value

September 23, 2014

While visualization tools can help organizations get new value from their data, there are some caveats.

Data Discovery Is Changing Business Intelligence

September 18, 2014

Traditional business intelligence vendors are tweaking their software to facilitate easier data discovery. Both user demand and upstart competitors are driving the shift.

5 Ways Data Warehousing Is Changing

September 17, 2014

As the nature of enterprise data changes, data warehouses must change too.

Enterprise Software Leads IT Spending Growth

September 10, 2014

Software leads spending growth in Gartner's latest Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, coming in ahead of IT services, devices, data center systems and telecom.

Startup Spotlight: BitYota's Data Warehouse-as-a-Service

September 2, 2014

BitYota, a company founded by Yahoo alumni, isn't just offering traditional data warehouse technology in the cloud.

Is SAP's HANA Gaining Traction with Platform Approach?

August 28, 2014

Unlike its competitors, SAP has a platform vision for HANA, its in-memory database management system. But do its customers share the vision?

Put Data Quality in Motion with Passive Data Governance

August 21, 2014

A passive data governance strategy is a great way to ensure data quality and relevance. Michael Collins from BackOffice Associates explains how to make this strategy work.

Business Intelligence 102: It's Come a Long Way, Baby

August 20, 2014

Business intelligence has come a long way, baby. Among other advancements, BI can be used to create dashboards with information about critical success factors or key metrics.

Chief Data Officers Put 'Strategy' in Data Strategy

August 19, 2014

The chief data officer (CDO) is one of the hottest C-level roles out there, thanks to the growing awareness that data is an asset that can be used to gain competitive advantage.

Mobile App vs. Paper: No Contest

August 4, 2014

Many enterprises still use pen and paper for mobile processes, because paper is so cheap. But not using mobile applications can cost more than they realize.