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

Elasticsearch Uses Power of Community for Open Source Analytics [VIDEO]

November 21, 2014

How has the ELK stack emerged to become a leading open source data analysis platform?

How IoT Will Change Big Data Analytics

November 17, 2014

The Internet of Things promises to change industries such as insurance and public utilities. To enjoy the benefits, companies must change how they store and analyze Big Data.

Self-service BI Initiatives Fall Short

October 30, 2014

Why do so few business people use self-service business intelligence? A lack of training is one problem.

Analytics Playing Greater Role in ERP

October 28, 2014

More ERP vendors are including analytics as a standard feature so companies are less inclined to use third-party business intelligence tools.

Cloud Analytics a Winner for SAS

October 24, 2014

Its cloud analytics business is booming, revealed SAS this week, also announcing increased support for Hadoop and strategies for addressing the data science skills gap.

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.