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

10 Database Design Best Practices

July 15, 2014

A well-designed database makes it easier to derive value from enterprise data. We asked three experts for their top database design tips.

Business Intelligence 101: A Brief History

July 10, 2014

How did business intelligence evolve from simple batch reporting to today's near real-time querying?

3 Tips for Tackling Big Data Collaboration

July 1, 2014

The health and life sciences sector relies heavily on Big Data and collaboration. Here practitioners offer three tips on managing collaborative efforts.

Chief Data Officer: 4 Reasons to Hire a CDO

June 30, 2014

With a growing emphasis on leveraging data for competitive gain, more companies are hiring chief data officers. Here are four reasons you may want to consider hiring a CDO.

Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2014

May 29, 2014

Integration with Microsoft's Azure and new business intelligence and Big Data tools are among the most striking features of SQL Server 2014, finds reviewer Paul Ferrill.

Startup Spotlight: RJMetrics Offers Analytics for Everyone

May 23, 2014

As venture capitalists, RJMetrics' co-founders performed data analyses for startups – and found a market for a simple-to-use business intelligence platform.

Getting Information Governance Off the Ground

May 20, 2014

Know you need an information governance program but aren’t sure where to begin? Start with a data assessment, says Rex Ahlstrom from BackOffice Associates.

Using Analytics to Measure Mobile App Success

May 12, 2014

Analytics can help enterprises measure the success of their mobile apps – but only if they use analytics properly.