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

Unlocking CRM's Data Treasure Trove

January 28, 2015

While CRM systems contain plenty of valuable data, integration issues can make it tough to use for business intelligence or analytics projects.

5 Alternatives to the Traditional Relational Database

January 23, 2015

Hadoop is a popular way of managing Big Data – but it is not the only one. Here are five alternatives to the relational database that may belong in your optimal information infrastructure.

Finance Departments Need More Advanced Analytics

January 22, 2015

Finance departments must lessen their reliance on spreadsheets and look to advanced analytics to become more strategic, experts say.

9 Business Intelligence and Analytics Predictions for 2015

January 16, 2015

What's ahead for business intelligence and data analytics in 2015?

Analyzing Big Data: General Purpose Tool or Domain-Specific App?

January 15, 2015

Will a general purpose data analytics tool or a domain-specific app help you get maximum value from Big Data? You may well need both.

Mobile Business Intelligence: Hot, or Not?

January 8, 2015

Has adoption of mobile business intelligence stalled? Two experts have differing views.

7 Enterprise App Trends for 2015

January 6, 2015

Forget consumer apps; enterprise apps are generating real excitement in 2015.

Startup Spotlight: Qubole's Hadoop-as-a-Service

January 5, 2015

Qubole, a company founded by Facebook alumni, aims to get Hadoop into the hands of business users to give companies more Big Data opportunities.

Data Analysis Enables Omni-channel Marketing

December 26, 2014

Financial institutions use data analytics to improve their omni-channel marketing strategies.

Forget Big Data; Focus on Relevant Data

December 17, 2014

While many organizations focus on Big Data, relevant data is what really matters for marketing efforts.

The Down Low on Data Lakes

December 9, 2014

While data lakes can help democratize data, many experts feel they are not yet ready for prime time.

Can This Project Be Saved? Yes, with Data First Approach

December 5, 2014

A Data First approach can help organizations avoid problems common in business intelligence projects.

Business Intelligence Getting More Pervasive: BARC

December 4, 2014

New research from BARC shows that 55 percent of business intelligence users say they engage in self-service business intelligence tasks.

5 Open Source Business Intelligence Tools

December 1, 2014

Open source business intelligence tools are beginning to gain traction in the enterprise.

3 Strategies to Prepare Data for Analytics

November 26, 2014

Do not make the mistake of focusing too much on analytics without building an information management foundation to get it right.

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?