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

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.

Big Data Success: 10 Tips for SMEs

July 31, 2014

You don't have to be a big company to get benefits from Big Data. Experts offer advice for SMEs on leveraging Big Data for competitive advantage.

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.