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

5 Reasons a 'Data First' Strategy Works

April 18, 2014

A system-centric approach to standardizing enterprise data and reporting rarely works, says Pedro Cardoso of BackOffice Associates, who suggests using a 'data first' strategy instead.

Startup Spotlight: InsightSquared's Data Analytics

April 8, 2014

InsightSquared is experiencing triple-digit annual growth, thanks to its SaaS applications designed to make data analytics more accessible to business managers.

5 Data Discovery Pitfalls

March 28, 2014

While data visualization is high on business intelligence wish lists, evaluating data discovery tools can be tricky. Organizations should consider these five key points.

IBM’s Watson Will Change Your Data Analytics – but How?

March 25, 2014

IBM is focusing on real-world use cases for its Watson technology. Enterprises are sure to follow. Where are some logical areas to put Watson to work?

Big Data Analytics: What Can You Learn from High Achievers?

March 21, 2014

Retailers experiencing success with their Big Data analytics initiatives differ from their lower-performing peers in several key respects, finds IDC Retail Insights.

6 Big Business Intelligence Mistakes

March 17, 2014

Want a successful business intelligence implementation? Then make sure to avoid these six big BI mistakes.

Analytics, Business Intelligence Are Converging, not Merging

March 14, 2014

Increasing enterprise adoption of analytics will not cancel out a need for more traditional business intelligence, say Gartner analysts.

Open Source Vendors Blaze a Trail in Advanced Analytics

February 28, 2014

Gartner gives high marks to open source vendors in its new Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics.

Geographic Information Systems Buying Guide

February 27, 2014

As business cases for geographic information systems continue to emerge, more vendors are offering GIS software. Our buying guide is a good place to start.

How Qualitative Research Can Improve Your Business Analytics

February 18, 2014

While qualitative analytics is more popular in academia than in business, it can help enterprises improve their more traditional quantitative analytics.