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

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.

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.