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Business Intelligence: October 2014

Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, and data mining software and solutions. - Archive for October 2014

Birst Analytics App Unifies Marketing Data

Birst says its solution helps companies integrate all of their marketing data, with the aim of producing a more complete view of customers.

Self-service BI Initiatives Fall Short

Why do so few business people use self-service business intelligence? A lack of training is one problem.

Savi's Sensor Analytics Software Gets Predictive Capabilities

Savi uses predictive and prescriptive analytics to help companies transform their operational data into actionable information that can …

Analytics Playing Greater Role in ERP

More ERP vendors are including analytics as a standard feature so companies are less inclined to use third-party business intelligence tools.

Cloud Analytics a Winner for SAS

Its cloud analytics business is booming, revealed SAS this week, also announcing increased support for Hadoop and strategies for addressing …

SAP Intros Program to Boost HANA Adoption

SAP hopes a new program called Simpler Choice will increase adoption numbers for its HANA in-memory database management system.

Cloudera Improves Hadoop Big Data Features and Security

New version of Cloudera Enterprise debuts, along with a new partnership with Linux vendor Red Hat.

Analytics ROI Is Strong, and Getting Stronger

Nucleus Research found that organizations get an average ROI of $13.01 for every dollar they spend on analytics applications, up from $10.66 …

Business Intelligence 103: The Future Lies Ahead

Emerging technologies like dynamic data visualization promise to change business intelligence for the better.

5 Tips for Buying Big Data Tools

Shopping for Big Data tools can be confusing, thanks to a huge list of available products. Start by outlining Big Data goals and go from …

Big Data Analytics Needs a Code of Ethics

With Big Data analytics offering the ability to create highly detailed consumer profiles, experts say companies must consider the ethical …