Top Business Intelligence and Analytics Stories of 2010
Updated · Dec 29, 2010
Business intelligence and analytics have become something of a corporate obsession in recent years, as the severe economic downturn of 2007-2009 forced companies to look for cheaper ways to maximize their competitive advantage and do as much as they could with limited resources. BI, analytics and data mining were at the top of that list; companies were already collecting massive amounts of data, so why not explore it to see what obvious opportunities they were missing?
Business intelligence and analytics are becoming an important part of all enterprise applications — witness Oracle’s (NASDAQ: ORCL) ambitious plans to add BI to all its applications and IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) massive investment in analytics.
Not surprisingly, BI and analytics articles were some of the most-read topics on eCRM Guide this year, as there are few richer sources of data than customer relationship management (CRM) systems. These were the most-read business intelligence articles on eCRM Guide this year:
BI 11g, but it was the company’s ambitious plans to add business intelligence to all its apps that garnered the most reader interest.
Paul Ferrill has been writing for over 15 years about computers and network technology. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering as well as a MS in Electrical Engineering. He is a regular contributor to the computer trade press. He has a specialization in complex data analysis and storage. He has written hundreds of articles and two books for various outlets over the years. His articles have appeared in Enterprise Apps Today and InfoWorld, Network World, PC Magazine, Forbes, and many other publications.