Or maybe even a shameless plug. . .so we’ll recommend “The Power of Now” — the latest book from Vivek Ranadive, founder and CEO of TIBCO Software. After all, the book’s subtitle is “How Companies Sense and Respond to Change Using Real-Time Technology.” And instead of cliches and broad strategies, Ranadive preaches the value of data-driven decisions and the power of business intelligence.
Stefan Stern of the Financial Times, endorsed the book’s approach to merging data, technology and strategy. And in a review, Computerworld editor-in-chief Maryfran Johnson wrote “Ranadive dives into actual specifics about IT infrastructure, discussing middleware and multicasting in terms that businesspeople and nontechies can learn from and appreciate. He argues — very convincingly — that it’s far better to innovate and fail than stick with the ‘mediocre status quo.’ “
Some of that new technology is coming from TIBCO and lessons learned from its global clients. With a host of new features included in TIBCO Spotfire 3.1, there is a range of new capabilities for on-the-fly queries and reporting. You can change graphing styles and data visualization with a simple click. Look for a series of upcoming webinars on the new features and how they apply to your industry. No wonder Bechtel, Cisco Systems, Yahoo and other global companies rely on TIBCO and use data as a raw material in building their businesses.
Not surprisingly, we’d be glad to send you a copy of “The Power of Now” if this blog has piqued your interest in analytics, business intelligence or the ways real-time information is changing your industry and maybe your own company. All we ask is please share one surprising insight or unexpected detail you discovered about your business — and what data source contained that hidden jewel.
Spotfire Blogging Team
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