In a recent interview, BPM Partners’ John Colbert outlined common attributes of failed business intelligence projects. One of these attributes is how and when the business intelligence technology is selected.
From cloud computing to analytics and idea management, government agencies are turning innovative. Local, state and federal agencies are doing some creative things to share data and the insights trapped in their data. Mapping, browser-based search and analytics are unlocking data and finding some interactive patterns or predictive data. When… Read More →
While businesses all have unique issues and scenarios, there are many business intelligence applications that fit a certain level of uniqueness. Software vendors have put in the time and effort to develop applications that do a great deal of what users need them to do. Rather than customize that code, BPM Partners’ John Colbert recommends businesses configure the software for their specific needs.
“Fast and Furious” isn’t just a movie – it describes what’s happening these days in the business intelligence marketplace. Call it ‘analytics’ if you like, but the newest BI solutions are delivering quicker reports on active production data – not just copies or archived databases. Faster inbound data and more… Read More →
Business intelligence application developers need to plan on involving key end users at the beginning of the project through to the roll-out of the application. Here are some tips from BPM Partners’ John Colbert on how IT teams can involve end users in the development of successful – and usable – business intelligence applications.
Mashup. In an IT world filled with odd words, mashup is one of the oddest. According to Wikipedia, a mashup is a web page or application that combines data or functionality from two or more external resources to create a new service. The genesis of how we got to mashup… Read More →
Oh how we’d hate to be the public relations firm handling the communications strategy and plan for Solvency II in the European Union (EU). Luckily, our job is to happily produce world class business intelligence software. We’ve written previously about some dire predictions for Solvency II in the Spotfire blog. … Read More →
Author and marketing guru Seth Godin makes a strong case for business intelligence and analytics in his recent blog posting, “When data and decisions collide.” Seth’s premise is that sometimes, despite overwhelming data, hunches sometimes don’t match the data in front of us. Data mining, business intelligence and analytics make accessing and analyzing data much easier, but perhaps don’t necessarily make the decision-making easier.
Dan Vesset is Program Vice President of IDC’s Business Analytics research. Mr. Vesset’s research is currently focused on the business intelligence and analytic applications markets, which encompasses multi-dimensional analysis,end-user query and reporting, data mining and other related business intelligence tools, and supply chain and operational analytic applications. Mr. Vesset has… Read More →