April 15, 2014  11:49 PM

Treating data as an asset gives a leg up on the competition

Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
BI, CIO, Gartner

Looking for a competitive advantage? Look no further than your own data. "Every organization has information that's worth more [by] sharing [it] than keeping it for itself," Frank Buytendijk, an analyst at Gartner, said at the recent

July 30, 2013  8:32 PM

Security, privacy and ethics: Three big data mistakes

Posted by: Guest Author
BI, Big Data, big data security, risk management, security concerns

By Nicole Laskowski, Senior News Writer SAN DIEGO – Security, ethics and privacy hover on the outskirts of the big data discussion; they are not ignored, but they don't often appear in the spotlight, either. That's why it was surprising to see an entire session devoted to all three at...

June 19, 2012  9:09 AM

Buddying up to HR to solve your tech hiring headache

Posted by: Karen Goulart
BI, CIO, enteprise mobility, IT hiring

The future is now -- and it's wreaking havoc on tech hiring.   Here's an example of what we mean. Back in 2010, the Corporate Executive Board Co. (CEB) pulled out its crystal ball to summon a

February 7, 2012  7:41 PM

Big data is dead (maybe)! Long live analytics apps!

Posted by: Linda Tucci
BI, Big Data, Business Intelligence, CIO, data analytics

Is big data dead already? I guess that depends on how you define it. If you're analyst Mark McDonald, a VP and fellow at Gartner Inc., and you equate big data...

September 27, 2011  2:25 PM

SIM CIO survey: IT budgets trend up, BI reigns as top CIO investment

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Add new tag, BI, Business Intelligence, CIO, CIO survey, IT and business alignment, IT budgets, IT hiring, IT investments, IT priorities, IT salaries

When asked, "Are you better off than you were three years ago?" most IT organizations answer in the affirmative. IT budgets,

August 18, 2011  2:42 PM

Jettison relational database management systems for BI

Posted by: Linda Tucci
agile technologies, BI, Business Intelligence, CIO, RDBMS, relational database management system

Are you dissatisfied with your traditional relational database management system (RDBMS) for business intelligence (BI)?

You're not alone.

According to Forrester...

June 7, 2011  8:59 PM

Agile business intelligence is still a work in progress for most CIOs

Posted by: Linda Tucci
agility, BI, in-memory analytics

Petabyte data warehouse? Check! Scalable to thousands of users? Check! Every business intelligence (BI) feature imaginable? Check! Agile BI? "One thing we do not yet know how to do well is agility," Boris Evelson...

August 6, 2010  11:56 AM

What’s data fungibility got to do with delivering business insight?

Posted by: Linda Tucci
BI, catalyst conference, data management, fungible assets

What's data fungibility have to do with delivering business insight? No, really, I'm asking. According to Burton Group analyst Lyn Robison, one reason CIOs are struggling to deliver business insight to the business -- as...

June 17, 2010  6:33 PM

Using the sex appeal of the iPad to push BI reporting in the C-suite

Posted by: Linda Tucci
BI, BI software, iPAD

Democratizing business intelligence software is the anthem of the industry -- and the rallying cry of lots of BI stories. Users can become masters of their own dashboards! But (no big surprise) the slogan doesn't always match reality. That's what I gathered from several of the CIOs and BI...

June 9, 2010  10:47 PM

What is your predictive BI analytics IQ?

Posted by: Linda Tucci
BI, Business Intelligence, predictive analytics

Predictive analytics, a subset of BI analytics, was a hot topic at the Information Builders Summit in Kissimmee, Fla., this week....

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