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June 2, 2012  7:30 AM

Social media tips and other helpful lists



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, data management, security concerns, Social media, Twitter

The Late Show Top 10, Billboard's Hot 100 -- everybody loves a good list. (Except, perhaps, those of the "to-do" variety.) To help satisfy that hankering for digestible order, this week's roundup includes three lists, each offering tips on a different topic: data integration, social media...

May 10, 2012  9:03 PM

Mobile spending trumps all, seeding a business revolution



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Business Intelligence, CIO, Cloud computing, Competitive advantage, IT budgets, IT security, mobile apps, mobile devices, mobile middleware, Mobile spending

Call it the triumph of consumerism, or just common sense. Mobile computing is on fire in the enterprise -- apps, middleware, tablets -- and the proof is in the pesos, pounds, the...


April 6, 2012  12:27 PM

Analytics technology is racing past our ability to ‘gestalt’ it



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Algorithms, Analytics Technology, Business Intelligence, Business Intelligence Summit, CIO, Gartner

I am back from Gartner's Business Intelligence Summit in La La Land, trailing visions of nice light and lollipop palm trees. And of real-life analytics technology...


March 21, 2012  5:55 PM

A tale of two data quality theories



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Big Data, big data analytics, Business Intelligence, business intelligence tools, data quality

Data quality is still the bane of the business intelligence (BI) environment. Or so I was told by two consultants I interviewed for an upcoming BI ezine. Even when everyone agrees the data is...


March 7, 2012  7:35 PM

Self-service BI: Power to the user



Posted by: Christina Torode
Business Intelligence, CIO, Cloud computing, mobile devices, rogue IT, self-service, self-service BI, shadow IT

Self-service business intelligence (BI) is the latest development in what can only be described as the user empowerment movement. We saw it with the cloud, and...


February 24, 2012  10:08 PM

No need to search, they know what you want



Posted by: Karen Goulart
Business Intelligence, CIO, CIO leadership, data analytics, mobile devices

It was a short week for some, but there was no shortage of intriguing news and opinions to sort through. We've rounded up a handful of items to share with you on this Friday, including one of many takes on Target's "maternal instincts," websites that don't need searching and a forthcoming...


February 21, 2012  5:07 PM

Mission-critical systems taking on dual roles



Posted by: Christina Torode
Business Intelligence, business management systems, CIO, CIO role, data management, mission critical systems

Leadership training -- in particular, the shaping of future CIOs -- was the topic, but as with many conversations about the


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...


February 2, 2012  7:47 PM

Is SaaS BI in your ‘best interest’?



Posted by: Karen Goulart
Business Intelligence, CIO, Cloud computing, SaaS BI

In writing for the Web, as in movies, sometimes there are choice bits that don't make the final cut. (That's why DVDs include extras, and blogs are, well, blogs.) Here is some food for thought from Gartner analyst James Richardson that didn't make it into a recent story about the growing interest...


January 26, 2012  10:06 PM

Interest growing in cloud-based business intelligence tools



Posted by: Karen Goulart
BI SaaS, Business Intelligence, business intelligence tools, CIO, cloud BI, Cloud computing, SaaS

Coincidence? Or a truly topically in-tune editor? I'll go with the latter. On the same day I was assigned a story on the place of cloud-based business intelligence (BI) in the enterprise, Gartner Inc. released a telling study on the subject -- and I learned that cloud consulting firm...


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