Business Intelligence

A 4-Phase Approach to Socializing Business Analytics

How your BI team can communicate your focus on delivering solutions rather than the use of tools and technology.

From the BI Scorecard: Impactful BI Remains Elusive for Many

While the economy struggles, demand for BI experts and software shows robust growth -- yet BI adoption has been flat. We explore this and other findings from a new survey by Cindi Howson.

Data Virtualization is Far from a Pipedream

Bank of America, Comcast, and other shops are using data virtualization to support applications, services, and initiatives.

Q&A: Managing the Risks of Offshore Data Warehousing

Moving a data warehouse offshore can bring significant cost savings, but such a move introduces elements of risk that must be managed.

Q&A: Making the Move to Better Data Governance

Data governance expert David Loshin discusses ways to embed data governance practices into systems to institutionalize good practices while working to eradicate bad ones.

From the BI Scorecard: Tableau Launches Version 7, Challenges Old School BI

News from Tableau’s recent user conference, including the company’s CEO discussion of how Seattle Children’s Hospital uses Tableau to improve care and reduce costs.

How Continuous Transaction Monitoring Uses Targeted Analytics to Prevent Fraud

How to stop fraud, strengthen controls and improve business processes by finding and fixing root causes behind improper transactions in real time.

Integrating Canonical Message Models and Enterprise Data Models (Part 2 of 3)

How an enterprise data model is used to "facilitate messaging" and the benefits of using it that way.

Integrating Canonical Message Models and Enterprise Data Models (Part 1 of 3)

The enterprise data model (EDM) has failed. We explore a new way of using EDMs -- one in which an EDM can more directly affect the management of data than as merely a paper reference model.

Q&A: Governance Challenges of Unstructured Data

The growth of unstructured data presents special data governance challenges, but it can be managed as can other challenges around data governance.

QlikView Update Gets an Enterprise-Oriented Makeover

QlikView never pitched itself as an enterprise BI platform. With the new QlikView 11, it’s doing just that.

GIS Enriches Data, Enhances Decision Making

GIS information can enrich internal data, improve business processes or enhance decision making. So why aren’t you using it?

Q&A: How to Achieve Master Data Management Success

MDM and governance go hand in hand, but how do you know if your MDM approach is working, especially in light of Big Data and social media?

BI Unplugged -- Enabling Unprecedented Information Access

Mobility promises to enable unprecedented access to information -- in a highly-interactive, visually compelling context, to boot.

SyncSort Doubles-Down on High-Performance ETL

Performance is a major component of SyncSort's ETL 2.0 push.

How the iPad Experience Will Change the Face of BI

The iPad-like user experience promises to wholly transform the way information is presented and consumed in the enterprise. To their collective credit, many BI players get this. Why they get it is another matter.

Q&A: As Enterprises Mature, Data Governance Remains Challenging

As enterprise data management has matured, companies are beginning their data governance programs with a better understanding of what the term means, but plenty of questions and confusion remains.

6 Conditions for the Rise of Business Analysts

The lack of well-qualified business analysts dampens the value of data. A Stanford University professor has found keys to help.

Data Integration Goes 3D

What is Wherescape 3D and why is it free? One industry watcher say it's unlike anything he's aware of in the market.

Informatica and the Power of Data Virtualization

From Informatica's viewpoint, being realistic about data virtualization shouldn't mean adjusting -- or curbing-- your expectations of what the technology can do.