The top news stories for August 28, 2014.
A new report by research firm TechnologyAdvice finds that the top three industries currently researching business intelligence, or BI, options--technology, advertising/media, and automotive--make up just 26 percent of the market. A majority of potential buyers reported that they have an expected user base of anywhere from 50 to less than 10 for their BI software and a budget of less than $20,000.
The greatest advanced analytics success stories this year have been among organizations that focus on culture, collaboration and confidence, not the technology alone.
Data, data everywhere... and not much value to consume. That seems to be the theme song for a majority of organizations when it comes to making effective use of the data they collect, according to new research.
Allen Bonde explains why we need to refocus our big data efforts on the usefulness of data to the business and the customer, not its size.
Gartner has published its 2013 market share analysis for business intelligence and analytics software. The bottom line won't surprise anyone: spending on these categories rose by a healthy 8 percent last year.
Mobile technology, along with cloud services, social business and big data analytics, will change the skills for 95 percent of IT roles over the next three to five years, predicts Joseph Pucciarelli, vice president and IT executive advisor at IDC.
And if you want to make any real progress in business intelligence, it's best to ask them all to walk into your business. Here's why...
Enterprise data can grow faster than expected or an entire division could shut down overnight, requiring the enterprise to scale down. There are steps an enterprise can make to ensure that its cloud big data vendor is ready to handle shifts in scale. Part five our FCIO special report, Scaling up for Big Data.
Building a big data solution on premise is not a viable option for every enterprise, typically due to costs. Part two of our FCIO special report, Scaling up for Big Data