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By Timo Elliott on November 18, 2010
Earlier this week, I had a quick chance to use the new Samsung Galaxy Tab — the first serious tablet rival to the iPad — and check out its analytic / business intelligence capabilities. The device runs Android 2.2, which supports Adobe Flash, so the first thing I tried was a couple of dashboards suitable [...]
Posted in Featured Posts, Mobile | Tagged All, Analytics, android, business analytics, Business Intelligence, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, Dashboards, Featured, Galaxy Tab, google, html, ipad, itunes, Mobile BI, Samsung, sap, tablet, Web Intelligence, Xcelsius
By Timo Elliott on November 15, 2010
Founder of the SaaS Showplace web site, THINKstrategies has an award program to recognize SaaS companies who are delivering solutions which produce measurable business benefits for their customers, including increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability. SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand has just been named the latest winner of the award: [...]
By Timo Elliott on November 10, 2010
Why are analytics important? Because 93% of us think we’re better than average drivers. This cognitive bias means that we’re overconfident in our decisions — and hence under-invest in the business analytics systems, processes, and culture that can lead to fact-based decision making.
By Timo Elliott on November 8, 2010
Corporate tablet alternatives to the iPad are now on the horizon.
At the recent Adobe Max 2010 conference, Mike Lazardis demonstrated SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards running on the brand-new Adobe-Flash compatible BlackBerry PlayBook.
Posted in Featured Posts, Mobile | Tagged 2010, adobe, All, Analytic, BI, business analytics, Business Intelligence, BusinessObjects, Dashboards, Featured, innovation, Innovation Center, ipad, iphone, Max, PlayBook, RIM, sap, tablet | 1 Response
By Timo Elliott on November 5, 2010
Bad data and bad conclusions are the scourge of “the internets” — don’t let it happen in your company, too.
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged All, Analytics, Bad Analysis, Bad Data, Bad Science, Ben Goldacre, BI, business analytics, Business Intelligence, Confirmation Bias, data, Featured, global warming, Idiots, Peter Hadfield, sap, Science journalism, statistics
By Timo Elliott on October 21, 2010
A World-Class BI program is one that changes the information culture of the organization. Here are five steps to help get you there.
Posted in Application Software, Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged All, Analytics, best practice, BI, BICC, business analytics, Business Intelligence, Data warehouse, Featured, ipad, World-Class | 1 Response
By Timo Elliott on October 19, 2010
Recap of the IDC BI Roadshow session in Prague, the Czech Republic, including some interesting BI data nuggets
By Timo Elliott on October 10, 2010
What do horse-drawn buses and 5,000 tons of manure have to do with Business Intelligence and Innovation?
Posted in Application Software, Enterprise, Featured Posts | Tagged "George Mathew", "Jason Rose", "Steve Lucas", 2010, 4.0, All, Analytics, ASUG, BI, BusinessObjects, Dashboards, Featured, keynote, Orlando, sap, User Conference, Web Intelligence
By Timo Elliott on September 27, 2010
Business Intelligence Conference day in Lisbon, Portugal, with a great example of dashboards for IT operations.
By Timo Elliott on September 18, 2010
Download my Business Intelligence Presentations from the Skyrr Fall Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland
By Timo Elliott on August 3, 2010
(Editor’s note: we tend to select posts from our Guest Bloggers that don’t focus on their own companies’ products. But Timo is an exception… he always finds ways of showing, that Enterprise Software can be sexy , after all. Of course it helps if your billionaire Founder is a sailing enthusiast:-) ) In business, we [...]
By Timo Elliott on July 26, 2010
Based on a blog post and proof-of-concept application earlier this year, I have been championing a SAP BusinessObjects Innovation Center project to build an “augmented corporate reality” prototype. The idea stemmed from one of the key themes of my BI future directions presentations: that for the first time in centuries, new technology comes from the [...]
Posted in Enterprise, Mobile | Tagged Accelerated, All, Analytics, Augmented Corporate Reality, Augmented Explorer, Augmented Reality, BI, BI 2.0, Business Intelligence, BusinessObjects, camera, Dashboards, Explorer, Featured, innovation, ipad, iphone, iPod touch, Location Intelligence, Mapping, Maps, mobile, Prototype, sap | 2 Responses
By Timo Elliott on April 16, 2010
RoamBI for iPhone, which I reviewed last year, has long been the best-looking mobile BI application available in the market. Now the folks at RoamBI have been one of the very first vendors worldwide to come out with an updated application for the iPad, and they provided me with one in order to test their [...]
By Timo Elliott on March 31, 2010
It’s now official: SAP has released its brand-new Web 2.0 product called StreamWork. The project was initially called “Constellation” within SAP, and was first exposed to beta customers on the web site 12sprints.com, as covered in earlier postings on this site. Why the name? It’s a variant on “workstream”, which according to Wikipedia is: “A [...]