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 Chirag Mehta on November 9, 2010
Check out the Part 1 if you haven’t already read it to better understand the context and my disclaimer. This is the Part 2 covering the assertions from 6 to 10.Assertion 6: Appliances should be “software only.”“In my 40 years of experience as a com…
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 Chirag Mehta on October 28, 2010
I have tremendous respect for Michael Stonebraker. He is an apt visionary. What I like the most about him is his drive and passion to commercialize the academic concepts. ACM recently published his article “My Top 10 Assertions About Data Warehouses….
Posted in Featured Posts, Infrastructure | Tagged Analytics, BI, Business Intelligence, cloud computing, Column-oriented DBMS, Data warehouse, Data warehouse architectures, Michael Stonebraker, mysql, nosql | 3 Responses
By Chirag Mehta on October 25, 2010
Actual numbers vary based on whom you ask, but the general consensus is that the Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics in the cloud is a fast growing market. IDC expects a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.4% through 2013. This growth is pr…
Posted in Featured Posts, Infrastructure | Tagged Analytics, BI, Business Intelligence, cloud computing, Data warehouse, Data Warehousing, nosql, simpledb, software as a service, solidfire | 2 Responses
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 Steve Mann on October 12, 2010
Some of the EI’s took a briefing today from Jon Miller, Co-founder and VP of Marketing for Marketo. Jon briefed us on their new product – Revenue Cycle Explorer, which purports to be able to accurately analyze ROMI – your…
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 Hutch Carpenter on July 15, 2010
Social objects. Familiar with that term? If you’re steeped in social media and Enterprise 2.0, you probably are. If not, here’s a good description by Sarah Perez on ReadWriteWeb: Social objects are objects that connect people with shared interests. Social objects are the core of any social software. They define the experience, the basis for […]
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 […]