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 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 Timo Elliott on September 27, 2010
Business Intelligence Conference day in Lisbon, Portugal, with a great example of dashboards for IT operations.
By Dan Morrill on September 27, 2010
While Business Intelligence is not a new issue, cloud based business intelligence as a service (BIaaS) is a topic worth noting – because it is starting to catch on equaling the playing ground between big players in ERP and CRM with smaller players wh…
By Timo Elliott on September 18, 2010
Download my Business Intelligence Presentations from the Skyrr Fall Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland
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 Krishnan Subramanian on July 6, 2010
Today EMC surprised the industry with its announcement that it is acquiring the privately held California based Greenplum Inc., a leading player in data warehousing space with a successful big data platform with superior business analytics. EMC is planning to use this acquisition to form a new data computing product division within EMC’s Information Infrastructure [...]
By Timo Elliott on March 18, 2010
FastCompany has a great article this week on the results of the 1830 census, and the hand-made graphics (“BI –2.0”?) that were made from the data (thanks to RadicalCartography.net and the Library of Congress). Here’s a selection of my favorites: US geology – the hand-shading is so much nicer to look at than computer-generated graphics: [...]
By Timo Elliott on February 25, 2010
Here’s a recorded screencam version of the “Clear Intelligence Future: Simple, Seamless, Social, and Strategic” presentation that I provided in a previous post, complete with demos. You’ll probably want to put it into full screen mode to appreciate the demos… (Cross-posted @ the BI Questions Blog)