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 Joel York on October 12, 2010
Financial services IT departments are experiencing quantum leaps in data volume and application complexity. The cloud in all its flavors: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, public and private, offers the most promising refuge.
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 Joel York on September 22, 2010
Cloud computing promises to help businesses do things better, faster and cheaper. However, when presented the choice of doing things better and faster versus doing things cheaper, competitive growing businesses consistently choose time over money.
By Timo Elliott on September 18, 2010
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By Joel York on September 15, 2010
Optimizing and tuning the market data systems that keep this crucial information flowing smoothly and cost effectively is no easy task. What, if anything, can cloud computing offer to ease the challenge?
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 […]
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 4, 2010
Here’s an example of “augmented corporate reality” I put together based on the Layar platform and the SAP BusinessObjects ondemand.com platform, running on a Google Nexus One Android phone. These are all screenshots taken from a working proof of concept, shown as an example of the types of functionality we can imagine for business users […]