Demystifying Advanced Data Visualization

Demystifying Advanced Data Visualization

Advanced Data Visualization gives a new meaning on how pictures can simplify information needed to comprehend complex questions.  Angela Hausman states that Big Data does not mean much if the people who control change can’t understand or have to spend too much time deciphering the Great Data that is presented. In addition, Big Data speeds across the Internet, captured from …

Keys to Success for Chief Data Officers

Keys to Success for Chief Data Officers

Chief data officers will be successful when they establish authority, secure budget and resources, and monetize their organization’s information assets. Chief data officers (CDOs) have a big job: They are responsible for determining how to utilize information as a business asset. Gartner found that through 2019, 90% of large organizations will have hired a CDO, but only 50% will be …

7 dynamics that will drive the BI and analytics market – Gartner

7 dynamics that will drive the BI and analytics market – Gartner

 Global revenue in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics software market is forecast to reach $18.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.3% from 2016, according Gartner. By the end of 2020, the market is forecast to grow to $22.8 billion. Modern BI and analytics continues to expand more rapidly than the overall market, which is offsetting declines in traditional BI spending. The modern BI and …

How Business Intelligence Is Being Disrupted for the Better

How Business Intelligence Is Being Disrupted for the Better

For years, business intelligence (BI) has been the industry standard for helping leadership gain visibility into business operations and make data-driven decisions. Many companies saw the analysis of their data so vital to their brand that they created roles for ‘Business Intelligence Experts’ to vet the information and prepare it into easily understandable packages. While the venture into BI wasn’t …

Digital Transformation and the DBA

Digital Transformation and the DBA

Digital transformation is causing a revolutionary impact on today’s modern business. But what is digital transformation? You may not have heard the term, but you have certainly felt its impact. By digital transformation we mean the rapid, unending march of change being forced onto business activities and processes to take advantage of the opportunities of digital technologies.  Unarguably, digital technologies …

Politics will hinder the Government's Transformation Strategy

Politics will hinder the Government’s Transformation Strategy

The much-delayed Government Digital Strategy (GDS), or Government Transformation Strategy (as it has been called) was announced yesterday by Cabinet Office Minister Ben Gummer. He delivered the details of the plan during his keynote speech at the Reform Annual Conference 2017. Gartner’s research director Neville Cannon, a former government CIO, has discussed the planned strategy with Information Age, specifically surrounding …

Healthcare Consumer Data: Barrier or Breakthrough?

Healthcare Consumer Data: Barrier or Breakthrough?

It is a bit ironic that healthcare has become so fragmented, given that the root word of ‘health’ (“hal” in Old English) also means ‘whole.’ We have an opportunity to use customer data to make healthcare whole as originally intended – to interact with consumers, patients and members in a way that is much more personalized and engaging. This can …

Why Power BI is a Revolutionary Business Intelligence Tool?

Why Power BI is a Revolutionary Business Intelligence Tool?

It has been a while since Microsoft launched its Power BI tool and the way things are going for this fabulous Business Intelligence and Analytics tool it seems it’s only a matter of time before Power BI becomes the tool of choice for BI and analytics in majority of forward-thinking enterprises. Power BI is a powerful tool in the hands …

6 Ways Business Intelligence is Going to Change in 2017

6 Ways Business Intelligence is Going to Change in 2017

Data-driven businesses arefive times more likely to make faster decisionsthan their market peers, and twice as likely to land in the top quartile of financial performance within their industries. Business Intelligence, previously known as data mining combined with analytical processing and reporting, is changing how organizations move forward. Since decisions based on evidence are entirely more reliable than decisions based …

Tips to Make Sure Your BI Projects Will Succeed In 2017!

Tips to Make Sure Your BI Projects Will Succeed In 2017!

It seems that after 20 years we still have articles being written on “Why do Business Intelligence Projects Fail?” Many of these articles summarize the reasons typically within 3 general areas: 1. Tools – were too expensive, took too long to implement – were not easy to use, complex to adjust/modify – they had great visualization but poor data management …