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BI Self-Service: Out Of The Shadow And Into The Limelight

BI Self-Service: Out Of The Shadow And Into The Limelight

Here are a few ways for IT to get started embracing and supporting shadow business intelligence (BI) as part of BI self-service.
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Upping Your Analytics IQ

Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, but every employee should be analytically curious.
2 More Big Data V’s — Value And Veracity

2 More Big Data V’s — Value And Veracity

A lot has been written on the 3 V’s of Big Data – Volume, Variety and Velocity. Yet there are two more equally, and perhaps even more important, attributes to consider—Value (business value to be derived) and Veracity (the...
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Your BICC Is the Glue that Holds Business and Technology Together

As I described in my first blog in this series, BICCs are critical to the success of an organization’s analytics. They are chartered to align business-driven objectives with information, applications, processes, training, policies, and technology regardless of the size...
Business Intelligence Competency Center

Business Intelligence Competency Center: A Key Element Of Your BI Program

In my last blog, I discussed the importance of Business Intelligence Competency Center for any organization working on taking its BI program to the highest level of competency. In this edition, I’ll focus on different types of BICC organizational...
Business Intelligence Strategy: BI Competency Centers Take Center Stage… Again!

Business Intelligence Strategy: BI Competency Centers Take Center Stage… Again!

As data grows in size and complexity and organizations struggle to meet the ever-increasing demand for analytics, BI Competency Centers (BICCs) are in the spotlight, once more. Ironically, despite the projected 80% annual growth in data and the projection...
Data To Decision: Big Insights Vs. Big Data

Data To Decision: Big Insights Vs. Big Data

Everyone is talking about “Big Data,” but what they really want are “Big Insights.” To realize significant insights requires an effective analytic strategy. Many companies believe they have an analytic strategy when what they actually have is an architecture,...
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Designing The Intelligent Enterprise

The value in big data is what your business can do with it—it can distinguish itself from the rest of the pack by becoming an intelligent enterprise through transformation and innovation.
Data Discovery: A Key Tool For Big Data Insights

Data Discovery: A Key Tool For Big Data Insights

As data volumes and varieties grow, more organizations are looking for ways to get value out of their big data. Data discovery, an advanced analytic capability, allows business analysts to discover insights in their data without depending on IT...
Insuring ROI on Big Data

Insuring ROI on Big Data

Next month, an article I wrote on big data and how insurers can leverage it for big value, will be published in Best Review, a leading insurance trade journal. www.bestreview.com The article below is reprinted below in its entirety...