Carsten Bange

Carsten Bange

About Carsten Bange

Dr. Carsten Bange is founder and managing director of the Business Application Research Center (BARC), an IT market analysis and consulting group he founded in 1999 and later merged with Le CXP and PAC to form CXP Group, the largest European IT analyst group. Carsten holds a PhD in management information systems, is a frequent speaker at IT conferences and seminars and has served as an analyst and management consultant on business intelligence, data management and digitalization strategy, organization, architecture and technology selection for over 20 years. He can be reached at

Cloud BI: The Time Is Now

8-Jan-2018 | Carsten Bange

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] Data and applications are now being used as platform and software-as-a-service (SaaS) offers. Now is the time to start thinking about business intelligence a

Building Data Products To Realize Data-Driven Business Models

7-Nov-2016 | Carsten Bange

Digitalization changes organizations. Data-driven companies not only consider how to improve operational and management processes using data (analysis), but they also think about data products that ar

predictive analytics

Integrating Data Labs And Factories To Operationalize Advanced Analytics

26-Oct-2016 | Carsten Bange

Although explorative business intelligence requires different processes and approaches compared to traditional BI, it still has to be integrated with existing IT and BI structures to ensure analytics

How To Set Up Successful Teams For Advanced Analytics

18-Oct-2016 | Carsten Bange

Advanced analytics uses statistical, machine learning and operations research models for pattern recognition, forecasting, simulation, and optimization. Implementing these methods to generate relevant

Big Data And Digitalization Use Cases: How To Identify And Prioritize

11-Oct-2016 | Carsten Bange

More than a third of respondents to our last study on Big Data utilization (BARC Survey “Big Data Use Cases - getting real on data monetization”) said that finding compelling use cases is one of t

1,000 Big Data Use Cases In A Nutshell

4-Oct-2016 | Carsten Bange

In a previous blog, we discussed how Big Data is used in companies, what benefits they achieve, and what challenges they face. The starting point for generating value from Big Data typically lies in u

BI, data analytics, strategy, BARC

Big Data In Practice – What Can We Learn From Successful Organizations?

27-Sep-2016 | Carsten Bange

The term “Big Data” is often used as an umbrella for initiatives or strategies to integrate, store, and analyze data from many internal and external data sources in heterogeneous formats – and m

A Holistic Framework For Decision Support

25-Jul-2016 | Carsten Bange

In my previous blog post, I showed that integrating “classic” BI tasks such as reporting and data analysis with planning and other performance management tasks is a highly relevant requirement fo

BI And Planning: Integrate It Or Suffer Forever

18-Jul-2016 | Carsten Bange

The need for integrating BI and planning on one common software and data platform has been one of the most stable and relevant trends in the market. Many companies and users know that there is no repo

Information Culture Sets The Stage For Digitalization Success

2-Jun-2016 | Carsten Bange

Data discovery, advanced analytics, and data science are key parts of every digitalization initiative, but beyond all the hype around these topics, decision makers should not forget that a “data min