• Gartner: Business intelligence leaders and laggards

    Posted February 20, 2013 - 11:20 am

    Many organizations have yet to begin using systematic data analysis techniques in HR, marketing and social, according to Gartner.
  • Gartner: BI software spending to hit $17.1 billion by 2016, but pace of growth slowing

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 11:36 am

    The global market for BI (business intelligence) software will hit US$13.8 billion in 2013, but the pace of growth will be slower than in past years, according to new figures from analyst firm Gartner.
  • This company is one of the first to offer business intelligence software by the hour, in the cloud

    Posted February 18, 2013 - 8:01 am

    Open source business intelligence company Jaspersoft is one of the first to offer its analytics software from the cloud on a pay-by-the-hour rate, according to the company and one independent analyst.
  • Forrester: Push BI vendors for details on Hadoop integration

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    Enterprises should ask a lot of questions when a vendor touts its business intelligence products as being fully integrated with Hadoop, Forrester analyst Boris Evelson warned.
  • SAS promises pervasive BI with new tool

    Posted March 26, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    SAS Institute this week unveiled new technology designed to allow a broad swath of enterprise users to do advanced analytics on massive volumes of data.
  • Using business intelligence to create better health decisions

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 8:42 am

    With IT's leadership, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is harnessing billions of data points to improve outcomes and freeze costs
  • The challenges of business intelligence: Gartner BI summit

    Posted February 26, 2012 - 7:14 am

    Business intelligence (BI) investment will continue to be driven by IT in the future, but finding people with the right BI skills will be an ongoing challenge, according to a Gartner BI and Information Management Summit panel discussion.
  • Make BI business as usual

    Posted December 5, 2011 - 10:53 am

    To get the most out of business intelligence projects, companies need a top-down commitment that permeates the entire organizational culture. At, for example, achieving pervasive BI has been a 10-year commitment. (Insider, registration required.)
  • Weaving BI into the corporate fabric

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 10:11 am

    To get the most out of business intelligence projects, companies need a top-down commitment that permeates the entire organizational culture. At, for example, achieving pervasive BI has been a 10-year commitment. Insider (registration required)
  • IBM takes its BI capabilities into the data center

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    IBM is taking its business analytics capabilities down a new path by making them available to IT organizations to monitor and predict issues with systems and processes.
  • The value of VOC systems

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 12:53 pm

    About 20 months ago, Charming Shoppes launched a customer insights project to "deliver actionable customer and market research and analysis to the business," says Jeffrey Liss, who headed up the initiative. Liss is now senior vice president of corporate strategy at the plus-size women's clothing retailer, which includes Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug and Catherines stores.
  • Amazon can now use analytics on competitors' ads

    Posted October 5, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Amazon is keeping its friends close and its enemies closer.
  • Build BI tools fast with agile approach

    Posted October 3, 2011 - 9:47 am

    There's heightened interest in agile BI, a rapid development methodology for creating BI systems that involves the end user as early and as often as possible -- and thus saves time and effort.
  • Microstrategy targets Excel users with Cloud Personal BI

    Posted September 28, 2011 - 10:38 am

    Microstrategy is hoping to get its BI (business intelligence) software in front of people looking to get more out of Microsoft Excel with a new service, Cloud Personal, that is being offered at no charge.
  • New on the iPad: The story of business intelligence

    Posted September 21, 2011 - 1:26 pm

    Mobile business intelligence app developer Roambi wants to marry the excitement of a magazine narrative with the dryness of business intelligence data on the iPad. The goal is to tell the story behind the numbers.
  • Behind with BI? You're not alone.

    Posted September 20, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    If you feel as though your organization is behind the curve with business intelligence, you’ve got plenty of company.
  • Wanted: BI stars

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 11:57 am

    Many businesses are looking to train or hire BI specialists who will be able to cull valuable insights from vast amounts of data. But some are finding that recruiting people with the right mix of IT and business skills is difficult, as is training in-house staffers to take on the role of BI specialist.
  • Using business intelligence to make better business decisions

    Posted June 3, 2011 - 2:11 pm

    "An important thing to remember for user buy-in is that you have to launch a BI program that is business-relevant and focused on a solving a pain-point or realizing a new benefit," says Sandeep Phanasgaonkar, CTO, Reliance Capital. In this installment of Sounding Board, Sandeep and other members of the CIO Executive Council weigh in on using BI to make an impact on the business.
  • 4 money-saving, open source business intelligence suites

    Posted May 25, 2011 - 8:05 am

    Before committing to something that will be sucking rivers of money out of your pocket, take a look at some of these good open source BI offerings. Most of them have free-of-cost community editions and enterprise version free trials so you can try before you buy. It may be that the free versions will meet your needs.
  • BI must become part of broad IT strategy

    Posted May 6, 2011 - 6:07 am

    To be of strategic use, BI systems need to be more forward-looking, said IT managers and analysts at the Gartner BI Summit in Los Angeles this week.
  • QlikTech CEO's weapon: Frustration with big BI

    Posted April 1, 2011 - 3:41 pm

    Business users often watch as IT deploys costly, complex BI programs that take months to arrive -- then fail to deliver the needed insights. QlikTech CEO Lars Bjork says you don't have to take it anymore. In this Q&A, he explains how his company's data discovery tools give the power to users -- and even help police crack murder cases.
  • Gartner: BI will be consumed heavily on mobiles in two years

    Posted January 10, 2011 - 12:08 pm

    Business intelligence and analytics leaders need to embrace four trends, including the growing popularity of business applications on mobile devices, according to analysts at Gartner.
  • BI requires cultural transformation, says Gartner

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 1:08 pm

    Chief information officers must ensure that business intelligence (BI) programmes are treated as a "cultural transformation of the business, instead of an IT project", analyst house Gartner has said.
  • The App Store Effect on BI Applications and IT

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 9:11 pm

    Execs and managers are desperately seeking instant BI application satisfaction, and IT is trying to keep up. Here's why it may be a losing battle for CIOs, project managers and developers.
  • BI shouldn't look like BI on smart phones

    Posted March 12, 2010 - 6:04 pm

    The emergence of the wireless Web has brought about a mobile intelligence era where classic business intelligence (BI) reports on a smart phone won't render end users the native mobile experience they seek, said an exec with MicroStrategy Inc.
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