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  • 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 1-800-Flowers.com, 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 1-800-Flowers.com, for example, achieving pervasive BI has been a 10-year commitment. Insider (registration required)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 visualization tool helps Dallas Cowboys sell Romo jerseys

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 2:19 pm

    The Dallas Cowboys expect to sell more than $100 million worth of jerseys and other Cowboys-branded gear, and they are using business intelligence software to do it.
  • BI gives fashion jeansmaker a leg up

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    With more than 62 True Religion stores supplying copious point-of-sale data, True Religion has embraced business intelligence software to help it reach its goal of $1 billion in annual sales.
  • Hawaii taps HP for health data warehouse projects

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:55 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. is working with Hawaiian state health officials on two data warehousing projects, one of which will be one of the first examples of HP's new go-to-market strategy in the business intelligence (BI) market.
  • Tips for deploying BI cheaply, profitably and effectively

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 5:13 pm

    When Raghu Bala, CTO of Automotive.com, joined the company in 2006 to help it build out its business intelligence infrastructure, he put up on his office wall a picture of a cup stuffed with dollar bills and change, with a caption underneath that said, "Panhandling for BI budget."
  • The tech behind 236 eHarmony members getting hitched daily

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 9:41 am

    While eHarmony Inc.'s goal is to get its 20 million members married or into long-term relationships, the online matchmaker is a downright commitment-phobe in its use of technology.
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