ITworld Business Intelligence http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/features en Predictive data, the real workhorse behind the Internet of Things http://www.itworld.com/software/422588/predictive-data-real-workhorse-behind-internet-things It&#039;s not just about collecting mounds of data anymore, but analyzing it to make smart decisions. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/422588/predictive-data-real-workhorse-behind-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/422588/predictive-data-real-workhorse-behind-internet-things#comments Big Data Business Intelligence Software Feature internet of things Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:44:31 +0000 IDGNS staff 422588 at http://www.itworld.com University CIO helps boost graduation rates with analytics http://www.itworld.com/networking/422255/university-cio-helps-boost-graduation-rates-analytics Brian A. Haugabrook, interim CIO at Valdosta State University in Georgia, deployed analytics tools that enable faculty and staff to identify students who need extra help. The effort paid off with higher graduation rates. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/networking/422255/university-cio-helps-boost-graduation-rates-analytics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/networking/422255/university-cio-helps-boost-graduation-rates-analytics#comments Big Data Business Intelligence IT Management Networking Software Feature Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:34:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 422255 at http://www.itworld.com Business intelligence takes to cloud for small businesses http://www.itworld.com/software/421686/business-intelligence-takes-cloud-small-businesses Long the purview of deep-pocketed enterprises, business intelligence software is increasingly making its way into small-and medium-sized businesses. These firms credit cloud technology, which tends to be both cheaper and easier to manage than on-premises BI systems.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/421686/business-intelligence-takes-cloud-small-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/421686/business-intelligence-takes-cloud-small-businesses#comments Business Intelligence Cloud Computing On-demand Software Small Business Software Feature Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:03:40 +0000 IDGNS staff 421686 at http://www.itworld.com Special report: The triumph of JavaScript http://www.itworld.com/software/421106/special-report-triumph-javascript JavaScript is the reigning programming language across platforms and devices. Harness that power with the right frameworks and tools<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/421106/special-report-triumph-javascript" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/421106/special-report-triumph-javascript#comments Business Intelligence Development Software Feature JavaScript Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:23:59 +0000 IDGNS staff 421106 at http://www.itworld.com In-memory technologies move databases to real time http://www.itworld.com/software/411297/memory-technologies-move-databases-real-time Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/411297/memory-technologies-move-databases-real-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/411297/memory-technologies-move-databases-real-time#comments Application Management Business Intelligence Software Feature databases in-memory database Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:12:48 +0000 IDGNS staff 411297 at http://www.itworld.com Government open data proves a treasure trove for savvy businesses http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/411215/government-open-data-proves-treasure-trove-savvy-businesses Hoping to capitalize on free government information, IT leaders are discovering the value -- and vexation -- of converting terabytes of data into new revenue streams. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/411215/government-open-data-proves-treasure-trove-savvy-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/411215/government-open-data-proves-treasure-trove-savvy-businesses#comments Big Data Business Intelligence Software Feature open data Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:45:30 +0000 IDGNS staff 411215 at http://www.itworld.com Which freaking database should I use? http://www.itworld.com/404835/quick-guide-which-freaking-database-should-i-use The big data era calls for NoSQL databases. Explore the new alternatives to old RDBMS and find out which one is best for you.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/404835/quick-guide-which-freaking-database-should-i-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/404835/quick-guide-which-freaking-database-should-i-use#comments Big Data Business Intelligence Software Feature databases insider nosql rdbms Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:12:36 +0000 IDGNS staff 404835 at http://www.itworld.com 7 things marketing wants to say to IT http://www.itworld.com/it-management/403447/7-things-marketing-wants-say-it As marketing becomes fully digital, CMOs need more than just plain-vanilla tech services from their IT departments -- much more. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/403447/7-things-marketing-wants-say-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/403447/7-things-marketing-wants-say-it#comments Business Business Intelligence IT Management Feature Marketing Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:46:20 +0000 IDGNS staff 403447 at http://www.itworld.com Special report: The triumph of JavaScript http://www.itworld.com/software/402366/special-report-triumph-javascript JavaScript is the reigning programming language across platforms and devices. Harness that power with the right frameworks and tools.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/402366/special-report-triumph-javascript" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/402366/special-report-triumph-javascript#comments Business Intelligence Development Software Feature insider JavaScript Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:28:50 +0000 IDGNS staff 402366 at http://www.itworld.com C-Level execs value data, have no idea what to do with it http://www.itworld.com/software/400600/c-level-execs-value-data-have-no-idea-what-do-it Almost all C-suite executives at large enterprises believe data and analytics are important to their business, but most are struggling to become data-driven businesses -- and more than half say they don&#039;t even know what data to collect.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/400600/c-level-execs-value-data-have-no-idea-what-do-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/400600/c-level-execs-value-data-have-no-idea-what-do-it#comments Big Data Business Intelligence IT Management Software Feature Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:03:57 +0000 IDGNS staff 400600 at http://www.itworld.com 8 ways to use Web analytics to increase online sales http://www.itworld.com/internet/400390/8-ways-use-web-analytics-increase-online-sales Experts share their top tips on how businesses should interpret and use Web analytics reporting to improve customer engagement and increase purchasing on their websites.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/400390/8-ways-use-web-analytics-increase-online-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/400390/8-ways-use-web-analytics-increase-online-sales#comments Big Data Business Intelligence Internet Software Feature Analytics ecommerce Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:39:12 +0000 IDGNS staff 400390 at http://www.itworld.com Call centers suffer from big data overload http://www.itworld.com/384921/call-centers-suffer-big-data-overload Nearly half of all contact centers consistently collect and report on metrics that they never use to improve the customer experience, according to a new survey.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/384921/call-centers-suffer-big-data-overload" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/384921/call-centers-suffer-big-data-overload#comments Big Data Business Business Intelligence Software Feature Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:30:47 +0000 IDGNS staff 384921 at http://www.itworld.com How analytics helped Ford turn its fortunes http://www.itworld.com/software/384873/how-analytics-helped-ford-turn-its-fortunes Ford is using big data to drive virtually every aspect of its global turnaround. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/384873/how-analytics-helped-ford-turn-its-fortunes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/384873/how-analytics-helped-ford-turn-its-fortunes#comments Big Data Business Intelligence Software Feature Analytics Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:18:55 +0000 IDGNS staff 384873 at http://www.itworld.com How to extract custom data from Google Analytics http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/384119/how-extract-custom-data-google-analytics You can use a programming language like R to bypass the Google Analytics Web interface to retrieve the data you want. Here&#039;s a step-by-step. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/384119/how-extract-custom-data-google-analytics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/384119/how-extract-custom-data-google-analytics#comments Business Intelligence Open Source Software Feature Google Analytics Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:50:49 +0000 IDGNS staff 384119 at http://www.itworld.com Infographic: For CMOs big data can lead to big profits http://www.itworld.com/it-management/383814/cmos-big-data-can-lead-big-profits It&#039;s become a common refrain that marketers need to become more data-driven. This infographic breaks down the pressures that chief marketing officers are under and the upside to embracing big data.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/383814/cmos-big-data-can-lead-big-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/383814/cmos-big-data-can-lead-big-profits#comments Big Data Business Business Intelligence IT Management Software Feature CMO Marketing Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:00:42 +0000 IDGNS staff 383814 at http://www.itworld.com