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Business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals

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9 ways you’re failing at business intelligence

Solid business intelligence is essential to making strategic business decisions, but for many organizations, BI efforts are derailed by poor data practices, tactical mistakes and more.

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Why your BI strategy needs a universal semantic data layer

A universal semantic data layer is a single business representation of all corporate data aimed at helping users access data using common business terms via the BI and analytics tools of their choice.

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Create maps in R in 10 (fairly) easy steps

Use the R programming language to turn location-based data into interactive maps

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How to select the best self-service BI tool for your business

Domo vs. Power BI vs. Qlik Sense vs. QuickSight vs. Tableau: Self-service BI has become the go-to tool for agile, fluid business decisions. Here’s how to select the right platform for your business.

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5 pitfalls of self-service BI

Self-service business intelligence offers many benefits, but bringing analytics and reporting closer to business units by bypassing IT can have unintended — and costly — consequences.

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These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

Want to look at salary trends? Check a stock's price history? Look at the performance of your favorite sports team? Here's how to easily pull publicly available data into R.

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Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Ratcheting up the pace of enhancements to its software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, Oracle is riding the wave of companies that are ditching on-premises enterprise apps and heading to the cloud.

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Nvidia gets broad support for cutting-edge Volta GPUs in the data center

Data center workloads for AI, graphics rendering, high-performance computing and business intelligence are getting a boost as a Who's Who of the world's biggest server makers and cloud providers snap up Nvidia's Volta-based Tesla V100...

12 Microsoft Power BI success stories

12 Microsoft Power BI success stories

Microsoft Power BI provides organizations with self-service business intelligence tools that allow users to analyze, visualize and share data using the familiar Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Here are 12 success stories built on Power...

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10 hot data analytics trends — and 5 going cold

Big data, machine learning, data science — the data analytics revolution is evolving rapidly. Keep your BA/BI pros and data scientists ahead of the curve with the latest technologies and strategies for data analysis.

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Enterprise software fuels IT spending as CIOs become builders again

Companies are refreshing enterprise software platforms for the cloud era and stitching together new systems to support digital business projects, triggering an uptick in IT spending worldwide.

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Sample dashboard: Monitor server processes

See how a server-monitoring dashboard can highlight delayed and failed processes. Excerpted from The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios.

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SAP seeks to speed analytics with AI technology

SAP wants to speed up how analytics adapt to change. It's doing that by embedding SAP Predictive Analytics' machine learning capabilities in S/4Hana.

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SAP wants to help enterprises learn from their smart devices

SAP has added machine-learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently.

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Power BI to add Premium service; private dashboard is free no more

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a Premium enterprise service for its Power BI data visualization platform.

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No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve,...

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Why Google BigQuery excels at BI on big data concurrency

Should you use Hadoop for your big data business intelligence needs? BigQuery? What's the difference between on-premises Hadoop, in-cloud Hadoop and a serverless model like Google BigQuery's? A new benchmark from AtScale seeks to help...

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10 steps for creating a single view of your business

Many data-driven enterprises are seeking a single view of their customer data, which is often siloed and fragmented. MongoDB has developed a 10-step methodology to help you cut through the data management complexity to create that...

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