Inside Gartner’s Data and Analytics Predictions for 2017

What does the remainder of 2017 have in store for big data and analytics? Business intelligence research firm Gartner has identified three major trends businesses should keep an eye on. According to Gartner, forward-thinking companies are already on the path to creating more holistic approaches to big data and analytics that encompass the entire organization […]

IBM Watson Flops For Cancer Treatment: Why Did AI Fail?

MD Anderson Cancer Center recently announced it was dropping IBM Watson’s cognitive-computing system, which was supposed to use artificial intelligence (AI) to expedite physicians’ decision making when treating malignant tumors. Amid that move came a question: Was the problem with Watson – and artificial intelligence in general – or was it a human problem? Goals of Arrangement First, consider […]

How HR Can Leverage Big Data

Companies that use big data and people analytics frequently see improvements in recruitment, hiring, retention – you name it. It’s no wonder more businesses are pulling out the checkbook and taking the plunge into the tech pool. Yet the biggest skeptics of these Human Resources successes may be none other than HR professionals themselves. At big […]

Data Governance: 5 Ways to Overcome Resistance & Meet Goals

Your data is the lens on almost everything about your business. Proper data governance is the best way to keep that lens clean, functional and useful. Most people in your organization need data to do their jobs effectively. That means data governance is more than just a function to keep data reliable, safe, accurate and […]

Trends Forecast: What to Expect from Business Intelligence in 2017

Which business intelligence (BI) trends are on the rise in 2017? Interest in BI and data management is constantly in flux, but BARC’s 2017 BI Trend Monitor report has revealed which BI trends are seeing growth – and which aren’t. For the most part, trends in the business intelligence market have remained stable between 2016 […]

Tableau vs Excel: Comparing Core Features and Functions

Many feel Tableau and Excel are competing solutions. Others think the tools are like apples and oranges. Both tools are used for data analysis. However, each takes a different approach to exploring data and finding key insights. Here’s a deeper look into what makes the two different: Spreadsheet vs Data Visualization The simple explanation: Excel is a […]

5 Business Intelligence Vendors to Watch in 2017

Business intelligence (BI) solutions have changed how organizations stay competitive. Instead of relying on gut feeling, decision makers are able to turn to data and identify growth opportunities. In 2016, Gartner changed its Magic Quadrant criteria for evaluating BI and analytics solutions, allowing some newer contenders to rise in the market. We reviewed some key […]

Tableau vs Spotfire: Price and Feature Comparison

Tableau and Spotfire are two very similar business intelligence solutions.  Both target users with the same goal: to quickly visualize data from various sources. While both solutions have the same end-goal, they approach their target users differently. The skill level needed to make the most of each solution varies. Spotfire allows advanced users to make predictions […]

Domo vs Tableau: Pros, Cons & the Bottom Line

Domo and Tableau are two business intelligence (BI) solutions that are dominating the market. Consistently a “leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports, Tableau is a data visualization and self-service analytics champion. Its intuitive interface and simple dashboard and reporting tools tend to make the solution the top choice for businesses. However, Domo is a cloud-based […]

Domo Pricing: What Are the Costs?

Domo has always been a mystery in the business intelligence (BI) industry. Its restrictive non-disclosure agreements, hidden pricing and top-secret BI apps have caused a lot of curiosity and frustration over the years. Some interested users have gone to great lengths just to compare Domo against other solutions. However, in early 2016 the secretive BI and data […]