Data Analytics: Biggest Benefits and Hurdles

Ask the average business leader how important data analytics is to his or her company, and you’re most likely to get this response: “Very important. We’re not using it as much as we’d like to, but analytics are a big part of our long-term growth strategy.” A recent report from Dun & Bradstreet and Forbes […]

Why Hasn’t HR Embraced People Analytics?

The backbone of any successful business is its employees. In fact, according to a global IBM survey, 71% of CEOs say human capital is a key source of competitive advantage. So, it should be no surprise that managing HR-related data is a critical aspect of any business. Why then, has HR analytics progress been so […]

You’ve deployed a BI tool. Now what? Five factors that Influence BI success

There’s a general understanding that organizations that use data as a strategic advantage perform better than those that don’t. As a result, increasingly more companies are turning to business intelligence (BI) to help shape their business strategies, improve their products and services, drive cost and process efficiencies and eliminate pain points from across their operations. […]

3 Ways to Tackle the Data-Analyst Shortage

One upon a time, data-driven businesses – that is to say, all businesses – worried about how to gather more and more data. There was no such thing as too much. That hasn’t changed. Data gathering still plays a big role in any successful business. Here’s what has changed: Businesses are running short of people […]

5 Reasons You Need Mobile BI – And How to Make it Successful

If you haven’t made your business intelligence (BI) mobile yet, you probably have demands for it from users. And who can blame your people for wanting mobile BI? They’re always on the go, so they need business data such as inventory, records and spreadsheets at their fingertips at any hour on any given day. What You Have […]

Regulations & Data Governance: 6 Keys to Developing an Effective Plan

The bad news: Critics think you have too much data – and they want to turn your “big data” into “medium data.” The good news: Your data governance plan could be the most important weapon in maintaining how much data you have, along with how you control it all. Limited Competition Some analysts and regulators […]

Changes Ahead: What’s Trending in Data Governance

If anyone doubts the importance of data governance in 2017, consider this: McDonald’s will now track, evaluate and act on the fries we eat … or don’t eat. That’s just the tip of one trend in data management you’ll see in the coming months. Collecting and analyzing data allows companies to customize what they do for […]

Gartner’s 2017 BI Magic Quadrant: What Differentiates The Leaders?

Gartner’s BI Magic Quadrant scorecards give businesses a glimpse of where tech solutions have been, a snapshot of the current lay of the land and a hint of which companies are customers’ “best bets” two to five years down the line. Now that the dust has settled, here’s what we think the BI Magic Quadrant […]

What’s Ahead for Big Data? Tableau Makes 10 Predictions

It’s been a little more than 10 years since Yahoo deployed a Hadoop cluster designed for storing large amounts of unstructured information and ushered in an era of Big Data. Now, what’s next? Tableau has made 10 predictions for what you can expect from Big Data this year. 1. Greater Need for Speed The desire […]

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 […]