App dev & programme management
The typical steps necessary to transform raw data into insights are happening at different places and at different times
Contrary to some of the market hype, data democratisation and big data do not eliminate the need for the "BI 101" basics, such as data governance, data quality, master data management, data modeling, well thought out data architecture.
April 02, 2015 11:05:00 AM Read Full Post
Know which communities your clients operate in and establish a presence there
Industry analysts travel—a lot. It is, therefore, no surprise that I care deeply about airlines’ frequent flyer programs and track the changes to those programs as closely as baseball obsessives track star players’ slugging percentages.
March 02, 2015 10:32:00 AM Read Full Post
The last thing an enterprise needs is yet another cluster to manage
Apache Spark is an open source cluster computing platform designed to process big data as efficiently as possible. Sound familiar? That's what Hadoop is designed to do. However, these are distinctly different, but complementary, platforms.
February 16, 2015 9:59:00 AM Read Full Post
IT-centric teams need to deliver BI tools the business can use
The battle of trying to apply traditional waterfall software development life-cycle (SDLC) methodology and project management to Business Intelligence (BI) has already been fought — and largely lost.
February 13, 2015 10:32:00 AM Read Full Post
The years of vendors' CRM hype and the accompanying shelfware in the enterprise are over
CRM is the foundational building block that allows empowered consumers and connected employees to do business in ways we could not imagine just a few years ago.
February 09, 2015 9:59:00 AM Read Full Post
Mobile BI will be a differentiator between industry leaders and laggards
Between 2012 and 2014, mobile business intelligence adoption shot up: Forrester survey data shows that the percentage of technology decision-makers who make some BI applications available on mobile devices has nearly quadrupled, and the percentage who state that BI is delivered exclusively via mobile devices has risen from 1% in 2012 to 7% in 2014.
January 29, 2015 10:45:00 AM Read Full Post
Apply some business intelligence to your BI operation
To compete in today's global economy, businesses and governments need agility and the ability to adapt quickly to change. And what about internal adoption to roll out enterprise-grade Business Intelligence (BI) applications?
January 19, 2015 10:33:00 AM Read Full Post
Facebook can build it, but why go into competition with IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce, SAP and Google?
Facebook loves to play and test new things. After a couple of months of rumors, this morning they announced that they're going to play in the enterprise for a while and see if it's fun. And for the first time we have an inkling of what "Facebook at Work" will mean.
January 15, 2015 9:59:00 AM Read Full Post
Time to convince the marteting department IT can deliver
Application development and delivery (AD&D) groups must establish technical services and tools to enable marketing and business groups to deliver and optimise web and mobile customer experiences. But today, we’re falling well short of our goal. Forrester data reveals that 51% of marketing leaders believe that technology management groups don’t accelerate their path to success.
November 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM Read Full Post