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  • 3 Lessons CMOs Take Away From IT's Flawed Approach to Big Data

    There's no question that data analytics are playing an increasingly important role for marketing departments, but many marketers aren't getting what they need from the CIO. If IT can't deliver, CIOs should expect CMOs to go around them.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud03 Sept. 13 13:49
  • How to Use Big Data to Make Faster and Better Business Decisions

    Big Data is clearly a disruptive technology, but using it successfully is as much art as it is science. The key is integrating Big Data with traditional BI to create a data ecosystem that allows you to generate new insights while executing on what you already know.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud11 Jan. 13 14:21
  • Top 12 Big Data Stories of 2012

    The holidays are here and 2012 is on its way out, ending a huge year for Big Data. It's time to reflect on the most popular Big Data stories and tips of the year.

    Written by CIO Staff19 Dec. 12 14:32
  • 5 open source BI projects to watch

    Business intelligence (BI) is frequently among the top prioroties for CIOs and finding the right software to do the job is always a challenge. Cloud-based software may be all the rage, but CIOs must still manage in-house information and make better use of it through analytics and reporting tools. The big four software companies have all made strategic investments in the BI space over recent years and the options have dimnished, but there are alternative tools popping up and snatching a lot of customers in the process. This installment of '5 open source things to watch' is all about BI that doesn't scar the annual report.

    Written by Rodney Gedda07 Dec. 10 16:03
  • Business intelligence evolution

    Australian CIOs may be thankful this year’s flu season was relatively sparing on their employees, but many have themselves become the source of another form of infection within their business - the ever growing call for more robust business intelligence.

    Written by Brad Howarth01 Oct. 10 18:24
  • Apocalypse: 52 percent of CIOs plan to blow up IT groups

    The saying goes something like this: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." The statement is, of course, embraced as dogma by those fearful of change and by automobile owners praying for a reasonable bill of charge while waiting at the mechanic's garage.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum24 July 10 09:00
  • ERP & BI: Match made in heaven, if you're in data hell

    Most businesses today have more data than they know how to use. And getting at that data and then presenting it in a useful manner for cogent analysis are two tasks that typically haunt organizations.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum05 Aug. 09 04:22
  • Enterprise software licensing negotiations: tips

    For any business today, purchasing enterprise software -- ERP, CRM, BI and supply chain -- apps is probably unlike any other corporate activity.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum09 July 09 05:03
  • Vendors look for piece of stimulus cash with new BI apps

    The Obama administration's demand that government officials closely track and report how US$787 billion in economic stimulus money is being spent was not lost on major software vendors such as SAP and IBM, which have quickly rolled out BI tools that are supposed to help meet the mandate. Smaller vendors, such as Actuate, have released similar applications as well.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus06 June 09 01:38
  • SAP: BI tool will help create 'clear enterprises'

    Companies must achieve "clarity" to navigate out of the global recession and SAP intends to help them with its BI (business intelligence) and ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, co-CEO Leo Apotheker said during the opening keynote of SAP's Sapphire conference in Orlando Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 May 09 09:16
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