03 May 2013 Barclays indexes machine data to meet complex regulation (ComputerWeekly.com)
Barclays turns to machine data indexing Splunk to deal with complex banking regulations following the financial crisis of 2008
02 May 2013 Enterprise Data World reveals nine principles of analytics rock stars (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
In a presentation at Enterprise Data World 2013, consultant Bernard Wehbe detailed what sets indispensable analytics professionals apart from the rest of the crowd.
01 May 2013 British Army data quality programme tackles ‘whole army’ concept (ComputerWeekly.com)
The British Army’s data quality programme faces a challenge with moves to unify regular and territorial soldiers into one force
30 Apr 2013 Eckerson: Self-service business intelligence not a give-and-go affair (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
In an interview, TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson explains why there's more to self-service BI success than putting tools in the hands of business users.
Tesco uses supply chain analytics to save £100m a year (ComputerWeekly.com)
Understanding return on capital employed was a driving force behind an analytics programme which saves Tesco £100m in supply chain costs
29 Apr 2013 Case study: Telefonica Ireland uses business intelligence to reduce churn (ComputerWeekly.com)
O2 Ireland, part of Telefonica, has been using Teradata’s data warehousing and Cognos BI to stop customers leaving and entice them with location-based offers
26 Apr 2013 Enterprise Data World preview: Karen Lopez offers tips for data modelers (SearchDataManagement.com)
Enterprise Data World 2013 kicks off next week in San Diego. We talked to consultant and conference speaker Karen Lopez to find out what to expect.
Get execs to get it on the business value a BI program can bring (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Backing from top executives can be crucial on business intelligence projects, and BI managers shouldn't shy away from the challenge of getting them on board.
24 Apr 2013 Big data growth increases data integration degree of difficulty (SearchDataManagement.com)
Data volumes keep expanding, thanks partly to the growth of big data. IT teams must be prepared for stiffer integration challenges as a result.
23 Apr 2013 Outside info adds to big data challenges on integration projects (SearchDataManagement.com)
In a Q&A, consultant Jim Damoulakis offers advice on managing data integration efforts involving big data, including information from outside sources.
22 Apr 2013 Big data analytics firm offers insights into the U.S. Latino consumer (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Luminar's Franklin Rios explains how his company is using Hortonworks' Hadoop distribution to deliver insights about the Latino community.
Change management tips for BI program managers (BeyeNetwork.com)
TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson writes that business intelligence managers can learn some valuable lessons from the book "Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard."
Real-time querying in Hadoop? Not so fast (BeyeNetwork.com)
Hadoop vendors are adding real-time query engines to the open source software. But the jury is out on that effort, writes Wayne Eckerson.
19 Apr 2013 Big data technologies promise major advances in health and science (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Big data analytics efforts are poised to improve everything from public health to particle physics, and people like Cloudera's Jeff Hammerbacher are leading the way.
18 Apr 2013 As BI mobility takes off, don't get left behind -- or unprepared (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Deployments of mobile business intelligence tools are spreading rapidly. Before you take the mobile BI plunge, read advice on how to make it work.
Metro, NI civil service, Reynolds Catering power business innovation (ComputerWeekly.com)
Enterprise software powers business innovation: new things done at DMG Media, the Northern Ireland civil service, and Reynolds Catering
16 Apr 2013 Railroad mainstay CSX cleans up data quality issues, launches new CRM (SearchCRM.com)
CSX had to get its data quality house in order before it could launch a new CRM system.
Seeking treasure from social media tracking? Follow the customer (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Social media analytics tools can help companies dig into layers of online customer data in search of business gold. But a human touch is needed, too.
15 Apr 2013 Mobile business intelligence attracts non-traditional users (ComputerWeekly.com)
Mobile business intelligence gives organisations more accessible, lightweight and flexible decision and operational support
12 Apr 2013 Business intelligence basics not just a concern for BI beginners (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Companies new to business intelligence need to focus on BI fundamentals. But lots of experienced BI teams still have some basic blocking and tackling to do, too.
Wildcat big data silos add splash of ungovernability to enterprise IT (ComputerWeekly.com)
Wildcat big data projects are threatening to add a layer of ungovernability to enterprise IT, says MDM godfather Aaron Zornes
10 Apr 2013 Cloud applications gain ground in corporate IT (ComputerWeekly.com)
Cloud applications are starting to gain mass in enterprise IT, shifting from “should we?” to “how?”
09 Apr 2013 Microsoft SQL Server data profiling tool put to work (ComputerWeekly.com)
Andy Hogg demonstrates how to clean up dirty data with the data profiling tool that comes with Microsoft SQL Server
08 Apr 2013 Data consolidation keeps commerce flowing at French Waterways (SearchDataManagement.com)
An MDM and data consolidation effort brought previously siloed databases together to better support boating operations on France's rivers and canals.
05 Apr 2013 SAS report offers Rx for companies lacking in analytical capabilities (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Effective communication and executive buy-in are essential elements for companies wanting to become 'analytical innovators,' according to software vendor SAS Institute.
04 Apr 2013 Visualisation and big data: new tools, same rules (ComputerWeekly.com)
A new breed of data visualisation tools can work with big data. But they need governance to avoid Excel on steroids, and require greater agility of IT
03 Apr 2013 SAS: Data quality, data governance concerns impede big data programmes (ComputerWeekly.com)
Only 12% of information management professionals are doing big data, according to a survey from SAS and SourceMedia
28 Mar 2013 Business intelligence program needs long-term tending to fully blossom (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
The evolution of Quicken Loans' business intelligence strategy from static reporting to self-service BI holds useful lessons for other organizations.
Skanska turns to Accenture to implement Oracle Fusion applications (ComputerWeekly.com)
Skanska Sverige, a project development and construction group headquartered in Stockholm has turned to Accenture to implement Oracle Fusion applications
27 Mar 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant finds rising demand for data warehouse services (SearchDataManagement.com)
A look at the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems and more data management news from around the Web.
NoSQL database firms step up attack on relational in UK and Europe (ComputerWeekly.com)
NoSQL suppliers DataStax, CouchBase and 10Gen seek to expand on European territory, sensing a weakening of the relational model
22 Mar 2013 Insolvency firm Griffins speeds up fraud forensics with IBM analytics (ComputerWeekly.com)
Insolvency and forensics firm Griffins is using IBM’s i2 analytics software to reduce the cost, time and complexity associated with fraud and forensic investigations for litigation
O'Reilly Strata conference tackles big topics in data science, Hadoop (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
The O'Reilly Strata conference was the place to be to learn about the role of the data scientist and big data technologies.
20 Mar 2013 Experts debate big data vs. SQL development (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Traditional SQL databases may have lost mindshare with some app developers, but they're still the right choice for most projects, says one expert.
What does a petabyte look like? (ComputerWeekly.com)
How can you visualise a petabyte of data? What is it in real terms? Some experts try to make real the colossal size of the mighty petabyte
15 Mar 2013 Social technology, big data can increase productivity, says McKinsey (ComputerWeekly.com)
Social technologies and the effective use of data can stoke economic productivity, according to the McKinsey Global Institute
14 Mar 2013 Organisational design of data analytics sparks brightest and best (ComputerWeekly.com)
Business leaders confront thorny issues in the organisational design of data analytics. Buy or build vies with data science or democracy as issues in play
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 team revs collaboration with Intralinks (ComputerWeekly.com)
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team has chosen Intralinks for secure collaboration and file sharing
13 Mar 2013 Big data spells new architectures (ComputerWeekly.com)
Corporate IT’s new vocation will be data integration. The business of big data will change radically the role of the IT department
12 Mar 2013 Lucky Voice karaoke chain uses data visualisation to see what’s sung (ComputerWeekly.com)
Karaoke chain Lucky Voice turns to Tableau to visualise its partying customers
11 Mar 2013 Ordnance Survey gets to grips with geospatial big data (ComputerWeekly.com)
Ordnance Survey has pulled 17 databases into one Oracle geospatial database management platform
08 Mar 2013 Growing use of mobile BI apps sparks need to downsize designs (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Mobile business intelligence adds new challenges for BI teams, especially in designing apps. Don't overdo it on data, say BI managers and analysts.
Informatica looks up, despite down year in 2012 (BeyeNetwork.com)
TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson reflects on Informatica after briefings with company execs. His take: It's poised to join the ranks of elite vendors.
Mobile business intelligence applications: Not just a pretty interface (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Back-end factors such as network performance and server hardware are key elements of building an effective mobile business intelligence architecture.
07 Mar 2013 Data management platform adds analytics for digital marketers (SearchDataManagement.com)
Data management platform Crowd Control puts more analytics power into the hands of digital marketers and media buyers.
Real-time data analytics aims to boost businesses' speed of thought (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Real-time business intelligence can help improve operational decisions by enabling BI to be done in business systems. Read about how to make it work.
05 Mar 2013 Predictive analytics adoption triples, says Accenture (ComputerWeekly.com)
Chief data officers are rising to the leadership of business analytics programmes more quickly than expected
Tips for master data management best practice (ComputerWeekly.com)
Master data management (MDM) projects must be business-owned, joined up, and proven step-by-step
04 Mar 2013 Strata speaker calls for increased focus on data scientist education (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Society should do more to encourage the next generation of data scientists, according to a speaker at last week's O'Reilly Strata Conference.
01 Mar 2013 Strata speaker cites key characteristics for success in data science (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Senior research scientist Rachel Schutt offers a rundown of the common traits shared by people who have been successful in the field of data science.
27 Feb 2013 How to manage the risk of the human factor in database administration (ComputerWeekly.com)
Fail to manage the risk of the human factor in database administration and you court disaster. DBAs, like air traffic controllers: work in pairs?
Qualcomm speeds up chip development with data virtualization software (SearchDataManagement.com)
An IT architect at Qualcomm discusses the chip maker's use of data virtualization tools and decision to embrace the logical data warehouse philosophy.
25 Feb 2013 Intelligent data use stokes high performance, says EIU study (ComputerWeekly.com)
Companies which believe their data use is better than their competitors are more likely to consider themselves ahead in financial performance too
Strata 2013 attendees to explore big data and the business singularity (SearchDataManagement.com)
Speakers and exhibiting vendors offer an advance glimpse at this week's O'Reilly Strata Conference, including big data's impact on economies of scale.
22 Feb 2013 New business intelligence application to-do items: Sharp design, 'fun' (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Eye-catching designs, gamification and other new techniques are being tapped to make business intelligence applications more enticing to end users.
20 Feb 2013 Integrated business services address enterprise MDM, analytics (ComputerWeekly.com)
Accenture contends that integrated business services joined to master data management (MDM) can create an enterprise-wide master data, reporting and analytics capability
19 Feb 2013 Adfonic processes 50,000 mobile ads per second with big data architecture (ComputerWeekly.com)
Mobile advertising firm Adfonic serves 50,000 ad impressions per second for clients on smartphones and tablets. SQL, MySQL and NoSQL all play a part
Gartner: BI software revenue growth to slow in 2013 (ComputerWeekly.com)
BI software revenue growth will be slow in 2013 compared with recent years. Analyst firm Gartner is predicting 7% worldwide growth this year
15 Feb 2013 Hadoop silos need integration, manage all data as asset, say experts (ComputerWeekly.com)
Big data hype causes disorders in organisations, including Hadoop silos, exaggerated importance of data scientists and too much experimentation
13 Feb 2013 Cloud apps, big data priorities for significant slew of UK IT managers (ComputerWeekly.com)
Cloud-based finance and HR applications are spending priorities for a significant minority of UK IT professionals in 2013
Pfizer swaps out ETL for data virtualization tools (SearchDataManagement.com)
When a research and development division of pharmaceutical maker Pfizer Inc. ran into data integration struggles, it decided to go virtual.
11 Feb 2013 Business applications, data analytics can make business lean (ComputerWeekly.com)
Centralised business apps, such as ERP and CRM can frustrate, but also make a business lean. Data analytics has a fresh Six Sigma role to play
Gartner: analytics will be more transparent, real-time and automated (ComputerWeekly.com)
Analyst firm Gartner has identified three trends for analytics and BI: transparency, real-time and automation
08 Feb 2013 Do open source business intelligence tools meet your business goals? (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Businesses must assess their goals and IT systems before weighing whether open source business intelligence is a good fit, says author Lyndsay Wise.
Lyndsay Wise: Open source BI software price, fit both must be right (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
In an interview, consultant and author Lyndsay Wise explains why open source BI tools are a good choice for some organizations but not others.
Reasons for choosing open source business intelligence software (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Book author Lyndsay Wise explains why open source business intelligence tools might be the way to go for organizations looking to deploy BI systems.
When open source tools aren't the best BI software for an organization (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Book author Lyndsay Wise explains why some companies might be better off sticking with traditional BI software instead of adopting open source tools.
07 Feb 2013 Recipe for self-service BI calls for flexibility, governance, user aid (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
A one-size-fits-all-users approach can send self-service business intelligence efforts off track; so can a lack of oversight and up-front development.
Self-service BI tools best fashioned with custom fit for diverse users (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Project managers must consider the unique needs of different groups of business users when implementing self-service business intelligence tools.
Self-service applications warrant close attention from BI teams (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Before your organization deploys self-service business intelligence tools, find out what you need to know to ensure it succeeds with the software.
Self-service software broadens BI usage, reduces reliance on IT (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Businesses can extend the reach of business intelligence deployments and lighten the workload on IT and BI teams by giving users self-service tools.
06 Feb 2013 Oracle’s MySQL 5.6 spans to NoSQL to offer more agility (ComputerWeekly.com)
Oracle has released version 5.6 of MySQL, which will hit the “sweet spot of the web market” according to Tomas Ulin, vice-president of engineering
Rugby Football Union uses IBM predictive analytics for Six Nations (ComputerWeekly.com)
IBM tries out predictive analytics software, TryTracker, developed in association with the Rugby Football Union (RFU)
04 Feb 2013 Reed jobs site chooses SAP Business ByDesign (ComputerWeekly.com)
Reed.co.uk recruitment agency has chosen cloud-based SAP Business ByDesign as part of an overhaul of its business applications strategy
Without analytics, it's 'big data, big schmada' (BeyeNetwork.com)
Data -- including big data -- has no value by itself, says TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson. It's what you do with data to gain business insights that counts.
01 Feb 2013 Don’t make big data stand alone, warns Gartner (ComputerWeekly.com)
Gartner cautions organisations against treating big data as unique and criticises business intelligence suppliers for failing to exploit mobility
31 Jan 2013 Digital app developer skills take centre stage in corporate IT (ComputerWeekly.com)
Digital information design skills, including building business apps, have assumed new importance in corporate IT over the past year
30 Jan 2013 Diabetes BI tool delivers commissioning spend data to GPs (ComputerWeekly.com)
Diabetes Practice Profiles (DPP) – an online diabetes data dashboard – is a BI tool combining diabetes prescribing and ‘activity’ data
25 Jan 2013 Ferrari swerves SAP, adopts Infor LN to meet Chinese demand (ComputerWeekly.com)
Italian sports car maker Ferrari has turned to Infor ERP technology to respond to Chinese and Middle Eastern customer demand
24 Jan 2013 Online gambling sector bets on business intelligence (ComputerWeekly.com)
Online gambling and gaming industries crave structured business data. Volumes can be huge and they need to react to customer behaviour
23 Jan 2013 SAP sees solid European growth through cloud, HANA, and mobile (ComputerWeekly.com)
SAP’s 2012 results foreshadow solid growth prospects for its European business, says the company’s EMEA president, Franck Cohen
Unleash the value of consumer data (ComputerWeekly.com)
Companies' ability to capture, mine and analyse consumer information has the potential to deliver economic value
21 Jan 2013 Buy or build afflicts data scientist capability (ComputerWeekly.com)
‘Data scientist’ once barely registered as a search term but is now close to a million web results. What is this job role, of which so much is said?
17 Jan 2013 Action for Children intensifies customer data analytics with Rackspace open cloud (ComputerWeekly.com)
Action for Children has engaged open cloud provider Rackspace to help it gain deeper insights into customers and fundraising activities through better data analysis
Betting site YouWin speeds response times with MongoDB database (ComputerWeekly.com)
Bookmaker WinUnited has deployed a MongoDB open source non-relational database from 10gen to help it better update betting odds in real time
11 Jan 2013 'Big data' strains, stresses real-time business intelligence systems (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Incorporating big data adds to the complexity of developing real-time BI and analytics applications, partly due to the batch nature of big data tools.
Real-time analytics brings BI data directly into business operations (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Giving end users immediate access to operational data for real-time business intelligence can help drive better decisions, if it fits business needs.
Real-time data analysis recipe calls for mix of IT, business savvy (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Business intelligence teams, IT managers and business executives need to come together to make real-time analytics initiatives effective.
SAP puts Business Suite on HANA, joins transactional to analytical (ComputerWeekly.com)
SAP has announced that its Business Suite software now runs on the HANA in-memory database
09 Jan 2013 Dashboard tools lighten burdens on business users, but not BI teams (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Building effective business intelligence dashboards can be a difficult task. Make sure you're ready to get the most out of your BI dashboard software.
King.com gaming site unlocks big data with Hadoop (ComputerWeekly.com)
Online gaming company King.com replaced its MySQL database with Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution to cope with big data
04 Jan 2013 How non-relational database technologies free up data to create value (ComputerWeekly.com)
Instead of having to force structures onto their data, organisations can choose NoSQL database architectures, combining these with conventional relational databases to drive new value.
20 Dec 2012 Big data and master data management more coupled than expected (ComputerWeekly.com)
Master data management provides the dimensions for big data facts, as a slew of big data projects highlight a link to data governance and quality
Top 10 information management stories of 2012 (ComputerWeekly.com)
Top 10 information management stories of 2012. Big data dominates, but master data management, data quality and data visualisation feature
19 Dec 2012 Clutter, data overload put dashboard designs on path to failure (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Keep your BI dashboard project on track by avoiding common mistakes, such as design gimmicks, cluttered screens and irrelevant data.
Don't get taken for a ride on mobile dashboard development (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Designers creating BI dashboards for mobile devices must balance the need for functionality with expectations of an optimized mobile user experience.
For good BI dashboard design, utility trumps glitz (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
When designing business intelligence dashboards, BI teams should focus on functionality and data accessibility instead of unneeded bells and whistles.
18 Dec 2012 Manufacturing execution system captures factory floor data at Cummins (ComputerWeekly.com)
Operators provide vital MES data for manufacturing processes as global engine maker Cummins standardises manufacturing execution system
17 Dec 2012 Surrey County Council finds SAP cost savings with Enterprise Support (ComputerWeekly.com)
Surrey County Council is saving time and reducing user despair in its SAP usage, according to Tahiana Jefferis, SAP competency manager
14 Dec 2012 Top 10 business applications stories of 2012 (ComputerWeekly.com)
Connection between information and applications has impressed SAP’s and Oracle’s customers with innovation but assimilation has been tough
07 Dec 2012 Aerospace online supply chain hub eases bottlenecks in manufacturing (ComputerWeekly.com)
Matthais Naumann, senior vice-president at EADS, leads the development of ‘AirSupply’, an online supply chain hub created by five leading European aerospace manufacturers, hosted in the cloud by...
03 Dec 2012 Accenture: How to wage the war for big data analytics talent (ComputerWeekly.com)
CIOs face a struggle to recruit big data analytics talent. Accenture research suggests thousands of new analytics jobs will be created in the UK
New business trending topic: Monitoring social media, analyzing data (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Companies seeking customer insights are rushing to deploy social media monitoring and analytics tools. But first, make sure you know what to expect.
28 Nov 2012 BI catch phrases you'll hear in 2013 (BeyeNetwork)
TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson lists six slogans that he says BI, analytics and data warehousing professionals are likely to encounter in 2013.
Fruit and veg distributor keeps food fresh with Infor’s M3 ERP (ComputerWeekly.com)
Catering supplier Reynolds is enjoying the fruits of an Infor ERP system that cuts down on food waste and streamlines operations
27 Nov 2012 BAT automates SAP data extraction to free up auditing resource (ComputerWeekly.com)
British American Tobacco (BAT) deploys automatic data extraction tools in its SAP to aid auditing and reduce fraud through duplicated suppliers
26 Nov 2012 BBC management gains tighter cost control with dashboards (ComputerWeekly.com)
BBC managers are gaining tighter cost control with SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence dashboard
15 Nov 2012 Business Intelligence, enterprise search: marriage in prospect, still no ring (ComputerWeekly.com)
Business intelligence and enterprise search are converging slowly but competing technology legacies are causing frustration
For unwary users, social media data analysis can be an unfriendly task (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Organizations must take into account various obstacles when implementing social media analytics plans to ensure that they provide business value.
Hadoop World: Just like data warehousing's early days (BeyeNetwork)
The buzz-filled Hadoop World 2012 conference reminded TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson of a data warehousing event he attended in 1997. Still to be seen: Can Hadoop live up all to the hype?
Tripartite structure best on BI 'center of excellence' (BeyeNetwork)
There are no rules on how to set up a business intelligence center of excellence, says TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson. But most of the ones he sees include executive, business and technical teams.
Using social media monitoring tools starts with business connections (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Companies implementing social media analytics programs need to keep the big picture in mind and tie the efforts directly to their business strategies.
14 Nov 2012 Data quality essential to master data management (ComputerWeekly.com)
It is possible to have a data quality initiative without master data management, but every MDM project must have a data quality element
13 Nov 2012 Interview: Stafford Murray, head of performance analysis, English Institute of Sport (ComputerWeekly.com)
Stafford Murray and his team’s data analytics efforts at London 2012 helped deliver success for Team GB. How did they do it?
12 Nov 2012 EMI gains music taste insight with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (ComputerWeekly.com)
Record group EMI is joining up data sources through Microsoft SQL Server 2012, to view how artists’ songs sell in different countries.
Royal Free Hospital uses SAP BusinessObjects dashboards to fathom data (ComputerWeekly.com)
The Royal Free Hospital has implemented SAP’s Business Objects dashboard technology to fathom complex data more efficiently
09 Nov 2012 German retailer Otto invests in neural software to net future sales (ComputerWeekly.com)
German retail giant Otto improves demand forecasting with neural network technology from Blue Yonder, a predictive analytics start-up
05 Nov 2012 Financial services takes big data beyond pilot stage (ComputerWeekly.com)
Survey reveals financial services is embracing big data, with more than half of the respondents claiming to have a big data strategy
Unilever enterprise data warehouse locked to business programmes (ComputerWeekly.com)
Unilever is building a global enterprise data warehouse (EDW) locked into the critical paths of high-profile business programmes