March 14, 2013

5 Principles of Analytical Hub Architecture – Part 1

As I discused the other day in Why you need an analytical hub, enterprises need to spend time looking forward, rather than just backwards at historical […]
March 11, 2013

Why you need an analytical hub

Enterprises are flooded with a deluge of data about their customers, prospects, business processes, suppliers, partners and competitors. It comes from traditional internal systems, cloud applications, social networking and […]
March 8, 2013

Analytics Can Change Your Business

In his article in Big Data, Bob Eve offers this quote from Professors Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT: “Companies that inject Big Data and […]
November 30, 2012

TDWI Boston Dec 6 – Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders +

ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS IN THE BOSTON AREA Dear Boston BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,  We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Boston […]
November 21, 2012

A Better Way to Fuel Analytical Needs

We have reached a tipping point sometime in the last few years when analytics is being driven by business people rather than technologists. It has truly become […]
September 19, 2012

The State of Data and Analytics

The good news is that enterprises have recognized the significant business value of analyzing the surging amount of information and then acting upon that analysis. The bad […]
September 9, 2012

Webinar Sept 11 – A Novel Approach to the Analytic Sandbox Challenge

Tuesday, Sept. 11 @ 4 ET A Novel Approach to the Analytic Sandbox Challenge The Briefing Room with Rick Sherman and Composite Software REGISTER NOW! The analytics development process […]
August 28, 2012

The Changing Face of Analytics: How to Stay Ahead

Tuesday, Aug. 28 @ 4 ET The Changing Face of Analytics: How to Stay Ahead The Briefing Room with Rick Sherman, Robin Bloor and Actian REGISTER NOW! The appetite […]
May 31, 2012

Business Use of Predictive Analytics — Blogging from the TDWI Boston Users Group Meeting

I’m at the TDWI Boston user group meeting today.  Our first presentation is on predictive analytics and is titled “From FICO Score to Risk Score – […]
May 29, 2012

An afternoon of analytics

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming TDWI Boston Chapter meeting. All BI and DW professionals are welcome to attend. Please RSVP. When: May 31, […]
May 7, 2012

‘Big data’ analytics programs require tech savvy, business know-how

Articles and case studies written about “big data” analytics programs proclaim the successes of organizations, typically with a focus on the technologies used to build the […]
April 18, 2012

The wrong way: Worst practices in ‘big data’ analytics programs

“Big data” analytics is hot. Read any IT publication or website and you’ll see business intelligence (BI) vendors and their systems integration partners pitching products and […]
January 17, 2012

Nerds Rock!

Nerds rock, and they are in demand! Love to hear it. EMC's Chuck Hollis says, of big data analytics: "The race is now on to acquire […]
April 25, 2011

Insurance Analytics Boot Camp: Cut Through the Buzzwords and Learn How Analytics can Maximize Your Insurance Data Assets

I'll be presenting at the Insurance Industry Symposium on Analytics May 11 in Boston along with presentors from Accenture, Bain & Company, Deloitte, SAS, Babson College, […]
January 31, 2011

Columnar database software, other technologies aim to speed analytics

From a data management perspective, the last decade primarily has been about gathering data from the various enterprise applications used to run a business and consolidating […]
November 9, 2010

Using predictive analytics tools and setting up an analytics program

Business intelligence (BI) software has become widely used – even to the point of being pervasive in many organizations. But for the most part, predictive analytics […]
August 13, 2003

Essential Guidelines for Evaluating Analytic Applications

There has been a great deal of industry buzz about analytic applications over the last year, much of it from the trade press, industry analysts and […]