Making cloud analytics work the mid-market


Evaluating the needs of the mid-market  When solution providers started targeting small and mid-sized organizations, they generally provided a subset of capabilities at a lower price point to help these companies get started. Unfortunately, that missed the mark and did not serve the market as organizations, irrespective of revenue size or number of employees, generally [...]



By | May 2nd, 2017|Business Intelligence, Lyndsay Wise|0 Comments

2017 Resolution 5: Start small – get quick wins with plans for expansion


The best way to ensure analytics success is to make sure you take an iterative approach to development and design. Starting small and building up an analytics environment is the best way to make sure that you are getting requirements and applications right, without having to go back and redesign parts of your solution, wasting [...]



By | February 21st, 2017|Business Intelligence, Lyndsay Wise|0 Comments

2017 Resolution 4: Analytics adoption/project expansion should be tied to business process improvements


In addition to aligning business strategy to analytics, leveraging business intelligence also means making business better. In most organizations, there are gaps in performance, lack of visibility, unhappy customers, etc. Part of the way to improve the internal workings within the organization is to ensure that analytics and business process improvement are tightly coupled. Making sure analytics [...]



By | February 13th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Lyndsay Wise|0 Comments

2017 Resolution 3: Evaluate security and break down perceived versus real obstacles to implementation


Within cloud implementations, organizations list security as both an obstacle and opportunity in recent surveys conducted by EMA. By looking at your security environment, you can identify where weaknesses are and look at requirements for your industry, platform, etc. Within cloud environments specifically, providers build their platforms with security in mind first. Therefore, many security concerns [...]



By | February 6th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Lyndsay Wise|0 Comments

2017 Resolution 2: Plan for potential integration/migration challenges


  Whether implementing analytics in the cloud or on-premises, large data volumes and business rule complexities create unique challenges for successful data integration. For cloud platforms, you need to consider movement between on-premises, hybrid, and cloud data storage and any unique requirements that may exist based on platforms and data source location. However, because more and [...]



By | January 31st, 2017|Business Intelligence, Lyndsay Wise|0 Comments

5 Resolutions for BI and Analytics for 2017


Last year I spent a lot of time looking at cloud analytics and how organizations are adopting and growing their cloud deployments. In addition, I had the opportunity to see how companies are implementing analytics more broadly and how solution providers are meeting customer needs by creating more flexible offerings. Through all of this, there were [...]



By | January 5th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Lyndsay Wise|0 Comments

Analytical Resolutions for Technologists and Tech Teams in 2017


Ahhh, the annual resolutions list! A time-honored tradition when we all look at the new year as an opportunity for a fresh start. res·o·lu·tion ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/ noun 1. a firm decision to do or not to do something. synonyms: intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, plan, commitment, pledge, promise Sometimes these are crafted during the last couple [...]



By | January 5th, 2017|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

Big Data and the Data-Driven Enterprise


  Since its introduction, the idea of “big data” has been widely associated with a single data management platform—Hadoop. Hadoop’s popularity as a platform to store and process large amounts of multistructured data probably has a lot to do with this association. However, Hadoop is not the full answer to the question of “what is [...]



By | January 5th, 2017|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

PODCAST: Cloud Data Warehousing


  In mid-October, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jon Bock of Snowflake Computing to discuss the world of cloud data warehousing – it’s not just implementing your “father’s” EDW in the sky…   Listen to segment #1 (approx 9 mins) Jon Bock and I discussed the new era the data warehouse: Agility [...]



By | January 5th, 2017|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments
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