Data Security is No Laughing Matter!

IT Security Standards: Serious Business!
Safe, Secure Data for Your Organization. Whether your business is global, regional or local, your business strategy must include a security component and comply with relevant standards, including industry standard information security, web application security, data security, security penetration testing, application security standards and interface standards. Some businesses must

Give Users Fresh, NOT Packaged Data!

Fresh vs. Packaged Data? No Contest
Fresh Business Intelligence Data is Key to Confident Decisions. Here's what I know about Business Intelligence: Old or incomplete information does not constitute intelligence - what it does is to result in decisions that are sometimes wrong and nearly always misleading. When we provide a business intelligence tool that ties the hands of business users; when we give business users tools and dashboards

Predictive Analysis for Rasiklal!

Predictive Analysis for Rasiklal!
The simplest, easiest and spreadsheetble (I just invented this word) information which can be used for predictive and forecasting is defined data over a period. For example, date or time driven patterns which keep repeating till the cows come home. We will not discuss this here and hope you are relieved of some scepticism about this article at this stage.
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Quality is Important! Agility is Necessity!

Agility vs. Quality: A Tightrope Act of Analytics
Agility and Quality: A Vital Balancing Act! This might be a strange comparison but let me make it anyway! Think of data agility and data quality like a tight rope act. The tightrope walker is thinking about getting to the other side without falling. The audience wants to see grace and beauty during the process. They want to see a QUALITY act. In the case of the

ETL and DWH Doesn’t Have to be Scary!

Making Sense of ETL and DWH and Your Data
ETL and DWH. Don't Let This Technology Scare You! ETL, DWH…you have to be a technical wizard to understand and leverage these tools. Or do you? ETL (or extraction, transformation and loading) and DWH (data warehousing) CAN seem daunting. How does one get data from disparate data sources to integrate and work together to get a clear picture of data and use it for

Multidimensional KPI: Measurement for Success

KPI Analytics Help You Get it Right!
KPI Tools: Measure, Monitor and THEN Decide! A decade ago, your team could afford to raise an eyebrow at the term KPI analytics and perhaps even suggest that if your business wasn't in a scientific or financial industry, you didn't really need KPI software. But, today the world is different! Every business, no matter how large or small is challenged to manage and monitor its business in

Data Discovery Tools Are Crucial Tools for Business Users

Optimize with Smart Visualization & Data Discovery Tools
Advanced Analytics Software and Smart Visualization Empowers Business Users. Advanced Analytics Software, Data Discovery Tools and Smart Visualization can improve your planning and forecasting process, and empower your organization. The Smarten Business Intelligence environment provides advanced analytics tools that are simple enough for

Citizen Data Scientists? Yay or Nay?

Citizen Data Scientists? Yay or Nay?
It seems that everyone today is talking about Citizen Data Scientists. For some organizations the concept is perhaps frightening. The term may conjure up images of novices trying to do the work of someone with years of training and failing miserably in the process. For others, the image may be of an organization run amuck with business users leveraging sophisticated advanced analytics tools to create and