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 that are designed by IT or analysts and assume comprehensive knowledge of user needs, we give our business users the wrong kind of tools!
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Re-Visualizing Business Intelligence, now let’s chat!

Re-Visualizing Business Intelligence, now let’s chat!Since it is the prerogative of a consultant to question and modify predominant jargon, I am hatting (yes, this too is an English word) …I am hatting myself in the hat of a consultant this morning, and I am questioning the application of the term "Business Intelligence." ###Details >
 

Can You Use Plug n’ Play Predictive Analysis? Yes!

Can You Use Plug n’ Play Predictive Analysis? Yes!What on earth is Plug n’ Play Predictive Analysis? It’s not a hot single from a new boy band! It IS a surprisingly simple business intelligence tool that can help you plan, predict, see patterns and trends and allow the average business user to function at a higher level with concise information that will help users to make good decisions. Sound good? It is! Trust me, I use it and it has elevated the work and accuracy of the business decisions made by my team!
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ElegantJ BI Announces Real Time Cube Capability for Swift Decision-making

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ElegantJ BI announces Real Time Cube Management for its BI tools. In addition to its existing MOLAP architecture, and connection with MDX data sources like Microsoft® SSAS and SAP® BW cubes, ElegantJ BI now offers real time cubes to derive data for deep dive analytics in real time and make swift, confident decisions to benefit the enterprise.

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A Summary of the Myths and Confusion in Business Intelligence

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Debunking Common Business Intelligence Myths

A Summary of the Myths and Confusion in the Business Intelligence Market

This article series is entitled 'Debunking Common Business Intelligence Myths'. The information presented in this, the seventh article of the series, summarizes the myths and cuts through the confusion to help you choose the right BI tool for your business and business users.

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Don't Create a Data Governance Tug of War between Financial Pros and IT Staff

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The need to up-to-date, integrated information and analytical data is crucial to the success of the organization and certainly to the accountants, auditors, financial investment professionals and finance managers in any enterprise. But, in an age of user and data breaches, the IT team may be hesitant to allow meaningful, flexible access to critical business intelligence.
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Visualization CAN Replace Need for Ad-Hoc Analysis– Myth#3

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Myth # 3: Business Users Do Not Need Ad-Hoc Data Analysis

If your business is confused about the tools in the business intelligence market, you are not alone. There are lot of options in the market today, which is great for the enterprise and its users, but the confusion that this marketplace creates can be daunting when it comes to making a decision about which solution is right for your organization and your business users. If your business has a self-serve business intelligence initiative, the confusion can be even more discouraging. How do you choose a tool that will live up to the hype and your expectations?

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Sandy's New Business Intelligence Ad-Hoc Reporting

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Business Intelligence Ad-Hoc Reporting is Sandy’s Dream Come True My friend Sandy told me how difficult it is to get a report out of her business intelligence solution. She turns over the requirements to a data scientist or a programmer and waits days for the report. The resulting report is hard to read and the data is out-of-date, incomplete or unclear.
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(Most) Self-Serve BI Tools will Create Data Anarchy– Myth#2

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Myth #2 – True Self-Serve BI Tools Will Compromise Data Governance

Today’s business intelligence market offers many options! But, never every business intelligence solution can help your self-serve initiative succeed. When an enterprise undertakes a business intelligence initiative or wishes to improve or upgrade its BI tools, it is easy to get lost in the hype and myth surrounding the market.

If your organization finds it difficult to sort through the buzz and choose the right BI tools, we are here to help.

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InMemory Vs Managed Memory Computing

InMemory Vs Managed Memory Computing
Let me start with recent past or I would say past?Traditional business intelligence tools and corporate performance management solutions typically use an IO-based processing technique that makes the compilation and analysis of data a slow process. It limits processing and speed from hardware resources that use extensive IO to read and write to and from the disk. This challenge can be frustrating for users and for IT staff because it reduces productivity and can overwhelm systems during peak periods.
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