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  • MicroStrategy 10 promises enhanced BI with more governance, security

    Recognizing the growing tension between IT departments and enterprise users eager for more self-serve analytics tools, MicroStrategy has added heightened security and governance capabilities to the latest version of its namesake BI platform.

    Written by Katherine Noyes05 June 15 04:05
  • New query language could turn log files into business insights

    IT departments have long relied on log data to help keep systems up and running, but they're not the only ones who can benefit from these vast stores of information. A new analytics language from Logentries could help managers tap log data to gain insights about their business.

    Written by Katherine Noyes29 May 15 11:20
  • Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

    All the data "lakes" in the world won't amount to much if you can't figure out what they mean for your business. With that in mind, Salesforce on Thursday unveiled Salesforce Wave for Big Data, a new tool designed to help business users make sense of their information stores using the Salesforce Analytics Cloud.

    Written by Katherine Noyes28 May 15 22:00
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  • Six Google analytics tips for online marketers and SMBs

    Google Analytics lets organisations of all shapes and sizes measure the performance of their websites. There's a lot of data in there--and even more that you can do with that data once you've extracted it. These tips will help you get started with Google Analytics.

    Written by James A. Martin25 July 13 12:42
  • How to avoid online reputation management nightmares

    Don't let a few bad reviews or one negative article ruin your reputation with online customers. These three case studies feature companies that faced online reputation challenges, with a look at the results they achieved and the lessons they learned along the way.

    Written by James A. Martin23 Jan. 13 14:39
  • How to Get Started With Google Analytics

    Analytics help you find out what brings visitors to your small business website. With that information, you can better design your site to give visitors what they are looking for--and turn them into customers. Here's a primer on linking your site to Google Analytics and getting the most out of the data it gives you.

    Written by Nathan Segal10 Jan. 13 13:56
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  • Big data companies argue their case at Demo Traction

    The recent Demo Traction event showcased a host of young companies that are gaining market momentum.  Each gave their pitch and then answered to a panel of judges.  If it is important for you to stay on the up and up with emerging technologies, this is must watch stuff.

    Written by John Dix08 May 15 06:10
  • How financial service firms use big data to meet business goals

    Most financial service firms, which includes banking and insurance companies, are engaged in a big data project to increase the pace of innovation and uncover game-changing business outcomes. The pressing challenge now is how to drive more continuous value and unearth opportunities more rapidly.

    Written by By Vince Dell'Anno and Brian McCarthy, Accenture Analytics26 March 15 02:19
  • Why businesses should focus on wide data, not Big Data

    In these heady days of Big Data, a lot of organisations treat data collection like a Pokémon game: Gotta catch it all. But Dane Atkinson, CEO of cross-platform marketing analytics specialist, SumAll, says most organizations need to think wide, not big, when it comes to data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud14 March 15 02:23
  • Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

    Historically, cloud BI has been mostly used by smaller businesses, but larger enterprises are starting to make the trek.

    Written by Nancy Gohring20 Aug. 14 20:48
  • 9 Common BI Software Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

    According to Gartner, business Intelligence and analytics will remain a top focus for CIOs through 2017, with companies spending millions on traditional BI software, cloud BI services and now mobile apps and even social BI. However, as the type and number of BI solutions has grown, so too has the possibility of failure, of picking the wrong business intelligence software for your business problem or problems or of having end users not understand or properly use the solution.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff13 Aug. 14 05:40

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