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Posts by Stefanie Hoffman

2
Jan

2013: BI Do’s and Don’ts

It’s the dawn of a new year, and users are compiling 2013 resolutions. For businesses, these likely include new strategies and revised best practices to accelerate business, increase profits and achieve a higher ROI. Their laundry list of resolutions should also include a refreshed perspective on business intelligence and analytics strategies.

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26
Dec

Laying the Foundation: Building Blocks of a BI Strategy

Before constructing a building, any architect needs blueprints – the master framework for any and all subsequent plans and contingencies going forward. The same applies when adopting business intelligence solutions. It’s imperative users create and implement a BI strategy that outlines their overall vision, mission and reason behind its adoption.

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19
Dec

BI and Midmarket: Overcoming the Identity Challenge

Enterprises recognized early on the potential ROI and benefits of business intelligence and analytics solutions and have since become some of its most ardent adopters. And, these large organizations, with their unique, high-value demands for specialized software, database tuning and other niche systems, are the only ones with enough resources, scale and reach to justify a costly and time-consuming BI investment. Right?

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12
Dec

Higher Learning: A Case for BI in Education

Business intelligence and analytics solutions can be applied to any industry with multiple sources of untapped, uncontrolled data to create structure, find value and achieve ROI.

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5
Dec

BI and CPM: Reconciling Convergence

All too often the terms business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) are used interchangeably – and, at first take, there seems to be very little difference. BI and CPM vendors rely on the same clouds and infrastructure. There’s a lot of overlap between the solutions: BI can be used to define and analyze performance metrics, while performance management can be a feature in overarching BI solutions.

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29
Nov

BI: A Health Care Win

Business intelligence and analytics solutions are gaining ground in every vertical as a way to accelerate productivity, make better business decisions and cut costs. This holds especially true for the tech-resistant health care industry. In fact, BI and analytics adoption is not only strong in health care verticals, it’s expected to grow, with the energy around related solutions accelerating at a frenzied pace.

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21
Nov

A Case for BI: Looking Beyond ROI

It’s no secret business intelligence and analytics are red hot in just about every market segment, from the smallest bakery to the largest multinational corporation.

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14
Nov

BI and the SMB

Once upon a time, business intelligence and analytics tools were relegated to large-scale enterprises with cash to burn and an army of data scientists standing by to translate the raw data into actionable information.

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7
Nov

What’s Driving BI?

What do the health care industry, big casino gaming and local bakeries have in common? They all can and have benefitted from business intelligence and analytics tools.

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31
Oct

BI: Applying Intelligent Solutions To Advanced Threats

All you have to do is glance at the headlines to know that security threats aren’t just becoming more pervasive, they’re becoming smarter and more sophisticated. These days, cybercriminals are tailoring slippery, highly mutated attacks designed to dodge most security solutions, and sit silently undetected on users’ machines.

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