5 WORST Performance Management Practices!

A Look Back At 2016 and Predictions for the New Year

Navigating the Big Data World

Big Data and Predictive Analytics

Data Quality Tips From the Pros (Part 2)

Ask the Experts Series: What is a Golden Record?

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Jake Freivald | January 10, 2017

All of us at Information Builders understand the importance of being able to provide accurate, consistent data to key stakeholders in the format that suits them best. Having access to such data is critical in allowing leaders to solve business problems and meet business goals. A Golden Record is...

What’s the case for Data Governance?

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Beth Adams | January 09, 2017

Employees and stakeholders need key pieces of information to do their jobs. Self-service and data discovery tools can help, but if you let people access any data they want, they’ll start poking around where they don’t belong. They also might bring in data of doubtful quality and unknown origin,...

What Lies Ahead for Data and Analytics in 2017?

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Rado Kotorov | January 05, 2017

Each year, we deliberate where BI and analytics are taking us as the role of data becomes increasingly integral to businesses. Where are we headed this year?  The biggest shift will be a focus on business outcomes. It is no longer about new and cool technologies alone, but what business...

A Decisive New Year

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Terri White | January 03, 2017

I wore my optimism hat on the first work day of the new year and I was tested right away with a messy commute. No trains. A crowded platform. Rain. I stood on the street for a few minutes and felt irritated about my luck, sod’s law and all that. I almost turned back for home, but I checked myself...

A Look Back At 2016 and Predictions for the New Year

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Jake Freivald | December 30, 2016

N.B., Dr. Rado Kotorov will discuss 5 Hot Trends for Data and Analytics in 2017 in a January 10 webcast. Welcome to the last work day of 2016! Traditionally, at the end of a year, we try to glean some wisdom from the past and some insight into the future. I’ll distinguish between knowledge and...

Navigating the Big Data World

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Beth Adams | December 29, 2016

Organizations are faced with an influx of new information, from a wide array of sources. Traditional methods and solutions, like point-to-point integration, data warehouses and marts, and enterprise information integration, are proving ineffective when it comes to processing these rapidly growing...

2016: We Couldn't Have Done It Without You!

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Kathleen Moran | December 29, 2016

At the close of another year (and the beginning of a new one), it's always gratifying to look back at what one has accomplished. In reviewing the past 12 months, we are most proud of the honors our customers have won for excellence in business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Of course, we're also...

ETL/ELT and Big Data

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Beth Adams | December 22, 2016

What’s the difference between ETL and ELT and what works best with big data? ETL stands for “extract, transform, and load”. It’s the traditional set of functions that lets organizations extract data from numerous databases, applications, and systems, transform it as appropriate, and load it into...

Big Data and Predictive Analytics

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Beth Adams | December 15, 2016

Predictive analytics is the art of using analysis to predict trends, behaviors, and conditions. Organizations and governments can then enable quick, accurate forecasting and act on opportunities before they manifest. Predictive solutions can support a variety of business functions, including...