A Dramatic 2016 Masters - Did the Numbers Agree?

Taking a Fresh Look at March Madness With Data Science

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms, 2016: My Take

“Self-Service Analytics for Everyone” ... Please Explain!

Who, Inc. and the Data Grinch

The 10 Best Reasons to Attend Information Builders Summit 2016

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Terri White | March 30, 2016

We are counting down the days until Summit 2016! This year, we’re excited to discuss Analytics with Altitude against the beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Nevada. We’ve got another outstanding lineup packed with more than 150 sessions from industry-leading analysts, thought leaders and customers,...

Think UX Isn’t Crucial to Your BI Success? Think Again.

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Jeff Hendrickson | March 28, 2016

First, Consider this BI Definition Business Intelligence, or BI, is the practice of finding and using data to analyze a business, from quantitative measures like dollars and units, to qualitative measures like customer satisfaction. Modern business accomplishes this purpose by using technology that...

The Innovation Sessions: Lessons from 7 Leaders

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Michael Corcoran | March 28, 2016

Well known author and management consultant Meg Wheatley once wrote, "Innovation is fostered by information gathered from new connections; from insights gained by journeys into other disciplines or places; from active, collegial networks and fluid, open boundaries. Innovation arises from ongoing...

#BetterData Cartoon Series Asks - Are Your Customers Unhappy?

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Kathleen Moran | March 23, 2016

Your data says your customers are unhappy. So, what do you plan to do about it? If you can’t tell what they’re unhappy about or who they are, then it will be hard to pinpoint what changes your company should implement. All organizations operate in data-rich ecosystems, but that data doesn’t do your...

Visualizing the Madness of Everyone’s Favorite Tournament

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Porter Thorndike | March 22, 2016

For many sports fans, this month is the most thrilling, exhilarating – and completely maddening – time of the year, as the nation’s most talented college basketball teams dance through a single-elimination tournament for the NCAA crown.   By all accounts, the twists, turns and last second...

Ace is the Place ... For Self-Service Analytics

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Jake Freivald | March 18, 2016

This week, customer Ace Hardware came out to the Gartner BI and Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas to share its self-service analytics success story with attendees. Tim Brynda, the company's software engineering consultant, discussed how Ace was able to bring self-service analytics to the masses...

Success in the City of Irving – A Q&A

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Daniel Cohen | March 17, 2016

Transparency and accountability are hallmarks of good government. Taxpayers are generally happy when they know what their elected representatives are up to, and if necessary, they can easily interface with various departments for services. Sometimes, however, taxpayers ask themselves, “What am I...

#BetterData Cartoon Series Asks - Does Your Data Have Integrity?

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Kathleen Moran | March 16, 2016

Businesses recognize the importance of BI reports that contain readily accessible data that’s widely available to a variety of end users. Yet both businesses and their users can fall for the allure of aesthetically pleasing visual reports, without questioning the integrity of the data behind them....