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)

Debating the Value of Self-Service BI and Analytics

Olympics Debrief - Who Punched Above Their Weight?

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Andy McCartney | September 20, 2016

I was in the UK last week, and was pleasantly suprised how Olympics crazy the country still was, in this case Paralympics crazy.  Now back in the US there is a stark difference in the media coverage and public awareness between the two Olympics.  Perhaps it is down to the success of the...

Top 5 Worst Practices in BI and How to Avoid Them

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Andy McCartney | September 19, 2016

Welcome to the first blog in a new series that considers the worst practices in BI and analytics, and how to avoid them. Many business intelligence (BI) implementations don’t deliver the anticipated results. In a recent study conducted by Dresner Advisory Services, only 35 percent of companies...

Better Data Boosts B2B Performance

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Jake Freivald | September 14, 2016

"Decision making at big B2B companies is often skewed by anecdote and myth," claims a new article in Harvard Business Review. "Anecdotes gain that stature because managers often lack timely, reliable information." Author Rob Markey goes on to discuss how smart B2B companies use frequent, direct...

Big Data – Embrace the Disruption!

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Beth Adams | September 12, 2016

You’ve read the definitions. The reality is data growth is huge — we’re generating more information than ever before. It’s more important than ever to make sure that you are using the correct technology innovations and methods to succeed with big data.

First Rate Investment Services: A Quarter Century of Partnership

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Jon M. Deutsch | September 08, 2016

Since its founding in 1991, First Rate Investment Services has relied on Information Builders to glean insights from stores of customer portfolio data, turning information into business advantage. First Rate uses Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics...

Back to School with Business Intelligence

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Kathleen Moran | September 06, 2016

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly summer comes and goes. Once again, it’s time for students to head back to school! This morning I dropped my oldest son off for his first day of high school (sigh)…                         ...

Addressing Low Adoption in Finance with Predictive Analytics

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Jake Freivald | September 01, 2016

CFO.com just published an article that sheds some light on the low levels of BI and analytics adoption that often plague finance and accounting departments.  Finance has yet to fully embrace analytics the way operations, marketing, and other functions have, the writers claim, in spite of the...

The Art of Design for BI and Analytics

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Jeff Hendrickson | August 31, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, 20 people from Information Builders’ local NYC User Group gathered at our headquarters for a different kind of meeting. For three hours they worked through user research and application design challenges in a day of User Experience (UX) and Design Thinking learning and...

Issues Impacting Successful Big Data Initiatives

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Beth Adams | August 31, 2016

For some companies, many big data projects are left unfinished due to inaccurate scope, technical roadblocks, and data silos. Misconceptions, mistakes, and poor planning can negatively impact deployments by wasting time and resources, hindering performance, and delaying return on investment. See...