I noted some time ago that there was a gap between business intelligence education and practice. Now, Indiana University is the latest institution seeking to bridge the gap, at least where data science is concerned.
From time to time, I take a look at various business intelligence and analytics vendors’ websites. I find them, as always, to be loaded with lots of new tools and capabilities. Their visual beauty is constantly improving. But I wonder … Continue reading
My review of the free public version of Tableau remains the most popular in the history of this blog. When I received an email informing me that version 8 of the software was available for download, I couldn’t resist. … Continue reading
Visionary computer scientist David Gelernter recently wrote an opinion piece for Wired in which he threw out this provocative proposal: the end of the Web, search, and browsers as we know them. From the tenor of comments posted on the Wired web … Continue reading
I’ve posted a series of articles here on the “revenge of the dumb terminal.” That trend has recently picked up steam with news that HP is planning to sell a Pavilion notebook running Google’s Chrome OS.
In a recent post, I introduced the PRIME model on this blog. I briefly defined PRIME and stated that it can be used to understand knowledge worker activities around business intelligence, performance management and analytics. I concluded the article by pointing toward a “generic” knowledge work that … Continue reading
A few years ago, I came up with an alternative way of thinking about how people work with data. I call this alternative the PRIME model. In exploring PRIME I’ve had several insights about how we use information. This article … Continue reading
Just when we were predicting a new golden age of mobile business intelligence, suddenly there are storm clouds on the horizon.
Recent years have seen an explosion of new technologies designed to help executives and managers understand their customers, suppliers, employees, and the environment in which their organizations operate. Over time, the amount and sources of data being collected for these … Continue reading
“. . . then is it really business intelligence?” This was the subject of a thread that was active for awhile on one of the LinkedIn groups I follow. At first I didn’t pay much attention, but then one morning … Continue reading