Business Intelligence

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Helping your workforce become data-literate

How to start building a data-literate organization without extensive training

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How to bring BI and analytics to modern nested data structures

Nested data structures are a boon to modeling, storage, and query performance, but pose challenges to traditional BI tools. Here’s how to overcome them

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Data literacy: What it means and why it’s essential for your business

Putting data in the hands of a few experts is a powerful thing, but making it available throughout an organization can be a game-changer

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Harnessing the power of analytics to boost in-store sales

Strategically investing in analytics and data management can translate into improved customer experiences

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Use the cloud to create open, connected data lakes for AI, not data swamps

There needs to be a material change in the way people think of solving complex data problems

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Break down barriers to create a single source of customer intelligence

The executives' challenge is creating a single view of customer engagement

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Your analytics strategy is obsolete

While analytics is a giant market and filled with confusing marketing speak, there are big trends shaping the industry that will dictate where organizations invest

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Review: Domo is good BI, not great BI

Domo delivers on data sources and visualizations, but is harder to use and overpriced compared to Tableau, Qlik Sense, and Microsoft Power BI

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Digital transformation for the connected supply chain

How to capitalize on market information with a supply chain overhaul

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What's all the chatter about chatbots

Chatbots get a lot of hype, but they also have risks and limitations. To make the most of them, focus on their most helpful capabilities, provide careful oversight and pay close attention to customer response.

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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve,...

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Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

A promising data analysis tool in the cloud, QuickSight is easy to use but limited in terms of visualization types

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5 risky suppliers to watch using cognitive computing

Unforeseen supply chain problems can cripple or destroy a business. Here are five risky suppliers to watch for in 2017.

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Harness Hadoop and Spark for user-friendly BI

Datameer aligns the power of open source big data technologies with the needs of business users, not specialists

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Facebook open-sources its Prophet forecasting tools for Python and R

Prophet is aimed specifically at business problems, such as computer infrastructure capacity planning

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Bringing embedded analytics into the 21st century

Embedding analytics has become an increasingly common way to monetize data and develop new product lines. But most of the tools available to embed analytics aren't up to the needs of today's developers. Here are 10 considerations...

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Automate the business intelligence pipeline

How Tamr combines machine learning with a human-guided workflow to clean, consolidate, and curate enterprise data for decision makers

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