Tag: 2-TIER

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: IoT Data Creates New Opportunities for Marketers

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As I blogged about earlier this week, today’s “networked BI” platforms make it easier than ever to integrate data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) into enterprise environments. Advanced 2-tier BI platforms plug into centrally managed data sources – data warehouses, data lakes, business applications, and big data – and seamlessly unify them with data generated by decentralized teams throughout the organization. Repositories collecting data from IoT devices are just another data source, although the fact that they are generally unstructured creates additional challenges in making these data sources analytic ready. After the data is refined and business rules are added, the combined data is ready to be used.

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Winter is Coming for Legacy Business Intelligence Vendors

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HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is wildly popular for a lot of reasons: epic battles, dramatic vistas and, shall we say, intense relationships. But beyond riveting entertainment, the series offers a powerful allegory that is directly applicable to the Business Intelligence (BI) software industry: “winter is coming.”

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Embrace Self-Service Without Chaos: Enabling a 2-Tier Analytics Strategy

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Business users are increasingly adopting self-service BI tools that enable them to work with data on their own, reducing and in some cases eliminating their dependence on a centralized IT function. Unfortunately, the proliferation of these tools within an organization can introduce governance problems, resulting in a greater risk of analytical silos and reporting chaos. IT leaders are being challenged by decentralized business teams to deliver speed, autonomy and ease of use, but they have struggled to meet these demands without compromising security, consistency and trust in the data.

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High Marks for Birst in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Study

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If you’ve ever wondered about the data behind all those dots in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics, your curiosity is about to be satisfied. In their newest research paper, “Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms”, Gartner has essentially pulled back the curtain by giving clients a valuable tool that helps them understand vendor scores and find out which solution best fits their particular use case.

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