Tag: Internet of Things

Mining and Data in 2017

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Mining Global recently interviewed Farnaz Erfan, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, to discuss the year ahead for the mining industry and the role analytics will play.

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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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