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March 17, 2017
A lot of factors go into a choosing a strong, modern BI tool. But several users say ease of use trumped all other considerations for them in picking self-service software.
November 10, 2016
SAP BusinessObjects Cloud now includes a wave of analytics enhancements; SAP Digital Boardroom meets Microsoft Surface; and Roambi mobile analytics expands global reach.
July 27, 2016
The internet of things is generally thought of as a data source, but new business reporting software from Sisense is leveraging the concept for data consumption.
June 15, 2016
While cognitive computing and the internet of things generate a lot of buzz in today's analytics world, surveyed businesses still give priority to traditional BI reporting tools.
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The use of data analytics by small businesses is not widespread, despite better access to data tools via the cloud and clear-cut business benefits. Read about two exceptions. Continue Reading
Shaun Sutner, news and features writer for SearchHealthIT, starts this handbook by interviewing a healthcare analytics expert on population health, analytics and patient engagement. The expert shares why he believes technology and data analytics are essential to population health management and improving interoperability.
Next, Reda Chouffani examines how the rise of electronic health records has convinced healthcare providers to use more technology, such as business intelligence systems, to study their growing collections of digital patient data. He also lists a few reasons why providers sometimes struggle to implement business intelligence and analytics systems.
Chouffani closes out the handbook by exploring how healthcare practitioners are using clinical analytics systems to inform and reinforce their care decisions. He also outlines some criteria that management teams at healthcare facilities should evaluate before purchasing and rolling out an analytics tool.Continue Reading
SAP Cloud for Analytics (CforA), which was released in February 2015, is a software as a service (SaaS) business intelligence (BI) platform designed by SAP specifically for the cloud with the intent of providing all analytics capabilities to all users in one product. Continue Reading
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Updates to Power BI Report Server expand the on-premises platform's reporting functionality and increase the number of data sources users can connect to when building Power BI reports. Continue Reading
Most workers have other things to worry about in their jobs than learning how to use self-service BI software, so one school tried to make it fun for all staff. Continue Reading
Hospitals are leveraging traditional BI systems to help them negotiate the shifting terrain around insurance payment programs. Continue Reading
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Changes in data management processes -- including self-service data preparation, data lakes and real-time analytics -- create a new landscape in companies, according to analyst Matt Aslett. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Office 365 reporting tool gives administrators flexibility with how reports are generated and ways to monitor the consumption of the cloud platform. Continue Reading
Analyst Howard Dresner discusses the potential business value of embedding business intelligence software in business applications -- and what's limiting the technology's adoption. Continue Reading
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Many businesses commit similar mistakes when creating BI reports. Consultant Mico Yuk offers tips to help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls. Continue Reading
Providers can now do more than analyze past patient data with healthcare BI tools. They can possibly reduce readmissions and assign facility resources with predictive analytics. Continue Reading
In the business intelligence and analytics world, data lakes are their own region -- one in which today's multifarious forms of information can be stored in their native forms until used -- and cheaply at that. But these vast storage repositories, which are based on open source Apache Hadoop are not for those seeking rest and recreation. They take serious work -- and often sought-after skills -- to build and maintain.
In this guide, SearchDataManagement peers across several types of data lakes to discover how different organizations today are implementing them. First, editor Craig Stedman talks to three companies that have taken the dive -- and learns about the challenges and benefits presented to each. Next, reporter Jack Vaughan tells one executive's story -- how a Hadoop-based system opened new doors for his company. Finally, Vaughan quizzes Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri on whether data lakes can compete with data warehouses to quench organizations' thirst for storing and analyzing business data. Continue Reading