Entries by Dave Macolino

Six Business Intelligence Predictions For 2015

Being a data-driven organization requires a combination of analysis and predictions. As we look at the last several years, big data has been the dominant force, moving from a consumer-based requirement to a must-have strategy for enterprises to stay competitive. This data revolution is seeing accelerated technology adoption curves and is forcing job roles to change, […]

SMBs Win as Business Intelligence Hits the Cloud

Business intelligence from the cloud means big savings and an advantage over the competition. Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have depended on outside contractors for information technology services for several years. That’s why the cloud fits in well with a small business strategy. When the bottom line simply can’t afford large investments in internal […]

Gartner Says Advanced Analytics Is a Top Business Priority

Gartner, Inc. today said advanced analytics is a top business priority, fuelled by the need to make advanced analysis accessible to more users and broaden the insight into the business. Advanced analytics is the fastest-growing segment of the business intelligence (BI) and analytics software market and surpassed $1 billion in 2013. “While advanced analytics have […]

Is Excel the Next Killer BI App?

Love it or hate it, export to Excel is still the most specified requirement in contemporary analytic tool selections, despite all the advances in business intelligence (BI) technologies. Excel is comfortable, flexible and with the new Microsoft Office 365 Excel Power BI add-ins (Power Query, Power Pivot, and Power Map), it’s growing to become exponentially […]

Scientists Question the Big Price Tags of Big Data

Big data is big business in the life sciences, attracting lots of money and prestige. It’s also relatively young; the move toward big data can be traced back to 1990, when researchers joined together to sequence all three billion letters in the human genome. That project was completed in 2003 and since then, the life […]

You may not need Big Data after all | #MITIQ

The business buzzword over the past two years has been “Big Data”. Companies are trying to figure our how they can leverage their collected data and translate it into a competitive advantage. However, according to the Director of MIT’s Sloan School Center for Information Systems Research, Jeanne Ross, this approach is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all […]

Big Data May Not Be All It’s Cut Out to Be

The National Ecological Observatory Network, funded by Congress for $434 million, will equip 106 U.S. sites with sensors to gather ecological data all day, every day, for 30 years after it goes operational in 2017. The Human Brain Project, supported by $1.6 billion from the European Union, intends to create a supercomputer simulation of a […]