December 8, 2015

    Why Should BI Tech Owners Empower Business Users?

    The short answer: “To get them out of their hair.” But seriously…At Attivio, we work with decision-makers at various companies who own and administer the BI infrastructure. We call them “BI tech owners.” A BI tech owner’s team governs data and delivers it to business users for analysis.BI tech owners are not in an enviable position at the moment...
    December 3, 2015


    Data Virtualization Unleashes Application AgilityThe single, most-important determinant of the lifetime value of a modern, enterprise-wide application is its dexterity in adding or changing the data sources that drive the application. ‘Rock stars’ deliver solutions that provide value and benefits for years, adapting to new or evolving data sources quickl..
    December 1, 2015

    Get More Value out of Your Existing BI Tools

    Before joining Attivio, I worked for several years at Tibco Spotfire. It was a great experience. I was on the front lines as the worlds of Big Data and Business Intelligence (BI) collided.Traditionally, companies relied on canned BI reports to help them understand historical data. Such reporting solutions have been around for decades. It was, therefore, very..
    November 24, 2015

    From Virtual Data Marts to Data Dexterity

    How Data Virtualization Drives Secure, Agile, Enterprise BIIf you believe that the convergence of Big Data and Big Analysis is a ‘half full’ opportunity, chances are you’re familiar with and engaged in the implementation of data virtualization to accelerate the move to data democracy in your organization.  New tools extend the franchise for secure..
    November 20, 2015

    Why Data Democratization Pays Off

    To some extent, virtually all business decision makers rely on business intelligence (BI) analytics and reporting. And, according to an online survey conducted by Forrester Research in 2014, more that 40 percent of organizations using BI achieve double-digit ROI on their investments within two years. [1] Not only that, but top performing companies tend ..
    November 18, 2015

    Data Democratization: The Time is Now

    There was a lot of talk at the Tableau Conference last month about the challenge of getting the right data into Tableau. There’s a process bottleneck between IT and the business that prevents the easy flow of data in the organization. Data democratization is a powerful concept that ultimately enables companies to compete on analytics. From EDW to Big DataI..
    November 12, 2015


    Recently I was thinking about the data bottleneck between BI analysts and IT that can add months to analytics initiatives before they produce any meaningful insight. It’s not just that most enterprises are saddled with legacy infrastructure for handling data. Tools like Tableau, Qlik, and Spotfire have created an order of magnitude increase in the number o..
    November 11, 2015


    Effectively Documenting Transactions to Avoid PenaltiesReporters Woodward and Bernstein were famously advised to “Follow the money” as a way to navigate through the complicated web called Watergate.  Last week, U.S. regulators fired their latest warning shot across the bow of another transaction-focused business – daily fantasy sports – signalin..
    November 5, 2015


    Democratization Is Not AnarchyA central challenge in transforming a ponderous Big Data headache into an agile Big Analysis win is finding a way to scale (often spelled S-U-P-P-O-R-T) Tableau users with the data they seek to visualize.  Like most coins, there are two images we can observe – one from the perspective of the data analyst visualizing in Ta..


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