What you need to know about Cognos Dynamic Cubes

The highly anticipated 10.2 version of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence was released in September 2012. Along with the new version there is also a new IBM Cognos OLAP capability known as Dynamic Cubes. Cognos Dynamic Cubes consists of a modeling tool (IBM Cognos Cube Designer), a dynamic cube object in the administration environment, which [...]

BI, Predictive Analytics, and Big Data: No. 1 Nucleus in Top 10 Predictions for 2013

Nucleus Research announced its Top 10 Predictions for 2013, revealing several interesting trends emerging for the coming year. Nucleus estimates BI adoption will double worldwide in 2013 as greater usability for non-expert analytics users, lower-cost options including cloud and SaaS, and further efforts by vendors to make BI accessible to every user. Also, predictive analytics [...]

The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013

Analysts have examined top industry trends at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo and identified the top 10 technologies that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013. According to Gartner, “a strategic technology may be an existing technology that has matured and/or become suitable for a wider range of uses. It may also be an emerging technology that [...]

Boosting competitiveness with Mobile BI

Organizations in today’s business environment are faced with increased uncertainty and competition – and are expecting more ahead. At the same time, the increasing use of smart phones and tablets as business tools is bringing about entirely new opportunities. All of these make it difficult for organizations to gain measurable benefits and outperform their peers [...]

Mobile BI – The Global Shift in How Organizations Do Business

It’s no secret: one of the biggest and unstoppable revolutions in business world today is coming through the increased use of smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Organizations are using them in healthcare, insurance, financial services, manufacturing, and retail industry, to name a few – to enhance employees’ productivity and drive tangible business value. [...]

Benefits of an Analytical Enterprise

A new Nucleus research note titled “The Stages of an Analytic Enterprise” reveals that the more organizations spend on business intelligence, performance management, and predictive analytics, the higher the returns on those investments will be. The research note is the product of in-depth analyses on 60 analytics deployments, including interviews with end-users. As highlighted in [...]

Real-Time Analytics for Customer-Focused Pricing

In a volatile travel and tourism marketplace, where customers demand better service and competition intensifies, the success is set by being agile and tailoring the offerings to market needs. For TUI Deutschland GmbH to achieve optimal performance, huge volumes of data, thousands of employees and partners, and millions of customers and products have to be [...]

Analytics is the No. 1 Technology Priority for CIOs in 2012

A new Gartner Executive Programs report, titled "Amplifying the Enterprise: The 2012 CIO Agenda", shows that analytics/business intelligence is the top-ranked technology for 2012 as CIOs seek to increase enterprise growth and operational efficiency. The second most important technology for CIOs this year is mobile, said Gartner. The report is the product of a global [...]