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Business intelligence is the process of making better decisions in an environment that provides data and reporting that is timely, reliable, consistent and understandable in a useful format or presentation.


AnalysisThe next time Self Service is discussed in your organization, keep in mind the three C’s—Connection, Context and Control—and you’ll achieve the necessary framework for a high-performing business intelligence program.
NewsThe Department of Veterans Affairs has initiated a two-year pilot to study innovative approaches to quickly search electronic health records and medical literature for relevant published studies to hasten evidence-based clinical decisions.
NewsFord Motor Co. has hired industry veteran Paul Ballew as its first Chief Data and Analytics Officer. The hire, effective Jan. 5, 2015, surfaces as automakers try to gather, manage and monetize mounds of data from cars, dealerships, service stations, mobile devices and the public Internet. Ballew previously ran Dun and Bradstreet's global data and analytics efforts, and earlier was a chief sales analyst at General Motors Co. He's also held key posts at JD Power…
NewsDo bank CEOs fear analytics? A recent study found that analytics are underused at banks and that senior executives are cold to the technology: a scant 20% said that if it were up to them their organization would be highly data driven.
BlogTechnologies such as beacons, retail store analytics, and store fulfillment programs are rapidly changing the definition of how a retail store operates and engages with customers. Here's how.
NewsSentient Technologies, a potential IBM Watson rival focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data, has raised $103.5 million in Series C funding.
NewsHewlett-Packard is building a bridge between traditional SQL database analytics and Big Data on Hadoop systems. The result is HP Vertica for SQL on Hadoop.
NewsWhen Amazon's AWS re:invent 2014 conference kicks off Nov. 11 in Las Vegas, numerous Big Data cloud companies will be in the house. Among the businesses to watch: Blacklight Solutions, Intel, MediaMath, Numenta and Yellowfin (among others). Here's why.
NewsAppDynamics has unveiled Application Analytics, which apparently provides real-time IT operations and business intelligence across distributed application environments. The move comes as AppDynamics, which has raised $200 million, charts a long-term course to a potential IPO.
NewsGartner Inc. says advanced analytics is a top business priority today, fueled by the need to make advanced analysis accessible to more users and broaden insights into the business.
NewsConsulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton recently launched an online training program aimed at supporting data science education and awareness.
NewsIBM is preparing to add multiple analytics applications to the IBM Cloud Marketplace -- an online mall featuring on-demand software from Big Blue and its partners. The new cloud additions will include Cognos Business Intelligence, SPSS predictive analytics platforms and the recently announced Watson Analytics offering.

Gartner’s analysis of the Business Intelligence and Analytics market is the most anticipated and highly respected in the industry. Many industry observers believe that some organizations will only consider software vendors that appear on the Gartner Magic Quadrant. That's because Gartner information is based on detailed customer surveys, interviews and Gartner's own research. In addition to the detailed analysis of vendors, Gartner also reviews major market and industry trends.
In this independent report, David White of the Aberdeen Group discusses how adding agile BI provides a self-service solution that helps both business stakeholders and IT achieve their goals.
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