October 21, 2018 •
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Business intelligence (BI) is an essential element to the success of any organisation. Without fully understanding the data within the business, without a true understanding of its operational performance (or lack thereof), reliable and effective strategies...
The relationship between artificial intelligence and business intelligence is deepening daily, as augmented analytics takes centre stage. In a world where global market shifts can occur in a matter of minutes, access to real-time data – and the capability...
October 5, 2017 •
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It’s a familiar scene: The monthly sales management meeting began well enough, only to descend into claims and counter-claims about whose “data is better” – sales or finance? It’s one of many possible results of poor data governance, and it should...
South Africa Qlik Master Reseller, a leader in visual analytics has been confirmed as gold sponsor of Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017). HISA2017 is set to take place on 29-30 August 2017 at Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg. As the...
May 3, 2017 •
Comments Off on BI on the fly – coping with dirty, ill-prepared data
There’s a classic problem that almost every business intelligence (BI) project runs into at one stage or another: Either the data is in a bad way or it hasn’t been prepared for presentation at the BI layer. An integrator might be looking to do a proof of...
Organisations need to embrace the digital revolution in order to remain relevant and get the opportunities that come with digital transformation. An effective Business Intelligence systems help place the organisation’s processes in perspective while...
April 19, 2017 •
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They used to say a picture paints a thousand words. Now they just hand you a picture. Infographics have all but taken over the Internet, social media and marketing. After starting out as strange bedfellows, visuals and text have proved they can work together...
March 24, 2017 •
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Over the years, business intelligence (BI) has helped tens of thousands of enterprises gain a better understanding of the gaps and opportunities in their markets and organisational make-up. Nevertheless, it has been slow to permeate throughout organisations....
March 16, 2017 •
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Today, everybody is ‘talking’ digital. Any organisation not on the path of digital transformation will face the very real possibility of being ‘left behind’ in what can be considered a very volatile business market. While the past year has been less...
Business Intelligence (BI) is relevant and useful for businesses, irrespective of size, but there are pre-requisites claim ICT experts at the ICT Business Breakfast, hosted by ITNewsAfrica and sponsor Yellowfin. Although decision makers want the process...
February 20, 2013 •
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Whenever they hear the term “business intelligence” (BI), owners of small-to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) might be under the wrongful impression that it is a solution meant to be implemented only by major corporations and large enterprises with...
September 28, 2012 •
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Decision support, or business intelligence (BI), has been a major driver for CIOs for many years. The current focus on “big data” and social media analytics is a logical extension of inward facing analysis capability to allow decision making and using the...
October 26, 2011 •
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Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) has accelerated following the launch of the iconic iPad by Apple visionary Steve Jobs little more than a year ago. Despite widespread smartphone adoption, its small screen size prevented it from leading the charge for mobile...
October 18, 2011 •
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MicroStrategy hosted a Business Intelligence (BI) Forum this morning, 18 October 2011 at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa. MicroStartegy, founded in 1989 is a NASDAQ listed global provider of Business Intelligence (BI) software. In...
Seven Seas Technologies (SST), a Kenyan integrated information technology services provider, has set up shop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and now Ethiopia, we are making a mark as the fastest growing indigenous-owned IT services...
January 13, 2011 •
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Alvin Toffle, famous sociologist, is quoted as saying “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” This concept – the growing need to update one’s...