A large national healthcare group of 16.000 employees provides care services in the psychiatry and welfare sector and helps people with (mental) disabilities. Today, the health care industry is changing significantly: there is a growing input from the market and both government and customers increasingly enforce transparency regarding performance. [Read more...]
Very large, unstructured, volatile data sets lead to complicated and sometimes messy information. This is why according to worldwide research 85 percent of Fortune 500 businesses will not be able to use Big Data effectively (until 2015) to create a competitive advantage. Collecting data and analyzing it is not enough, as data streams are expected to generate the right conclusions at the right time. The problem is that almost 80 percent of the data is unstructured and polluted with useless data. However, some businesses have pioneered the use of Big Data and have thereby profited from it.
A recent study by one of the analysts firms tells us that “in 2011 the world will create a staggering 1.8 zeta bytes” and “by 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of information [now]”.
In this article we explore the three biggest challenges of using big data and what to do about it: intelligent filtering, outstanding performance and good data visualization. The main question here is if the business intelligence software we are using today is capable of tackling these challenges.
Business Intelligence software’s biggest emerging technology over the next year or two will be from the smallest devices. Smartphones like the iPhone and the Android can access online data stores, analytical applications and other parts of the business intelligence stack. [Read more...]
The recession is fostering interest in Business Intelligence software, which helps companies analyze the data they collect for new cost-cutting or sales opportunities.
By Rachael King
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2011 will not be the year of the cloud for Business Intelligence (BI) – rather focus on advanced analytics, Business Intelligence software-as-a-service and agile approaches, says Martin Rennhackkamp, COO of PBT. [Read more...]
EMC Corporation today unveiled the findings of the largest-ever global survey of the data science community. Spanning the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India and China, the EMC Data Science Study reveals and quantifies a rampant scarcity across the globe for the prerequisite skills necessary for a company to capitalize on the opportunities found at the intersection of Big Data and data analytics. [Read more...]
Companies just don’t get it… Just because business intelligence sounds impressive and has spawned a whole industry doesn’t mean companies know what it’s really for, says the Naked CIO. I have just been asked to talk at a conference about what not to do when implementing a business intelligence platform. [Read more...]