Noetix Helps Fellowes’ IT Team Get a Big Bang from their Reporting Buck

Fellowes, Inc. offers an extensive range of products to equip the workspace, including paper shredders, binders, laminators, desktop accessories, and record storage solutions. Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., Fellowes employs more than 1,200 people in 15 countries around the world. Read more

There is no such thing as “Unstructured Analysis”

There is a lot of interest in unstructured data these days.  Whether this is the more “traditional” forms like video and other large bit-stream objects or things like clickstream data from the web, lots of people are devoting lots of time and effort towards the creation and management of systems to collect and store this data.  Indeed, the explosion of this category of data is, at least in part, what is making “big data” so big. Read more

Focus on Business Relevance

Many companies are in search of the holy grail of being a more agile business.  But, those same organizations are trapped in traditional decision support cycles and have fallen into a rut of “business as usual”.  Knowledge workers are capable of answering any questions rapidly for which supporting data is available and accessible.  They are also capable of expressing their requirements for additional data that’s needed to support their next generation of questions – or are they? Read more

Can BI truly be self-service?

QUESTION: Can BI truly be self-service?

ANSWER: There has been a lot of recent buzz about self-service BI. It’s an objective virtually every organization would like to achieve: let business users explore their data without the need for much support (or infrastructure creation) from IT. Read more

Big Data without Context is Worthless

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
– Mark Twain

These days, if you’re in business you’re likely buzzing about Big Data. Everyone is. Marketing guys like me are trying to figure out an angle to exploit it. What we are buzzing about is an unimaginably expansive universe and we know intuitively there is value to be gained or lost in there. Use whichever analogy you like. It’s the wheel of fortune. It’s a haystack with a needle somewhere within. It’s a pile of river sand that contains a fleck of gold. Read more

The Data Agility Tour Hits New York

In business, the word agile risks being overused. Like most words that get thrown into the conversation from multiple directions, its meaning gets fuzzy. It gets dropped into the conversation as noun or adjective. It is shorthand for a highly efficient and effective methodology, culture, development tools, or even businesses themselves. It’s become a magnet word showing up at trade events, in vendor literature, and plopped into advertisements where there is no real reason for it to be there other than its ability to beg the question “what do you mean by that?” Read more