Finally: Analyst Coverage of Data Warehouse Automation

In response to my colleague Stephen Pace’s blog post about the lack of a “magic quadrant” for data warehouse automation, we’re happy to report that industry analyst coverage of this growing market segment has finally occurred!

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MDM Architectural Styles: Domains Matter

In a previous blog I discussed the four primary MDM architectural styles: consolidated, registry, coexistence, and transactional. In case you missed it, read it here: MDM Architecture Styles – Do you have the right mix? Each has their individual strengths and weaknesses, but no single MDM architectural style is ideal for every application.  Read more

Noetix Featured in the Bloor Group’s Operational Intelligence Directory

Bloor GroupThe Bloor Group recently invited Noetix and other select vendors who use the term Operational Intelligence (OI) to brief them on their technology and show a demo of their solution.  Bloor then created an online OI Market Directory listing of the companies which includes a recorded demo of each solution. Read more

Tune in to Hear Noetix Brief the Analysts on The Briefing Room

Noetix is excited to be appearing on this week’s episode of The Briefing Room – a live Web show focused on the how and why of today’s enterprise software products.  Each session features an innovative vendor who gives a detailed technical presentation, followed by a respected analyst who offers industry insights and then conducts a live, unscripted briefing. Read more

BI Scorecard’s 2012 Successful BI Survey

Twenty-year BI veteran Cindi Howson kicks off her sixth annual report on BI best practices with some compelling statements:

“In a difficult economy and fiercely competitive business environment, business intelligence has become an essential technology.  While the industry is awash with the buzz of big data and business analytics, many companies are still struggling with the basics of accessing data, unearthing insights amid ever-expanding data volumes.  Companies are forced to make smarter decisions, faster.  For some, it’s a matter of business survival. For others, it’s a matter of being the best and outperforming competitors.” Read more

New Year’s Resolutions: What you can do to make BI better in 2013

Now that we’re in January, information management industry media and analysts are done with their recaps, predictions, and forecasts and have moved on to some resolutions for 2013.  Following are a few of our favorites… and don’t worry, not one mentions a diet. Read more

Ventana Research Report Reveals Business Analytics the Top Technology for Optimizing IT

To mark its 10th year in business, Ventana Research has released what it calls its “most ambitious benchmark research undertaking ever.”  The new report, titled Business Technology Innovation, identifies six key areas that show promise to become critical differentiators for improvement in business performance and processes.  The six areas are as follows: Big Data; Business Analytics; Social Media; Mobile Technology; Business Collaboration; and Cloud Computing. Read more

Business Analytics in High Demand

A recent report from analyst firm IDC reveals that the business analytics market grew by more than 14 percent in 2011, and that it will continue to grow by nearly 10 percent through 2016 to reach $50 billion.

The study, Worldwide Business Analytics Software 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares, examines the business analytics software market for the period from 2007 to 2016, with vendor revenue trends and market growth forecasts. Read more

Nucleus Research study says analytics pays back $10 for every dollar spent

Nucleus Research reports that after a recent examination of 60 analytics-related ROI case studies, the organization found that for every dollar invested in technologies such as BI, PM, and predictive analytics, organizations get back an average of $10.66.  Nucleus’s analysis included ROI case audits of analytics deployed by customers of leading vendors including IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, SAS, TIBCO Spotfire, and Information Builders. Read more

Self-Service BI Back in the Spotlight

If you are a Noetix customer, you are aware that one of the key benefits of the Noetix solution is its ability to quickly transform Oracle application data into an easy to use reporting solution, enabling business professionals to create custom reports without IT assistance.  We talk with customers every day who have used Noetix software to create an environment of self-service BI that has delivered instant business answers and eliminated an overwhelming backlog of requests for IT. Read more