How’s Your BI Maturity?

Wayne Eckerson and I will be presenting two web seminars this week on the subject of putting TDWI’s BI Maturity Model to Practice. We’re going to try to make it as interactive as possible. Please join us, and ask difficult questions!

eBay Information on Demand

External data and benchmarketing is an essential part of BI 2.0. Business Objects today announced the launch of their new information on demand store, where customers can purchase information from organizations as diverse as the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the eBay marketplace. Will Business Objects be able to transform the information market the same way Apple transformed the mp3 market: through revolutionary ease of use and a centralized platform? (more…)

Oracle Buys Cartesis!

Market consolidation reaches absurd new heights! According to this DM Review article by David O’Connell of Nucleus Research, Oracle recently purchased Cartesis?! Despite the obvious data quality issue, the article does talk about some key BI truths (more… )

Who Really Wants Predictive Analytics?

The value of predictive analytics is obvious: who wants to “drive looking out of the rear view mirror”? But in practice, predictive analytics hasn’t been widely implemented. What might change in the future? (more…)