The Latest on BI+PM = ?

In two earlier posts, “What’s in a Name?” and “Putting the Business Back into Business Intelligence“, I talked about the ongoing debate about what we should all call the combination of business intelligence and performance management. With the recent wave of PM acquisitions by Oracle (Hyperion), SAP (Pilot and OutlookSoft), and BusinessObjects (Cartesis), the two …

Google’s Three BI Behavior Groups?

In an Information Week article called “Google Lays Out Its Mobile User Experience Strategy”, Stephen Wellman writes about Google’s latest steps in their mission to “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”: …Google breaks down mobile users into three behavior groups: A. “Repetitive now”B. “Bored now”C. “Urgent now” The “repetitive now” …

BI 2.0 News Briefs

More on how Web 2.0 companies are helping people collect, analyze, and share structured information — i.e. providing some of the functionality now associated with business intelligence vendors. Information display: Google makes it easier to show data on their maps. Data cleansing: Google submits a patent for “online data verification of listing data”. According to …

The Five Fatal Flaws of BI

Over the last eighteen years, I’ve been associated with a large number of BI projects and have been able to see first-hand what behaviors correlate most closely with success and failure. In particular, there are five main erroneous assumptions about implementing BI that can lead to failure. This list is condensed and a little simplistic: every …