The latest and greatest trends in Business Intelligence Competency Centers (or is it Analytic Centers of Excellence?!)
To succeed in the future, Analytics teams have to pragmatically support business access to data, even if it’s not stored in corporate systems.
New self-service analytics approaches provide an opportunity to dramatically improve analytics business agility and IT/business alignment. But this requires new cultures and new ways of working, and both business and IT organizations have to make compromises.
An excellent article in Health Data Management gives some wonderful examples of the power of analytics to improve health outcomes.
One often-underestimated element required for successful business intelligence projects is strong communication skills. Here’s a great example of a BI competency center explaining and promoting BI to the rest of the organization, shared by SAP’s BICC
A World-Class BI program is one that changes the information culture of the organization. Here are five steps to help get you there.
Wolfram|Alpha has now been launched, and inevitably suffers from the same problems that have plagued every attempt to provide answers to human questions using technology since the dawn of computers: semantics, and specifically meaning and syntax. Solving these problems in organizations will remain a challenge for years to come, but the rewards can be considerable for organizations that manage it.