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Contributor: Steve Swoyer

Stephen Swoyer is a technology writer with more than 16 years of experience. His writing has focused on business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics for almost a decade. He’s particularly intrigued by the thorny people and process problems most BI and DW vendors almost never want to acknowledge, let alone talk about.


All articles by Steve Swoyer

The Most Lucrative Job in Tech Isn't What You Think

Data from an online tech jobs marketplace suggests that the supply of data scientists might actually be catching up with demand.

Avoiding the Terminology Trap

The Terminology Trap has the potential to distract even the sharpest of tacks. How can we avoid terminological trivialities and keep the focus on the concrete outcomes that matter to people?

The State of the Analytics Market Is Healthy -- For Upstart Vendors, That Is

According to a new IDC report, demand for business analytics software -- particularly advanced or predictive analytics -- is growing at a healthy clip. Demand for traditional query and reporting technologies is relatively flat.

Microsoft's Power BI Is Surprisingly Excel-Friendly

Since it introduced Power BI publisher for Excel, Microsoft has been working to enhance it with new features and to fix bugs highlighted by users.

Tableau Talks Product Strategy

Tableau officials are adamant that the transition of cofounders Christian Chabot and Chris Stolte to new roles won't disrupt ongoing product development. If anything, they claim, customers should expect more from Tableau.

Stop Flying Blind and Find Influencers with Analytics

Without tools to measure social influence, we can't select the right influencer for a particular effort or campaign. Start-up Hypr Brands says it brings prescriptive clarity and analytics insight to influencer marketing.

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