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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

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

Learning to Lose Control

Organizations must recognize when an overly restrictive governance regimen is an impediment to innovation -- particularly to innovation that has the potential to accelerate business intelligence or analytical development.

Big Data Management Comes of Age

Several start-ups market products designed to address the lack of data management features for big data platforms. For example, Diyotta provides a scalable architecture for big data integration including old-world enterprise amenities such as metadata management.

BI/Analytics Forecast Needs a Closer Look

Some claim business intelligence has had its day. Not according to Gartner.

Doling Out Bragging Rights for Advanced Analytics

SAS, IBM, KNIME, RapidMiner, and Microsoft posted strong showings in Gartner’s February 2016 Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms report, though Microsoft fell short of market leadership.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Advanced Analytics

Organizations have embraced analytics with gusto. They've cleared away a good bit of the low-hanging fruit, but what's higher up on the tree is going to be much more difficult to get.

Demand for Analytics Is Off the Hook

The outlook for general-purpose IT spending is mixed and uncertain. One thing that isn't mixed or uncertain, however, is demand for analytical products and services.

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