We’ve heard about shortage of data-analysis help, and about senior execs who pooh-pooh the influence of analysis in decision-making, and about the “dead” self-service analysis. So when a vendor tells me about a direct-to-exec service, featuring a sort of concierge of analytics, I pull up a chair to listen.… Read the rest
The in-between people see it all from their position between IT and business users. Wayne Eckerson calls them the “purple people” because they’re half IT red and half business blue, and others might call them just con artists. By either name, they see more than the purebreds.… Read the rest
At first glance, this pair of tweets last week sounds like a version of BI’s traditional campfire song:
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I’ve seen the promised (BI) land, and we are there: databases that fly and process any data; BI tools that are easy to use and fast.
What’s the future of BI? Last fall, one sharp source of mine answered, “Two words: Tableau and QlikView. You didn’t hear it here.”
Those are startling words coming from that source, a well-regarded BI consultant known for big-name clients and their big deployments.… Read the rest
Howard Dresner is a celebrity in the business intelligence industry, but most people at last year’s Tableau conference didn’t even recognize him when he showed up there.
Who needs BI? Tableau Software liked to think it had left BI behind. BI people, after all, were the control freaks who denied access to data.… Read the rest
“Analytics,” the term, has been twisted so badly that Wayne Eckerson last month felt moved to rescue it with a definition. Rather, two definitions, possibly more.
One definition is capitalized, the other is not. What “analytics” might mean in italics, all caps, or underlined he doesn’t say.… Read the rest