Business Intelligence as a Competitive Advantage in the Retail Industry

Compared to other sectors, like finance and technology, retail can be considered a late adopter of the advantages offered by business intelligence to daily processes. This is a paradox, as the operations in retail are some of the most well ...

10 Business Intelligence Trends for 2016

Heading into 2016, the business intelligence (BI) landscape is one very much in flux. Big Data, cloud services, predictive analytics, and data science are continually innovating spaces that each feed into BI, constantly changing the role it plays within enterprises ...

BI Professionals Spend 50-90% of Their Time ‘Cleaning’ Raw Data for Analytics

Last year, the NYT shined a light on big data’s “janitor” problem – that data scientists and business intelligence pros spend too much time cleaning, not evaluating data. But how big of an issue is it, really? Xplenty just wrapped a commissioned study of ...

The new Reality-Data Warehouse And Big Data:Modernizing a Traditional BI Concept

Stefan Müller, Director Business Intelligence & Big Data, it-novum Big Data seems to have rendered the traditional data warehouse concept obsolete, being too slow, not flexible enough and having poor analytics. However, this article shows that – implemented in in the ...

Will Big Data Analytics Replace BI?

John Leonard of Computing.co.uk recently asked, “In 10 years’ time will big data analytics have replaced traditional relational business intelligence systems? That was one of the questions that Computing asked UK IT decision-makers in the quantitative survey that formed part of our recent big data ...