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Good grip needed on big data analytics tools, applications
Big data analytics could hold the key to future business success. But many organizations are still in the early stages of deploying big data tools -- or figuring out exactly what they can do.

To the rescue on business intelligence projects: The BI SWAT team
A fast-moving SWAT team of business intelligence specialists can resuscitate failing BI programs and help successful ones keep up with demand for new applications, consultant Wayne Eckerson says.

Despite lost luster, social media analytics tools can tell tales
Social media analytics has had to make room for other applications in the big data spotlight. But effectively analyzing social media data can still be a source of enlightenment for businesses.

Analytical technologies are game changer for casino company
Casino operations traditionally haven't been very data-driven, but the Sands casino group is using analytics tools to try to get an edge in a very competitive industry.

Self-service software missing from operational BI picture
Consultant Rick van der Lans says most self-service business intelligence tools fall short at the operational level, leaving some key business users locked out of the self-service BI process.

Businesses urged to put big data and security analytics together
Many companies don't apply data analytics tools to IT security processes. But commentators at a SAS conference said doing so could help them identify and stop security threats.

Featured Research Study

November 2012
Insights on the Run: Best Practices in Implementing Mobile BI
One way to make business intelligence more pervasive is to deliver it to business users instead of making them log in to a portal or dashboard. Mobile intelligence applications exploit the...

September 2012
Business-Driven BI
In this research report, Wayne Eckerson, TechTargetís Director of Research in Business Applications and Architecture Media Group, provides strategies and tips for self-service business intelligence.

June 2012
Exploiting Big Data: Strategies for Integrating with Hadoop to Deliver Business Insights
In this research report, Wayne Eckerson describes the emerging big data ecosystem in which Hadoop and analytical databases play an increasingly important role.

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