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Nate Silver lays out data-driven business strategy
A lack of standards and best practices can hold back businesses from becoming more data-driven, says Nate Silver, founder and editor in chief for FiveThirtyEight. But they can overcome challenges.

New business intelligence skills in, BI developers out
Consultant Lee Feinberg says organizations need to build up their data storytelling and visualization capabilities -- and details a competition for finding people with the right business intelligence skills.

Swim fast with a Hadoop data lake architecture -- or sink
The Hadoop data lake concept presents plenty of challenges for organizations. But the experiences of early adopters point the way toward successful data lake architecture deployments.

Data preparation process comes under new scrutiny
Data preparation processes are changing as business users cope with big data in all its variations, according to the latest Talking Data podcast.

Comparing the leading big data analytics software options
By comparing and contrasting big data analytics software from the leading vendors, you can find the tool that best meets your needs.

Data mashup tools boost business intelligence, analytics efforts
Customer data can be valuable on its own, but when it's combined with other internal information and outside sources in a data mashup, the business benefits of analytics apps can skyrocket.

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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