business intelligence


Machine Learning for Predictive Analysis

Most everyone will agree that big data is a virtual untapped resource of intelligence that can both help support business decisions in addition to enhancing operations.  As data continues to change and diversify, businesses are beginning to understand the value of embracing predictive analytics. If you’re not familiar with what predictive analytics is, we’ll take a minute to explain it. First, you should start by knowing that predictive analytics and machine learning are not the same thing. Yes, they do overlap in some cases, but we’ll get into that later. Ultimately, predictive......

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Business Intelligence and the Internet of Things

If you’re wondering if your organization could benefit from the use of business intelligence and data analytics, you’ve come to the right place. For this blog post, we wanted to address business intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT), and how the use of real-time data analytics using IOT devices can help your company enhance its profitability. Yes, terms like “big data analytics” and “the Internet of Things” are hot and trendy buzz words among technology analysts and researchers, but it’s worth noting that when you put the science behind these types......

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Business Intelligence for the Manufacturing Sector

The rapid gains that have been made in Big Data and business analytics are helping to fuel a new era within the manufacturing sector. When BI is harnessed and used properly, it can allow provide you with grater insight to your supply chain. Not only will you have greater visibility from the top floor of your office, BI can also help you better understand what’s working and what’s not working on the shop floor. If you were asked to compile a list of the most data-intensive industries on the planet, manufacturing would......

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Differences Between Off-the-Shelf and Custom BI Solutions

If you’re trying to decide between an off-the-shelf business intelligence tool and a custom business intelligence solution, you’ve come to the right place. Business intelligence has grown by leaps and bounds in the past two decades. In the early days, users harnessed BI to help them marry complex SQL queries and MS Excel. Today, BI software has a growing number of self-service, user friendly functionalities. Not surprisingly, it has become a much sought after go-to for reporting and analytics. At the same time, there can still be a pretty big gap between......

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Why Your Company Needs a Data Warehouse

If you’re not someone who is fully up to speed on why a data warehouse is important, we wanted to take a few paragraphs to help walk you through it. The term data warehouse gets thrown around a lot these days. It’s a hot topic within industry newsletters. You may have read it online. In some cases, you may have heard your employees and colleagues discussing it. If you’re among those who have little understanding of what the term means, you’re not alone. Understanding what a data warehouse is To put it......

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