Author: Jorge Garcia


How to Unbalance Your Scorecard to Better Measure Business Performance

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: January 20 2012
The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most popular methodologies for measuring business performance, with a view to enhancing it. First made popular in the early 1990s, this performance management framework was intended as a tool to provide managers with a more complete and “balanced” view of their organization’s performance by including nonfinancial metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) in Read More

Data Management and Business Performance: Part 1-Data

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: January 12 2012
Research for one of my projects led me to ask both software vendors and customers about the factors most important to software users in the selection of a business intelligence (BI) solution. Two topics resounded: the use of BI tools to improve data management and business performance management. Consumers are continuously looking for innovative ways to move, store, and improve the quality of Read More

3 Big Trends in Data Visualization

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 15 2011
The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. —John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis. 1977. Data visualization is core to business intelligence (BI), as it’s the means by which data is communicated to the user. Results, alerts suggestions, or even more controlled guidance—all of these elements are passed through the data visualization Read More

Thinking Radically about Data Warehousing and Big Data: Interview with Roger Gaskell, CTO of Kognitio

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 12 2011
Managing data—particularly in large numbers—still is and probably will be the number one priority for many organizations in the upcoming years. Many of the traditional ways to store and analyze large amounts of data are being replaced with new technologies and methodologies to manage the new volume, complexity, and analysis requirements. These include new ways of developing data warehousing, the Read More

TEC Certified BPM Suite: Bizagi Does It Again

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: November 30 2011
Having improved many of its functionality features, Bizagi recently released version 9.1.6 of its business process management (BPM) software. I’m pleased to announce that the Bizagi BPM Suite 9.1.6 is a TEC Certified system for BPM functionality. See TEC’s vendor showcase for a complete profile of Bizagi. You can download the full report, which covers Bizagi’s strengths and Read More

Thinking Radically about Unstructured Data: Interview with Ron Carrière, CEO of Cirilab

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: October 28 2011
Being able to manage unstructured text is no longer a “nice to have,” as companies and individual users alike have to deal with increasing amounts of unstructured text, work with it, and gain knowledge by interpreting it. Cirilab is a company that provides software products to search, retrieve, and categorize information from unstructured text sources. Read this interesting interview with Ron Read More

Thinking Radically: Interview with Transpara’s Michael Saucier and Robert Hylton

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: September 27 2011
It appears that many organizations are rapidly adopting mobile business intelligence (BI), and the technology promises to become a natural component of every BI application in the near future. And this has only been made possible by the hard work of number of software companies over the past several years in establishing the foundation, changing mindsets, and applying new mobile-based techniques Read More

Thinking Radically: Dr. Morten Middelfart, CTO of TARGIT

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: September 19 2011
In 1997, TARGIT acquired Morton Systems, a company founded by Dr. Morten Middelfart and devoted to providing business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions. Dr. Middelfart was then appointed chief technology offer (CTO) of TARGIT, and since then, he has become the technology and educational leader for TARGIT BI. [Evaluate TARGIT BI using TEC Advisor.]With more than 20 years of Read More

Bizagi, Now Certified for BPM Functionality

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: September 15 2011
I’m pleased to announce that the Bizagi’s BPM Suite 9.1 has recently joined the ranks of TEC Certified systems providing business process management (BPM) functionality.See TEC’s vendor showcase for a complete profile of Bizagi. You can find a full report here on the TEC site (including strengths, weaknesses, and benchmarking analysis of each module). You will find valuable Read More

Thinking Radically: Interview with Gary Cokins

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: September 8 2011
One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity I have to speak with great people. In this installment of Thinking Radically, I speak with Gary Cokins, an internationally-renowned speaker and expert on performance improvement systems. Please take a minute to read this interesting and informative interview with one of the gurus in the business performance and analytics spaces. Gary Read More
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