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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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NoSQL for My BI Solution?
Every day business intelligence (BI) gets closer to chaos. Don’t get me wrong—I’m by no means saying that BI will one day become obsolete and that you'll need

basic bi  with traditional SQL. The basic concept of a NoSQL database is of a fast database management system that could run and interact on UNIX systems and that stores data in common UNIX ASCII files, so that it can be managed by standard UNIX commands and utilities. This means that NoSQL databases don’t necessarily work with only unstructured data, but rather that they are more versatile than traditional database schemas and can work with a variety of data types. NoSQL databases also don’t necessarily need

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Compare Software Solutions

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Deloitte Acquires Oco, Joins the BI Family


In what seems to be a smart move by Deloitte, this Monday the consultancy company announced the acquisition of the promising software-as-a-service (SaaS) business intelligence (BI) company Oco, which will form Deloitte Analytics Tactical Advantage (DATA). (You can evaluate Oco On Demand Business Intelligence with TEC Advisor.) With this acquisition, Deloitte will address efforts to

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BI State of the Market Report


IT departments rarely know as much about a business as the business people themselves. But business users still depend on IT to deliver answers related to the information that they receive. Learn how business intelligence (BI) 2.0—also known as collaborative BI—is helping business users create and modify their own reports, share and enrich information, and provide feedback to each other and to information producers.

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BI on the Go . . . So, Who’s Using Mobile BI?


In this first of two posts, TEC senior BI and data management analyst Jorge García presents some of the main findings of the TEC 2014 mobile survey on the usage of mobile BI offerings by enterprises—who's using mobile BI offerings and from which vendors, and which industry is showing the interest in mobile BI solutions.

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Women in BI: Are You a “Data Geekette”?


Recently around the office we’ve been talking about the increasing role of women in most areas of information technology (IT). I’ve had the pleasure to know and work with excellent database administrators (DBAs) and application programmers, as well as IT managers and executives—both women and men. Of course, as a business intelligence (BI) analyst I quickly got hooked on the idea of developing a

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TARGIT BI Product Certified


Recently, I met over the Web with TARGIT’s Ruben Knudsen and Ulrik Pedersen, along with some TEC cohorts to verify TARGIT’S BI product.  TARGIT had  completed a TEC-designed RFI containing a list of BI capabilities that every BI vendor could support  “out of the box.” The RFI is a common list of BI capabilities that we send to all BI vendors, and from the long list of TARGIT responses, we chose

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Oco’s "Canned" BI Solutions: A New Way to Look at BI


Last week my peer, Russell Cooper and I completed a successful certification of Oco Software’s business intelligence (BI) solution. Oco was represented by Jacques Hebert, the senior technical business analyst and marketing representative. Oco's products are such that the client does not need to add support staff, because they deliver cost effective “out-of-the-box” or "canned

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BI on the Go


Infographic: TEC recently surveyed more than 250 users of mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions to discover some of their common use practices with mobile BI applications, and their mobile BI requirements. See what they said.

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Interview with CEO of iPhone/iPad BI App Vendor MeLLmo


Many business applications are going mobile. And BI is no exception. Many BI software vendors are launching new versions that support mobile features, while others are launching special BI applications specifically for mobile devices. This is the case with California-based MeLLmo, which offers the native iPhone/iPad RoamBI app—designed from the ground up as a mobile BI application. In this interview with MeLLmo CEO Santiago Becerra, he answers questions about RoamBI differentiators, the challenges of designing mobile BI, and the limitations of mobile BI.

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Are you BI Lingual or Just BI Curious?


Lost in Translation If your organization was a celebutante, who would it be? Well, comely or not, let’s hope that when it comes to BI, you’re not a bemused, glassy-eyed Scarlett Johansson à la Lost in Translation http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266. If so, there’s a cure and it’s not acting lessons. It’s a lesson in collaboration; ensuring that both your IT and business teams are speaking the

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