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The Business Intelligence Playbook For 2017

Grow Your Business And Compete By Creating A Winning Business Intelligence Strategy

Enterprise business intelligence (BI) is chock-full of challenges. Only partially a science, it remains mostly art based on best practices and lessons learned. Rather than reinventing the wheel,...

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    Report Drive Business Insight With Effective BI Strategy

    October 21, 2015 | Boris Evelson

    How does an enterprise make sense of operations, logistics, and finances? There's just too much information for any one person to process. So it's business intelligence (BI) to the rescue! But how...

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    Report TechRadar™: Digitizing Operational Processes, Q2 2015

    A Digital Business Needs Operational Excellence To Drive Customer Experience
    June 16, 2015 | Craig Le Clair

    As enterprises look to become customer-obsessed, digital initiatives have risen in priority. Investment in new mobile and online solutions has improved digital connections with customers —...

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    Report TechRadar™: Business Intelligence, Q1 2015

    February 23, 2015 | Holger Kisker, Ph.D.

    For a number of years now, business intelligence (BI) has remained the No. 1 software application category in companies' implementation project plans. Increasing market volatility and empowered...

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    Report How To Select A Mobile BI Solution

    February 19, 2014 | Martha Bennett

    Business professionals increasingly take the ability to access critical applications and data on their mobile device for granted, and business intelligence (BI) content is no exception. Early...

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    Report Forrester's Self-Service BI Capabilities Self-Assessment Model

    What Are Your Organization's Self-Service BI Capabilities?
    January 16, 2014 | Boris Evelson

    There's no clear single definition of what self-service business intelligence (BI is), but it's definitely more complex than just having a graphical user interface (GUI) and/or being user-friendly...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    December 18, 2013 | Boris Evelson

    In Forrester's 72-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — Actuate, IBM, Information Builders,...

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    Report Upgrade Your Data Capabilities Rapidly With Data Services Providers

    Market Overview: Data Services
    December 9, 2013 | Charles Green, Gene Leganza

    This report, originally written for sourcing and vendor management professionals, includes content relevant to enterprise architecture (EA) professionals. Organizations are faced with a flood of...

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    Report Market Overview: Data Services

    The New Data Economy Cultivates An Eclectic New Market Of Data Services
    October 30, 2013 | Charles Green, Gene Leganza

    Organizations are faced with a flood of data. Capturing and effectively utilizing this data for business insights is a critical priority. However, in many cases, organizations lack the skills,...

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    Report How Does Your BI Environment Stack Up Against Your Peers'?

    August 22, 2013 | Charles Green, Boris Evelson

    Business intelligence (BI) is critical to organizational performance. To put it simply, top-performing organizations invest more in BI than do their their lower-performing peers. Enterprises need...

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    Report TechRadar™: BI Analytics, Q3 2013

    July 11, 2013 | Holger Kisker, Ph.D., Charles Green

    Business intelligence (BI) is the No. 1 project priority for companies in 2013. Continued economic uncertainty and major industry-changing dynamics like mobility and the shift to digital business...

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    Report Craft Your Future State BI Reference Architecture

    November 1, 2012 | Boris Evelson, Noel Yuhanna

    In the face of rising data volume and complexity and increased need for self-service, enterprises need an effective business intelligence (BI) reference architecture to utilize BI as a key...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3 2012

    Seven Leaders, Six Strong Performers, And Two Contenders Compete For Share Of The ADV Market
    July 17, 2012 | Boris Evelson, Noel Yuhanna

    Enterprises find advanced data visualization (ADV) platforms to be essential tools that enable them to monitor business, find patterns, and take action to avoid threats and snatch opportunities. In...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012

    Six Leaders And Six Strong Performers Compete For A Share Of The End User BI Market
    June 12, 2012 | Boris Evelson

    In Forrester's 31-criteria evaluation of self-service business intelligence (BI) vendors, we found that IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAS, Tibco Software, and MicroStrategy led the pack due to the breadth...

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    Report Business Intelligence Market Trends In Asia Pacific

    May 2, 2012 | Michael Barnes

    Demand for business intelligence (BI) tools, technologies, and approaches is increasing across Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ). Competitive pressures in both mature and growth markets across...

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    Report It's The Dawning Of The Age Of BI DBMS

    Complement Your RDBMS-Based BI With More Agile DBMS Technologies
    May 27, 2011 | Boris Evelson

    We know how to address the key business intelligence (BI) challenges of the past 20 years, such as stability, robustness, and rich functionality. Agility and flexibility challenges now represent...

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    Report Empower BI HEROes With Self-Service Tools

    An Empowered Report
    October 26, 2010 | Boris Evelson

    In Forrester's recently published book, Empowered, Forrester Research analysts describe ways that new technologies can empower business people and make them true HEROes through individual...

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    Report Hot Insurance Tech Companies To Watch In 2010: Q2 Update

    July 29, 2010 | Ellen Carney

    Effective vertical strategies are becoming more critical for tech vendors as they try to address the core business problems — not just the pure technical problems — of their customers....

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    Report Hot Banking Tech Companies To Watch In 2010: Q2 Update

    July 16, 2010 | Ellen Carney

    Focusing on solving the core industry-specific business problems is the next big wave in the tech industry. Nowhere is it more evident of technology's unique role in solving business problems than...

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    Report Market Overview: The Business Intelligence Software Market

    Advanced Analytics Will Drive Growth To $14 Billion By 2014
    October 23, 2009 | Holger Kisker, Ph.D.

    Business intelligence (BI) software is the tip of the application software pyramid. Pure functionality, no matter how sophisticated, is no longer sufficient to successfully support the changing...

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    Report Latest BI Adoption Trends -- Still Ripe In Opportunities Across Regions, Company Sizes, And Industries

    August 6, 2009 | Boris Evelson

    This set of data charts examines BI adoption trends from Forrester's recent Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2008.

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    Report BI Belt Tightening In A Tough Economic Climate

    Practical Advice Applicable To Any Economic Condition
    February 20, 2009 | Boris Evelson

    As an economic downturn becomes a sobering reality, enterprises look for various ways to increase revenues and reduce costs. While overall IT budgets become targets for cost cutting, business...

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    Report The GRC Technology Puzzle: Getting All The Pieces To Fit

    Breaking Down The Complex GRC Technology Landscape
    February 3, 2009 | Christopher McClean

    At a time when the global business community struggles to enhance internal controls and maintain long-term viability, improvements in governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs can be well...

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    Report Topic Overview: Business Intelligence

    November 21, 2008 | Boris Evelson

    Business intelligence (BI) is a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information. It allows business users to make...

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    Report Vendor Snapshot: Illuminate Solutions Breaks Through Traditional BI Barriers

    August 8, 2008 | James G. Kobielus

    Illuminate Solutions is a young Spain-based analytic database vendor that offers a compelling new approach optimized for complex, dynamic, ad hoc queries. Illuminate's correlation database uses...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2008

    July 31, 2008 | Boris Evelson

    In Forrester's 151-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we found that IBM Cognos and SAP Business Objects maintain their leadership positions, while Oracle...