Tags: Data

Tableau advances advanced analytics

Tableau has announced the general availability of its latest version 10.2. As one would expect from a pure play analytics company it is pushing the boundaries with the latest enhancements. Andrew Beers, Chief Development Officer at Tableau Software commented: “The need to see and understand data has never been greater. Enhancements in Tableau 10.2 make…

What Really Matters? HIMSS 2017 Day One Insights

Data of course! It helps you find new insights but ask relevant questions! At day one of HIMSS the prelude of the show was dedicated to education. I choose the stream on ‘Digital & Personal Connected Health’. And my personal key take-away: It’s all about the data and the way individual patient journeys can be…

Oracle connects the data swamps

Oracle has announced the launch of the Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service. This service is designed to extract, load and transform (E-LT) data into big data repositories. It supports Oracle Database Cloud Service, Exadata Cloud Service and Big Data Cloud Service. There is also support for non Oracle services. What is key to the architecture is that it…

Infor brands Brooklyn Nets to win

Infor has announced a new multimillion dollar partnership with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) and Brooklyn Nets. The announcement is light on details. It will include Infor complementing BSE in four areas: team performance, fan experience, team business operations, and jersey patch sponsorship. The terms of the agreement were not announced. Citing an anonymous source Bloomberg…

Epicor delivers data analytics for cloud ERP

Epicor has announced the availability of its Epicor Data Analytics (EDA) solution for Epicor Prophet 21. This appears to be the first cloud integration for the EDA solution. The distribution industry customers benefiting first from the integration of the new analytics solution. A first for margin focused distribution The distribution industry is constantly aiming to drive…

Infor retail platform wins Crate and Barrel

The new CloudSuite Retail platform from Infor is winning some major new customers including Crate and Barrel. A pre NRF announcement in New York says Crate and Barrel are to help develop the solution. They are also working with Whole Foods Market and DSW Inc, the footwear retailer to develop new features and functionality. Crate and Barrel is a…

SAP offers jump start for IoT projects

SAP has announced a new program to help companies jump start their Internet of Things (IoT) projects. IoT is one of the many trends that analysts believe will see growth in customer solutions. Mike Krell, an analyst at Moor Insights & Startegy wrote in Forbes recently that 2017 will see a growth in the use…

Is VR coming to get you?

Oracle has released a report today entitled: Can Virtual Experience Replace Reality? (registration required). The report asked 800 EMEA sales and marketing professionals about the impact of emerging technologies on their businesses. With chatbots and Virtual Reality (VR) getting so much attention at the moment, the timing is good. The respondents certainly appear to see…

Has UK fallen behind Digital Europe

SAP unveiled the Leaders 2020 study this week and the news for the UK appears shocking. The study shows that the UK is woefully short of digital leadership in the category of digital winners. The UK scored just 1%, behind Russia (3%), France (15%), Spain (22%) and Germany (41%). What was surprising is that the data…

10 Challenges of a Business Intelligence Director

To really shine, owners of BI initiatives must possess, more than anything, strong leadership, strategic, and communications skills—along with the requisite set of analytical, operational, and technical skills. The Business Intelligence director has an intricate mission—yet a rewarding opportunity—to organize, influence, and lead on many fronts, including BI initiatives, diverse teams with divergent needs, and the…