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What is AIOps and Why It Will Shape the Future of Enterprise IT Ops

Posted by Thanh Nguyen on

You’ve heard of Digital Transformation, but do you know what comes after it? A long leap in technology will result in more changes in both IT ops and DevOps. From the vendors’ point of view, they have to adopt a new vision, from simply focusing on big data or machine learning, to the inception of a new generation of platforms that unify both of the technologies.

And the changing pace will only escalate drastically, leading to the rise of AIOps.

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Topics: Technology trends, Analytics, Business Intelligence

Making a Business Case for Networked (Cloud) Business Intelligence

Posted by Ho Nguyen on

Networked Business Intelligence (BI) leverages new capabilities to truly combine the centralised and decentralised models of BI, delivering the best aspects of both: end-user self-service without analytical silos. It is a new approach to analytics based on the idea that trusted and well governed data is not at odds with speed and ease of use.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, Analytics, Cloud Computing

Going from Raw Data to Trusted Analytics with Connected Data Prep

Posted by Ho Nguyen on

Birst’s Connected Data Prep empowers business people to access and prepare data with a user-friendly, visual experience that eliminates the need for complicated scripting. Not only that, with Connected Data Prep you can network your analytics with data from colleagues, other departments, or your IT organisation, enriching your insights for smarter, more trusted decisions.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, Analytics

What is Data Lake?

Posted by Ho Nguyen on

The data lake concept centers on landing all analysable data sets of any kind in raw or only lightly processed form into the easily expandable scale-out Hadoop infrastructure to ensure that the fidelity of the data is preserved.

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Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

The Evolving Role of IT in Modern Business Intelligence

Posted by Ho Nguyen on

Since its inception, the primary objective of business intelligence has been the creation of a top-down single source of truth from which organisations would centrally track KPIs and performance metrics with static reports and dashboards. This stemmed from the proliferation of data in spreadsheets and reporting silos throughout organisations, often yielding different and conflicting results. With this new mandate, BI-focused teams were formed, often in IT departments, and they began to approach the problem in the same manner as traditional IT projects, where the business makes a request of IT, IT logs a ticket, then fulfils the request following a waterfall methodology.

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Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

Building a Digital Supply Chain with Cloud BI: the Citrix Case Study

Posted by Ho Nguyen on

Imagine a cloud Business Intelligence system that can aggregate and analyse data from 400 data sources in a single view, go live in fewer than 90 days, and help achieve a five-fold increase in inventory turns. Let’s have a look at the Citrix case study, focusing on how Citrix has solved its data analytics problem and architected its digital supply chain with Birst.

Read more: Cloud Business Intelligence for E-commerce: a Case Study of Build.com

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Topics: Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing

Cloud Business Intelligence in eCommerce: a Build.com Case study

Posted by Ho Nguyen on

Cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) is the future. And one of the first BI vendors to capitalize on this trend is Birst - "the only enterprise BI platform in the cloud." This article will provide you with a case study of how Build.com drives their business forward with Birst’s cloud BI system.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence

A General Look at Infor d/EPM Hospitality

Posted by Thai Pham on

Infor is a leading provider of business application software with more than 73,000 customers, recognised for providing specific functionality to the hospitality industry, speeding up deployment through built-in reports, graphs and key performance indicators (KPIs). At HITEC 2015, this business application giant announced the great effort and plans for its hospitality division.

In particular, Infor d/EPM for Hospitality is designed with the advanced functionality to help implement and facilitate analysis. Another great feature is Office Plus which integrates directly with Microsoft Excel.

That’s the reason why there is no surprise that some of Infor d/EPM for Hospitality's famous clients include Wyndham Hotel Group, Kempinski Hotels, Auberge Resorts, Intrawest Resorts and Hard Rock International.

Read more: Automating financial forecasting for hotels with cloud-based systems

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Networked Analytics - the Next Wave of Business Intelligence

Posted by Ho Nguyen on

The world of technologies recently is buzzing with a new terminology: “networked analytics”, which was marketed as the technology behind cloud-based Business Intelligence solution from Birst (recently acquired by Infor). Such breakthrough is expected to help businesses to manipulate data much better than what we are currently doing.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, Analytics, Technology trends

The Outlook of Analytics & Business Intelligence Vendors in 2018

Posted by Ho Nguyen on

Earlier this year, Gartner published their 2018 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms mentioning the trend of upgrading traditional solutions as well as expanding portfolios with new vendors as the market innovates on ease of use and augmented analytics.

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Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

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