The data-driven business world demands near-real-time insights and action. In an earlier post, I discussed how the role of the CFO is expanding to encompass “data arbiter.” Today, some CFOs are not only responsible for managing and forecasting based on financial data, but on operational data as well. These CFOs are critical support, a veritable lighthouse of data and strategic insights for CEOs, COOs, CROs and Boards of Directors. Read more
A CRO’s Perspective
The Office of the CFO is undergoing transformation, with data as the catalyst. A recent survey by Intacct indicates CFOs now spend less than 30% of their time closing the books. They’re spending more time getting their arms around company data … beyond financials. This includes CRM, ERP, R&D and other critical data, which are essential to managing corporate performance. Read more
In response to my colleague Stephen Pace’s blog post about the lack of a “magic quadrant” for data warehouse automation, we’re happy to report that industry analyst coverage of this growing market segment has finally occurred!
In a previous blog I discussed the four primary MDM architectural styles: consolidated, registry, coexistence, and transactional. In case you missed it, read it here: MDM Architecture Styles – Do you have the right mix? Each has their individual strengths and weaknesses, but no single MDM architectural style is ideal for every application. Read more
The Bloor Group recently invited Noetix and other select vendors who use the term Operational Intelligence (OI) to brief them on their technology and show a demo of their solution. Bloor then created an online OI Market Directory listing of the companies which includes a recorded demo of each solution. Read more
Noetix is excited to be appearing on this week’s episode of The Briefing Room – a live Web show focused on the how and why of today’s enterprise software products. Each session features an innovative vendor who gives a detailed technical presentation, followed by a respected analyst who offers industry insights and then conducts a live, unscripted briefing. Read more
“In a difficult economy and fiercely competitive business environment, business intelligence has become an essential technology. While the industry is awash with the buzz of big data and business analytics, many companies are still struggling with the basics of accessing data, unearthing insights amid ever-expanding data volumes. Companies are forced to make smarter decisions, faster. For some, it’s a matter of business survival. For others, it’s a matter of being the best and outperforming competitors.” Read more
Now that we’re in January, information management industry media and analysts are done with their recaps, predictions, and forecasts and have moved on to some resolutions for 2013. Following are a few of our favorites… and don’t worry, not one mentions a diet. Read more
To mark its 10th year in business, Ventana Research has released what it calls its “most ambitious benchmark research undertaking ever.” The new report, titled Business Technology Innovation, identifies six key areas that show promise to become critical differentiators for improvement in business performance and processes. The six areas are as follows: Big Data; Business Analytics; Social Media; Mobile Technology; Business Collaboration; and Cloud Computing. Read more
A recent report from analyst firm IDC reveals that the business analytics market grew by more than 14 percent in 2011, and that it will continue to grow by nearly 10 percent through 2016 to reach $50 billion.
The study, Worldwide Business Analytics Software 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares, examines the business analytics software market for the period from 2007 to 2016, with vendor revenue trends and market growth forecasts. Read more