Innovation in BI: Independent Vendors take the stage

The tech sector has always been a fertile playground of innovation. It’s fair to say that technologists in general are fond of the new- often irrespective of the business value it brings to the table. Tech is no different than any other sector; new ideas turn into companies that bigger firms see as a way to increase market share and lock down installed base spending; yet for years, consolidation in the software industry was not thought of simply because integrating different software programs was deemed too difficult. Read more

Why won’t the business take CONTROL of their data?

In a recent column, Dan Brown talks at length about the issue of data ownership. He contends that most C-level executives don’t know if their data is accurate. The fact is, most business users could look at data and think it is “accurate” but not understand how it can be “bad” data. What is really required is for business users to be intimately involved in the definition of their data, the business processes that use it and the applications that consume it. Read more