Tag Archives: business intelligence

October 30, 2009

Do you have an analytics strategy and why should you care?

After just returning from IBM’s Information on Demand (IOD) Conference in Las Vegas, I would like to take this opportunity to virtually whisper just one word in the ear of a current day Benjamin Braddock, “analytics”. Many businesses have spent the past 25 years or so automating and streamlining business processes in order to drive […]

October 23, 2009

From Business Intelligence to Business Optimization: The road to increased business benefit

Authors: Dr. Fern Halper & Robin Bloor Sponsored by IBM Companies run on information. And in today’s dynamic and changing market, businesses need trusted and actionable information more than ever. In order to be successful, businesses must maximize their information assets to capture new opportunities and remain competitive. What does a company need in order to […]

October 21, 2009

Fern Halper – Fellow

Fern Halper, Ph.D is a fellow at Hurwitz & Associates, a consulting, market research, and analyst firm.  Dr. Halper has more than 20 years experience in data analysis, market analysis, and strategy development.  She is a thought leader in the area of advanced information technologies including business analytics, text analytics, and cloud computing. Prior to […]

April 8, 2009

The battle to grab customers in a down market

    I attended the HP Analyst Meeting in Boston a few weeks ago and had several discussions with the business intelligence (BI) group. It is clear to me that HP is struggling to try to figure out the best way to sell in this type of down market. Obviously, this isn’t easy for anyone.  […]

November 26, 2007

What happens when your BI vendor gets acquired?

  With all of the acquisitions happening in the business intelligence space, customers are in a state of confusion. What do all of these changes mean — both short term and long term? In my view, it is best to take a pragmatic approach to this changing market landscape. This acquisition spree in BI is […]