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The Source Top 5 – August

August, 2014 Here's the monthly installment of The Source Top 5, where CorSource brings you the best items we discovered this month in the world of Business Intelligence and Analytics. Enjoy! (1) Download The Big Data Analytics Deep Dive For those in the IT set comes this in depth look at Big Data and what it takes from personnel and infrastructure to succeed. Big Data initiatives are big, which is why we often tell our customers to start with the data they have basic control over first, internal ... Read more

When to choose business intelligence or data discovery

When to choose business intelligence or data discovery Every type of business has to make important decisions. But how can one make quick and effective decisions without the right information at the right time? Today, a lot of data enters organizations from everywhere—the Internet, internal business systems, the Cloud, and so on. Harvesting this data is extremely valuable to companies for gaining a competitive edge and ensuring long-term success. The two primary ways that a growing number of businesses analyze their data today ... Read more

Gut vs. Data-Driven Decisions: What’s The Best?

Gut vs. Data-Driven Decisions: What’s The Best? Do you make business decisions based off of numbers and facts or experience and intuition? In today’s data-driven world where seven out of ten CIOs say data analytics is crucial to driving business, you might think that a gut feeling doesn’t play a big role when it comes to leading a company in the right direction. If you think emotions don’t belong in the workplace, then this next bit of news might surprise you. According to ... Read more

The Source Top 5 — July 2014

July 2014 Here's the monthly installment of The Source Top 5, where CorSource brings you the best items we discovered this month in the world of Business Intelligence and Analytics. Enjoy! (1) Cloud analytics: fast value, pervasive impact According to Aberdeen's 2014 Business Analytics survey, 23% of large enterprises (over $1 billion in annual revenue) have a cloud analytics solution currently implemented. An additional 26% have plans to implement a cloud solution in the future.  (2) Data – top of mind for executives Are your executives thinking ... Read more

Doing data analytics right with a clear strategy

Doing data analytics right with a clear strategy Implementing data analytics isn't just a matter of installing a platform and letting your company’s users "go for it". With this model, in practice, user engagement typically wanes after the honeymoon period because users are not getting enough value from the tool. You need a data analytics strategy. Here are some key factors that determine whether or not your Business Intelligence initiative will succeed. Combined with buy-in from leadership, following these increases your chances greatly: Don’t ... Read more
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