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Power BI vs. Tableau: Self-service analytics tools compared

Self-service business intelligence has become the go-to tool for business decisions. Here’s how Power BI and Tableau stack up on features and pricing.

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Top 10 BI data visualization tools

Visual analytics is the core of business intelligence. Here are the tools you need to see through the data.

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Hermes transforms data infrastructure to speed parcel deliveries

The UK logistics company changed its data model and moved to the cloud, enabling it to offer a host of new services around parcel delivery.

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How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

The deal is good news for Salesforce.com users, less so for users of Tableau alone.

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Transforming data with Apache Spark

Spark is the ideal big data tool for data-driven enterprises because of its speed, ease of use and versatility. It will help you understand your data quickly and help you make informed decisions faster.

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What is a business relationship manager? A key role for bridging the business-IT divide

Business relationship managers help integrate IT into the organization by fostering inter-departmental communication and collaboration in service of business goals.

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5 ways IBM Cognos Analytics is transforming business

IBM's Cognos Analytics has integrated the artificial intelligence capabilities of IBM Watson Analytics. Here’s how five organizations are using Cognos Analytics to transform their operations.

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11 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

From BI analysts and BI developers to BI architects and BI directors, business intelligence pros are in high demand. Here are 11 certifications that could give your career an edge.

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What is a business intelligence analyst? A role for driving business value with data

The business intelligence analyst role is highly analytical and requires a balance of IT, communication and problem-solving skills.

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Tableau adds natural language interface, streamlines data prep

With the latest update, Tableau users can type plain English queries to generate data visualizations, further lowering analytics’ barrier to entry

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Top 12 BI tools of 2019

It’s not always easy choosing a business intelligence tool to meet the needs of your enterprise. Here are 12 that could work for you.

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The age of the citizen data scientist has arrived

Software tools are empowering business analysts to generate analytical models and insights without the help of software engineers and data-munging experts.

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Tableau talks up natural language interface for creating visualizations

BI vendor seeks to simplify and automate data analysis as part of a growing trend toward injecting AI capabilities into BI tools.

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Indiana University modernizes BI strategy to drive better decisions

The university’s Decision Support Initiative (DSI) has helped the administration and academic units improve decision-making through enhanced data, models, and processes.

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7 keys to self-service BI success

Self-service business intelligence empowers business users to glean valuable insights from data — without IT intervention. Here’s how to make the most of this growing trend.

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Do you have a plan for harnessing IoT data?

As things become more connected through the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence will become more powerful. But, raw IoT data alone isn’t enough to uncover the true value of AI.

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Lessons enterprise service management professionals can learn from the FIFA World Cup

One of the biggest challenges faced by organizations when implementing any type of enterprise service management strategy is with the process alignment and people. The recent World Cup tournament teaches us a thing or two about...

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In data we trust – or do we?

AI is the engine that drives insights. Data fuels the engine. So what happens if the fuel is diluted?

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