IRM UK Newsletter DW&BI Supplement July 2012

 

In this supplement on Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence we have the following articles:

 - Making BI Analytics Fun by Stephen Swoyer

  - 5 Macro Trends by George Mathews


  - 5 Critical Features of Successful Predictive Analytics Projects by Tony Rathburn

  - Why Predictive Analytics Will Continue to Grow by Mike Schiff

  

 


TDWI to host BI Symposium in London in partnership with IRM UK, September 2012

The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), in partnership with IRM UK, is bringing its in-depth, vendor-neutral business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) education to the UK this September at the TDWI BI Symposium in London, 10-12 September 2012. See http://tdwi.org/symposium/london for full information.

Early Registration Deadline: Register for the TDWI BI Symposium in London by 20 July and save up to £165 on your registration fee. Use priority code: LON1

Making BI Analytics Fun by Stephen Swoyer

There’s a movement afoot to bring a similar kind of experience to business software -- called “gamification” -- and proponents claim that it has particular resonance in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, where the search for -- and discovery of -- insights already has a game-like feel to it. Gamification advocates want to amplify this effect: to intelligently apply game-like concepts and methods to BI and analytics.

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5 Macro Trends Shaping Next-generation BI and Analytics by George Mathew

The traditional BI stack has failed. What’s next? Today’s BI and analytical apps are built and consumed by the line-of-business owners. These analytic creators and consumers are supported by five key trends that are disrupting the traditional BI stack: big data, cloud computing, location intelligence, the social enterprise, and mobility. Together, these macro-trends are shaping the next generation of BI and analytics solutions.

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5 Critical Features of Successful Predictive Analytics Projects by Tony Rathburn

Successful project opportunities share five features so developers can achieve business success. Predictive analytics is receiving growing attention throughout the business community. Unfortunately, most of this attention has been directed at the technical and mathematical aspects of the tools and techniques. Predictive analytics is not a “cure-all” technology. Successful project opportunities share five key features that allow developers to achieve real world business success.

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BI Experts: Why Predictive Analytics Will Continue to Grow by Mike Schiff

What’s behind the increasing popularity of data mining, and what is its relationship to predictive analytics? Data mining is one of the components of the business intelligence spectrum and is often included under the umbrella of advanced analytics. When discussing data mining, I consider predictive analytics to be applied data mining. I believe that data mining is a set of technologies and algorithms and that predictive analytics is the application of these technologies. Over the past several years there have been several factors that have served to make data mining more feasible and helped move it from departmental pilot projects to enterprise use in many organizations

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IRM UK Conferences taking place in London this year:

Business Analysis Conference Europe 2012, 24 - 26 September

Data Management, Information Quality and DW&BI Conferences Europe 2012, 5 - 7 November

IRM UK Seminars taking place in London this year:

Enterprise Architecture Series
Business & Systems Analysis Series
Data Management Series
IT Strategy & Management Series

Visit www.irmuk.co.uk for full information on our events.


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