Brothers in Arms: Big Data meets Analytics at the BA4ALL Summit

Survey quote on the Big Data & Analytics summit by BA4ALL: “34% of company’s take day to day strategic decisions based on data and analysis …… an additional 28% state data and analysis form the basis for any decision taking”. Intriguing figures that triggered BA4ALL to further explore Big Data and Analytics on their summit on May 19th. Over 190 participants attended the summit, with SAP as program partner. A careful selected mix of topics was clustered in an attractive agenda, highlighted by an interactive peer exchange session talking the role of the data warehouse within Big Data initiatives. Talking to companies and experts, people quite quickly agree that Big Data is not only about big v

The Art of Visualization: A best practice guide by Iver van de Zand

Self-service business intelligence (BI) tools are a big hit and have permanently changed the BI landscape. The ease of use, performance, and agility towards ever changing data structures, while respecting data governance, are overwhelmingly appreciated by users. With the capabilities of self-service tools to quickly create advanced analyses and visualizations, we touch our topic of the ‘art of visualization’. This art is about the interaction between the developer and the tool to create visualizations and dashboards that are crystal clear, understandable for the consumer, and can be interpreted without any doubt. Even more the art is about the ability to communicate essential messaging and d

Let Me Interact: What's trending in self-service Business Analytics

Let’s be honest: if you haven’t yet jumped the train of self-service business analytics, you are a bit late. Well, you are not only late, but you are potentially in a state of losing your audience on their requirement for insight in your company’s performance …. hmm, that’s some statement, how come? Digital transformation is rapidly changing our world: networks and devices are connected simultaneously at staggering speed. As a result data explodes, is getting bigger and – especially - more complex. Without a constructive way to show correlations, dependencies and trends, companies are collecting tons of data without being capable of creating actionable insights. This is where self-service bu

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