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User Agility or IT Control? Reconciling the BI Dilemma

User Agility or IT Control? Reconciling the BI Dilemma

Author: Alberto Sutton , Tags: visualizing, analytics,big data, BI, Business Intelligence |Category: Industry Trends | Published: 6/15/2015

BI decision makers have become weary of commonly-known tools that forced unwelcome compromise between governance and innovation, between consistency and broad usage. Despite seemingly asymmetric needs for agility and control, when equipped with the right standard BI platform, business areas and IT can pursue congruent priorities.

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Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics at TriZetto 2015 Healthcare Conference: Improving Healthcare with Better Analytics

Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics at TriZetto 2015 Healthcare Conference: Improving Healthcare with Better Analytics

Author: Rob Wallace , Tags: TriZetto, healthcare, Microsoft |Category: Industry Trends | Published: 6/10/2015

At this year’s TriZetto conference, the theme was “Making better healthcare happen.” There are tremendous possibilities for healthcare improvement through better analytics, as I recently demonstrated by using BI Office.

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Making data and analytics accessible to users...

Making data and analytics accessible to users...

Author: David Brierley , Tags: UX, analytics,big data, BI, Business Intelligence |Category: Industry Trends | Published: 6/8/2015

Within the data and analytics industry, there is a growing movement to simplify advanced analytics, and to make it more accessible for users. Read more about how data and analytics are increasingly becoming part of the workflow of the everyday employee today.

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Place Your BI Bets on Big Data

Place Your BI Bets on Big Data

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: Big Data, Analytical Insight, BI, Business Intelligence |Category: Industry Trends | Published: 6/3/2015

See some of the ways big data is used in the casino gaming industry. You might be surprised.

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Increase the Maturity Level of Your Business Intelligence with Pyramid Analytics

Increase the Maturity Level of Your Business Intelligence with Pyramid Analytics

Author: Kristen Gill , Tags: Maturity Levels, Maturity Scores, Maturity models, BI, Business Intelligence |Category: Industry Trends | Published: 5/28/2015

Data-based decision-making is growing, and most businesses now require an embedded analytics capability as part of their solutions. The traditional roles of IT and business communities have shifted, moving away from descriptive analysis and emphasizing value-adding predictive analytics.

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Pyramid Redefines Collaborative BI: Ranked Top Leader in Dresner Report

Pyramid Redefines Collaborative BI: Ranked Top Leader in Dresner Report

Author: Avi Perez , Tags: Collaborative BI, Dresner 2015, Dresner Report |Category: Pyramid News, Industry Trends | Published: 5/21/2015

Dresner’s 2015 Collaborative Computing and Business Intelligence market study, placed Pyramid Analytics at the forefront of 16 vendors in a crowded space. That’s not just pleasing, it’s telling. In the report, Dresner received input from a rich cross-section of BI users. Pyramid’s unique Collaborative BI solution was highly favored for the completeness of its overall, core and advanced Collaborative BI functionality.

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PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015: My Impressions

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015: My Impressions

Author: Matt White , Tags: PASS Business Analytics Conference; PASS |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 5/20/2015

I recently attended PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015, which took place on April 20-22 in Santa Clara, California. This conference is geared toward business and data analysts, data scientists, and other BI professionals who are using Microsoft tools. It had more than 60 sessions from eminent thought leaders.

In this blog article and brief video (under two minutes), I give a short summary of the conference, and provide highlights. I also provide links to more information about the conference itself and to videos of some of the topics that were discussed.

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Achieving Business Benefits with a BI Solution

Achieving Business Benefits with a BI Solution

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: business benefits, agile BI, self-service BI, business hero, end users, Magic Quadrant, Gartner, business intelligence, BI, BI platform |Category: Industry Trends | Published: 5/18/2015

This is the final post in a blog series that explores elements critical to an effective BI solution, based on the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. With the right BI platform, users can become “business heroes” who provide a quick time to business benefits. (For the fourth post in the series, see Reap the Benefits of BI Platform Integration.)

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