What's Your Favorite Open Source BI Software?, August 5th, 2019
What business intelligence applications are you using to gather and share insights from your data? Please let us know in our poll

"Open source software has come a long way since the Open Source Initiative was founded in February 1998. Back then, the thought of releasing source code anyone could change scared many commercial software vendors. Now, according to Red Hat's 2019 State of Enterprise Open Source survey, 99% of IT leaders say open source software plays at least a 'somewhat important' role in their enterprise IT strategy..."

Data analytics tools eliminate business owner headaches in all kinds of powerful and helpful ways. Here's what to know about the benefits

"Big data has the power to transform any small business. However, many small businesses don't know how to utilize it. One study found that 77% of small businesses don't even have a big data strategy.

If your company lacks a big data strategy, then you need to start developing one today. The best thing that you can do is find some data analytics tools to solve your most pressing challenges..."

The Need For Speed In Analytics
Business 2 Community, August 8th, 2019
Even though Usain Bolt ran the 100m dash in 9.58 seconds, his speed is no match for the sub-second-by-second power of real-time analytics

"Programmers are always searching for new ways to access larger volumes of data with greater speed and ease. This innovation in the business intelligence (BI) space is becoming more and more necessary with analytics users facing diminishing decision windows, which demand faster decision making.

According to Aberdeen research, 69% of analytics users indicate their decision window has shortened substantially or noticeably in the past two years. To make quicker decisions and meet these growing time-crunches, individuals need data at a rapidly increasing rate. In fact, 70% of analytics users need information to be available within the hour or sooner..."

If you're curious about the state of your company's analytics infrastructure, these six questions can help you gain a better understanding of the situation

"It's no secret that everything businesses need to grow and accomplish their vision is theirs for the taking. But like anything that yields powerful results, the process doesn't come easy. This describes the dilemma many organizations are facing when it comes to getting insights out of data.

But before enterprises can shore up their analytics processes, they need to understand what's holding them back..."

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