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  • Using Open Source Platforms for Business Intelligence Avoid Pitfalls and Maximize ROI | WiseAnalytics
    to develop tailor made solutions without the software costs and limits of proprietary offerings Tying these together means adding the benefits of both and limiting the stumbling blocks associated with many commercial software offerings A lot of the benefits surrounding open source BI are fairly obvious such as community support and IT developer flexibility Other benefits include collaboration the focus on continuous improvement non proprietary software adoption and the ability to customize solutions to target business use Looking at open source BI skill sets Do skill sets differ for open source BI projects Or can the same resources used for traditional BI projects and other IT initiatives be used within OS projects When looking at IT development efforts Java programming skills are essential but what other skill sets should IT development teams have and which internal resources should be brought in to collaborate on design and development efforts A mixture of business and IT are required to get a broader picture of business and technical requirements with more BI projects originating from business units With this being the case who should drive the efforts These questions and more are required when looking at how to get the most out of OS BI and BI in general So far some of the skills I have come up with are as follows Technical related 1 IT project management 2 Java developer 3 ETL data integration 4 Data modeler depending on the solution 5 Database optimization 6 Project sponsor Business related 1 Project sponsor 2 Business rules expert 3 Line of business manager 4 Upper management support Preview the First Chapter Purchase Now What Readers are Saying Finally a book focused entirely on Open Source BI OSBI Lyndsay has done a great job tackling this complex subject and making it digestible by both

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  • WiseAnalytics Blog -
    the information they need Part of this includes the increasing adoption of embedding analytics within operations At the same time organizations are taking advantage of embedded BI to provide customer facing analytics and added services by leveraging the data they collect Consequently the way in which data is delivered is evolving Broader industry trends such as self service and data discovery support this shift as well because the technology available is easily embeddable and analytics are easier to interact with These factors as well as others are slowly transforming the way BI is being adopted within organizations Analytics no longer needs to be a separate application but can be accessed within operational systems to help business users gain the visibility they require Businesses want to have a cohesive view of information The ability to embed analytics within an application gives them a new way of deploying analytics without limiting who can access data Better access to data in general also helps sell its value overall providing organizations with the basis to justify budgetary allocations to manage their data more effectively The reality is that successfully adopting embedded BI within operations requires this added level of data management to ensure that information being accessed is valid and reliable Otherwise organizations are stuck with the same information related challenges that exist through the use of spreadsheets The bottom line for organizations is that the added focus of software providers on better BI accessibility and increasing governed data access provides a more holistic framework to data access Being able to embed analytics within daily operations or as part of a customer facing application while taking advantage of the broader capabilities BI vendors now have to offer also supports better competitive advantage by leveraging integrated technologies Therefore when organizations evaluate the benefits of embedding BI within their organizations it is also important to identify how broader BI and data access can benefit end users by making information easier to access and more reliable This post was brought to you by IBM for Midsize Business and opinions are my own To read more on this topic visit IBM s Midsize Insider Dedicated to providing businesses with expertise solutions and tools that are specific to small and midsized companies the Midsize Business program provides businesses with the materials and knowledge they need to become engines of a smarter planet Driving Technology Projects The Right Way Wednesday November 26 2014 11 17 Posted in category Uncategorized No Comments Sometimes people get stuck in the weeds when evaluating technology projects by focusing on key features and product capabilities and not on solving business challenges Although gathering both business and technical requirements are essential to any successful technology project projects should start from a business perspective and based on a business pain being experienced A common one might be lack of visibility into what is happening across the organization Or not meeting yearly targets but missing some key information to find out why In some cases organizations launch initiatives

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  • Wise Analytics
    required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them We may also disclose information to partners who introduced you to www wiseanalytics com s services in order to ensure they are properly compensated for their efforts Lastly we may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law For example we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities to comply with a legal process such as court order subpoena search warrant or law enforcement request Use of Web Technologies We use a variety of technologies on our sites We may access and set cookies using web beacons also known as single pixel GIFs which are invisible graphical images These web beacons provide us useful information regarding our site such as which pages users access When we send you emails we may include a single pixel GIF to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails When you click on a link in an email we record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers We collect information such as IP address browser type and version and pages you view We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site Once you leave our site we do not track you We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience assist you with technical support diagnose problems with our server administer our websites and to tailor our product and service offerings to you Links Some of our

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  • Contact Us | WiseAnalytics
    23 2014 Market Diversity Creating Better Access for Midmarket Organizations read this post Contact Us For more information please contact Lyndsay Wise at Email lwise wiseanalytics com Twitter wiseanalytics Phone 617 381 4251 Fax 866 908 4251 An associate will contact you within 24 hours Reload Contact Form Alternatively you can fill in the form below are required fields please fill these out completely Name Email Confirm Email Phone Number

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  • WiseAnalytics Blog
    to shift their views of SMBs and the needs of midmarket companies in general When solution providers first started developing their market strategy and developing analytics related solutions for SMBs their products took similar shape They were This was posted under category Uncategorized The rise of embedded Business Intelligence BI Saturday December 20 2014 18 14 No Comments As BI use matures within the organization the way in which it is being applied is also changing Organizations are looking for more strategic ways to deliver analytical insight and make sure that the right people have direct access to the information they need Part of this includes the increasing adoption of embedding analytics within This was posted under category Uncategorized Driving Technology Projects The Right Way Wednesday November 26 2014 11 17 No Comments Sometimes people get stuck in the weeds when evaluating technology projects by focusing on key features and product capabilities and not on solving business challenges Although gathering both business and technical requirements are essential to any successful technology project projects should start from a business perspective and based on a business pain being experienced A This was posted under category Uncategorized Moving beyond common SMB BI implementation knowledge challenges Monday November 17 2014 9 24 No Comments Just over a week ago I attended the Enterprise Data BI Conference Europe in London The conference focused on many different BI and data management related topics many of which support mid market goals to achieve greater visibility and better analytics The takeaway most interesting to me was the fact that many SMBs are still This was posted under category Uncategorized Older Entries Recent Posts Recent Comments Popular Tags The TCO of analytics in the cloud and the mid market advantage 0 Comments Since Thursday February 19 2015 13 00

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  • WiseAnalytics Blog » The rise of embedded Business Intelligence (BI)
    users gain the visibility they require Businesses want to have a cohesive view of information The ability to embed analytics within an application gives them a new way of deploying analytics without limiting who can access data Better access to data in general also helps sell its value overall providing organizations with the basis to justify budgetary allocations to manage their data more effectively The reality is that successfully adopting embedded BI within operations requires this added level of data management to ensure that information being accessed is valid and reliable Otherwise organizations are stuck with the same information related challenges that exist through the use of spreadsheets The bottom line for organizations is that the added focus of software providers on better BI accessibility and increasing governed data access provides a more holistic framework to data access Being able to embed analytics within daily operations or as part of a customer facing application while taking advantage of the broader capabilities BI vendors now have to offer also supports better competitive advantage by leveraging integrated technologies Therefore when organizations evaluate the benefits of embedding BI within their organizations it is also important to identify how broader BI and data access can benefit end users by making information easier to access and more reliable This post was brought to you by IBM for Midsize Business and opinions are my own To read more on this topic visit IBM s Midsize Insider Dedicated to providing businesses with expertise solutions and tools that are specific to small and midsized companies the Midsize Business program provides businesses with the materials and knowledge they need to become engines of a smarter planet You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your

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  • WiseAnalytics Blog » Driving Technology Projects The Right Way
    on the one hand and the development of a supportive infrastructure on the other hand Sometimes however there are time crunches or unrealistic time constraints placed on the selection process The outcome tends to be technical resources looking at which solutions are the best technical fit and then fitting that to how solutions should be developed for end users This differs from a traditional evaluation whereby organizations take the time to engage their stakeholders and ensure that business needs and daily processes are taken into account Although time consuming this phase helps with the software selection process development of solutions that meet the needs of business users metrics identification and potential scalability challenges In most cases taking the time for diligence leads to solutions that help organizations solve the business pains being faced For SMBs specifically time and budgetary constraints may cause organizations to take shortcuts by evaluating product capabilities without taking the time to gather business requirements and understand the needs of the various stakeholders within the organization The reality is that IT related projects should be connected directly to solving business challenges As an extension of this organizations need to start by focusing on the needs of business units and understanding how technology can address and help solve business challenges and not the other way around This post was brought to you by IBM for Midsize Business and opinions are my own To read more on this topic visit IBM s Midsize Insider Dedicated to providing businesses with expertise solutions and tools that are specific to small and midsized companies the Midsize Business program provides businesses with the materials and knowledge they need to become engines of a smarter planet You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a

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  • WiseAnalytics Blog » Moving beyond common SMB BI implementation knowledge challenges
    seems like one of the most common situations among SMBs One in which the market does not seem to be taking advantage as much as it could be With the technology available today and the pricing coming down to be able to meet the budget restrictions of smaller organizations midsize organizations require the guidance to understand the technology and key differentiations in the market More than once I have been approached to help organizations with their shortlist requirements to be asked about vendor offerings that should not be considered during the same evaluation due to the fact they were developed to address completely different business challenges The issue remains that many organizations are still uncertain what key differentiations exist among products Part of implementing the best fit choice requires this level of knowledge Basically organizations need to take a step back and look deeper than what they see via online marketing and develop an understanding of how specific offerings can meet their needs and help them address their business challenges The ability to combine this level of understanding with what business users require is what can help organizations develop BI applications that are easy to interact with and flexible to take into account future scalability requirements This post was brought to you by IBM for Midsize Business and opinions are my own To read more on this topic visit IBM s Midsize Insider Dedicated to providing businesses with expertise solutions and tools that are specific to small and midsized companies the Midsize Business program provides businesses with the materials and knowledge they need to become engines of a smarter planet You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a Reply Name required

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