Looking Back at 2012, the Year of Big Data

The end of a year always brings the inevitable flood of lists. Best of 2012 lists. Worst of 2012 lists. Influential songs, YouTube videos, even people that sum up the year in review, like Lady Gaga or Barack Obama. These lists stick to politics and pop culture for the most part and rarely does a…

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Oracle BI 11.1.1.6.7 patchset now available

Oracle BI 11.1.1.6.7 is now generally available!  Patches are scheduled to be released on a monthly basis and we're optimistic that these will be released as scheduled.  Oracle has a great blog and Twitter (@Oracle_EPMBI) feed to keep you in the loop on the release of EPM/BI software. For platforms and bugs fixed in this…

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Webinar: Building a BI Competency Center

Following a successful, informative OBIEE webinar last fall, our Oracle BI Practice lead Mike Jelen is back, leading a BI webinar this month. The webinar, “Building a BI Competency Center” will overview the popular strategy initiative that helps companies ensure they build a successful BI Program. So just what does a BI Competency Center entail? Without…

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5 Ways SPSS Predictive Analytics Can Benefit Any Business in Any Industry

There has been a lot of talk about the use of predictive analytics in high-risk industries like insurance, energy and banking. But predictive analytics touches a lot more industries than those three. Those in retail, for example, may use SPSS predictive analytics to determine future changes in selling patterns and quickly translate that into a…

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Put out More Fires with Cognos FSR (and Get up to 80% Off Software)

The Office of Finance is challenged day after day with the complexities of managing the spectrum of financial reporting requirements.  Financial reporting is extremely important for all companies, yet many organizations are implementing a broken process—the main flag being manual document production. This process presents more challenges than it solves. Even once the task of…

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