What’s the difference between Business Intelligence and Big Data?

I’m often asked the following question: What is the difference between Business Intelligence and Big Data? Before getting into my approach to answering that question, let’s be clear on what we’re talking about. When most people say “Business Intelligence” they’re talking about the class of products that have been implemented in most organizations, not the … Read more What’s the difference between Business Intelligence and Big Data?

Data Discovery, BI and the SMB

A CIO I spoke with last week mentioned that she and her team are struggling with their BI solution today. The solution works perfectly for analyzing their ‘standard’ data and does its job as a basic analysis and reporting tool but it doesn’t do much for their needs in the ‘big data’ realm. Their current … Read more Data Discovery, BI and the SMB

Links for May 4 2009

We have a huge budget and too much time to complete our business intelligence (BI) project by Martin Proulx on Analytical Mind 9 tactics to effectively communicate your vision by George Ambler on The Practice of Leadership Pros and Cons of Software-as-a-Service models by Laura Brandau on Bridging the Gap between IT and Business Why … Read more Links for May 4 2009