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Business Intelligence is about enabling new insights, validating assumptions, and seeing things that could have gone unnoticed in the daily routine. Read about the top BI software trends for 2021.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
Thinking about choosing a new software vendor but don't know where to start? Narrow down your shortlist by focusing on software that has received an Info-Tech Research Group award. New data from SoftwareReviews shows that organizations reported higher satisfaction when they switched to software that had received an Info-Tech award.
Board International follows the trend of delivering solutions by opening a solution marketplace while strengthening customer trust by getting SOC-2 and SOC-3 certifications.
The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.
ThoughtSpot demonstrates a new approach for enabling customers to build analytics solutions: facilitate integration with other vendors rather than trying to build/sell its own components (e.g. database, data acquisition).
Leading analytics player Tableau recently announced its new initiative – Modern Cloud Analytics (MCA) – which sees it partnering with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) to make cloud-based analytics more achievable for their customers.
C3.ai, a leading enterprise AI software provider, announced in October 2019 the launch of Smart Institutions, an AI-powered, holistic energy-as-a-service software solution for universities, municipalities, corporate campuses, and hospitals.
Microsoft has invested $1 billion in OpenAI, which by the way is no longer “open.” Founded in 2015 by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, OpenAI recently restructured into a for-profit OpenAI LP so that it could commercialize its AI technologies and attract necessary funding. (Musk left the company a year prior.)
Salesforce has agreed to acquire Tableau for the share equivalent price of $15.7 billion. Salesforce is the largest CRM platform and Tableau is the largest BI and analytics platform.
Artificial intelligence continues to fuel the arms race among ERP vendors. Last week Oracle announced that it has extended the AI (machine learning, to be more precise) capabilities within ERP Cloud and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud products.
Tableau 2019.1 includes a great new feature, which enables users to type “standard” English to query your data. It leverages a specific sub discipline of AI called Natural Language Processing.
It seems that we have become very skilled at generating information but less proficient at managing it. The desire or need to gather as much information as possible must be met with the ability to ask the right questions. Getting to the bigger picture faster should not only help with decision making for IT managers but also alleviate some of the stress associated with employees receiving so much information.