Friday, April 12th, 2013
Is the mouse an endangered species? Are iPads and iPhones making their users computer illiterate because they now only use things that they can operate with their thumbs? And is this good or bad news for Business Intelligence? That depends on how consequent people are. In Berlin, we will soon be talking about “Emotional Management […]
Friday, March 15th, 2013
The recommendation lists at Amazon are legendary, and how they work is almost as big a secret as the Coca-Cola formula. Just kidding – it’s not, of course. We’ll explain the “magic formula” because it’s crippling (not to mention, annoying) when everything is declared a mystery. If you’re waiting for a magician to pull a […]
Friday, February 15th, 2013
Today, we will take a look at a few more ways how we can use the momentum of Big Data to make companies more data-driven. We already know that business professionals should guide IT when it comes to Big Data. Or as Trekkies would say, you need a whole lot of Kirk and not just […]
Friday, January 18th, 2013
Whether it’s hype or not, Big Data is the revival of data mining – and one that has been long overdue. Big Data is bringing new momentum into data-driven corporate cultures. But knowledge alone is not enough, which is why our battle cry is: Look. See. Do. So let’s get moving – so that the […]
Friday, December 21st, 2012
Thinking is strenuous and expensive – but it gets less strenuous and less expensive with practice. Habits can also develop through practice. So which habits can improve Business Intelligence? Here’s one: earlier lies to the left of later. Time either flies or goes by so slowly. We either want to turn it back or stop […]
Friday, November 23rd, 2012
You can only tell if something is worth reading after you have already read it. But then you don’t have any more time to read the things that you should. The time we have to read and think is limited and we can’t get all the pigs out of the poke. So how can we, […]
Friday, October 26th, 2012
It is hard to top all of the praise and adoration given to infographics. They are supposed to help us understand numbers better by transforming them into images. Is that true? Do financial controllers need to be infographic designers so that people understand their data better? Or has someone just misunderstood how people understand things […]
Friday, September 28th, 2012
Does BI need the iPad? Form and content shape the substance of things. If the question of form, however, is degraded to a question of which platform, content will suffer as a consequence. Is that something that we also have to worry about in Business Intelligence, where formats are being squashed to fit on devices that don’t use a mouse or keyboard?
Friday, August 31st, 2012
Information has to be fluctuation-proof – especially when it deals with risk: Oftentimes, people who produce information today are new in the office, new at doing it, or only do it sporadically. And I think it shows. Let us use more norms and standards – at least business ones.
Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Is the end of dashboards near? Because visualizations with unrelated content are too complex for our “narrow” human minds? Because we literally cannot see through things because the eye sequences get too confusing? Here’s what neuroscientific research has to say.