Best of Business Intelligence Volume 9

TDWI's Best of Business Intelligence Volume 9

February 1, 2012

Welcome to the ninth annual TDWI’s Best of Business Intelligence: A Year in Review. Each year we select a few of TDWI’s best, most well-received, hard-hitting articles, research, and information, and present them to you in this publication.

Stephen Swoyer kicks off this issue with a review of major business intelligence (BI) developments. In “2011 in Review: From Tablets to Takeovers,” he names social BI and the success of tablets and mobile devices as some of 2011’s trends. Swoyer also calls 2011 “the year in which social media emerged as one of several forces … that will fundamentally transform BI as we know it.”

In “2012 Forecast: The Evolution of Big Data Analytics and the Future of BI,” TDWI Research analysts Philip Russom and David Stodder share their predictions for the coming year. Russom offers insight on how the evolution of big data analytics will impact business intelligence and data warehousing professionals, and Stodder shares five trends he sees shaping the future of BI.

Other selections in this year's issue of the Best of Business Intelligence include:

  • Excerpts from the past year’s Best Practices Reports
  • Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Your Cloud Business Intelligence Strategy
  • Articles from TDWI FlashPoint, BI This Week, and TDWI Experts about BI life cycle management, agile requirements gathering, mobile BI, and working with data analysts
  • Two Business Intelligence Journal articles: “How Gamification Will Change Business Intelligence” and “BI Experts’ Perspective: Integrating Structured and Unstructured Data"

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