What is Self-Service Business Intelligence?

Self-Service Business Intelligence happens when those who need to answer questions from data have the tools and data they need to explore and analyze. They don’t depend on the IT department.   What Does Self-Service Business Intelligence Look Like? In a self-service business intelligence environment: Those who understand the context and the data have access[…]

Avoiding Analytics Shelfware

Shelfware is software that goes unused or underused after purchase. This blog is about sharing ideas and experiences that you can use to ensure that your Business Intelligence software doesn’t turn into shelfware. Having made countless software sales, I have seen my share of clients who ended up not using the software they purchased. Or,[…]

Crain’s Detroit Article: “Crime-fighting strength in numbers: Data becomes secret weapon for community”

Here’s an article from Crain’s Detroit by Nathan Skid about CompStat. The article describes how the Detroit police, businesses and community leaders are using data analysis for crime fighting: Some quotes from the article: “One tactic is having detailed — and frequent — crime analysis, down to the city block level.” “Every two weeks, a[…]