Business Intelligence Mashups

In music, a mashup is a song created by combining parts of other songs. The Kid Rock song “All Summer Long” is a mashup of songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd (the vocals in “Sweet Home Alabama”) and Warren Zevon (the music in “Werewolves of London”). Did you know that “mashup” is becoming a common term in[…]

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[…]

Gartner Business Intelligence Report

The Gartner Magic Quadrant Since there is no standard definition of what a “Business Intelligence” platform is, it is helpful to see how Gartner defines it. In the report “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms”, Gartner defines a BI platform as delivering 14 capabilities that are grouped under three headings: Integration Information Delivery Analysis These[…]