CLEVELAND, Ohio (January 24, 2013)—The explosion in the number of applications claiming to be the Holy Grail of Business Intelligence has left many companies with a “solution” that is bigger than the problem itself. Visual Data Group, one of the leading BI consultancies in North America, has a new partner in the war on application bloat: LogiXML, the fastest and easiest way to develop web-based, agile Business Intelligence applications.
CLEVELAND, June 28, 2012—Using technology to solve big problems with large data sets became so second-nature to folks like Darren Ball and Jim Harder that they wondered, “what if we applied our knowledge of large-scale real-time analysis toward analyzing your investment in web properties?”
Miami, April 23, 2012 — Visual Data Group (VDG) delivers one-stop Business Intelligence consulting and solutions with the addition of products from Attivio, Inc. Attivio’s Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®) is the leading real-time unified information access platform.
Cindy Balon Harder, a principal at Visual Data Group, was quoted this week in an article in the BrainYard, InformationWeek's social business blog.
Chris Miller, Managing Director of Endeavour Solutions, says information is the lifeblood of any business, yet too many companies treat it like a secret to be known to only a few–they lock it away, as though sharing it somehow devalues it. In doing so, they’re selling themselves and their customers short.
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world.
By Stephen Few
The industry that has claimed responsibility for helping organizations get real value from information goes by the name “business intelligence.” This term was originally coined way back in 1958 by Hans Peter Luhn, an IBM researcher, who defined BI as “the ability to apprehend the interrelationships of presented facts in such a way as to guide action towards a desired goal.” Howard Dresner, best known for his work at Gartner, used it again to breathe new life into to the data warehousing industry. Dresner defined the term as “concepts and methods to improve business decision making using fact-based support systems.” Contained in these early definitions was the seed of an inspiring vision that caused people like me to imagine a better world, but the business intelligence industry has done little to help us achieve the vision of the people who coined the term.
July 19, 2010—As one of the nation’s top 10 largest poultry processors House of Raeford delivers its product in as many forms as consumers demand: fresh—including whole and boneless—ground, cured and smoked. The company also has extensive processing facilities and makes fully cooked chickens and turkeys whole and proportioned, kitchen-ready and prepared, for retail and food service customers.
No matter how smart you think you are, you're probably wrong. At least, that might be what Cornell professor of social psychology David Dunning would say. And oddest yet, if you believe you're competent you probably aren't. And vice versa.