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data democracy analytics election The Data behind Democracy: Analytics and the 2015 General Election Date: 22/04/15

The upcoming General Election is being lauded as the United Kingdom’s first truly data-driven vote, with the major political parties all using analytics to gain a strategic advantage...

spreadsheet error cloud reporting software Spreadsheet errors are endemic. Is it time to switch to Cloud reporting tools? Date: 21/04/15

Almost one in five large businesses has suffered financial losses as a result of errors in spreadsheets, according to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph. Disturbingly, 16% of...

games of thrones cloud business intelligence Data is Coming: Game of Thrones meets Business Intelligence Date: 16/04/15

This week saw the eagerly awaited return to our screens of Game of Thrones, arguably one of the most popular TV franchises of all time. In the worlds both of TV and of business, the...

cloud reporting software 3 quick wins Cloud reporting software: 3 quick wins in finance function productivity Date: 15/04/15

Finance functions have rarely been more stretched. On top of greater regulatory oversight and heightened compliance requirements, senior management demands for ever-more reporting...

cloud analytics business personal best Cloud analytics: driving businesses to better their personal best Date: 13/04/15

As winter gives way to spring, the nation’s joggers and runners are out in force, with many gearing up for the London Marathon later this month. And fuelling the present soaring...

Business Intelligence for insurance How can Business Intelligence transform the insurance industry? Date: 10/04/15

In recent years, there has been a huge amount of investment aimed at improving analytics throughout the insurance industry. Yet research from Gartner suggests that many insurance companies...

saas business intelligence data driven decision making Data-driven decisions: the compelling logic of SaaS Business Intelligence Date: 09/04/15

Sometimes, great businesses are built on great ideas, and great designs. Think of Apple, for instance. But more often, great businesses are built on great execution: business success...

cloud bi business case Building a compelling Cloud BI business case Date: 07/04/15

Once you’ve used Google Apps, Office 365, Dropbox, or Facebook, it’s difficult to imagine life without them. The Cloud is just… well, addictive. So too with Cloud BI: fast...

cloud bi for supplier analysis Leveraging Cloud BI for supplier analysis Date: 30/03/15

“Competition today is not between companies, but between supply chains,” famously observed Martin Christopher, emeritus professor of marketing and logistics at Cranfield University...

retail business intelligence big data Retail Business Intelligence: Turning Big Data into Big Benefits Date: 27/03/15

Retail organisations now capture an unprecedented volume of data about their products, sales and customers. However, turning this information into actionable insights can often prove...