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BI Bake Off and ReducingTraffic Fatalities

by Cindi Howson  |  March 15, 2017

Last week, we held our third annual BI Bake Off at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Dallas, Texas. I’ve been doing bake offs for 10 years now, and...

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Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Reading the Magic Quadrant

by Cindi Howson  |  February 23, 2017

The 2017 BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant just published, a note that many wait with bated breath to read, to announce, to brag, while others dread its release. No matter...

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How Cool & Innovative Are Your BI and Analytics Capabilities?

by Cindi Howson  |  February 10, 2017

We are in the throws of identifying cool vendors this year. It’s an exciting time when we get to reflect on the most innovative trends and vendors we’ve encountered in...

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The Best BI & Analytics Notes of 2016 You Might Have Missed

by Cindi Howson  |  January 30, 2017

I suspect you have all read our big reports: the Magic Quadrant, the Critical Capabilities (aka product reviews), the Hype Cycle, Cool Vendors, and so many Market Guides.  Those are...

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New Year's Resolutions for BI & Analytics

by Cindi Howson  |  January 6, 2017

What’s your New Year’s resolution for BI and analytics? Do you even bother making them? Personally, I like making resolutions, or at least setting some goals. I have my personal...

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What CIOs Say About BI and Analytics

by Cindi Howson  |  November 30, 2016

Gartner Symposium is one of the largest gatherings of CIOs, with events around the world throughout September, October, and November. The U.S. Event in Orlando, Florida was sold out with...

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Tableau Lays Out Vision at Pivotal Time for Company

by Cindi Howson  |  November 10, 2016

Austin, Texas, boasted the largest user conference for Tableau with over 13,000 people attending live, spanning multiple city blocks, and another 10,000 people joining virtually. It’s a pivotal time for...

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Microsoft, MicroStrategy, and Munich BI and Analytics

by Cindi Howson  |  October 21, 2016

Fall has always been a busy time in the BI and analytics space, and this year, the pace has once again bordered on frenetic.  In fact, I’m writing this blog...

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Women Rule the World, But Not IT

by Cindi Howson  |  September 30, 2016

My head is spinning from the presidential debates to a slew of news on diversity (and lack there of) in IT. The past year has shown a rise in female...

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Summer Shake-Ups in BI and Analytics: SalesForce, BeyondCore; Workday, Platfora and more

by Cindi Howson  |  August 23, 2016

What a busy month! I had only just arrived amid the rolling hills of Tuscany for a family reunion, vowing not to check email for a few days, when I...

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