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Rita Sallam
Research VP
7 years at Gartner
27 years IT industry

Rita Sallam is a research vice president at Gartner, where she focuses on business intelligence (BI) and analytics. This includes writing about and advising organizations on market trends, vendors and best practices. Of particular interest is advanced analytics ... Read Full Bio

Just Buying Into Modern BI and Analytics? Get Ready for Augmented Analytics, the Next Wave of Market Disruption

by Rita Sallam  |  July 31, 2017

Machine learning automation is affecting all of enterprise software, but will completely transform how we build, analyze, and consume data and analytics. Over the past 10 years or more, visual-based data discovery tools (e.g. Tableau, Qlik, Tibco Spotfire) have disrupted the traditional BI market (e.g. IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects).  Yet, as transformative as these tools […]

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Tableau Grows Up!

by Rita Sallam  |  November 11, 2016

Everyone experiences rites of passage into adulthood. Sometimes it’s marriage, having a child, or just graduating from college where we mentally morph from idealistic, passionate, and carefree teenagers into responsible adults.  As a long-time observer and some would say that stern 1st grade teacher of Tableau since its early childhood, it is clear to me […]

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Two Acquisitions in Two Weeks!

by Rita Sallam  |  August 17, 2016

It’s been an exciting two weeks in the world of BI! Just yesterday, Saleforce announced its intention to buy smart data discovery vendor, BeyondCore, a new Visionary entrant to this year’s BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant! At the end of July, Workday announced its intention to acquire Platfora, one of the original Hadoop-based data discovery […]

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Modernize Using The BI & Analytics Magic Quadrant

by Rita Sallam  |  July 22, 2016

There are pivot moments in life and in business where you just know – everything is about to change. Remember the first time you used the internet, email, a Mac, an ipod, iphone or ipad, or wore Reeboks? OK, I’m dating myself, but before Reeboks, we actually did what we is now call aerobics or […]

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