Founder, BI Scorecard
Blog Posts: 151 Cindi Howson is the founder of BI Scorecard, a resource for in-depth BI product reviews based on exclusive hands-on testing. She has been advising clients on BI tool strategies and selections for more than 20 years. She is the author of Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI and Big Data and SAP Business Objects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference. She is a faculty member of The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and a contributing expert to InformationWeek. Before founding BI Scorecard, she was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the Irish Times, Forbes, and Business Week. She has an MBA from Rice University. Articles by Cindi Howson
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyThe desire to simplify data analytics and business intelligence has been gaining steam for years. But this year, interest in visual data analysis tools came to the forefront, and the use of Hadoop and NoSQL databases made slow but steady gains. While established companies like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and SAS are still the top dogs for BI and analytics, smaller and nimbler vendors like Tableau and QlikTech are forcing the giants to innovate.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.