Blog Posts: 4 Matt Ridings is the Co-Founder & CEO of SideraWorks, a management consultancy focused on social business transformation. He is a business strategist, keynote speaker, executive facilitator, and writer. A new book -- Creating Gravity: Designing An Organization That Attracts -- is slated for a 2013 release with his co-author Amber Naslund. His work over the last 10 years has focused primarily in developing innovation cultures, change management initiatives, and specialized market research using social channels. He has advised organizations in digital and organizational strategies since 1994 including large established brands such as Levi's, Cisco, and British Airways as well as helping to launch new ones like JetBlue and RedSpark. Prior to SideraWorks he worked as either owner or Partner in three ventures, including building out a 300+ person consultancy.Articles by Matt Ridings
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.