Blog Posts: 2 An enthusiastic user of many technologies, Karen Fasimpaur has worked in education and technology for over 20 years. She is a nationally-known consultant, providing professional development, curriculum development, and technology planning assistance to organizations across the country. Karen is the founder and organizer of the P2PU School of Ed, has co-facilitated MOOCs, and manages several online community spaces.
Intrigued by the potential of Open Educational Resources, she is the creator of the K12 Open Ed web site (www.k12opened.com) and is coordinating several OER projects, including a kids open dictionary. A noted speaker on the use of mobile technology in education, she has presented at many national events and written extensively on technology integration.
Previously, Karen has run an international technology integration company, worked in software development and textbook publishing, and taught elementary and adult education.
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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.