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BI SaaS Style: Drill Down on MyDials Dashboards The myDials BI subscription service provides a foundation of dashboard interfaces that can be linked with myriad on-premises data sources and set to user-customizable views and drill-through analyses. Customers can also set up goals, thresholds, and exception alerts to spot exception conditions such as revenue shortfalls. Optional sales analysis and online marketing modules offer batteries of prebuilt key metrics and comparative visualizations of interest to sales and marketing professionals.
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
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.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?