The Latest Articles, Research and News from the World of BI & Analytics

Who Are the Big Data Thought Leaders?

A closer look at who the thought leaders are behind big data analytics initiatives. Our survey findings reveal the crucial role of management in driving this topic.

Big Data Security Analytics: A Weapon Against Rising Cyber Security Attacks? [Infographic]

The ongoing digitalization of the business world is putting companies at risk of cyber attacks more than ever before. Big data analysis has the potential to offer protection against these attacks. This infographic shows what real-world companies are thinking and doing with regard to big data security analytics.

User Recommendation: The Difference Between Excel and Specialized Planning Products

What proportion of business users say they would recommend their specialized planning solution (as opposed to Excel) to a similar company?

We Surveyed Over 2,500 BI Users to Answer the Question: Is Pervasive BI a Reality?

An analysis of BI deployments, product usage and penetration in companies of varying sizes and geographical locations. We compare how widely products are deployed, where they are applied, and analyze the frequency of BI usage across business functions.

How Many Business Decisions Are Based On Gut Feel Rather Than Data?

We asked nearly 700 business decision-makers what proportion of their decisions are based more on gut feel or experience than on data or information. See the results here.

Why Companies Use Big Data Analytics

Organizations use big data analytics for a variety of reasons. This article identifies the most important ones.

The Real BI Trends in 2017: What 2,800 BI Professionals Think

We asked nearly 2,800 BI professionals including 2,138 BI users, 356 BI consultants and 278 BI vendors for their views on the most important BI trends. See the results here.

What business benefits can you expect from your planning and budgeting software?

There are many reasons why organizations adopt planning and budgeting software, and many ways in which companies put these solutions to work. BARC asked planning software users which benefits they have achieved.

The 4 Essential Steps for Selecting BI Software

Every company is unique and has its own particular software requirements. But despite this variety, companies tend to make the same mistakes when selecting software. This article will help you avoid them.

Why Companies Make Decisions Without All the Relevant Information to Hand

Analysis showing why relevant data and information are not always used to support decision-making. Based on a global survey of over 700 decision-makers.