Top Business Intelligence and Analytics Stories of 2010

December 30, 2010 No Comments


Business intelligence and analytics have become something of a corporate obsession in recent years, as the severe economic downturn of 2007-2009 forced companies to look for cheaper ways to maximize their competitive advantage and do as much as they could with limited resources. BI, analytics and data mining were at the top of that list; companies were already collecting massive amounts of data, so why not explore it to see what obvious opportunities they were missing?

Business intelligence and analytics are becoming an important part of all enterprise applications — witness Oracle’s (NASDAQ: ORCL) ambitious plans to add BI to all its applications and IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) massive investment in analytics.

Not surprisingly, BI and analytics articles were some of the most-read topics on eCRM Guide this year, as there are few richer sources of data than customer relationship management (CRM) systems. These were the most-read business intelligence articles on eCRM Guide this year:

Open Source R Language Could Revolutionize Business Intelligence

Based on the response to this story, developers aren’t the only ones interested in the potential of the R language to change business intelligence and analytics. One of the most-read stories on eCRM Guide this year.

The Top Ten Trends in Business Intelligence

We covered all the bases in this one — and there’s a lot going on in this critical market.

Open Source Business Intelligence: What Are Your Options?

Actuate isn’t the only company making waves in open source business intelligence.

Is Apple’s iPad Changing CRM and Business Intelligence?

Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad is becoming something of a killer app in the CRM and business intelligence markets.

Nine Business Analytics Predictions for 2011

One of the most interesting predictions in this article was that companies that collect data might actually benefit from stronger data privacy regulations.

Mobile Business Intelligence: The Next Big Thing

Mobile business intelligence could be one of the fastest-growing markets over the next couple of years. And yes, Apple’s iPad figures in here too.

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