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FYI Solutions Blog: Archived by business-analytics

Jul 16, 2014

The Value of Early Prototyping

Author:  Kevin Jacquier I recently joined a project that just baffled my mind with respect to the amount of time and resources that had been spent prior to any true visual representation of the requirements and functionality.  Unfortunately, my peers and […]

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Jun 19, 2014

IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration

Author: Kevin Jacquier IBM recently announced their new BLU Acceleration feature of IBM DB2.  BLU Stands for “Big Data, Lightning Fast, Ultra-Easy”.  This is a feature of IBM DB2 version 10.2, not a new product. Therefore, it requires minimal ramp […]

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May 14, 2014

Data are features that matter too.

“Although all vendors are seeking to achieve the ultimate goal of providing both engaging business-user-oriented capability and enterprise features that enable IT governance and control, none has yet achieved this. Bridging this chasm will be crucial to achieving leading market […]

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Mar 11, 2014

Five Reasons Why Business Analytics Projects Fail

Author: Joan Frick Business Analytics has become the hottest ‘buzz’ around most organizations these days. Given that, you would be surprised at how many people do not understand how to ask the right questions in order to scope the efforts […]

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Mar 06, 2014

Dashboards – Keeping the Mud off Your Pants

Author: Jeff Busch A Brief History Recently, I was curious about where the term dashboard came from. I know we get the business intelligence (BI) term from vehicle dashboards, but I could not remember ever learning why we call them […]

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Feb 18, 2014

Challenges and Benefits of Business Analytics in Midsized Companies

IBM recently published an article regarding midsize business and their growing interest in – and need for — business intelligence.  A recent survey of IT managers in midsize companies, conducted by Slashdot, identified the key challenges and incentives midsize businesses […]

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Jan 28, 2014

The Value of Early Prototyping

Author:  Kevin Jacquier I recently joined a project that just baffled my mind with respect to the amount of time and resources that had been spent prior to any true visual representation of the requirements and functionality.  Unfortunately, my peers […]

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Oct 29, 2013

Big Data in Healthcare

A lot of hype surrounds Big Data these days and, as an IT consultancy, FYI Solutions has been educating our clients and prospects on its potential and helping them develop a strategy to implement Big Data into their business analytics.  […]

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Oct 01, 2013

Achieving Business Analytics Proficiency

There is a startling range of analytics initiatives being deployed across industries as diverse as retail, telecommunications, financial services, publishing, advertising, government, and health care.  There is as much variety in analytical programs and initiatives as there is in business […]

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Sep 27, 2013

Characteristics of a Business Analytics Change Agent

The companies who are getting the most value out of business analytics are those with a Senior Executive who is a champion for the value that business analytics brings.  Could differing senior level management techniques have a demonstrable impact on […]

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