Infor is buying Birst to flesh out its cloud BI capabilities. It’s another savvy acquisition move by CEO Charles Phillips.
In this edition: the future of automotive – through a filter of clouds past. Plus: the downside of multi-cloud and the need for “data fluency.” Data use cases, machine learning audits, and, yep, AI for community managers. Your whiffs include: more airline fiascos and the riveting excitement of the Microsoft-LinkedIn integration. Adam Sandler and Kenny G make their first hits/misses appearances.
Spend management expert David Hearn believes enterprises must break out of procurement silos to get real insight. Coupa CMO Tara Ryan presents the case.
Sharing public health care data sounds straightforward. But when you’re trying to do it visually at massive scale, that’s another matter entirely. At the MariaDB user conference, I got the inside view of how IHME powers its interactive health visualizations from Andrew Ernst. It’s a story of open source tools, including MariaDB ColumnStore, and the attempt to turn data into lasting change.
Tampa Bay Rays has implemented a sophisticated Adaptive Insights planning and budgeting system that not only helps bring the business under cnotrl but provides the springboard for advanced analytics. Here is their story.
We talk about data storytelling as if it’s the holy grail. But at Clemson University, Data architect Matt Chambers got there on a small budget, one win at a time. Here’s how he used Tableau’s data visualizations to change how Clemson analyzes data – from the top down.
USAFacts provides a fresh and – dare we say – innovative take on U.S. Government statistics. We assess this project which has been funded by Steve Ballmer, former CEO Microsoft.
Anaplan is on a roll at the moment with stellar growth and a unicorn valuation but it has to do much more than simply declare itself a platform play.
Marketing and AI are going to get a heavy does of hype this year. But Barb Mosher Zinck does see some progress. Turns out that machine learning can help with of the most vexing martech problems: lead attribution. A more interesting play is coming: look out for the “integrated intelligence layer.”