Like most organizations, government agencies have traditionally accessed data via static reports from enterprise applications and business intelligence platforms that are generally heavy, complex, inflexible, and must be managed by IT departments. As a result, many knowledge workers today rely on sp...
As self-service analytics becomes the norm, the role of IT is
evolving from a producer to a strategic partner. IT professionals are helping
their organizations transition from a traditional top-down approach to
analytics driven by IT to a self-service approach enabled by IT and led by the
Over the past few years, data and self-service analytics has become a cornerstone of the modern enterprise. Governments at every level have started to embrace this new approach to business analytics, with IT and organizational leaders partnering to derive maximum insights and transparency from their...
The hallmark of a data-driven dashboard is the ability
to see and understand data at the speed of thought. Well-planned dashboards
will allow both business leaders and knowledge workers alike to ask and answer
questions in real-time, turn insight into action and inspire true innovation.
Only a few years ago, data lived in specific databases, and IT was its gatekeeper – if the business needed a report, only IT had the skills to prep that data and build the report. Today, in the era of “self-service BI”, the goal remains the same, but the roles have changed. IT takes on the rol...
The transition to a modern business intelligence model
requires IT to adopt a collaborative approach that includes the business in all
aspects of the overall program. This guide focuses on the platform evaluation
and selection. It is intended for IT to use collaboratively with business users
Data and applications used to be hosted locally, on
organizations’ own premises. But the cloud-computing revolution has changed
this default. Data is moving to the cloud and data gravity is changing how
software is run in organizations. Gartner says that more than $1 trillion in IT