Latest business intelligence articles

Mid-sized firms still make decisions using spreadsheets

Two-thirds of companies surveyed rely on the technology, and 80 per cent admit to problems as a result
11 Aug 2009

IBM makes two software acquisitions

IT giant buying SPSS and Ounce Labs
28 Jul 2009

CPP aims to improve customer targeting through master data management

CPP uses master data management software to boost business intelligence approach
23 Jul 2009

Joined-up thinking: A Computing & Financial Director special report

We look at the challenges for IT managers and finance directors working together to make the most of technology
08 Jul 2009

A smarter way to use BI

Getting the most from business intelligence systems requires not only careful management on the part of IT leaders, but also the committed involvement of decision-makers across the organisation
08 Jul 2009

90% of SAP users experiencing monthly performance problems

BI and ERP highlighted as the main concerns, according to research
16 Jun 2009

Thriving through the downturn: How better information means better decisions

A panel of experts answers IT managers' questions on business intelligence
26 May 2009

Vendors have their heads in the cloud

Technology barometer highlights growing trend of lower-risk technology and increased interest in cloud computing
23 Apr 2009

£7.2bn cuts in government back-office and IT spend: Where it will come from

Treasury efficiency review will lead to much greater standardisation of IT and re-use of systems across the public sector
21 Apr 2009

Sellafield turns to BI to cope with data explosion

Nuclear services firm introduces new tools to help meet compliance demands of highly regulated sector
09 Apr 2009

Kelkoo looks to hosted service to provide better customer insight

E-commerce site uses data warehousing-as-a-service to improve customer service
06 Apr 2009

Thomson Reuters deploys instant messaging hub

Platform to connect 130,000 users worldwide
04 Feb 2009

Panning for data gold - a guide to information management

Progressive IT chiefs are teaming up with business leaders to provide users with compelling new ways to sift through and make sense of corporate data
06 Jan 2009

Co-op invests £1m in data warehousing

Food chain bolsters storage and processing capacity after merger with United Co-operatives
20 Nov 2008

Analytic tools boost WWF fundraising

Business intelligence is supporting the charity in timely and targeted fund collection
05 Nov 2008

Fashion chain improves purchase data collection

New system at Kookaï set to improve processing of products sold via third parties
05 Nov 2008

Bupa starts major IT transformation

Deal extension with Patni is part of firm's plan to drive change using technology
04 Nov 2008

Firms prefer integrated BI

Survey suggests companies do not want to buy business intelligence and database tools separately
27 Oct 2008

Bridging the IT-business divide

Watch Computing and delegates at the Cognos Performance 2008 roadshow discuss the challenges
27 Oct 2008

Q&A: John Schwarz, chief executive, Business Objects

Q&A: Business Object's chief executive John Schwarz outlines how the company's acquisition by SAP will benefit users
14 Oct 2008

SAP customers to face BI disruption

NetWeaver business intelligence apps to be phased out
01 Oct 2008

Waitrose uses mobile printers to cut waste

Devices expected to improve stock efficiency at supermarket chain
30 Sep 2008

John Lewis Partnership puts faith in IT

Investment in distribution systems generates big savings
19 Sep 2008

Risk management jumps up enterprise agenda

SAS research finds economic crisis forcing firms to re-examine strategies
18 Sep 2008