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Birst Smart Analytics: Using AI to Operationalize BI – Business Intelligence Article

How do you deliver more insights out to more people? Operationalizing BI and analytics – that is, putting the power of data in the hands of everyone across the enterprise, not just analysts and data scientists – has always been the mantra for Birst co-founder Brad Peters. According to research from Eckerson Group, when an organization deploys a BI and analytics system, roughly 10% of employees have the skills needed to produce insights from corporate data and deliver them to…

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How AI is Lowering the Barrier to Entry for BI and Analytics – Business Intelligence Article

According to Gartner, more than 3,000 CIOs ranked Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics as the top differentiating technology for their organizations. If BI and Analytics is such a game-changer, then why is the average adoption rate in organizations only 32%? Despite the efforts of Cloud BI vendors making it easier for users to acquire, explore, and analyze data sources without IT dependency, lack of data literacy and analytic skills still hinder widespread adoption for data-driven decision making.  But the industry…

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How “Able” Is Your ETL Process? 8 Ways To Modernize Data Prep, Part 2 – Business Intelligence Article

In Part 1 of this blog, I gave a high-level comparison of traditional extract, transfer and load (ETL) tools, desktop data preparation tools and Birst’s modern, built-for-the-cloud ETL tools for data analytics. In this blog, I’ll dive deeper into the eight key ways that, of the three options, Birst is best “able” to meet the rigorous requirements of today’s enterprise users. Purpose-built ETL for data analytics To recap, the right data preparation solution for modern analytics is highly “able” –…

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How Are You Analyzing and Adjusting to the Mobile Shopper? – Business Intelligence Article

Every retailer is facing a similar challenge. If you are a retailer and constantly feel the pinch from online giants like Amazon and Google, you have an opportunity to gain back control and competitive advantage with more personalized products and services, building that intimate relationship that these giants simply cannot provide. Source: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/09/27/more-online-product-searches-start-on-amazon-than-google/ Just as Steve Jobs reinvented an entire industry in 2007 when he introduced a mobile gadget called the iPhone, retailers have an opportunity to reinvent themselves by…

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