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Agile analytics – the future of BI?
By Nadine Arendse
[10 Feb 2012]
New media has given business access to mass information, and they must be able to adapt accordingly, says PBT.
Using data to gain a competitive advantage
By Nadine Arendse
[7 Feb 2012]
Data can be a catalyst for innovations, which is vital to retaining the competitive advantage in business, says FNB.
Next-generation BI will be user-friendly
By Nadine Arendse
[1 Feb 2012]
Business discovery has been dubbed the next generation of business intelligence, with user-friendly tools to empower users, says QlikTech.

DIY business intelligence empowers users
By Nadine Arendse
[30 Jan 2012
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Self-service BI gives users the ability to perform functions without having to fully rely on IT, says Pragmatic Works.

Unlocking data value through understanding
By Nadine Arendse
[24 Jan 2012]
Data, like technology, has no value if it's not understood. Data provides valuable information, which can be used profitably – if you know what you're looking for.
BI focus shift expected in 2012
By Tracy Burrows
[6 Dec 2011] - Next year will see business intelligence (BI) focusing heavily on mobile, social networking and the cloud in SA.
Faster BI adds to business value
By Nadine Arendse
[18 Nov 2011] - With the increased use of social networks, minor concerns can quickly turn into major problems, and sparks of interest can be fanned into profitable sales.
BI: Think quick!
By Tracy Burrows
[18 Nov] - BI needs to change to stay ahead of enterprise needs, says international BI consultant and author, Rick van der Lans
Agile software shapes BI industry
By Nadine Arendse
[27 Oct] - Data virtualisation is one of the more potent technologies for developing an agile business intelligence (BI) environment.
Cloud evolves to give business value
By Nadine Arendse
[26 Oct] - It's all about the detail when it comes to BI. There's no detail in tools, but data yields invaluable information, according to iSPartners' Dave Ives.
Back to business intelligence basics
By Nadine Arendse
[14 Oct] - The value of BI lies in the power to get executives to make decisions with valuable information, says iSPartners' Dave Ives.
Nominations for BI Awards 2012 open
By Tracy Burrows
[7 Oct 2011] - South Africa's top business intelligence (BI) practitioners are invited to nominate the country's best and most innovative projects in the annual BI Excellence and Innovation awards.

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