SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

May 07, 2013 10:05 ET

Aberdeen Group Publishes Business Analytics and Business Intelligence Research

Research Examines Data Integration, Big Data Visualization, Analytics Trends, SaaS Delivery of Analytics

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Business Analytics and Business Intelligence research practice.

"Ever Harder and Faster: Managing the New Demands of Data Integration," prepared by Nathaniel Rowe, Research Analyst in Aberdeen's Business Analytics and IT Infrastructure practices, indicates the demand for analysis and fast access to business data is rapidly increasing. As data environments grow in both size and complexity, meeting this demand has become proportionally more difficult. Rersearch results indicate which technologies, strategies and tactics organizations are using to address growing data integration needs. This research document also identifies which tools are the most cost effective and successful at quickly delivering information and driving better business performance. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/8428/AI-business-data-integration.aspx.

"Seeing the Big Picture: Visualization for Big Data," also prepared by Nathaniel Rowe, reveals that with the age of Big Data upon us, simply collecting information isn't sufficient. Rather, it is the desire for better insight into business metrics and customer behavior that will drive the demand for data solutions with improved performance characteristics. One solution subset, data visualization tools, is in particularly high demand, as illustrated in Aberdeen's January 2013 research study on Data Management for Big Data. This paper explores 71 Big Data organizations, the tools and techniques they use to visually represent complex data sets, and how these tools improve the speed, quality, and accuracy of business decisions. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/8466/AI-big-data-visualization-analytics.aspx.

"Analytics Trends 2013: The IT Perspective," prepared by Peter Krensky, Senior Research Associate in Aberdeen's Business Analytics practice, states that when it comes to Business Intelligence (BI), there is something to be said for paying attention to the men and women "behind the curtain." IT professionals are the backbone of any analytics solution and they offer key perspectives into the current state of business analytics. The results from Aberdeen's 2012 and 2013 research highlight the IT-centric issue of the data deluge as IT teams strive to integrate new streams of structured and unstructured data into various systems. This research report examines the shifting challenges IT professionals face as they harness an ever-deepening pool of data for analysis, and also explores current trends impacting the role of IT in delivering successful BI solutions. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/8426/AI-it-analytics-trends.aspx.

Findings from"Software-as-a-Service Helps Deliver Satisfied Analytics Users," prepared by David White, Senior Research Analyst in Aberdeen's Business Intelligence practice, supports prior research findings (Pervasive Cloud BI: Analyst, Advocate, Problem-Solver -- All in One) that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) can deliver a very effective business intelligence (BI) solution. Organizations embracing SaaS BI tend to use BI more widely throughout the organization, partly because it allows better use of scarce IT skills, and the overall BI solution within the company is also richer and more complete. Aberdeen's research finds that analytics users that have access to SaaS BI are more satisfied with their BI solutions overall, compared to users that do not have a SaaS solution as part of their analytics portfolio. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=8461&camp=2

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

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