Insight from Agora Consultants

Social Computing Analytics

Telligent has increased their ability to do analytics on social data collected by Community Server with the simultaneous release of Harvest and the hiring of a Chief Social Scientist. Dr. Marc A. Smith was hired from Microsoft and will lead Telligent's Research & Development efforts around advan... [More]

Two big product annoucements

Microsoft had two big annoucements related to BI this week. Both are for Q1 2010 release. Kilimanjaro - this is an addition to SQL server for distributed processing of very large databases. They demonstrated a farm of 24 servers X 8 CPUs processing queries of a 150 TB database. Gemini - this is... [More]

Data Mining at the point of Data Entry

I saw a brilliantly simple application of data mining this afternoon. Consider the scenario where you already have lots of data and users still entry more data via a web form. Apply Data Mining to determine if the information the user entered makes sense based on the existing data. Flag any fie... [More]

Gartner comments on the future of BI

I went to a Gartner session where they talked about the future of BI. The two items that stood our were: BI as a service - particularly as it applies to consolidating information in an industry and selling the aggregate back to the customer base Emergence of a Model Factory - building, pac... [More]