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Contributor: Steve Swoyer

Stephen Swoyer is a technology writer with more than 16 years of experience. His writing has focused on business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics for almost a decade. He’s particularly intrigued by the thorny people and process problems most BI and DW vendors almost never want to acknowledge, let alone talk about.


All articles by Steve Swoyer

Gartner Makes it Official: The Age of Self-Service Is Upon Us

It's relatively uncommon for consumers -- from enterprise buyers to rank-and-file users -- to get worked up over latest Gartner's Magic Quadrant report, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this month.

SAP Nabs Roambi

Mobile business intelligence is a feature, not a product. The latest proof comes by virtue of today's announcement of SAP’s acquisition of Roambi, a vendor that specializes in mobile BI apps and services for Apple Inc.’s iOS platform.

BI Platforms Vie for Agile Bragging Rights

Mirror, mirror, on the wall: which is the most agile BI platform of all?

The Big Data Brouhaha Is Just Beginning

Between 2014 and 2019, IDC projects that big data-related spending will explode at a 23.1 percent compound annual growth rate. That's explosive by any measure.

Tableau "Mobilizes" Visualization

With Vizable, its new mobile-first offering for data visualization and analysis, Tableau says it's targeting "people who don't yet know that they, too, can see and understand their data." With a number of key data integration-related improvements to its bread-and-butter visual discovery tool, Tableau is poised to become more self-serviceable for existing users as well.

Year in Review: The Year of DIY in BI

Highlights of the major business intelligence events in 2015, the year when do-it-yourself business intelligence took off.

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