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Lyndsay Wise

Hi and welcome to my blog! I look forward to bringing you weekly posts about what is happening in the world of BI, CDI and marketing performance management.

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Lyndsay is the President and Founder of WiseAnalytics, an independent analyst firm specializing in business intelligence, master data management and unstructured data. For more than seven years, she has assisted clients in business systems analysis, software selection and implementation of enterprise applications. Lyndsay conducts regular research studies, consults, writes articles and speaks about improving the value of business intelligence within organizations. She can be reached at lwise@wiseanalytics.com.

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January 2009 Archives

Lately I've been researching the data visualization space and how dashboards really benefit organizations. The general value of dashboards may seem obvious to some, but actually defining the proper metrics and aligning those to an organization's overall strategic goals may not be as obvious.  Especially when organizations try to manage everything as opposed to looking at the key metrics that tie in to specific performance goals - whether with individual employees, departments, or the organization as a whole. 


In a recent conversation with Allan Wille, the President and CEO of Klipfolio, he discussed that one of the trends within the dashboard industry is the expansion of dashboard use to include non-management employees and the customization of metrics towards each individual or group based on their role within the organization - basically the advent of operational BI through the use of data visualization. 

Posted January 20, 2009 8:12 AM
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After being on a semi-hiatus for about two weeks and being overall holiday time, I don't have much to report on the business intelligence front.  However, with a continued talk of tough economic times, massive layoffs, and the need to tighten ones belt, whether organizations will really continue to invest in BI and performance management solutions becomes questionable. It's still too early in the year to tell whether or not marketing investments and initiatives by vendors will help ease organizations out of their fear of spending on software.  However, one good thing about business intelligence and performance management in general is that because of the promises of helping increase performance while potentially lowering costs, organizations that tend to over spend and under perform will need to account for their spending more than in the past.  Consequently, the role of BI may become more important in many organizations...


Posted January 6, 2009 4:38 PM
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