FRISCO, TX and JACKSONVILLE, FL— iOLAP, a global provider of consulting, technology and analytics services and Sage Solutions Consulting (Sage), a leading provider of IT Solutions with a strong practice in SAP security, identity management, governance risk and compliance (GRC), and reporting today announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine iOLAP’s expertise in Big Data and Analytics with Sage’s strong SAP practice to deliver solutions focused on cutting edge Big Data, Analytics and IoT use cases. Ever increasing volumes of data and data security considerations are without doubt two of the biggest topics facing organizations today. Securing critical

Steven Swoyer, an insightful TDWI author, recently posted in BI This Week that Analytics just isn’t what it used to be. As some business intelligence (BI) and decision-support veterans see it, the term itself has lost some of its meaning. Just how much is a subject of some debate.

Gartner, Inc. has identified the top technology trends that will play key roles in modernizing information management (IM) in 2013 and beyond, making the role of information governance increasingly important.

In our search to find interesting places to send the readers, this one caught our eye: “In 2020, the annual amount of digital data created, replicated and consumed will total more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman and child on the planet…” We think you’ll find this article interesting.

An interesting article that discusses how execs should really use analytics. Oftentimes the results are twisted from what the numbers really mean just to prove a (wrong) point. You always need a sincere questioner in the crowd. Then maybe executives will be smarter in their use of critical business information.

In her annual preview, Cindi Howson, founder of BI Scorecard, takes a look at what she sees for 2013. It’s a short list of BI hot buttons, including dashboards, self-service, mobile, in-memory, cloud, collaboration and, of course, big data.

Wayne Eckerson (BI Leadership Forum) and I go way back and have been friends for nearly two decades. I enjoyed this blog entry and found it very interesting. Instead of delivering the typical new year predictions, Wayne tells us what new catch phrases he thinks you will hear in 2013.

Every year The Data Warehousing Institute does their “prediction issue.” In TDWI’s BI This Week newsletter, author Mike Schiff lays out his top predictions for 2013 and reviews how he did on his 2012 predictions. This is always an interesting read.

Gartner, Inc. has highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.

The Call Center Clipboard is a powerful mobile app that provides call center directors and managers a “digital clipboard” for them to literally walk amongst their call center employees while staying connected to important information on their smart phone or tablet.