SiSense Business Intelligence Blog

The Top LinkedIn Skills of CEOs

If you have your eyes set on running a company someday, you may wonder what skills you need to cultivate now, as well as the best age to make a run for the position. Well, we took information from LinkedIn profiles of close to 1 million CEOs in the United States, and built some pretty eye-opening […]

When to Buy, When to Sell? Behavioral Economics Behind Exchanging Dollars to Euros

Here’s a compelling question: Do we make rational or emotional investment decisions? You may consider yourself as someone who carefully considers every financial decision, but when it comes to selling and buying dollars and euros, we have found some behavioral trends that imply people often make trading decisions based on emotional factors such as: […]

By |July 14th, 2014|blog|0 Comments|

Many-to-Many Relationships

The Many Faces of Data Relationships
While having a many-to-many relationship may sound steamy to some of you, when it comes to the data in your tables it can get complicated. That is, unless you understand the different scenarios, their resolutions, and how to build a good relationship with your data. Just as a general […]

Apple Killing Nokia Foreshadows the Future of Tesla

Bringing a High-Tech Mentality to Old Industries
You may not know it yet, but the automotive market is about to be transformed right before your eyes in a very similar manner to the way the iPhone transformed the mobile industry. One might argue that cars today are better than they were 5-10 years ago, but […]

By |June 26th, 2014|blog|0 Comments|

Debunking the Cloud BI Myth

Separating Facts from Fiction
Many expect that choosing a cloud platform is the best way to get a BI tool with the maximum level of self-service. Here’s where the myth that Cloud BI equals self-service perpetuates. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily true since the basic nature of business analytics includes the constant need to add, […]

By |June 25th, 2014|blog|2 Comments|

How Healthcare Tackles Big Changes Using BI

Business Intelligence as a Secret Weapon to Resiliency
Healthcare is one organization where efficiency can literally save lives. Business intelligence analytics has become a figurative lifesaver in healthcare organizations today as well, as it allows them to easily collect data that is infamously large in size or located in many different places, and visualize it […]

By |June 16th, 2014|blog|2 Comments|

SiSense and DFJ Growth: Disrupting Business Intelligence in the Enterprise

Today we’re thrilled to announce our investment in SiSense, the leader in big data analytics for business users.  We are excited to be leading the company’s Series C financing, bringing total capital raised to $50 million.  As part of our investment, DFJ Growth Managing Director Randy Glein has joined SiSense’s board of directors.
SiSense is thinking big by […]

By |June 12th, 2014|blog|0 Comments|

Kill the Buzzwords: The Real Meaning Behind Popular BI Terms

There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words, Thomas Ried once said. That rings very true when it comes to the way companies today are throwing around buzzwords like “big data” or “easy to use BI,” and only loosely defining the words, if at all, leaving everyone […]

At Apple’s WWDC, Cook Didn’t Spoil the Pot

After the death of Steve Jobs in October 2011, many wondered out loud if Apple would ever be the same. While business leaders around the world argued that Jobs leadership, charisma and perfectionism could never be replaced by Cook who focuses on transparency, teamwork and embodies a calm demeanor, the numbers from the WWDC […]

By |June 2nd, 2014|blog|0 Comments|

What Business Intelligence Can Show You about Your Business

When a researcher at Merck & Co. took a 12-year-old data set on breast cancer and visualized it, she was able to identify an unknown subgroup of cancer survivors helping her take a small stride towards finding a cure for cancer. Business intelligence uses data visualization, the graphical representation of data and information, to […]