Tableau looks to help clients mash-up data with new cloud-based Tableau Online

Fresh off its initial public offering, Seattle-based Tableau Software today is unveiling a new cloud-based product called Tableau Online which allows users to easily share business data with customers, employees and partners. The company already offers downloadable business analytics tools, such as Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server. With the addition of the new product, Ellie Fields,… Read More


Looking to mine data, Amazon backs analytics startup ParAccel is investing an undisclosed amount of money into ParAccel, a Campbell, California maker of business analytics software that helps executives and analysts “predict the future.” “From “great leap” conceptual thinkers to “step-by-step” problem solvers, only ParAccel has the performance to both rocket through a chain of incremental questions and answer the intricately-modeled queries imagined… Read More


Job tips: Expert advice in mobile development, cloud computing, business intelligence

What can people do to better position themselves for emerging jobs in technology? That was a core question earlier this week when I moderated a panel of experts in cloud computing, business intelligence, and mobile app development during an event held by the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program. Continue reading for a… Read More


Using business intelligence to understand the Japan crisis

Business-intelligence technology is typically used to derive meaning and make decisions from data like sales, costs and other corporate trends. But what could BI tell us about the ongoing crisis in Japan? That was the question that popped to the minds of the people at Extended Results, a business-intelligence consulting firm in Redmond (and the… Read More