Digital Hive Puts a Consumer Face on Enterprise Analytics and BI

Digital Hive Puts a Consumer Face on Enterprise Analytics and BI

New Digital Hive release presents content in ‘swimlanes’, offers ‘previews’ and now connects to Looker, Microsoft OneDrive, SAP Analytics Cloud, Splunk, and TIBCO Spotfire12 May 2021 - Today Digital Hive launches the first intelligent enterprise portal that makes...

Software: to build or buy? That is the question.

Software: to build or buy? That is the question.

In 2015 Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella famously said: “every business will be a software business”. And it’s hard to argue that when companies like Uber, Airbnb, and JustEat are disrupting, then dominating, established, seemingly unassailable industries.  If you’re...

Does Gartner’s “Cool Vendor” Report Mean Anything?

Does Gartner’s “Cool Vendor” Report Mean Anything?

Every year, Gartner, one of the world’s leading IT research companies, publishes a Cool Vendor Report highlighting new technologies in Analytics and Data Science. This year, Digital Hive (formally known as Theia) received this recognition. Previous Gartner Cool...

Do Customer Analytics Portals Matter?

Do Customer Analytics Portals Matter?

As companies race to find value in their data and improve the customer experience, many have overlooked an obvious value-add: providing analytics for the customer. Client-facing analytics differentiates companies from the competition, helping increase market share,...

Can I give you back $70 a day?

Can I give you back $70 a day?

When you want to know the answer to a question, more often than not, we either say or think of those three little, but VERY popular words...‘just Google it!’ Search What is search? It’s something we do every single day in our personal and our professional lives. Have...

Data Storytelling: An Intersection of Art & Science

Data Storytelling: An Intersection of Art & Science

A few years ago I met Walter Isaacson, former Chairman of CNN, Editor of TIME, and author of Steve Jobs' biography. If you can’t tell from his pedigree, Isaacson is a great storyteller. He also wrote about other famous innovators including Benjamin Franklin, Albert...

Poor Change Management is Killing Analytics Value

Poor Change Management is Killing Analytics Value

Unless it pertains to politics or parking meters, people dislike change. Why? Change involves work, learning new skills, and the possibility of failure. This makes people uncomfortable and resistant. Maintaining the status quo is simply easier. When we look at why BI...

BI Consolidation is Almost Impossible

BI Consolidation is Almost Impossible

What is stickier than superglue and more popular than the iPhone? Microsoft Excel. 750 million people use it daily and many use it as their primary business intelligence tool. You might find this surprising if you consider Excel was invented in the 1980s, nearly 40...

How are Triathlons and Analytics Similar?

How are Triathlons and Analytics Similar?

Recently, I finished my second Ironman 70.3 triathlon (for the record, that is NOT me in the photo). The triathlon is made up of three segments: swim, bike, and run. While the finishing time is reflected as a single value, there are 5 distinct times that comprise the...

“Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts”

“Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts”

Today I had the opportunity to attend Tableau’s “Design tricks for great dashboards” webinar. The speaker was Andy Cotgreave, a visualization expert and Tableau veteran. During the webinar, Andy touched on ‘framing’. As a level set, framing is about the context in...

Predicting the 2019 Masters

Predicting the 2019 Masters

April showers brings May flowers … but more importantly, April brings the Masters. My name is Scott, and I’m an analytics nerd, with a golfing habit. Although I enjoy the PGA tour, the Masters has always been special to me. Trevor and I (having both been fortunate...

Spring cleaning: Analytics Order, Data Literacy Calm

Spring cleaning: Analytics Order, Data Literacy Calm

Theia is happy to welcome this weeks' guest blogger Adam Ciperski from Qlik. https://blog.qlik.com/adam-ciperski Ever find yourself in your closet searching for an article of clothing or trying to squeeze one more hanger on the rack? I took the better part of the...

Data Culture Matters (part 2)

Data Culture Matters (part 2)

4. Data Champions and Culture Catalysts If your efforts to create a rich data culture are going to be successful - identifying, recruiting, and partnering with enthusiastic data champions within the organization is an absolute must. C-Suite mission statements and...

Data Culture Matters (part 1)

Data Culture Matters (part 1)

Gartner currently covers over 250 analytics vendors in their research. By the time you are done reading this article, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were two new vendors or tools. With the recent explosion of business intelligence and analytics tools on the market,...

How Uber Will Change the BI Space

How Uber Will Change the BI Space

“Edwin, your Uber has arrived.” This common notification appeared on my phone as I quickly headed outside of my hotel in Sydney, Australia. Hopping into the car with Lynn, the CEO of Motio, we were visiting customers and prospects to present our new software solution...