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In-Memory Databases and Business Intelligence: Our partnership with Altibase

July 23, 2014 By Michael Hiskey

Having worked in the business intelligence (BI), database, and data warehousing industry for over 15 years, in-memory technology is undoubtedly the most substantial technology innovation in the relational database market. In the past few years, it has become an overused buzz term, and the meaningful innovation gets lost in the subtext. For today’s enterprise businesses, 100% database uptime is essential. When a database or server goes down unexpectedly, the consequences go much further tha...

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5 Trends Driving the Analytics Market

July 22, 2014 By Tyler Convey

Leading up to MicroStrategy World in Barcelona, Spain, my team took a look at the prevailing trends in the analytics market today. We identified five major themes that are driving analytics: self-service analytics, the mobilization of business, enterprise business intelligence, big data analytics, and cloud computing. We turned our findings into an infographic highlighting key statistics from each of these areas that illustrate their importance. If you're wondering how we ended...

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It’s all About Visibility: How the Best-in-Class Establish a Clear Line-of-Sight into Their Business

July 18, 2014 By Guest Blogger

This post is guest authored by Peter Ostrow, VP & Research Group Director of Customer Management and Sales Effectiveness at AberdeenGroup. I recently heard about a scenario that, unfortunately, may ring familiar for the reader. A substantial, multimillion-dollar B2B sale – months and dozens of players in the making – was delayed, and nearly lost, due to miscommunications among disconnected members of the selling organization. The embarrassing details? An overdue invoice unpaid by the buy...

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Highlights from #MSTRWorld Barcelona 2014

July 17, 2014 By Scott Templeman

Earlier this month, over 1,300 attendees flocked to our annual World conference in Barcelona, Spain to network, hurdle various travel obstacles, share best practices, battle World Cup hangovers, and glimpse into how MicroStrategy is shaping the future of enterprise software. Some of the world’s largest brands were in attendance including notable partners such as: Michelin Tires, Teradata, Festo, Bayer, Elster, Shell, Northrup Grumman, Servest, Zurich Insurance, and many more. ...

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Webcast Recap: 5 Keys to a Comprehensive Analytics Platform

July 15, 2014 By Kelli Werstein

Last month, MicroStrategy’s Bala Chandran, Senior Director, Products, and Ventana Research’s Vice President & Research Director, Tony Cosentino, partnered to present the “ 5 Keys to a Comprehensive Analytics Platform ” webcast. Chandran and Cosentino chose this topic because, consistently across the industry, it’s become clear organizations that have developed analytic applications with niche technologies are finding that their analytics can’t grow with their needs in the face of dramatically...

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Putting analytics at the heart of healthcare

July 14, 2014 By Hywel Moore

Last month I was delighted to be part of a four-person panel discussion webinar with the Health Service Journal (HSJ) . It was a great experience, and, once I got used to the fact there were several cameras pointed at me (the webinar was streamed live over the internet), I enjoyed it! It was a privilege to be joined by two of our customers: Lesley Neary, head of planning and performance, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust (LCH) , and Margot Russell, deputy director of NVAHP practice...

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MLB All-Star Break Recap: 5 storylines to follow in the second half

July 11, 2014 By Tyler Convey

Believe it or not, we’ve reached the midpoint of the 2014 baseball season. As such, this is a great opportunity to look at the data that we’ve acquired so far and use it to look forward to the second half. I put together the All-Star Break recap dashboard to analyze a variety of data on the 2014 season so far, including: year-to-date standings, payrolls, playoff projections, as well as individual offensive and pitching statistics. After diving into the data, 5 storylines stick ou...

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Simplified packaging and pricing is here!

July 10, 2014 By Michael Hiskey

As you may have heard, some exciting news broke at the MicroStrategy World conference in Barcelona. In Tuesday’s general session it was announced that, as part of a commitment to innovate the total customer experience, we’re making business with us easier at every turn—from deployment, support and services, to education, community, and more. We’re changing how we do business to meet the increasing demand for comprehensive software solutions that are also simple to buy and use. In effect, w...

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MicroStrategy 9.4.1 Update 3: New Features for Your Enterprise Apps

July 2, 2014 By Andrea Schiller

Customers turn to MicroStrategy for the best mobile features available, and our latest update proves once again why our Mobile App Development platform leads the market. MicroStrategy recently released its 9.4.1 Update 3, offering amazing new features for every enterprise app.   When Apple introduced iOS 7 in late 2013, it revealed a new, flat and simplistic operating system. To provide our customers with the best mobile user experience, the MicroStrategy Mobile App has been optimized to ...

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User Centered Design: The New Way to Design A Mobile App

June 24, 2014 By Andrea Schiller

So, you want to create a mobile app to help mobilize your enterprise? Every developer's goal is to make apps that are more efficient, more delightful, and more user friendly. In turn, this will increase user adoption while reducing development, training, and maintenance costs. How do you meet all of these criteria? The User-Centered Design (UCD) approach is one of the easiest and most creative ways to go about creating a great app. By following this design approach here at MicroStrategy...

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