Hollard Life Namibia embraces analytics

Hollard Namibia, the largest privately-owned insurance group in the country, has contracted SilverBridge Holdings to implement a Microsoft-based business intelligence (BI) solution and enable it to extract meaningful insights from its data to help drive business...

Data curation is the answer to business success

The digital shift is fundamentally altering the way we do business, in effect taking away the power of big business – and handing more of this power over to the consumer who is now more able to call the shots on what they want and how they want it served. By...

Integrated analytics get to the “why” faster

Many analytics tools are great at telling you what happened – but not so great at explaining why. By Gustav Piater, sales and marketing director of AIGS (Yellowfin BI South Africa) Discovering and presenting the ‘why’, making decisions and then...

Getting to grips with data in your business

In light of the latest incidents of data sharing breaches, it’s become more crucial than ever for companies to understand the role of data and analytics in their business. Since the Cambridge Analytica story made headlines, many businesses have been questioning...

Data key to unlocking the mysteries of the universe

Human exploration has made leaps and bounds since man first landed on the moon in 1969. We have now entered a paradigm where data takes centre stage, writes Morne Bekker, country manager of NetApp South Africa. Of course creating a 3D map of over one billion stars,...

Innovations that have shaped BI

Gustav Piater, sales and marketing director at AIGS (Yellowfin South Africa), outlines the five innovations that have all significantly shaped the current era of business intelligence (BI). If the solution you’re considering has all of them, you’ve picked...