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Interactive Tube map instantly tells Londoners the time and cost of any journey.

Posted on Friday Jan 19

What BI predictions came true in 2017? And which failed to materialise last year?

At a time when everyone is making their predictions for this year, Jen Underwood looks back to share the predictions that were spot on, those that were off target, and some surprises that came out of nowehere.


Posted on Thursday Jan 18

'Robotics academy' giving graduates opportunity to join Deloitte in Belfast. Applications close January 26.

Posted on Friday Jan 12

A new release of the Tableau business intelligence platform processes information as much as five times faster than the previous release. Credit for the speed up is given to the integrated database engine Hyper, acquired by the company in 2016.

Posted on Friday Jan 12

London Tech Job Fair Spring 2018.

London Tech Job Fair 2018 is a chance for job seekers to talk to companies that are hiring in person. If you’ve had enough of submitting your CV online without the opportunity to make a lasting first impression, here’s your chance to change your strategy and do a bit of networking.


Thu 22 February 2018

18:00 – 21:00 GMT

Posted on Tuesday Jan 9

Here's a round-up of 10 Data Analytics Vendors to Watch in 2018 from CRN

Posted on Tuesday Jan 2

Details of the Bank of Ireland's Graduate Programme for Data Analytics 2018

Posted on Sunday Dec 3

In an era when a visually stunning chart is literally a click away, Eve the Analyst questions if we are producing great analytical insights, or just colourful nonsense.

Posted on Saturday Dec 2

Job Hunting in December - challenge the accepted wisdom.

Posted on Friday Dec 1

IT Contractors looking to go agency-free get a boost from this new service.

Posted on Thursday Nov 23

The top 50 BI Blogs every decision maker must follow

Posted on Saturday Nov 18

Its World GIS Day! Today is World GIS Day — a day to celebrate and promote spatial awareness and technology, marked with a global series of mapping events and geospatial celebrations.

Posted on Wednesday Nov 15

25 Data & Analytics Vendors at the Forefront in 2018.

Information Week chooses 25 companies who can innovate and execute at scale.

Posted on Tuesday Nov 14


BI Jobs Blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the top 50 Business Intelligence Blogs

Posted on Sunday Nov 12

The majority of Hadoop applications process "small amounts of data". See the findings from

Posted on Monday Nov 6

Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese tech conglomerate Softbank has been preparing his company for the singularity for quite some time. Now the effervescent tech exec thinks robots will not just outsmart humans, but will have an IQ of 10,000 in the next 30 years....


Posted on Friday Nov 3

Sexiest job... massive shortage... blah blah blah. Are you looking to get a real handle on the career paths available in "data science" and "Big Data?" 

Posted on Friday Nov 3

Data Visualization Summit Manchester 12-13 December 2017

Posted on Thursday Nov 2

With Data Visualisation continuing to be a hot trend in BI Jobs, see the latest job & salary analysis from IT Jobswatch.

Posted on Monday Oct 16

Top Business Intelligence Trends 2017: 
Read What 2,800 BI Professionals Really Think

Posted on Monday Oct 16

Data Science, AI & Deep Learning, London Nov 16 2017

Conference and Pre-Conference Workshops


Hilton London Kensington November 16 2017

Posted on Monday Oct 9

As the demand for data scientists increase, the discipline presents an enticing career path for students and existing professionals. This includes those who are not data scientists but are obsessed with data, which has left them asking:

What skills do I need to become a data scientist?

Posted on Monday Oct 9

You may be forgiven for thinking that the "New BI" of  data mining, predictive analytics, location and geospatial intelligence, and an assortment of other advanced analytics technologies,  is fundamentally different from the "old BI" of Reports, dashboards, scorecards, and ad hoc, OLAP-powered analysis.

But is that really the case?



Posted on Sunday Sep 24

IP Expo Europe is the No1 Enterprise IT Event.

IP EXPO Europe takes place on 4-5 October 2017 at ExCeL London. 6 Events under 1 roof including AI, Analytics & IoT

Register Free & Save £35

Posted on Monday Sep 18

You may not have heard of some of the 7 hottest new IT Jobs - but Paul Heltzel argues that whilst some may fizzle, others may have a long future thanks to underlying IT trends.

Posted on Monday Sep 11

Massive investments in IoT will shake up the core skills in high demand at IT organizations in the years to come. Bob Violino how to transform your career path to capitalize.

Posted on Monday Sep 11

Creating Data Visualisations that don't suck

Slides from a presentation given at uxcambridge 2017.


Posted on Friday Sep 8

Location, Location, Location Data. From Tracking Foot Traffic with Wi-Fi, through Optimizing Grocery Delivery, to Why Don’t American Roads Have Roundabouts? Lindsay Stares takes us on 3 interesting data journeys.

Posted on Tuesday Aug 29

The Power BI Desktop August Feature Summary is here. 

See the full list of new features including new custom visuals, Power KPI and data connectivity enhancements.

Posted on Thursday Aug 24

Self-Service Data Analytics for Smaller Companies (SME’s) 

Gregory Thompson addresses 4 main questions;

   what are the short term and long term objectives?
   who should be responsible for the effort?
   what specific problems should be addressed?
   what tools should be used to support the initiative?

Posted on Monday Aug 7

How Data Analytics can Revolutionise Healthcare

Posted on Saturday Aug 5

17 Statistics Forecasting the Future of Business Intelligence in the Cloud. 



Posted on Thursday Aug 3

Predictive Analytics World London, the leading vendor-neutral analytics conference, is holding its seventhannual conference this October 11-12 in London, UK at etc.venues, 200 Aldersgate.

Posted on Monday Jul 31

Do modern Self-Service BI Tools and in-memory performance enhancements lessen the need for Data Modelling skills?

Posted on Monday Jul 17

Save the Date  !

Upcoming Conferences in the Analytics, Data Engineering & AI spaces.

All the details of the main events in London, Amsterdam & Budapest

Posted on Wednesday Jul 12

Demystifying data visualisation - Paul Black suggests 3 simple tips to improve your company's Data Visualisation effectiveness.

Posted on Wednesday Jul 12

Do you really need a Data Scientist? Alex Woodie puts the case for starting off lower down the food chain and getting some basics in place first.

Posted on Thursday Jun 29

Open source business intelligence tools enables airline to gain new insights from a decade’s worth of ticket sales

Posted on Wednesday Jun 14

Some simple tips and tricks with Microsoft Power BI, here Tech Republic show you how to add a background image to your Power BI reports.

Posted on Wednesday Jun 14

Does Google's Cloud Spanner Database Cheat Space-Time?

Steve Swoyer investigates the claims for Google's new ACID-compliant, globally distributed database.

Posted on Friday Jun 9

Workshop - Data Visualisation 101 With Javascript

GA London, The Relay Building, Tickets £55

Posted on Thursday Jun 8

A Seattle hospital is using Big Data techniques to analyse historic cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.

Can Analytics shed new light on this medical mystery?

Posted on Thursday Jun 8

Tableau 10.3 Announcements;

Data-driven alerting

Intelligent joins

Connectors for Amazon Athena, Adobe PDF files,ServiceNow, MongoDB, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive.

Tableau Bridge for live hybrid on-premises to cloud data source connectivity. 

Posted on Sunday Jun 4

Helping BI & AI Converge - the role of the GPU.

  James Mesney uncovers the hardware revolution underpinning the convergence of BI & AI.

Posted on Thursday May 18

International data analytics summits in Frankfurt, London, Breda, Madrid, and Mexico announced by Information Builders

Posted on Wednesday May 17

The Annual Analytics Summit 15th June 2017  :  From Data to Decisions

IET, Savoy Place, London, WC2R OBL

Key Speakers;

Luciano Floridi (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
Claire Thompson (Head of Customer Analytics, Royal Bank of Scotland)
Charles Kennelly (CTO, ESRI) 
Jonathan Roberts (Head of Data Science Hub, Ministry of Justice)


Posted on Thursday May 11

Modern BI With SAP BusinessObjects Lumira 2.0

Timo Elliott explores the self-service analytics landscape provided by the upcoming SAP BusinessObjects Lumira 2.0, expected release soon.

Posted on Wednesday May 3

The simplest explanation of Hadoop that you have ever read.

Posted on Wednesday Apr 26

Last month Google announced that it had removed the five report limit in Data Studio, allowing everyone to create and share as many reports as needed — all for free. Now they have opened up access to 180+ countries, enabling even more businesses to easily connect to data and create beautiful, informative reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable.

Posted on Wednesday Apr 26

City University of London has unveiled a new undergraduate course for would-be data scientists, commencing September 2018. The course is a first in the UK.

Posted on Wednesday Apr 26

It used to be known as "Analysis Paralysis", but perhaps a more modern idiom would be "Analytics Paralytics" ?

Posted on Friday Apr 21

Barcelona trials the use of IoT and big data to manage its tourists. 


Posted on Tuesday Apr 4

By permission.

Posted on Saturday Mar 18

Google gains access to 600,000 data scientists.

Posted on Friday Mar 17

With the vast majority of analytics going under the heading of "descriptive analytics", Timo Elliott examines Gartner's move to put traditional reporting tools into a separate Enterprise-Reporting Based Platforms report, rather than their BI and Analytics Platforms Magic Quadrant.

Posted on Wednesday Mar 15

Going behind I T's back - how business users are getting the analytics they deserve and what IT can do about it.

Posted on Friday Mar 3

Are you looking to break into Analytics?  Any career change is fraught with difficulties, so the 5 "must dos" highlighted by Piyanka Jain are required reading for those aspiring to a new career in the hot analytics space.

Posted on Friday Mar 3

The Big Data Innovation Summit London 2017 March 30 & 31.

Posted on Monday Feb 27

The rise of  the ACEs - “Analytic Communities of Excellence”. Timo Elliott charts the reasons behind the apparent fall from grace of the Business Intelligence Competency Centre, and what might replace them.

Posted on Friday Feb 24

Microsoft’s Business Intelligence and Analytics platforms land in Gartner’s Leaders quadrant (Feb 2017)

Posted on Friday Feb 17

Calling Bullshit - Two University of Washington professors unveil a new course for this spring about recognizing distorted data. 

Posted on Wednesday Feb 15

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