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Behind the scenes – The making of I Am Clariba campaign in Barcelona

Clariba recently launched its I Am Clariba #BeClariba campaign where our team shares their point of view on why they stand proud as Clariba. Our Barcelona-based team kicked off the first photo session and had a great time being part of it for a day! Check out the behind the scenes in our Barcelona office. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter to be part of I Am Clariba and get a glimpse into our culture, workplace and brand — #BeClariba.

Click here to view "The making of I Am Clariba campaign in Barcelona": https://readymag.com/camars/clariba/

More to come throughout 2015!

Clariba launches I Am Clariba - #BeClariba

Clariba is a fast-growing, independent consultancy that represents clarity, professionalism, integrity, commitment, teamwork and quality — to name a few. Our People, our Solutions and our Expertise are what makes us stand apart from the competition. Through photos of our team — representing 18 nationalities — and their words, our team members will share their point of view on why they stand proud as Clariba — giving our followers, customers, partners and even future employees a glimpse into our culture and workplace.  Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter to be part of the I Am Clariba experience — #BeClariba.

Business Intelligence for SMEs - faster time to value and more affordable than ever

Given the fierce competition and the ever-soaring demands of customers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) today need to invest in having BI capabilities to stay relevant and meet these demands. Yet, with scarce resources available, the alignment of business and IT is vital to ensure success, and new options for hosted BI solutions freeing up cash flow are attractive options for SMEs.

Clariba Connection - Issue 4: Find out the importance of a BICC, why upgrade to BO 4.1 and more....

Download issue 4 of the Clariba Connection Newsletter and read Marc Haberland’s takeaway on the importance of Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC). Also, don’t miss out on why you should upgrade to SAP BI BusinessObjects 4.1. Your peers are taking their BI capabilities to the next level by moving to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1. Join the list of clients and follow their path!

Clariba to host an Expert Session on Making Big Data a Reality. Join us in Doha, Qatar, 19 mayo 2014.

It is documented that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years. This explosion in data volume, variety, and velocity is called BIG DATA – and if you can harness it, it will revolutionize the way you do business.Discussion

Clariba and SAP would like to invite business users to a unique event that gives you the opportunity to learn more about how SAP’s BIG DATA platform, applications, analytics, and partner services can help you dive into that ocean of information and extract real business value – in real time.

Agenda:

0900 – 0930: Registration 0930 – 1000: SAP makes BIG DATA real – BIG DATA impact, strategy & vision 1000 – 1030: BIG DATA – Delivering on your business imperatives 1030 – 10:45: Coffee Break 1045 – 1130: Case Study – SAP HANA and business analytics in action 1130 – 1200: Q&A / Wrap up 1200 – 1300: Lunch

Date: 19 mayo 2014 Time: 0900 – 1300 Venue: Oryx Rotana, Doha Cost: Free

We look forward to your participation.

Register by sending an email to marketing@clariba.com

It’s definitely a different world 13 years later – My takeaways on Analytics Center of Excellence from the Gartner BI Summit in London.

Thirteen years after my first Gartner BI Summit, the summit in London a week ago was a walk through memory lane. Yes, the technical innovations, trends and challenges that were being discussed were miles ahead of where we were back in 2001. But then again, despite big data, flashy, mobile-enabled dashboards and the ever-growing data discovery solutions, companies must be prepared to optimally leverage these innovations to be able to remain competitive and effective in their approach to business analytics. What use is the most flexible data discovery tool if there is no data governance, no common defined KPIs and untrained users who don’t know what patterns to look for? The lack of skilled resources, the role of data scientists, and the improved self-service capabilities of the solutions in the market place call for strategy that must not be departmentally driven, but central to an integral part of the overall corporate strategy. In my eyes, it was therefore a Must to attend the session on “BICC2.0 or Analytics Center of Excellence” by Neil Chandler. While the overall theme is still very much the same as in 2001 when I first came in contact with this topic, a growing number of organizations have started adopting a BI Competency Center (BICC). And, the results are in: In addition to more BI users and higher business user satisfaction, organizations with a BICC report significantly higher budgets for analytics, their innovation roadmap is more aligned to current trends (advanced analytics, in-memory, etc.), and their attention to business process improvements is 50% higher in the organization. Gartner’s annual BI Excellence Survey has shown a clear correlation between organizations with a BICC and their BI excellence. Furthermore, Gartner sees an increasing shift of alignment to the CFO that has shown to be more transformative.

But, “one size does not fit all” and the most effective approach will depend on the specifics of the organization, the technical capabilities, available skill sets and businesses processes. One thing is clear; within our hyper-connected world where technology innovation is driving new business models, eradicating business models of the past, every organization must embrace analytics as a central part of its strategy and organize effectively to ensure it stays ahead of the game. Where is your company when it comes to organizing for effective, agile business analytics to lead the market?

Marc Haberland

Marc Haberland is the Managing Director of Clariba. Marc has more than 15 years experience in Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, strategy management and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) across telecommunication, education, healthcare, manufacturing, banking and public sectors. Marc leads a team of 30+ BI and analytics experts who deliver innovative, reliable and high-quality business analytics solutions, providing its customers with clarity and actionable insight to improve their business performance.

As an industry thought leader, Marc shares his insights on hot topics and trends through various speaker engagements, publications, discussion groups and his company blog.

 

 

 

 

What top BI and analytics trends and predictions in 2014 to watch out for?

BI and data analytics are hitting the top trend and prediction lists in 2014 and beyond. We have highlighted our top 4 analytics trends from these lists.

Many online publications and analysts have recently published their top technology trends and predictions in 2014 and business intelligence, big data and data analytics are topping the list.  They are singing to the same tune as us! I recently wrote an article called Analytics Like Never Before and I shared my insights on the trends of data analytics in the Gulf region and I predicted that the revolutionary wave that is currently happening in the BI and analytics market will not stop. The winners shall be those organisations that seize the opportunity to re-imagine their business to drive competitiveness and profitability.

Here’s our top four BI and analytics trends to take note:

1. The business takes ownership of process and intelligence.

Forbes.com summarized Forrester’s list: Technology Trends To Watch: 2014 To 2016 and the number 4 trend is The business takes ownership of process and intelligence. In the list, Forrester highlights that IT is losing its control over business intelligence platforms, tools, and applications often due to IT’s inability to operate at the increased pace of the business.

2. Businesses get proactive by leveraging customer data.

CIO.com lists 12 Big Data Predictions for 2014 and looks at 12 ways the technology and the market will evolve in the coming year and we have highlighted number 4: Businesses get proactive by leveraging customer data. Cio.com states, “Companies are going to get serious about leveraging the digital breadcrumb trail customers leave as they interact with products and services online, according to Gainsight. To get there, data analytics have to drive beyond the BI team to provide business value throughout the company. ” We already see companies such as Spinney’s, a large supermarket retail chain in Dubai, unleashing the power of their customer data. Read more about Spinney’s.

3. Big data and analytics get real.

Baselinemag.com published their perspective on the 6 Top Tech Trends to Watch in 2014. They stated, “the (data analytics) technology is now advancing at a rapid pace and, thanks in part to clouds, better ways to extract data and next-gen analytics tools, organizations are able to transform a growing mountain of data (including unstructured data) into knowledge.”

4. Only 40% of CIOs will rise to produce business-enhancing insights from big data and analytics.

International Data Corporation (IDC) hosted a webinar “IDC 2014 Predictions: CIO Agenda - Embracing 3rd Platform Leadership Challenges as IT Transitions from Technology to Service Delivery”, highlighting the top 10 market predictions for the year ahead. And big data and analytics made the list at number 2: Before 2017, only 40% of CIOs will rise to produce business-enhancing insights from big data and analytics. To read and replay the webinar, go here.

“Analytics like never before” is a theme used by a BI expert, Timo Elliott. I couldn’t agree more and we will see it take off in 2014 and beyond. Happy New Year!

 

Marc Haberland is the Managing Director of Clariba. Marc has more than 15 years experience in Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, strategy management and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) across telecommunication, education, healthcare, manufacturing, banking and public sectors. Marc leads a team of 30+ BI and analytics experts who deliver innovative, reliable and high-quality business analytics solutions, providing its customers with clarity and actionable insight to improve their business performance.

As an industry thought leader, Marc shares his insights on hot topics and trends through various speaker engagements, publications, discussion groups and his company blog.

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