Blogger: Andy Mccartney

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Andy McCartney is the director of product marketing at Information Builders, responsible for the development and delivery of WebFOCUS go-to-market strategies, establishing differentiation, positioning and messaging, and building demand and market awareness of the company’s BI and analytics products.
Andy is a fanatical marketing and analytics strategist and practitioner – with 25 years in the high tech industry with software vendors and marketing agencies in Europe and North America. Originally based in London, Andy started his career as an applications developer, before moving into pre-sales, product management and product marketing. For the last 20 years he has focused on marketing strategy, planning, execution and enablement with bases in New York and Atlanta, GA.
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A New Release of WebFOCUS Brings Usability and Workflow Innovations

november 20, 2017

We are all really excited about this next version. Although it might appear to be a point release, WebFOCUS 8.2.02 takes a huge leap forward in usability, innovation, and business user-friendly...

Dresner Ranks Information Builders the #2 IoT Intelligence Vendor

november 10, 2017

Dresner Advisory Services’ 2017 IoT Intelligence Market Study has been published, and we are thrilled to be recognized as an industry leader in IoT solutions. Dresner’s rankings were based on end...

Introducing the 2017 BARC Score for Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms

september 29, 2017

The 2017 BARC Score for Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms has just been published, and we are pleased to see ourselves positioned as a 'Market Leader'. The BARC Score, from European analyst...

Adopting a 'Back-to-School' Mentality to Data and Analytics

september 05, 2017

Many in the world are concluding their annual preparation for getting kids back to school, refreshing supplies of clothes, shoes, books and back packs. Perhaps it is also a time to stand back and...

Data Monetization Should Be on Everyone's Radar

september 04, 2017

Whether you realize it or not, there is significant financial value locked within your enterprise systems and data repositories. The recent explosion of big data coming from sources such as mobile,...

The Power of Embedded Analytics

augustus 28, 2017

If you’re looking to help your employees improve their performance or keep your clients more engaged, look to embedded analytics. According to the 2016 Dresner Embedded BI Market Study, embedded BI...

Why Is BI and Analytics Adoption Still So Low?

augustus 11, 2017

I read a blog last week by Cindi Howson at Gartner, who was considering why business intelligence (BI) adoption is still so low at 32 percent of employees (Cindi's blog here.). Even after the...

What Do We Mean by 'Data Driven Business'?

juli 19, 2017

We just finished work on a new video that introduces data-driven business.  It is a trending term for sure, sometimes misunderstood, often misused. In our industry we see it as how organizations...

5 Hot Trends in Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics

juni 13, 2017

Our industry is evolving and innovating at an astonishing rate as more data and ways to generate insight emerge. This post takes a look at 5 trends that we see out there in the world of business...

Ask the Experts Series: What Types of Users Does WebFOCUS Support?

mei 02, 2017

By now you’re aware that our award-winning tool, WebFOCUS, is the industry's only business intelligence and analytics platform capable of catering to every analytical need. But exactly what types of...