Blogger: Kevin R. Quinn

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Vice President, Product Marketing
Kevin Quinn is vice president of Product Marketing for Information Builders. Bringing more than 25 years of software marketing and implementation experience to his role, Kevin has helped companies worldwide develop information deployment strategies that accelerate decisions and improve corporate performance. Kevin is also the founder of Statswizard.Com, an interactive sports statistics Web site that leverages business intelligence functionality. Mr. Quinn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Queens College in Flushing, New York.

Ad hoc is Evil and It Must Be Eliminated!

februari 08, 2011

I recently gave a presentation on BI implementations to an audience of both IT and business professionals.  As I claimed, “Ad hoc is evil and it must be eliminated”, I drew some startled looks...

Boosting ROI from BI – Turn It Inside Out!

februari 09, 2011

Google the phrase “ROI for business intelligence”.  Eight out of the first ten results discuss how difficult companies find it to place a value on their BI implementations. They mention vague...

Five Things You Need to Know About Your Users BEFORE You Deploy BI – Part 1 – The first two questions.

februari 17, 2011

Have you deployed a BI application to satisfy end user demand, only to have it ignored?  You gave them what they asked for, why don’t they use it? The answer is simple. What you gave them is not...

Five Things You Need to Know About Your Users BEFORE You Deploy BI – Part 2 – The Third question.

februari 18, 2011

This is the third of five questions you should answer before beginning a BI implementation. This one will require a little extra work as it has multiple layers. What types of questions will users be...

Five Things You Need to Know About Your Users BEFORE You Deploy BI – Part 3 – The Final Two Questions

februari 28, 2011

What we learned about the first three questions in my previous posts was a very simple rule of thumb regarding Business Intelligence – Most people don’t really want a “BI Tool”.  What they...

The Convergence of Business Analytics and Enterprise Search

november 07, 2011

In most organizations today, the use of multi-structured data – data that exists in a variety of different formats – is rapidly increasing.  The ability to access and analyze as many of these...

Ask the Experts Series: What is the WebFOCUS Platform?

april 27, 2017

When it comes to incorporating a business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform in your organization, flexibility, ease-of-use and data integrity are key. With WebFOCUS from Information Builders,...