7 Business Intelligence Blogs You Should Follow

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There’s a vast amount of information available online about business intelligence. Finding authoritative blogs, and sites that help you stay up to date on this rapidly evolving field of technology could be exceptionally time-consuming.

Therefore, we decided to create a short list of the most influential business intelligence blogs. This is by no means a complete collection of all important sites on this topic, just a selection of sites we would recommend to anyone who wants to know more about BI or find information on upcoming trends.

The blogs we listed cover a wide range of related topics from research analysis to data visualization. The order of the blogs on the list doesn’t represent importance or value, we believe that these sites equally useful.

We hope our list could save you some time. These are the seven blogs we selected:


Forrester Research

The posts on the business intelligence blog of the influential technology research firm are written by experts working at the company. They provide valuable insight into BI and research analysis. This is one of the oldest and most authoritative blog about this topic, that you should definitely check it out if you are looking for a trustworthy, and research backed source of information.

Main topics: research analysis, news, analytics, big data

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Smart Data Collective

The posts published on this blog are selected by an advisory panel of experts. Smart Data Collective covers almost every important topic in this field from social media analytics to data management. Besides, the posts they regularly publish podcasts and webinars too. This is one of the most frequently updated blogs on our list, and we strongly recommend it to anyone who would like to know more about data science.

Main topics: analytics, big data, BI, data management

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Inside Big Data

This blog focuses on big data analysis and provides valuable information about this field for scientists IT experts and business professionals. It regularly publishes industry news, interviews with experts and white papers. You can also find longer articles about machine learning, cloud computing and big data predictions on the site. It’s edited by data scientists and technology writers. If you would like to be up to date on big data trends, this site is extremely useful.

Main topics: big data, machine learning, industry news

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Perceptual Edge Visual Business Intelligence

Stephen Few the founder of Perceptual Edge has more than 30 years of experience with business intelligence and information design. He regularly publishes on the blog of his company about data visualization, graph design, and other related topics. He is a leading expert in these fields and his blog is highly recommended, for anyone interested in visual communication.

Main topics: data visualization, graph design, visual communication


Cindi Howson / Gartner

Cindi Howson the research vice president at Gartner is an industry veteran, who has more than 20 years of experience with business intelligence tools and analytics. Her posts provide a great source of information for anyone interested in market trends BI tool reviews and insights.

Main topics: trends, BI tools, analytics

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The blog of the business intelligence software company Domo publishes posts on various topics including data collection, market trends, software solutions and data visualization. A large collection of guides, videos and webinars are also available on the site, which makes it the perfect place for anyone looking for educational materials about BI.

Main topics: data collection, business management software, BI solutions

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Timo Eliott Business Analytics

Timo Eliott has been working at SAP Business Objects for 23 years. His personal blog is centered around business analytics and tracks innovation on various fields such as big data, collaborative decision-making and social analytics. It is a must read to anyone would like to dig deeper into these topics. It’s also highly recommended because this is the only blog on the list that publishes business intelligence cartoons.

Main topics: big data, social analytics, SAP, innovation

by Péter Szántó
on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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