An interesting article that discusses how execs should really use analytics. Oftentimes the results are twisted from what the numbers really mean just to prove a (wrong) point. You always need a sincere questioner in the crowd. Then maybe executives will be smarter in their use of critical business information.

In her annual preview, Cindi Howson, founder of BI Scorecard, takes a look at what she sees for 2013. It’s a short list of BI hot buttons, including dashboards, self-service, mobile, in-memory, cloud, collaboration and, of course, big data.

Wayne Eckerson (BI Leadership Forum) and I go way back and have been friends for nearly two decades. I enjoyed this blog entry and found it very interesting. Instead of delivering the typical new year predictions, Wayne tells us what new catch phrases he thinks you will hear in 2013.

Every year The Data Warehousing Institute does their “prediction issue.” In TDWI’s BI This Week newsletter, author Mike Schiff lays out his top predictions for 2013 and reviews how he did on his 2012 predictions. This is always an interesting read.

iOLAP has released a new Mobile BI App for Auto Dealers using MicroStrategy’s Mobile App Development Platform. The Dealer Dashboard is a powerful mobile app that delivers some useful benefits to auto dealerships–from executive management to sales associates working with customers.