How to Develop a Top-Notch Business Intelligence (BI) Strategy

Business intelligence is a collective term used to describe processes, technologies, and strategies for gathering, analyzing, and presenting business information. Business intelligence aims to improve an organization’s decision-making process by acting as an aid in areas such as planning, forecasting, budgeting, target tracking, optimization, sales analysis, etc. There are four key components to BI systems: … Continued

Data in Spreadsheets: How Risky Is It in 2022?

Using spreadsheets in a business environment is a common practice nowadays. It has been for decades now. Companies are just “used to” using spreadsheets to store, manage, and work with important data. Increasingly, businesses and individuals also use spreadsheets to store all manner of sensitive information such as passwords and bank account details. However, there … Continued

Cloud Architecture vs. Cloud Teams: What Skills Do You Need?

Making the switch to the Cloud can be one of the most rewarding but also headache-inducing projects for a company. If done correctly, the benefits and opportunities are significant, but if executed badly, fixing the mistakes can be more costly than the entire project. Per CIO, the lack of in-house skills is one of the … Continued

How to Create an Exceptional Data Governance Model

A data governance model is a system that is implemented to control how an organization’s information technology (IT) systems are built, used, and maintained. Its primary objective is to ensure compliance with data policies and rules set by the company, while also improving productivity in line with business goals.  Creating a data governance model is … Continued

The World of Data in 2022: What Can We Expect?

The world of data is constantly evolving, and in 2022, we can expect to see some interesting trends in data analytics, data management, and all that follows. What roles will data play next year? And, what should you do to set up your company for success? Here are just a few of the emerging data … Continued

5 Common Traits of Highly Successful Business Intelligence Teams

Business intelligence (BI) teams have become increasingly important in mid-to-large organizations over the past decade. BI teams are responsible for analyzing data to help make better business decisions. As such, they need to be highly successful for organizations to achieve their goals. Importance of BI Teams in an Organization In order to make decisions, organizations … Continued

The How-To Guide to Data Migration, Integration & Everything In-Between

Data integration is the process of combining data from different sources into a single database or data warehouse. This is often done to improve data quality, data analysis, and support decision-making.  On the other hand, data migration is the process of moving data from one location to another. This may be necessary when switching data … Continued

DECEMBER 2021: HICO-Group Opens Coworking Space Bodensee in Singen

More good news from our Singen headquarters! After months of hard work – building, decorating, and breathing new life into our new office space in Singen – we are proud to open the doors to our very own coworking space. Starting December 1, Coworking Space Bodensee is open for business! You are welcome to visit … Continued

Heard of These Data Analytics Myths? Let’s See What’s True

With seemingly limitless amounts of data now available and increasing at an alarming rate, the chances for businesses to gain important insights and the ensuing opportunities are continuously evolving. The more excitement there is in the IT industry, the more misconceptions there are. And, data analytics is no exception. Because of the quick expansion of … Continued

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