8 great Business Intelligence blogs you need to read

Timo Elliott

Timo Elliott is an innovation evangelist and international conference speaker who has over 23 years of experience working with business intelligence tools. You can find his popular business intelligence blog at

Throughout his regular posts, Timo explores innovation in analytics and social media, and the blog includes topics such as big data, collaborative decision-making and social analytics.

His business intelligence blog also contains a number of humorous cartoons which explore some of the pain points surrounding analytics and BI.

Boris Evelson

Boris Evelson is a leading expert in business intelligence and is a principal analyst at global research and advisory firm, Forrester Research. Boris has more than 30 years of experience with enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting and strategic advisory skills.

Boris’ posts focus on practices for building BI infrastructure and applications, such as BI business cases, architectural options, organisational structures, and vendor selection.

He is a regular contributor on the Forrester Research business intelligence blog which can be found here.

BI Guru

BI Guru is the business intelligence blog of Maloy Manna, a specialist in business intelligence and data warehousing. He has a vast wealth of experience, implementing business intelligence and data warehousing solutions for a number of Fortune 500 companies.

You can find his Business Intelligence blog here.


Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality (OCDQ) is an independent blog written by Jim Harris.

His business intelligence blog focuses on the topic of data quality and its relevant disciplines, including data governance, master data management, business intelligence, big data analytics, and data science.

Take a look at his business intelligence blog here for a vendor-neutral look at the importance of data quality.

Howard Dresner

Howard Dresner is a former Gartner researcher and is now president, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. Howard has been in the industry for more than 32 years and has published two books on the subject.

You can find some extremely valuable content on his business intelligence blog which is frequently updated.

Click here to view one of his recent posts.

Perceptual Edge

Perceptual Edge is a company founded by Stephen Few, a leading expert in the field of data visualisation and information design. This business intelligence blog focuses on the presentation and communication of data within a business environment, and has some great tips on creating best practice data visualisation.

This business intelligence blog provides supplementary content to Stephen’s other books, articles and white papers.

BI Scorecard

BI Scorecard founder Cindi Howson has been using, implementing, and evaluating business intelligence tools for more than 20 years. She advises clients on their business intelligence strategy and vendor selections, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

The BI Scorecard business intelligence blog is full of valuable content and is regularly updated. Take a look and you might find something relevant to your business requirement.


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