Readers: Around this time every year, friends and colleagues start e-mailing me images (see above) of the 2017 Gartner BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant (referred to as the MQ). In the past, when I worked extensively with MicroStrategy, my colleagues would complain how IBM (nee Cognos) was ranked ahead of it. For the last two years, my friends […]

Hello Readers: What the hell happened today? First, let’s look at Tableau Software’s stock price. Tableau Software lost half its market value and its shares hit an all-time low a day after it cut its full-year earnings guidance to between 22 cents and 35 cents a share, around half the 57 cents analysts had expected. […]