Organizational Truth

It’s an awkward conversation. I sit there across from organizational leaders and ask “So, how many customers do you have now?”, “Maybe 300” one eager person at the table responds. “Wait” another says. “Are you counting customers that have subscribed but not paid yet?  What about customers that are being backed out for failure to pay?  What about

By |2020-10-29T14:20:03+00:00October 29th, 2020|Data Practices|

Blacklight Solutions Hires Aurelio Christian as Chief Technology Officer

AUSTIN, TEXAS – October 21, 2020   Blacklight Solutions, a local applied business analytics company, welcomes Aurelio Christian as Chief Technology Officer. Christian brings with him over 20 years of experience in leading the creation of data intensive software applications, architecting of enterprise systems and driving cloud transformation for organizations of all sizes.   “Our mission at Blacklight is to provide small to mid-market businesses with a simpler way to leverage business analytics in the

By |2020-10-21T15:54:14+00:00October 21st, 2020|News|

The Myths of Business Analytics Part 5: Combining the Solution

The world and the way businesses operate is quickly changing, it is up to each organization to step up to the challenge. The good news is that most organizations have the power to transform their business through data they are likely already collecting. Companies that are waiting for things to “go back to normal” will be left

Blacklight Solutions Unveils Software to Simplify Business Analytics

Blacklight Solutions Unveils Software to Simplify Business Analytics with AI and Machine Learning AUSTIN, TEXAS – AUGUST 5, 2020    Blacklight Solutions, an applied analytics company based in Texas, introduced a simplified business analytics platform that allows small to mid-market businesses to implement artificial intelligence and machine learning with code free transformation, aggregation, blending and mixing of multiple data sources. Blacklight software empowers companies to increase efficiency by using machine learning and artificial intelligence for business processes with

By |2020-08-07T16:27:44+00:00August 7th, 2020|News|

The Myths of Business Analytics Part 4: Dashboard Tools are Complete Solutions

In this series we have discussed some of the myths of business analytics, and important components to a successful solution including data lakes and intelligence on your data. Finally, it is time to put the presentation in place. This is where dashboard tools can really shine.    Before embarking on dashboard development it’s important to review your questions and start to sketch out how you

By |2020-08-04T16:16:55+00:00August 4th, 2020|Data Practices|

The Myths of Business Analytics Part 3: Intelligence Systems Require a Dedicated Team

In part 2 of this series we explored the importance of data lakes. With an established data lake, blending that data together in workflows requires analytics tooling. That tooling could include hiring data engineers and data scientists that can code the solution in any number of languages like Python or R. But if you don’t have those kinds of

By |2020-07-20T18:31:24+00:00July 20th, 2020|Data Practices, Services|

The Myths of Business Analytics Part 2: Databases Replace Data Lakes

In part 1 of this series we discussed the confusing landscape of business analytics and the components necessary for a complete solution. In part 2 of the series, we will discuss one aspect of business analytics solutions that is vital for success - the utilization of a data lake. The data lake is a place for all your data sources to enter

By |2020-06-22T15:43:24+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Data Practices, education|

Blacklight Solutions Welcomes Loree Misch as VP of Strategy and Finance

AUSTIN, TEXAS JUNE 2, 2020    Blacklight Solutions, a local applied analytics company, has named accomplished finance and private equity executive Loree Misch as its Vice President of Strategy and Finance. Misch has a deep background of growing companies in executive roles as a fund manager and decades of experience in strategic planning and finance. She has a strong record of discovering business obstacles and defining executable solutions while aligning stakeholder goals

By |2020-06-03T14:56:15+00:00June 3rd, 2020|News|

The Myths of Business Analytics Solutions Part 1: The Reframing

While this past decade has shown some remarkable advancements in business analytics tooling, we have also seen tremendous challenges arise in their successful use. Why? Very few organizations have the bandwidth to identify what is needed to complete a business analytics solution, unless they have experts on staff and an informed leadership team ready to

By |2020-06-01T16:35:06+00:00May 29th, 2020|Data Practices, education|

Creating Your First Software Product? 3 Ways to Plan Your Support Practice

When you build software, your approach to customer support is strategic.  If you endeavor to create your first software product, thinking about support from the beginning will help you resource your product properly once it is actively used by your customers.  The strategic question is how do you want to differentiate yourself with your support

By |2019-06-03T16:05:44+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Embedded BI, Products, Software Product Practices|