Daniel Harris is a Market Research Associate who focuses on business intelligence and unified communications technologies. His work has been cited in dozens of notable publications, including Nature.com, Informationweek, Computer Weekly, Business News Daily and Telecom Reseller. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago, and his research on the role of physiological theory in the Victorian political novel has been published in the journal Nineteenth-Century Literature. After teaching English at the University of Chicago, Austin Community College and various other institutions, Daniel joined Software Advice in 2014.


Recent Research


Math Hurts: Risks of Predictive Analytics for Small Businesses

This report takes a closer look at the risks of predictive analytics for SMBs, and how businesses should approach advanced analytics.


Traditional vs. Modern BI Buyer Trends Report

We examine buyer interactions to find out just how many buyers are looking for visual data discovery tools as opposed to traditional systems.


Avoid Video Conferencing Problems With the Top Bug-Free Apps

This VoIP article identifies the most bug-free video conferencing clients, and discusses the benefits of these systems.


The Easiest-to-Use Free/Open Source Text Analysis Software

I demo several free and open-source solutions for text analytics to test their ease of use.


What Is Data Blending, and Which Tools Make It Easier?

This report will help you understand how self-service tools for data preparation could ease the headaches caused by unwieldy data.


4 Emerging Use Cases for IoT Data Analytics

This report will help you understand how the Internet of Things (IoT) analytics enables transformative business opportunities.


A Guide to Embedded Analytics: Use Cases and Benefits

Our guide will examine the benefits that embedded analytics prepackaged in business applications offer and whether your organization should embark on its own embedded analytics projects.


Skype for Business: Should You Opt for PBX Integration or Replacement?

We explore the players in the unified communications industry and help you decide whether or not to integrate Skype for Business with your business’s communications platform.


Should You Use Google Hangouts for Business Communications?

In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at the strengths and weaknesses of Google Hangouts and help you decide whether it can meet your business’s needs.