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Data Devils Snapping At Your Heals

January 6, 2017 by Damian Mingle

Ever wonder how you can create meaningful insights with your data? Tired of being asked what's your big data strategy, are you doing predictive analytics, or how you are making use of the latest technologies? There is a way for you to get what you need with Data Science. The key to new knowledge is to make sure you use Data Science in...[read more]

Dark Data: The hidden billion dollar opportunity

December 29, 2016 by Mark Ross-Smith

Every organization collects, stores and retains portions of dark data. It’s the digital equivalent of emotional baggage which hangs around after every user interaction, transaction, and customer engagement.In fact, not using data effectively is costing United Airlines almost $1 Billion annually in lost revenue.Gartner Inc....[read more]

Predictions: A Cynic’s Guide to BI in 2017

December 20, 2016 by Timo Elliott

I’ve been working in Business Intelligence and Analytics for over twenty-five years. With some confidence and a lot of cynicism, here are my predictions for 2017:Business PeopleBusiness people will be dissatisfied with their BI systems (this is “Timo’s First Law of BI”)Executives will refuse to learn to use any other data...[read more]

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Marketing Profession

December 15, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Dawn of the AI Marketing RevolutionMarketing automation has been around since the late 1990s. However, artificial intelligence has only recently begun to realize its full potential.How will new AI technology transform the marketing profession over the next few years? Here are a few things to look out for.Brands will have a Clearer...[read more]

Buyers Beware: Data Visualization is Not Data Analytics

December 13, 2016 by Eran Levy

The term Business Intelligence solution can be a deceiving one. Many software solutions that call themselves BI can actually only offer you half of what you need.Here it’s important to make the distinction between two types of business analysis and intelligence tools: end-to-end solutions and ones that are merely front-end. An end-to-end...[read more]

Most enterprises have a digital transformation strategy, but few have completed it

December 12, 2016 by CIO Dive

Nearly 90% of enterprises have begun creating a digital transformation strategy.[read more]

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Cloud Metadata Is Making Waves with Business Intelligence

December 8, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Over the past year, the cloud computing industry has reached an inflection point. Cloud providers used to focus on delivering state-of-the-art IT services. However, demand for their technology has grown exponentially, which has forced them to focus on improving business intelligence for their customers.Metadata Transforms Business...[read more]

Redefining Logistics Services through IT Innovation

December 7, 2016 by Annie Bustos

We have rolled into an era of great opportunity for Logistics service providers (LSPs). The 2016 Global Logistics Report by Haley Garner, Head of Research and Content, EFT, has identified some key factors influencing this sector:Innovation is an important tool to avoid commoditization Technology is maturing as a key enabler for growth...[read more]

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Why Artificial Intelligence Will Be Analog

December 6, 2016 by Sean Mallon

For many people, the word “digital” is synonymous with modern, technologically advanced programs or devices capable of performing complex processes in a fraction of the time that it would take a manual or analog system to do the same thing. Analog, on the other hand, is generally thought of as old-fashioned and something that needs to be...[read more]

Minding the KPI Gap – A Critical Part of the EPM Process

November 30, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Key performance indicators, or KPIs, are a critical component of an overall corporate or enterprise performance management (CPM/EPM) process. They play an important part in monitoring financial and operational results on a regular basis, and highlighting areas that might need attention. But there are many considerations here:...[read more]

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Five Data Preparation and Analytics Predictions for 2017

November 29, 2016 by Jon Pilkington

 Believe it or not, 2017 is fast approaching. And while 2016 was a breakthrough year in the self-service data preparation and analytics world, 2017 will bring just as many – if not more – innovations that continue to transform how data scientists, data analysts, and business users harness insights to deliver business value and...[read more]

The Alibaba, Amazon, and eBay Way to Black Friday Success

November 23, 2016 by Eran Levy

On Black Friday in 2015, online shoppers spent an estimated $2.7 billion. So, when do you think the big E-guys start to prepare for Black Friday? Here’s one hint: e-commerce sales on Thanksgiving Day, 2015, already totaled $1.73 billion (Adobe Digital Index figures.) Here’s another hint. The National Retail Federation recently stated...[read more]

Report: AWS launching cloud-based machine learning service

November 22, 2016 by CIO Dive

Amazon Web Services is reportedly launching its own artificial intelligence service to tie into its cloud offerings[read more]

Are You Ready For Artificially-Intelligent Enterprise Applications?

November 18, 2016 by Timo Elliott

We’re now clearly in an exponential technology world. Each year brings the same amount of innovation as the previous several years — and the human brain finds it hard to imagine the consequences.For perhaps the first time in history, technology is evolving faster than we expect it to. For example, experts estimated that it...[read more]

Information Is Now The Core Of Your Business

November 14, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Data is at the very core of the business models of the future – and this means wrenching change for some organizations.We tend to think of our information systems as a foundation layer that supports the “real” business of the organization – for example, by providing the information executives need to steer the business and make the right...[read more]