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Infographic: The Relationship between Business Professionals and KPIs

July 29, 2016 by Eran Levy

In preparation for launching our BI Virtually Everywhere program, we ran a quick survey (comprised mostly of participants from within our user base) aiming to understand how various business professionals interact with their KPIs, as well as how they would like to consume data in the future. The results are summarized in this infographic...[read more]

How to Segment Your Customer Database (Frequent Flyer Edition)

July 1, 2016 by Mark Ross-Smith

Step by step guide on implementing a customer segmentation solution - without paying millions of dollars for an enterprise platform.Customer micro-segmentation is without a doubt one of the most powerful methods for extracting value from your database, and a must for every frequent flyer loyalty program.  Segmentation...[read more]

Big data analyst applications and data recovery

June 27, 2016 by Faizan Raza

When it comes to data recoverythe current best practice employed by any organization is based on two key factors; time and selectivity.  In short, IT departments respond to a disaster recovery situation as swiftly as they can to restore the most business-critical operational data they can and, at present, this does not include big...[read more]

2 Ways Big Data and Little Data Are the Perfect Couple

June 24, 2016 by Faizan Raza

Big Data is so in vogue, that it’s at risk of becoming the next “synergy”. Ah yes, all those wonderful hip words used by executives trying to show just how young and hip they are. While executives wear ball-caps to cover up their bald spot, Big Data is bandied around the Board Room. But what’s the point of Big Data if it doesn’...[read more]

Why a CMMS is Your Best Choice for Managing Big Data

June 15, 2016 by Lindsey Walker

Today’s managers depend a great deal on their data to make informed decisions. The analysis of data gathered from the different activities of a company’s departments help its managers make decisions that are designed to improve efficiency and deliver greater savings on cost.[read more]

Why The Future of Analytics Is About More Than Self-Service

June 6, 2016 by Timo Elliott

The latest edition of the Gartner BI Summit rolls out this week in Mumbai, India.It seems an appropriate time to talk about why it’s important for business people to have Modern BI tools that let them handle end-to-end business intelligence themselves, without having to call IT — but also to point out that the future of Analytics is...[read more]

7 Reasons Non-Analysts Should Understand Data Modeling

May 20, 2016 by Eran Levy

For many non-technical individuals in the business world, data modeling can seem like a strange and somewhat terrifying realm. Even those who are data-savvy and regularly consult and analyze data in their day-to-day operations will often view modeling as perplexing under-the-hood stuff that is best left to data analysts or IT staff.To an...[read more]

Why we love these 5 data visualization tools (and you should, too!)

May 13, 2016 by Jagadish Thaker

If you are from the finance, sales, marketing or operations sector, then you must have noticed that massive data is crawling into your everyday life. No doubt it will keep growing with a good reason. The only problem is how you get results out of the data before making any kind of decisions.For example, if you are having terabytes of...[read more]

Retail Data Monetization: Are you sitting on top of a retail goldmine?

May 4, 2016 by Ajith Nayar

The majority of sales generated in the 4.5 trillion dollar US retail market is in-store and the volume of transaction data collected at various points in the trading process is immense. This data is a treasure trove of customer insight as well as product performance. While many retailers mine this data to gain specific insights...[read more]

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Protecting Your Data From Attackers Using Top Spy Gear Technology

January 28, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Data protection is a serious issue in the recent times with various spy gadgets and apps on the way. Technological advancements have made it possible for the attackers to easily track the sensible and vital data like the biz data that can lead to many issues. It is important to understand the spy gear technology that the attackers implement in grabbing your essential data so that you can protect those biz data from being hacked.[read more]

3 Powerful Data Presentations That Inspired Genuine Change

January 20, 2016 by Richard Thelwell

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In our latest blog we look at 3 powerful data presentations that inspired genuine change.[read more]

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Hiring a Data Scientist? Machine Intelligence Can Help

January 19, 2016 by Scott Howser

As data scientists are all the hype right now, many companies are hiring them without knowing how to best utilize their skills. This leads to a huge expense and a waste of resources. It’s the classic “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Businesses need to know why—even if—they need a data scientist and know what they’re looking to get out of the investment before bringing one on board.[read more]

Long Term Financial Planning with Financial Data Analytics

January 19, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Big data is a statement that covers all information processing and gathering on a macro scale. With so much data flowing, a common thread is needed for actionable insights that are based on inputs. For online businesses, user behavior analytics and marketing are two sources of information, which trigger the need for taking action. Without efficient data optimization, there is poor use of money. It is due to the poor retention and lost conversations. Big data without action and insights becomes numbers without any real purpose. Most international online companies use big data to make improvements on customer, conversion marketing and website designs.[read more]

5 Predictions for Trends in Data, Analytics and Machine Learning in 2016

January 4, 2016 by Bruce Robbins

Having the ability to collect and explore complex data leads to an inevitable need to have a toolset to understand them. Tools that can present the information in these complex data as visual representations have been getting more mature and more widely adopted. We predict that in 2016 a new data centric semiotic, a visual language for communicating data derived information, will become stronger, grow in importance and be the engine of informatics.[read more]

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72% of People Aren’t Familiar with Hosted VoIP

January 4, 2016 by Josh Rose

VoIP is the concept of using the internet and cloud based servers to place calls instead of using traditional pbx boxes and phone cables. A universally understood example being Skype which allows you to video or audio call anyone around the world over the internet for free.[read more]