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Tips for Exploring Financial Data with Business Intelligence

August 27, 2016 by Eran Levy

One of the main advantages modern business intelligence brings to the table is the ability to perform exploratory data analysis – i.e., testing new hypothesis leading to further data collection and analyses, beyond merely examining the present state of affairs. How does this apply to the realm of financial data analytics?From...[read more]

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How listening to our cars will improve the driving experience

August 21, 2016 by Mahbubul Alam

Smart technology is already being used in cars, but we're just at the very beginning.  It’s a given that Over-the-Air  (OTA) software updates for both drivers and automotive OEMs will be an integral part of new cars. The total vehicles predicted to have OTA map updates for example will exceed 32 million by 2022.  New code...[read more]

Why Embedded Analytics is a Game Changer for UX

August 20, 2016 by Eran Levy

As a quick recap, embedded analytics generally means including consumer-facing BI and analytics tools within a separate application, as part of the native application itself rather than a separate platform (if you want to learn more about this, you can check out the beginner’s guide to embedded data analytics, or discover why we think...[read more]

Embrace Analytic Athleticism

August 18, 2016 by Bill Franks

With today’s rapidly changing mix of analytic techniques, toolsets, and platforms, it’s difficult for any organization to be confident it is keeping its analytic workforce and skillsets up to date.I often have clients ask if they need to consider turning over a large portion of their analytics organization in order to adapt to these...[read more]

4 Building Blocks of Great CFO Dashboards

August 17, 2016 by Eran Levy

So, you’ve been tasked with creating a dashboard for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of your company. How do you create one that will not only present the required KPIs in an effective way but, also allow the user to have all of the data that they need to make informed decisions based on those indicators?In this article, we are going...[read more]

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Big Data and the Evolution of Supply Chain Planning

August 17, 2016 by Andrew Armstrong

A look at how Big Data analytics are helping companies to overcome some of their biggest supply chain challenges, especially those related to shorter product lifecycles and rapid scaling.[read more]

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Rethinking Big Data’s Usability

August 16, 2016 by Josh Knauer

Big Data is supposed to make its mark on the world. But how can its impact be achieved if Big Data remains inaccesible for most business professionals? It's time to rethink the way professionals engage data.[read more]

The Growing Fear of Excel and Why It's Finally Nearing Extinction

August 10, 2016 by John O'Rourke
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For the past 30 years, Excel has been integral to businesses everywhere.It's become the foundation of countless business processes, aiding in computing, financial tasks, IT projects, marketing, and so much more. It's no wonder Excel was such a hit from the start.With its ability to process mathematical equations, store and organize data...[read more]

Big Data Projects – When You're Not Getting the ROI You Expect

August 8, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Some failing big data projects get millions more pumped into them with the hope that they’ll break even. At some point good money needs to stop chasing bad projects, but it takes leadership to make the right decision.[read more]

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4 Benefits of Big Data for Ecommerce Owners and Shoppers

August 8, 2016 by Abdullahi Muhammed
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In the scope of ecommerce, big data analysis is the collection of large amounts of information in order to determine shopping patterns and insights about customer behavior. Using big data has a lot of added benefits for both the seller and consumer.[read more]

Intermixing Big Data and IoT to Create Smart Cities that Improve Life

August 6, 2016 by Ryan Ayers

With big data analytics, our generation has the ability to process large amounts of information, and use it to suit our personalized needs wherever we go. When big data and information technology are combined in our major cities, efficiency and effectiveness get stronger making the quality of human life better.[read more]

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Five Ways Self-Service Data Prep Empowers Excel Users

August 5, 2016 by Jon Pilkington

Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used business intelligence and reporting tools. More than just a spreadsheet, Excel allows users to collect and integrate data for critical analysis and reporting. It’s easy to use, readily available as part of the Microsoft Office solution suite and provides users with the ability to perform...[read more]

Leveraging Deep Learning for Improved Predictive Analysis

August 4, 2016 by Richard Smith

Machine learning has readily improved the way we interact with the internet. One such example would be the spam filter which readily separates unwanted emails from an expansive list of received snippets. However, it is quite intriguing to understand the modus operandi involved in the functioning of these spam filters as segregating mails...[read more]

Applying BIM to Design of Sites and Structures

August 3, 2016 by Ron Bisio

The term BIM, which comes from “Building Information Modeling,” can be a little misleading. It’s not just about buildings; BIM is the process that enables the efficient and quality design, construction and operation of a structure such as a building, bridge or highway. The core BIM principles and concepts, which were pioneered for the construction and management of buildings, are being applied in heavy civil construction, utilities, energy and more. Today, BIM is an emerging technology that is transforming the way we build. The use of 3-dimensional models and real-time management of processes and workflows delivers the efficiency that today’s clients demand.[read more]

A Call for Change: 6 Indicators You Need a New Approach to Budgeting

August 2, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Perhaps you've been considering implementing a new approach to budgeting but are concerned it will be too complicated or time-consuming.Maybe you think there is a better approach, but you simply aren't sure what it is. The first step in any budgeting process overhaul is to identify the need for a change. Only then can you begin...[read more]