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Five Analytics Must-Haves For Your Business

February 21, 2017 by Greg Olson

According to IBM and other sources, over 90% of the world’s data has been created in just the last two years.  At first, that sounds crazy, but if you stop to think about it, we now have sensors counting visitors to stores, POS systems that track customer information, and just about any detail you can think of around each...[read more]

IT Is Not Analytics. Here’s Why.

February 15, 2017 by Greg Olson

A CEO that I worked for once gave me the following feedback when I proudly sent him an Excel file containing the data that he had asked me for less than an hour prior:Never give me data.  Only provide me with information.A CEO that I worked for once gave me the following feedback when I proudly sent him an Excel file containing the...[read more]

Take Your Data Science to the Next Level — Set It Free

February 15, 2017 by Kevin Lindsay

Consider the ways your company can embrace and integrate data science — whether you bring in an expert or democratize the process across existing resources.[read more]

Moving Beyond Predictions – Second Order Analytics

February 13, 2017 by Bill Franks

Last month, I wrote about why simply making predictions isn’t enough to drive value with analytics. I made the case that behind stories of failed analytic initiatives, there is often a lack of action to take the predictions and turn them into something valuable. It ends up that identifying and then taking the right action often leads to...[read more]

Why Modern Data Integration? Core Drivers and Characteristics

February 8, 2017 by Julie Hunt

From the business perspective, modern data integration has become instrumental simply because a lot of data that can be useful to organizations has a very short shelf life. Business processes, initiatives, and other activities must be able to tap into data as soon as possible. Companies need to develop data management strategies that...[read more]

5 Metrics to Include in Your Marketing Dashboard

February 7, 2017 by Eran Levy

It’s the age of analytics, but having lots of data isn’t the same as having information you can act on. For example, checking out your visitor count and page clicks can be fun, but those numbers don’t tell you how to get more ROI out of your next marketing campaign.Setting up a marketing dashboard — whether in a standalone business...[read more]

IoT hits pay dirt where needs and capabilities align

January 25, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

In a number of sectors — such as manufacturing, logistics and waste — IoT is paying dividends.[read more]

Digital Strategy and Customer Relationships: Big Value in Tight Connections

January 24, 2017 by James MacLennan

But now, we think about customer-facing, customer-centric processes, with their own collection of supporting systems and derived data. Quite possibly the most over-simplified part of digital strategy – it’s not as simple as building a website or an app, spending time and money on design with no thought to supporting process.[read more]

Accenture saved a customer $100M using automation

January 23, 2017 by CIO Dive

An Accenture CEO said his firm saved one of its banking clients $100 million by automating jobs in its compliance division.[read more]

How Analytics is Making Basketball a More Beautiful Game

January 20, 2017 by Timo Elliott

The NBA is the #1 global sports league — and analytics is helping make it even better.The NBA London Global Games 2017 were held last week, accompanied by an NBA-sponsored Leaders Meet: Innovation technology event in London earlier in the day.The event was kicked off by Steve Hellmuth, NBA’s EVP Media Operations and...[read more]

How To Create A 360-Degree Customer View Using Data

January 19, 2017 by Mark Ross-Smith

How valuable would it be to know everything about your customer’s interactions with your competition? Creating a 360-degree customer view is considered the holy grail of customer intelligence, and you can create it, today.Would you like to know how much they’re spending, when they’re spending, why they’re buying with the competition and...[read more]

Why Predictions Are Not Enough

January 18, 2017 by Bill Franks

In recent times, I have read a number of articles lamenting the frequent lack of value resulting from large scale analytics and data science initiatives. While I have seen substantial value driven from many efforts, I have also seen examples where the results were very poor. My belief is that oftentimes the problems can be boiled down to...[read more]

Big Data, Analytics, and the Changing Face of Supply Chain Management

January 10, 2017 by Larry Alton

How Big Data and Analytics are Changing Supply Chain Management[read more]

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]

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The Healthy Data Revolution – How Biometrics Impact our Life & Fitness

January 3, 2017 by Paco Darcey

How Biometrics is changing our health and overall lives.[read more]