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How Big Data Is Driving Airline Loyalty Programs

March 23, 2017 by Mark Ross-Smith

Look under the hood to understand how data and business intelligence is the driving force behind record profits for airline loyalty programs.[read more]

Text Analytics: It’s Not Just for BIG Data

March 22, 2017 by Tom Anderson

In a world focused on the value of Big Data, it’s important to realize that Small Data is meaningful, too, and worth analyzing to gain understanding.[read more]

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The Smart Data Lake Imperative

March 17, 2017 by Sean Martin

The large volumes of data has created the need for a centralized platform accounting for every aspect of data-driven practices today—and tomorrow—best realized in the form of an end-user governed, self-service Smart Data Lake.[read more]

Algorithms And Operators: Making The Most Of Analytics

March 16, 2017 by Larry Alton

Algorithms And Operators: Making The Most Of Analytics[read more]

The Vast Majority of Analytics is Still Reporting (And That’s Not So Bad)

March 14, 2017 by Timo Elliott

Despite the surge in interest and sales of modern data discovery tools like SAP BusinessObjects Lumira and SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, corporations are still really, really interested in reporting.At the recent Gartner Data & Analytics event in Texas, Cindi Howson showed that descriptive analytics remains by far the most...[read more]

How Analytics Is Evolving Like the Medical Field

March 13, 2017 by Bill Franks

It used to be that a doctor was a doctor for the most part. Even a century ago, unless you lived in a large city, people likely had a town doctor who handled most every type of ailment and guided most any type of treatment. Given the limited medical knowledge and lack of sophisticated treatment options during this time, these generalists...[read more]

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How big data is affecting social media metrics and Facebook ad strategies

March 4, 2017 by Elianna Hyde

Social media and big data are so interconnected that they have almost become synonymous in some circles. The fact of the matter is that most experts agree that over 90% of all data in the world has been created in the past few years, and a major portion of it has something to do with social media.From this ocean of information, over 80%...[read more]

The Enterprise Graph – From Connections To Customer Insights

March 3, 2017 by Peter Perera

Know more, sell more. That’s the bottom-line when looking to introduce graph databases into the enterprise.[read more]

How Digital Experience Monitoring and Customer-Centric IT Makes Everyone Happy

March 2, 2017 by Michael Urbonas

IT teams that adopt an end-user-as-customer service model, and utilize technology ensuring the best user digital experience possible, will make end users very happy, while also establishing IT as a strategic asset to the business.[read more]

Where the Fog Meets the Edge

March 1, 2017 by Scott Allen

2017 will see the emergence of true fog computing and programmable/intelligent edge devices with the strongest security measures to date.[read more]

Companies reach double-digit growth with advanced analytics

February 27, 2017 by CIO Dive

Two-thirds of companies that leverage advanced analytics strategies say they achieved revenue growth of 15% or more.[read more]

Five Analytics Must-Haves For Your Business

February 21, 2017 by Greg Olson
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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]