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Business Users Don’t Know What They Want When It Comes to BI

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by Saar Bitner It’s a typical starting point: Business users give IT a set of data, questions and requirements at the beginning of a BI project. But as they investigate and explore data, users return with a request for more data, deeper questions, and new requirements. Frustrating? Maybe. But the fact that business users do…

Analytics Tailored for Broadcasters

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by Jelani Harper A recent announcement from Octoshape and Nice People at Work states, “Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based, over-the-top (OTT) stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, enterprises and carriers, and Nice People At Work, the leader in advanced media analytics and real-time viewer experience monitoring tools, announced they have partnered to deliver…

Analytics or Your Gut?

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by Jelani Harper Steven Hillion recently wrote on TechCrunch: “Data is more varied and fast-moving than ever, and analyzing it effectively now requires highly sophisticated software and machinery. But where does big data analytics leave the good-old-fashioned hunch? What if the data tells a business manager to “jump” but her intuition says “stay”? It might…

Tableau’s Analytics to Go Mobile

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by Jelani Harper Gigaom’s Derek Harris recently observed, “Tableau Software has made a great name for itself among savvy data analysts (and occasionally journalist types), racking up more than 20,000 customers and revenues that are nearly doubling every year, but it’s still far from a household name. That’s because no matter how much easier the company’s flagship desktop application is…

Analytics for Dinner

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by Jelani Harper Vladimir Edelman of Tech Crunch reported: “Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over 200 years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt to futuristic ideas: robot waiters, food printers, talking refrigerators. Today’s reality is far more interesting and complex than those sweeping visions. A tsunami of technology,…

How To Do Operational Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper Real-time analytics (on data as they stream in, commonly referred to as Operational Intelligence ) provides unparalleled short term opportunities to reach customers as they are generating data and is now a reality. It is largely fueled by the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), e-commerce, and the brick and mortar retail industry.…

The Necessity of Personalizing Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper The evolution of Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics began in the back offices of IT departments where the proverbial gatekeepers lorded over reporting technologies, while disseminating largely historic data. More recently, the business was able to take control of these tools due to developments in Data Discovery, Cloud Computing, Open Source analytics,…

Big Data Analytics with R: Register Today!

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by Angela Guess In tandem with the upcoming NoSQL Now! Conference, DATAVERSITY™ is proud to sponsor a thought-provoking workshop on the programming language R. The workshop, Introduction to Big Data Analysis with the R Language, will be led by Brian Sletten, President of Bosatsu Consulting, Inc. In his description of the workshop, Sletten states, “R…

Don’t Jump Into a Data Lake Without a Boat

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The growing hype surrounding data lakes is causing substantial confusion in the information management space, according to Gartner. Several vendors are marketing data lakes as an essential component to capitalise on big data opportunities, but there is little alignment between vendors about what comprises a…