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Analytics and Data Stories: From Fantasy to Non-Fiction

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by Kimberly Nevala During our recent session on data storytelling a question was posed: Can storytelling be applied at the first stage of the analytic process? Specifically, when a working hypothesis is initially formed and before hard data is well in hand. The answer is yes. Storytelling can and should be applied throughout the analytic…

Stanford, Berkeley, & State Street Form Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

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by Angela Guess State Street recently reported, “The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and State Street Global Exchange today announced a collaboration to establish the Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR), a new research center focused on applying advanced data-science techniques to manage and mitigate economic and financial risk. The announcement comes as…

ISACA is First to Combine Skills-based Cybersecurity Training With Performance-based Exams

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the organization reports, “ISACA today introduced a portfolio of new cybersecurity certifications that are the first to combine skills-based training with performance-based exams and certifications. The seven new Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) certifications help professionals build and evolve their careers in a constantly changing field and help close…

Making the Most of Cloud-Based Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Management, Bob Violino recently noted, “More than 50 percent of businesses currently use or plan to use cloud-based business intelligence, according to a survey by Dresner Advisory Services. Still several common hurdles have limited cloud-based BI’s adoption in some companies. The report, the latest in the firm’s Wisdom of…

Gartner’s 3 Big Data Trends to Watch for Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Doug Laney of Gartner recently wrote in IT World Canada, “Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status. However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital businesses. Gartner has identified three trends that describe…

Turning Video Surveillance Into Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Fredrik Nilsson of Axis Communications recently wrote in Information Management, “IT has slowly but increasingly procured, supported and managed IP-based video camera networks since the late 1990s. Now, it’s time for IT to truly master video surveillance technology — especially as the worlds of corporate compliance, physical security, data retention and analytics…

Knowledge Management: Data Access Platforms and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper The movement towards self-service data access, integration, and analytics is at the core of the growing trend of empowering business users and utilizing data-centric processes to influence business and operations across vertical industries. Subsequently, there are more tools, databases, and data sources for analysts or business users to examine to purportedly influence…

A Recap of the Sell-Out Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference

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by Angela Guess Francine Adams recently wrote for the Examiner, “Enterprise Data World (EDW) 2015 has been the best ever week long conference, in this writer’s opinion. The attendance was outstanding, amidst some construction going on at the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC. Some 900 attendees were non-plussed, however, as they enthusiastically greeted colleagues whom…

MarketShare Buys Analytics Company DataSong

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “MarketShare, the global leader in advanced marketing analytics software for enterprise, today announced it has purchased DataSong, a San Francisco-based analytics technology company with deep retail sector expertise in multi-channel attribution and customer targeting. The acquisition of privately-held DataSong further bolsters MarketShare’s role as…