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Data Analytics: The Year Ahead

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by Jennifer Zaino There’s no getting around the enthusiasm for data analytics in 2014 – or the questions to which that enthusiasm inevitably gives rise. Where’s the talent and what’s the best technology to make sense of today’s endless waves of data? How can your enterprise most effectively present the insights it’s gleaned? What industries…

Avoiding Bad Information from Good Data

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by Angela Guess David Coursey of Silicon Angle recently wrote, “Time will tell whether average users can make PowerBI work effectively without some training in how to tease meaningful – and actionable – information from a mess of data. And how often the data will be there, but the humans – even with their Microsoft helper…

IBM Predictive Analytics to Detect Patients at Risk for Heart Failure

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM today announced that Virginia health system Carilion Clinic has indentified 8,500 patients at risk for developing heart failure in a pilot project that could lead to early intervention and better care for these patients. The pilot was completed in collaboration with IBM, Epic and Carilion Clinic. The…

ServiceChannel and GoodData Model Cloud Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper DATAVERSITY™ has published a number of articles in the past few months indicating that the Cloud is an increasingly viable option for Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analytics. The recent partnership between ServiceChannel and GoodData reinforces this trend. The latter provides the technology for the former’s ProView platform and attests to…

Forter Launches Fraud-Free Ecommerce Technology at Citi’s Innovation Center

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by Angela Guess A new release out of the company reports, “Forter, an Israeli-based startup that offers online retailers a plug-and-play technology that enables fraud-free ecommerce, is announcing its official launch today at the inauguration event for Citi’s Innovation Center in Tel Aviv, a worldwide fintech innovation center in which Forter developed its technology. At the…

Testing the Accuracy of Your Predictive Data Models

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by Angela Guess Victoria Garment of Software Advice recently wrote, “In data mining, data scientists use algorithms to identify previously unrecognized patterns and trends hidden within vast amounts of structured and unstructured information. These patterns are used to create predictive models that try to forecast future behavior. These models have many practical business applications—they help banks…

Cloud Business Intelligence / Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Although current adoption rates are low, there is increasing evidence that Cloud Business Intelligence and analytics (alternately referred to as Business Analytics or BA) may soon be the wave of the future. According to Gartner: “Cloud –based BA solutions…are gaining market share at a faster rate than on-premises counterparts…they show more than…

Business Intelligence Predictions for 2014

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by Brett Neuman I recently read a post on Forbes by Prakash Nanduri where he makes his 5 predictions for Business Intelligence in 2014.  I really enjoyed this article and I think most of his points are dead-on.  In general Prakash talks about the fact that BI is no longer a new science anymore and…

Why Every Day Should Be Data Protection Day

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by Angela Guess Russell Parsons of Marketing Week reports that today is “data protection day, or data privacy day as it is known outside Europe. It marks the passing in to law of the first pan-European data protection regulation – on 28 January 1981. The volume of data generated and the opportunities available to brands to…

Making Data Analytics a Top Priority in 2014

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by Angela Guess Tony Cosentino of Information Management reports, “Our benchmark research shows that analytics is the top business technology innovation priority; 39% of organizations rank it first. This is no surprise as new information sources and new technologies in data processing, storage, networking, databases and analytic software are combining to offer capabilities for using information…