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Governing Self-Service Analytics

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by Jelani Harper It is possible to simultaneously empower the end user and his or her business objectives with self-service analytics and self-service Business Intelligence, while still ensuring full adherence to existing Data Governance policies, roles, and structure. It is also possible to combine the benefits of the traditional centralized approach to BI (governance, privacy,…

The Open Source Analytics Invasion

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by Jelani Harper Open Source analytics have transformed the analytics space in Data Management in much the same way that Hadoop (another Open Source technology) has transformed Big Data. Open Source analytics have almost single-handedly transfigured the way: Commercial and proprietary Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics providers provide script support to and integration options with…

Rosslyn Analytics Sets New Standard for Easy Self-Service Spend Analytics in the Cloud

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of the company, “In a technological breakthrough, Rosslyn Analytics today announced the release of a new cloud-based self-service spend analytics app that gives finance and procurement professionals the control to identify bottom-line savings and monitor supply chain risks without relying on overstretched IT resources. Today’s news comes on the back of…

Webinar: Increasing Your Business Data and Analytics Maturity

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on July 10, 2014 Increasing Your Business Data and Analytics Maturity from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar For a few years now, companies of all sizes have been looking at data as a lever to increase revenues, reduce…

Making Big Data More Available and Useful to Small Businesses

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by Angela Guess John Gorssmann of the New York Times reports, “In 2010, just 1.7 percent of small businesses were using business intelligence software, according to a survey of companies with fewer than 100 employees conducted by IDC, whose analysts provide information technology advice to businesses small and large. By last year, 9.2 percent had adopted such…

Transforming Ecommerce with Predictive Analytics

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by Jelani Harper One of the most tangible ways to justify the use of predictive analytics in a data-driven strategy is to incorporate them into marketing and ecommerce. The goal is simple, yet deceptively elusive to convert Web traffic and onsite ‘clicks’ into customers and purchases. Traditional methods involving Web analytics platforms focus on customer…

Does Privacy Exist Anymore?

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by Angela Guess Steven Norton of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Richard Clarke, former senior White House cybersecurity adviser and current chairman and chief executive of cybersecurity service provider Good Harbor Security Risk Management LLC, writes in the WSJ’s 125th anniversary issue about the future of privacy… ‘Will enough people object to stop the insatiable demands…

Predictive Analytics Takes on Twitter

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by Jelani Harper A recent post from Sendhil Mullainathan of The New York Times states, “Consider these two tweets by Al Gore, both promoting the same article… Can you guess which one was retweeted more often? Three computer scientists, Chenhao Tan, Lillian Lee and Bo Pang, have built an algorithm that also makes these guesses,…

Keyrus Group Further Pursues Big Data Analytics

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by Jelani Harper An announcement from The Keyrus Group reveals that, “The Keyrus Group, an international player in performance management consulting and Business Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics solutions, has made a strategic investment in the BIPB Group, a major provider of Big Data & Analytics with offices in London, New York, Paris, Dubai and…