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To Know Your Customer, Dive Into Your Data

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by Jennifer Zaino Where does the market for refrigerator water filters and water filtration systems intersect with the Business Intelligence and Analytics technology sector? One point is at online site DiscountFilterStore.com, a medium-sized online provider of healthy home living products, including water filters, air filters, and filtration systems that is moving its customer data into…

Don’t Understaff and Overstretch Your Analytics Development Team

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by James Kobielus Enterprises increasingly worry about whether they can fulfill all their new data science requirements with qualified candidates. But an even larger issue has been simmering for years in many organizations’ data analytics practices. The issue is that it’s typical for many companies to short-staff traditional positions, such as business analyst, report developer,…

Adobe Announces Enhancements to Marketing Cloud

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Adobe on Wednesday announced a series of enhancements to its growing Adobe Marketing Cloud, making a fresh case that it has the broadest, best-integrated, and most capable set of marketing tools. Adobe’s depth and breadth claims should sound familiar, as you’re hearing similar claims from IBM, Oracle,…

Accenture to Expand its Advanced Analytics Capabilities with Acquisition of i4C Analytics

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire i4C Analytics, an advanced analytics software platform provider based in Italy that specializes in helping clients solve complex business problems through easy to use analytics applications. The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s capabilities to quickly offer tailored, industry-…

Data Mining Education Startup LearnSprout Raises $4.2M in Funding

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by Angela Guess Natasha Lomas of Tech Crunch reports, “U.S. edtech startup LearnSprout has taken in more funding — announcing today a $4.2 million round which it actually closed last August. Investors in the new round are prior investor Formation 8, Samsung Ventures and former Blackboard president, Justin Tan (who also sits on its advisory board)… LearnSprout’s aim is to help schools unlock…

Fast Data: The Next Evolutionary Step in Big Data Analytics

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by Jörg Bienert It is often said that time is money and nowhere is this adage more pertinent than in today’s digitized business world. Thanks to a host of devices and gadgets, all connected to the internet, organizations have access to data like never before. However, this “connected” world also means that businesses face an…

Distinguishing Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science

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by Jelani Harper Continuing developments in the fields of Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science are making it increasingly necessary for organizations to become cognizant of the distinctions between these terms, as they relate to the value they can produce for the enterprise. The latest developments to influence these various aspects of the enterprise include:…

Survey: Will Big Data Analytics Replace BI?

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by Angela Guess John Leonard of Computing.co.uk recently asked, “In 10 years’ time will big data analytics have replaced traditional relational business intelligence systems? That was one of the questions that Computing asked UK IT decision-makers in the quantitative survey that formed part of our recent big data research programme. The answer to that question was a pretty decisive ‘No’, with…