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7 Alternatives to the Bar Graph for SMB Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Adam Bluemner recently wrote, “Stop. Take a deep breath. Let go of the mouse. There is a better answer. And it’s probably not another bar graph. As technology advances and business management techniques continued to be refined, there’s an increased focus on enabling data-based decision making. These days it’s hard to find…

Hubble Brings Real-Time Reporting, Analytics, and Planning to Oracle

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “At the HubbleUP 2015 User Conference, insightsoftware.com today announced the Hubble Performance Management Platform, the industry’s first complete business performance management solution that offers business financial managers real-time insight for reporting, analytics, and planning fully integrated with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The…

Companionship Robot Pepper Goes on Sale, Business Version to Follow

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by Angela Guess Writing for ZDnet, Jack Schofield reports, “SoftBank Robotics will start selling Pepper, ‘the world’s first personal robot that can read emotions,’ in Japan on June 20, 2015. The first 1,000 will be available in June at almost $2,000 each, aimed at consumers. However, next month, Softbank will unveil Pepper for Biz, which…

Finding the Best Machine Learning Model For Your Needs

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by Angela Guess Alex Woodie recently wrote for Datanami, “Behind today’s powerful predictive applications are machine learning models that identify patterns in the data. But getting these models trained and tuned is not an easy process. Analytics giant SAS thinks it has a solution with a new offering called Factory Miner that allows you to…

Beyond Big Data: A Look at Big Analysis

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Michael Fertik recently wrote, “Say goodbye to Big Data as a dominant concept – it’s time to recognize its evolutionary next leap: Big Analysis. If Big Data is the oil well, full of potential, Big Analysis is the finished product: the fuel companies need and value. It exists for three…

Stibo Systems Acknowledged by Influencers for Delivering Significant Value

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Stibo Systems, the global leader in multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions, today announced that it has once again achieved record growth due to increasing worldwide demand for its award-winning solution, STEP. Recognized by customers and industry influencers for delivering superior business value, Stibo…

DeepMind is Reading the News to Learn to Read

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by Angela Guess A recent article in the MIT Technology Review reports, “A revolution in artificial intelligence is currently sweeping through computer science. The technique is called deep learning and it’s affecting everything from facial and voice to fashion and economics. But one area that has not yet benefitted is natural language processing—the ability to…

Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Startup Whetlab

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by Angela Guess Writing for VentureBeat, Emil Protalinski reports, “Twitter today announced it has acquired machine learning startup Whetlab. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Whetlab’s researchers developed technology at Harvard, Toronto, and Sherbrooke universities to make machine learning ‘better and faster for companies, automatically.’ In short, it made it easier and faster for…

6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Data Science Teams

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by Angela Guess Lisa Morgan recently wrote for Information Week, “Businesses limit their potential when their IT departments are relegated to support roles. To be effective, IT and business leaders need to align technology strategy and business strategy and work toward common goals. The same is true for data science teams. They also need to…