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CMOs, Big Data, And Practical Applications

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor John Rampton recently wrote, “While the vast majority of marketers understand the need for gathering and analyzing data, many still struggle with determining the best way to use that data. A recent survey showed that 45 percent of marketing executives rated their team’s use of data and analytics tools below…

Univa Sets Sight on $69.9 Billion Financial Services Market

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Univa, the data center workload optimization company, today announced Univa Short Jobs for financial services. The Univa Short Jobs add-on for Univa Grid Engine provides the financial services industry a framework to run massive quantities of low latency tasks inside a Univa Grid…

Amazon Is Improving Its Review System With Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Ben Fox Rubin reports for CNet, “Amazon is rolling out a big change to its customer reviews system in the US, introducing a new machine-learning platform it developed in-house to surface newer and more helpful reviews. ‘The system will learn what reviews are most helpful to customers…and it improves over time,’ Amazon…

OnlyBoth Launches Commercial Benchmarking Engine Driven by Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “OnlyBoth today announced the commercial availability of the first benchmarking engine, empowering organizations to uncover new insights that drive critical business understanding and improvement. By automating the benchmarking process, OnlyBoth carries out comprehensive, unbiased comparisons that identify the unique peer groups that set a…

How to Cut Big Data Blending Time

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett recently wrote for TechRepublic, “Big data revelations depend upon how well data from different incoming sources is blended. One reason why big data blending is so important is that blending enables uncommon types of data to coexist in a common data repository. Finding ways to bring together unusual data feeds…

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…