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Examining Models of Business Intelligence and Analytics Success

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by Angela Guess Peter Krensky recently wrote for Business2Community, “All large enterprises (organizations with over $1 billion in annual revenue) have embraced analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) to some degree. But which ones are models of analytical practice and success? Aberdeen surveyed 170 large enterprises to investigate what makes analytics successful when deployed on a…

Accenture to Acquire Gapso to Expand Its Advanced Analytics Capabilities in Brazil

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Gapso, an advanced analytics services and solutions provider based in Brazil that specializes in solving complex supply chain and logistics challenges, mainly for companies in the natural resources and agribusiness sectors. Through the acquisition, Accenture will…

Machine Learning is Getting a Whole Lot Easier

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris recently wrote for GigaOM, “A few years ago, there was a shift in the world of machine learning. Companies, such as Skytree and Context Relevant, began popping up, promising to make it easier for companies outside of big banks and web giants to run machine learning algorithms and to do…

Sqrrl Launches Linked Data Analysis Platform

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Sqrrl, the Big Data Analytics company that develops software to uncover hidden patterns, trends, and links in data, has announced the launch of Sqrrl Enterprise 2.0. The release of Sqrrl Enterprise 2.0 coincides with securing $7M of Series B financing, led by Rally…

The Companies That Are Tapping Data for Social Good

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by Angela Guess Leslie Pascaud of Forbes recently wrote, “In recent years, organizations such as the Data-Pop Alliance and DataLook have emerged to tap data for social good. Marquis Cabrera wrote last year about the collaboration between the UN and 500 startups to invest in Big Data for Social Good. One example is Glow, a…

Marketing Automation Requires Scale Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Doug Bewhser of Leadspace recently wrote, “At the 2014 Dreamforce event last fall, Leadspace and Bluewolf presented the results of their most recent State of Salesforce study. We asked more than 1,000 marketing executives to quantify the value derived from their marketing automation (MA) investments. The results showed that only 7 percent…

Catching Money Launderers with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Thor Olavsrud of CIO.com reports, “For the past decade, governments around the world have established international anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing efforts in an effort to shut down the cross-border flow of funds to criminal and terrorist organizations. Their success has encouraged criminals to move their cash smuggling away from the…

Taking Big Data Analytics for a Test Drive

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by Angela Guess Adrian Bridgwater of Forbes recently wrote, “Cloud-centric ‘autonomic’ application management company Qubell has announced Qubell for Hadoop Developers. The software is intended to enable Hadoop programmers and data engineers to get access to on-demand test environments for big data analytics projects. The assertion here (made by IDC analyst Melinda Ballou) is that…