Tag Archive for data analytics

How Your Business Can Benefit from Predictive Analytics

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by Angela Guess Corlyn Voorhees recently wrote for Search Business Analytics, “From recommending additional purchases based on the items that customers place in online shopping carts to pinpointing hospital patients who have a greater risk of readmission, the use of predictive analytics tools and techniques is enabling organizations to tap their collections of data to…

Adding Data Governance Tools to Self-Service Analytics

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by Angela Guess Ed Burns recently wrote for Search Business Analytics, “As more and more businesses implement self-service analytics software, a glaring need is becoming apparent: data governance plans. While self-service tools can provide businesses users with a simple way to access and analyze data, they also can give them the ability to feed bad…

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…

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…

MapR Launches Spark-Based Quick Start Solutions for Hadoop

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced at Spark Summit the immediate availability of three new Apache Spark-based Quick Start Solutions for the MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop. These solutions help customers take advantage of the rapid application…

3 Steps to a Simpler Analytics Strategy

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by Angela Guess Narendra Mulani recently wrote for the Harvard Business Review, “While the interests in analytics and resulting benefits are increasing by the day, some businesses are challenged by the complexity and confusion that analytics can generate. Companies can get stuck trying to analyze all that’s possible and all that they could do through…

Only 0.5% of All Data is Currently Analyzed

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by Angela Guess Lauren Browning recently wrote for Business Insider, “The amount of digital data in the universe is growing at an exponential rate, doubling every two years, and changing how we live in the world. ‘The rate at which we’re generating data is rapidly outpacing our ability to analyze it,’ Professor Patrick Wolfe, Executive…

6 Real-Life Big Data Business Cases

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by Angela Guess Lisa Morgan recently wrote for Information Week, “Big data is changing the competitive landscape. Those who are in a position to take advantage of it often get to market faster with products and services that are better aligned with customer needs and desires. A 2014 Gartner survey found that 73% of respondents…

Twitter and Mobile Phones Used to Calculate Crowd Sizes

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “New findings by scientists from the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School suggest that data generated simply through our use of mobile phones and Twitter might offer surprisingly accurate estimates of crowd sizes. Federico Botta, Suzy Moat and Tobias Preis, of Warwick Business School, analysed Twitter and…

Genome Sequencing Data is Getting Bigger, Requires Proper Informatics

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by Angela Guess In the latest issue of GEN, MaryAnn Labant wrote, “According to Illumina, next-generation sequencing data volume has doubled every year since 2007, representing over a 1,000-fold increase in the amount of data that needs to be processed. Add in proteomics, metabolomics, medical records, and other information, and it is obvious that Big…