Tag Archive for data insights

Gaining Better Business Insights with Machine Learning

ins

by Angela Guess Shawn Masters of Novetta Solutions recently wrote for Inside Big Data, “The amount of data corporations have to confront is so immense we have yet to settle on an environment-wide euphemism to describe it. Whether it’s big data, data lakes, data tsunamis or even the datapocalypse, the message is clear – we…

From Big Data to Smart Data

work

by Angela Guess Duncan Angove recently wrote for Diginomica, “This is the year for Science and Big Data. The relationship between enterprise success and the optimization and implementation of data science is already vitally symbiotic. The successful companies of the future will be the ones that turn big data into smart data, and build that…

Using Data Visualization to Create Real Business Insights

Locals and Tourists #1 (GTWA #2): London

by Angela Guess Angela Hausman recently wrote for Business2Community, “Great data insights don’t mean much if the folks controlling change don’t understand them or don’t have the time to pour over columns of data. Enter data visualization; the key to getting data insights to cause change that improves your market performance. Big data isn’t a…

How to Extract Insights from Big Data

extract insights from big data

by Angela Guess Salil Godika of Datamation recently wrote, “While sifting through vast amounts of information can look like a lot of work, there are rewards. By reading large, disparate sets of unstructured data, one can identify connections from unrelated  data sources and find patterns. What makes this method of analysis extremely effective is that…

Stop Relying on Intuition Alone

Thinking RFID

by Angela Guess Asha Saxena of Entrepreneur recently wrote, “Relying on intuition to guide decisions is an age-old practice that’s pointed many successful business leaders to historic breakthroughs. Take Steve Jobs, for example. He developed and released the iPad without any market demand for such a product. Despite industry criticism, the iPad was a success…

A Breakdown of Big Data for Everyday Businesses

Vibrant Data Project Influence Map

by Angela Guess Daniel Newman of the Huffington Post recently wrote, “Words like terabyte, petabyte, exabyte and zettabyte among many others have entered the business lexicon holding the hands of big daddy — yes, we’re talking about big data here. As data is growing at a monstrous speed, businesses are left grappling on how to…

The Leap from Big Data Tools to Insights

leap

by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of the New York Times wrote over the weekend, “Big-data management promises a significant shift in the way decisions are made across the economy. Abundant new sources of data from the web, sensors and smartphones, mined for patterns and insights by smart software, will mean that more and more decisions…

Additional Funding For Elasticsearch To Help Company Complement Its RealTime Search And Analytics Stack

by Jennifer Zaino Elasticsearch – whose Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana products for discovering and extracting insights from structured and unstructured data were discussed earlier this year here – has raised $70 million in Series C financing from New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures also participated in the round. That brings the total…

Pleasing Customers with Strong Data Governance

strength

by Angela Guess Jeff Jedras of IT World Canada recently wrote, “No one says customers need to make sense. New research says they want a more personalized, data-driven experience – but you’d better respect their privacy. How do you bridge these two poles? Strong data governance. At its Premier Business Leadership conference on Wednesday, SAS Institute released…