Analytics & Big Data


Drilling down into analytics

For the most part, industry events are designed to expose delegates to a wide range of new innovations to help them to understand the ways in which current environments can be extended to embrace new technologies. Attendees arrive to gain first-hand exposure to new products, and leave with the ability to imagine their use, if [...]

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Six variations on the theme of analytics

InsightaaS: A conference focused on analytics featuring more than 40 formal user presentations and case studies and thousands of informal discussions is an ideal environment to gather real-world BI examples that illustrate both the core capabilities and the diverse applications of BI technology. These six examples from the Information Builders Summit 2014 provide excellent insights [...]


A deep dive into predictive analytics 1

Data is the new gold, but how do we mine it for actionable insight into business potential? Increasingly, organizations are turning to analytics, and to a specific subset of that – predictive analytics – in order to capture and create previously-unimagined sources of value. Analysis of business information is not new. Rooted in decision support [...]

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Building infrastructure for data-driven decisioning

Beyond their intrinsic value as a showcase for new technology implementation, case studies provide additional benefit. By demonstrating the art-of the-possible, they help organizations envision how IT solutions might be applied in their own circumstance and to what end. The consumer of case studies can consider the ‘how to’ of implementation, absorbing lessons that may [...]


Big Data facts, myths and eventualities: 8 insights and implications 3

Eleven years ago, Nicholas Carr published a Harvard Business Review article entitled “IT Doesn’t Matter” (followed quickly by a book with a slightly more ambiguous title, “Does IT Matter?”). While Carr’s thesis focused primarily on the notion that investment in standards-based technology consumed capital without delivering real competitive differentiation, it was used as shorthand to [...]

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