Tag: analytics

Finding Hidden Value in IoT Analytics

Aug 16, 2016 |

Sensors on the Internet of Things (IoT) are already generating a ton of data, but turning that data into business value isn’t always easy. In particular, businesses must be creative in how they mine their IoT data, which can yield unexpected gems. Read more…

The Latest Trend in Product Line Extension: Become a Software Company

Aug 9, 2016 |

Every business must find ways to grow revenue. Usually, companies expand revenue by selling more or finding more to sell. Pretty simple, right?

Wrong.

Companies spend dearly to market products and create branding to differentiate their product benefits, increase market share, and command higher prices – in other words, to sell more. Read more…

How GPU-Powered Analytics Improves Mail Delivery for USPS

Jul 25, 2016 |

When the United States Postal Service (USPS) set out to buy a system that would allow it to track the location of employees, vehicles, and individual pieces of mail in real time, an in-memory relational database was its first choice. Read more…

Secrets of the Data Whisperer

Jul 13, 2016 |

As big data technology evolves, so does the role humans play to operationalize data science. Well-defined job descriptions exist for folks like data scientists, data analysts, and data engineers, but there’s a certain class of data problem that aren’t always good match for their abilities. Read more…

What’s Driving the Data Prep Market? TDWI Digs In

Jul 8, 2016 |

It’s no secret in the analytics community that data quality is a problem. But how big a problem is it? TDWI, a respected provider of data warehousing insights, shed some light on the topic with a new report. Read more…

Making ERP Better with Big Data

Jul 8, 2016 |

At first glance, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and big data analytics don’t appear to have much in common. But it turns out that big old ERP systems have a thing or two to learn from their newer, nimbler brethren. Read more…

Companies Struggle to Find an ROI on Analytics

Jul 6, 2016 |

Executives across every industry are looking to big data analytics for a competitive advantage. But all too often, analytic investments fail to deliver the goods as promised, according to a recent survey of return on investment (ROI) of sales and marketing analytics. Read more…

IBM Seeks Data Science Unity with New Spark-Based ‘Experience’

Jun 7, 2016 |

IBM today launched what it’s calling the first enterprise application for data science collaboration. Called the Data Science Experience, the free, cloud-based offering is aimed at enabling data scientists to perform tasks like prepping data and building machine learning models in an open and shared environment. Read more…

New IBM Data Analytics Software Targets Workload Management, Spark Adoption

Jun 2, 2016 |

IBM announced additions today to the infrastructure layer of its high performance data analytics software portfolio, including “cognitive features,” such as scheduling and resource management, and capabilities aimed at easing adoption of Spark. Read more…

Smart Billboards Powered by Data Analytics

May 25, 2016 |

If you thought it was a coincidence that a digital billboard displayed an advertisement for a handbag you just checked out at a high-end retailer downtown, think again–that digital billboard advertisement was, indeed, meant for you. Read more…