Tag: predictive analytics

How Brick and Mortar Retailers Can Avoid Getting Amazoned With Big Data

Jun 1, 2018 |

It’s a merger that touches the lives of every one of us in some way.

Amazon’s deal to buy Whole Foods captured the imagination of the financial world as well as a global audience. Read more…

Predictive Analytics Drives Profits for Insurers, Study Shows

Jun 1, 2018 |

A study conducted by Valen Analytics found a strong correlation between the use of data analytics and predictive modeling and superior profitability among insurance companies.

Valen Analytics yesterday released the results of its third annual return on investment (ROI) study of its own customers. Read more…

Oracle Deal Adds Data Tools to its Cloud Services

May 17, 2018 |

Oracle moved this week to expand its portfolio of data tools and libraries with the acquisition of DataScience.com, developers of a collaboration platform that connects with popular workflows and cloud infrastructure. Read more…

Hive Rolls Productivity Platform

May 15, 2018 |

Among the latest pitches for adopting predictive analytics are worker productivity tools that help enterprises understand what’s around the corner. The ability to forecast tomorrow’s workload is touted as a way to improve efficiency and even reduce workplace stress by eliminating “reactive work.”

That’s the value proposition being offered by Hive, the productivity startup that unveiled an analytics feature this week combining task management and request messaging. Read more…

AI Investment Up, ROI Remains Iffy

Jan 18, 2018 |

Real-world applications for artificial intelligence are emerging in areas such as boosting the productivity of dispersed workforces. However, early adopters are still struggling to determine the return on initial AI investments, according to a pair of new vendor reports. Read more…

Keeping Your Models on the Straight and Narrow

Oct 24, 2017 |

Organizations of all stripes have adopted predictive models to help drive decision-making. But an increased reliance on machine learning can quickly turn into an expensive liability if bias, privacy, and other concerns aren’t adequately addressed. Read more…

Big Data Analytics Flashes a ‘Red Alert’ on Human Trafficking in India

Aug 24, 2017 |

The statistics are terrifying: Every three minutes, a young Indian girl is abducted into sex slavery — often with the consent of her parents, as horrible as that sounds. Now, with the help of Australian analytics firm Quantium, a project called Operation Red Alert is using big data analytics to fight traffickers and inform Indian villagers of the scourge threatening their girls. Read more…

The 3 Roles Needed for the Modern Data Team

Aug 16, 2017 |

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, data-driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers, six times as likely to retain those customers, and 19 times as likely to be profitable as a result. Read more…

DataRobot Reaches Out to SAS, Financial Services

Jul 24, 2017 |

Companies that use DataRobot’s software to automate data science tasks can now output models directly from SAS, the dominant analytics company whose software is widely deployed in enterprises around the world. Read more…

AI Makes Inroads into Enterprise Software

Jul 11, 2017 |

Enterprise software is often maligned as a legacy holdover from a previous age, a low-growth market dominated by stodgy software companies out to milk maintenance streams from hapless victims. But two giants of enterprise software, OpenText and Infor, today showed that even giants can move nimbly when it comes to putting artificial intelligence into the hands of its customers. Read more…

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