Tag: Big Data

Data Science: Getting Real

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Consider This:  Which would you rather have at your company?  The world’s greatest data scientist working alone in a corner lab . . .or data that will make all of the employees of your company one percent more productive?

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3 Reasons Financial Services Benefit From Cloud-Based Business Intelligence

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Financial firms are sitting on a gold mine of data, from traditional transactions and customer relationship management data to social media posts and voice call logs. The ability to quickly assimilate, analyze, and act on this data means the difference between gaining loyal customers and losing them to competitors.

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5 Buying Decisions and the Lessons They Teach Us about Governed Data Discovery

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A month ago we held a webinar entitled “Disentangling Discovery and BI— Understanding the Differences between Birst and Tableau.”  The webinar detailed a new study conducted by Blue Hill Research. The study examined results from firms that were interviewed after they evaluated data discovery tools and BI platform solutions and ultimately, chose a BI platform.  The webinar focused on why five large organizations made this choice and looked at the rationale behind it.

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Is Visualizing Data Enough?

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Last month I talked about how the initial high of being able to capture and manipulate large volumes of data is fading and that we are collectively looking toward what is coming next. A significant part of this is a shift toward realizing the value of data quickly and intuitively. The possibilities that were once hidden deep within mountains of data, are just now being uncovered in ways that deliver competitive advantage. I believe one of the massive challenges still facing today’s businesses is around identifying the information that is valuable and turning it into ways that any stakeholder, whether business user or data analyst, can use it to maximize productivity. The biggest question related to the end goal is which path you take to get there.

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