As April 17 approaches (this year’s deadline), many Americans are scrambling to locate receipts and other financial documents to prepare to file their 2011 income tax returns. Tax day is also a good time to take a hard look at your company’s financial planning. Are you relying on hastily compiled… Read More →
Big data can help decision makers learn a lot about customer preferences, attitudes, needs, and recent purchasing behaviors. So it’s only natural for advertising execs to hitch their wagons to the big data movement in their zeal to deliver relevant and meaningful promotions to more targeted groups of would-be consumers…. Read More →
Data scientists who do mashups from disparate data sources are able to gain deeper insights into problems and develop more comprehensive approaches toward attacking them by having a richer data set to work from. In turn, data mashups can help companies become more agile and speed time to market. Consider… Read More →
In a recent discussion at Boston’s Knowledge Management Forum, KM Forum President Larry Chait and Industry Consultant Jack Vinson shared a series of questions that should be a starting point for improving both decision-making and results. Both recognize that even the best analytics or business intelligence system can be affected by… Read More →
Looking over the challenges that face the banking industry—from media scrutiny to customer alienation to increasing regulation—you might think this is not the best time for banks to focus on expanding their business intelligence capabilities. But according to the Aberdeen Group’s brand-new report, you would be wrong.
How much does failure cost in your daily operations? In the oil industry, it can reach $200 million to drill a deepwater facility – so there needs to be enough hidden oil and gas to justify that spending. Because of data analytics and business intelligence, the odds of drilling a… Read More →
Politics and cell phone coverage are two subjects that get people complaining about the status quo. They are also common reasons for seeking insights from details in maps derived from user information and data visualization. The intelligence comes from watching those maps evolve over time or adapt to shifting trends. … Read More →
Are you a Spotfire user with a great business intelligence or analytics story to share? We’re looking for Spotfire users to talk about their Spotfire successes using R/S+ in commercial applications at the upcoming R User Conference.
An article in Security Products magazine shows how analytics tools are advancing the security and safety fields. Thousands of cameras with terabytes of data and storage demands the kinds of business intelligence tools to deliver what you need, when you need it.
Whether it’s raining, snowing or sunny where you’re sitting, you can be sure that data analytics, predictive modeling or some combination of business intelligence tools are part of the weather forecasts. Visualization is a fancy name for the radar and other maps at 6 and 11p.m. that can show you… Read More →