Analytics

Big Data: Replacing the Vs with a Single D – Business Intelligence Article

Click to learn more about author Mathias Golombek. I can remember the first time people started to talk about “Big Data”. It may be a hackneyed phrase today, but some years ago it took the world of BI and analytics by storm. What then ensued was a mad frenzy to come up with a good definition that encapsulated what was meant by the term. Somehow the expression was meant to symbolize more than data that was big. So, cue the…

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Machine Learning for Small Businesses: Unearthing the Revolutionary Potential – Business Intelligence Article

Click to learn more about author Atman Rathod. Like any new technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) remained largely available for the top brass of every industry at the initial stage. But like we have seen with many new technologies and innovations in the past, they are slowly going to be available for others in the long run. Already signs are ripe that AI and ML are going to play a major role in offering a level playing…

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The Three Last Miles of Retail Analytics – Business Intelligence Article

As a veteran of the hyper-competitive retail space, I can tell you that every serious retailer in the world has a major interest in getting the most out of its data. From the boardroom to the checkout aisle, razor-thin margins favor companies that can be smarter, faster, and nimbler with innovative information strategies. But with so much data at their fingertips, where should retailers look to find competitive advantages with analytics? Often, getting analytics-fueled insights out to where an actual…

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Case Study: Cornell University Automates Data Warehouse Infrastructure – Business Intelligence Article

Cornell University is a privately endowed research university founded in 1865. Ranked in the top one percent of universities in the world, Cornell is made up of 14 colleges and schools serving roughly 22,000 students. Jeff Christen, data warehousing manager at Cornell University and adjunct faculty in Information Science, and Chris Stewart, VP and general manager, USA at WhereScape, talked with DATAVERSITY® about how Cornell dealt with the end-of-life for the primary product they used to manage their data warehouse.…

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Birst Smart Analytics: Using AI to Operationalize BI – Business Intelligence Article

How do you deliver more insights out to more people? Operationalizing BI and analytics – that is, putting the power of data in the hands of everyone across the enterprise, not just analysts and data scientists – has always been the mantra for Birst co-founder Brad Peters. According to research from Eckerson Group, when an organization deploys a BI and analytics system, roughly 10% of employees have the skills needed to produce insights from corporate data and deliver them to…

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SAP Analytics – Top 10 Analytics Trends for 2019 – Business Intelligence Article

2019 is the year that analytics technology starts delivering what users have been dreaming about for over forty years — easy, natural access to reliable business information. 1. Machine learning everywhere. We’ve reached the third great wave of analytics, after semantic-layer business intelligence platforms in the 90s and data discovery in the 2000s. Augmented analytics platforms based on cloud technology and machine learning are breaking down the longest-standing barriers to analytics success. They bring insights to users rather than forcing users…

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A Golden Age for Human Intelligence – Digital Business & Business Analytics – Business Article

I was honored yesterday to be one of the panelists in one of a series of SAP Radio 2019 prediction shows, hosted by Bonnie D. Graham. You can catch a recording of the session Voice America site or below.  https://cdn.voiceamerica.com/business/011054/graham012319.mp3 I’m on at 21′ in — here’s a rough transcript of what I talked about: “My prediction for 2019 is that we’re at the start of a new golden age for human intelligence.  I’ve been working in data and analytics for…

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Top 10 Analytics Trends for 2019 – Digital Business & Business Analytics – Business Article

2019 is the year that analytics technology starts delivering what users have been dreaming about for over forty years — easy, natural access to reliable business information. 1. Machine learning everywhere. We’ve reached the third great wave of analytics, after semantic-layer business intelligence platforms in the 90s and data discovery in the 2000s. Augmented analytics platforms based on cloud technology and machine learning are breaking down the longest-standing barriers to analytics success. They bring insights to users rather than forcing users…

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#AskSAP 2019 Analytic Trends Webinar – Digital Business & Business Analytics – Business Intelligence Article

Andy Bitterer and Timo Elliott talking about the top ten analytic trends for 2019 The first #AskSAP web seminar of the year was on the topic of the top trends in analytics for 2019. It was hosted by Avery Horzewski and featured SAP Analytic Evangelist Andy Bitterer and myself chatting about our top ten favorite themes for this year in the area of business intelligence, analytics, data platforms, big data, and artificial intelligence. I hope you enjoy it as much…

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What is Experience Management? – Digital Business & Business Analytics – Business Intelligence Article

SAP has announced its intention to acquire Qualtrics, a global pioneer in the area of experience management (XM) software. Experience management is the process of monitoring every interaction people experience with a company in order to discover opportunities for improvement. For decades, SAP has been the leader in business applications that generate and leverage operational data (O-data) — hard numbers like costs, accounting, and sales — to inform their business decisions. But while operational data gives you an idea of…

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Building the Intelligent Enterprise – Digital Business & Business Analytics – Business Intelligence Article

Send to Email Address Your Name Your Email Address Cancel Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Email check failed, please try again Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This is only a snippet of a Business Intelligence Article written by Timo Elliott Read Full Article

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How AI is Lowering the Barrier to Entry for BI and Analytics – Business Intelligence Article

According to Gartner, more than 3,000 CIOs ranked Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics as the top differentiating technology for their organizations. If BI and Analytics is such a game-changer, then why is the average adoption rate in organizations only 32%? Despite the efforts of Cloud BI vendors making it easier for users to acquire, explore, and analyze data sources without IT dependency, lack of data literacy and analytic skills still hinder widespread adoption for data-driven decision making.  But the industry…

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Big Data And Analytics Has Been Around Forever! Why Is It Still Important? – Digital Business & Business Analytics – Business Article

These are some quick answers to some common questions I get about Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Analytics: Big Data. The term has been around for quite some time. Why is it still important for innovative businesses? It’s clear that data is one of the most important assets of the future. Organizations want to optimize their end-to-end customer experience, to improve productivity, and to engage the workforce in new ways. All of these things require data and analytics. And we…

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Inside the Mind and Methodology of a Data Scientist – Business Intelligence Article

When you hear about Data Science, Big Data, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Deep Learning, you may end up feeling a bit confused about what these terms mean. And it doesn’t help reduce the confusion when every tech vendor rebrands their products as AI. So, what do these terms really mean? What are overlaps and differences? And most importantly, what can this do for your business? The simplest answer is that these terms refer to some of the many…

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How “Able” Is Your ETL Process? 8 Ways To Modernize Data Prep, Part 2 – Business Intelligence Article

In Part 1 of this blog, I gave a high-level comparison of traditional extract, transfer and load (ETL) tools, desktop data preparation tools and Birst’s modern, built-for-the-cloud ETL tools for data analytics. In this blog, I’ll dive deeper into the eight key ways that, of the three options, Birst is best “able” to meet the rigorous requirements of today’s enterprise users. Purpose-built ETL for data analytics To recap, the right data preparation solution for modern analytics is highly “able” –…

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Seven Steps to Success for Predictive Analytics in Financial Services – Business Intelligence Article

Remember when you began your career and the prospect of retirement was an event in the distant future? How many of the poor decisions you made over the years could have made for a better retirement outcome had you had a crystal ball to see into the future? With better knowledge about the future, would your decisions have been different? For many career professionals, the reality of retirement is now significantly closer. While it’s easy to look into the past…

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How Are You Analyzing and Adjusting to the Mobile Shopper? – Business Intelligence Article

Every retailer is facing a similar challenge. If you are a retailer and constantly feel the pinch from online giants like Amazon and Google, you have an opportunity to gain back control and competitive advantage with more personalized products and services, building that intimate relationship that these giants simply cannot provide. Source: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/09/27/more-online-product-searches-start-on-amazon-than-google/ Just as Steve Jobs reinvented an entire industry in 2007 when he introduced a mobile gadget called the iPhone, retailers have an opportunity to reinvent themselves by…

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IBM Cognos Analytics – Conditional Notifications – Business Intelligence Article

Bryan Scheck Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Bryan’s Profile Recently I was asked by a client to setup notifications for a daily report output. This is a routine request that can be addressed within the Cognos portal by creating and scheduling a job for the report. The unique challenge presented in my case however was that the client wanted results to be emailed to one set of recipients under a different condition than that for another set of recipients. Specifically, when…

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What Happened in 2017 and Where Is 2018 Going – Business Intelligence Article

Every year, the nice folks at BIBlogg.no reach out to various experts to get their opinions on the greatest trends in analytics. You can get the full list of answers here, but here are my answers to their questions. What was, in your opinion, the most important thing that happened in analytics in 2017? The biggest change was a massive wave of publicity about the power of data, with many algorithmic breakthroughs. Computers are now better at transcribing speech, reading lips, and…

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