• November 16, 2015 16 Nov'15

    Programming contest taps analytics to mark endangered whales

    This episode of the 'Talking Data' podcast discussed how machine learning is being applied to whale identification as part of a programming contest.

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    How predictive analytics in healthcare can lower readmissions

    UPMC and University of Tennessee Medical Center are benefitting from healthcare analytics to reduce their readmission rates. Here's how they're doing it.

  • October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15

    Adoption of self-service BI tools requires convincing

    Getting business users to move away from spreadsheets toward dashboards can be challenging, but pays off in the end when departments collaborate more.

  • October 28, 2015 28 Oct'15

    Tableau users highlight their best dashboard designs

    Modern data visualization tools offer no shortage of data dashboard design options, but Tableau users said that knowing how to use them effectively is key to dashboard adoption.

  • October 22, 2015 22 Oct'15

    Tableau adds Vizable mobile BI app to seek out more users

    Tableau Software's new Vizable tool is a free mobile business intelligence app for iPad users, which was built as a standalone product from the company's namesake BI platform.

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  • October 14, 2015 14 Oct'15

    Adobe unveils new visual data discovery tool

    There’s a growing number of data discovery tools that emphasize decision support over reporting. Adobe's Analysis Workspace is the latest player.

  • October 12, 2015 12 Oct'15

    How The New York Times uses predictive analytics algorithms

    Most print media companies have struggled to make money in the 21st century, but The New York Times is using predictive analytics tools to gain a competitive edge.

  • September 22, 2015 22 Sep'15

    Analytics execs reveal how to hire data scientists

    Hiring a data scientist can be a big investment, so businesses need to know how to optimize the process. As a guide, some experienced analytics managers discuss their hiring strategies.

  • September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15

    New Hadoop analytics tools promise speed, scalability

    Two new products from Skytree and Arcadia Data want to bring BI and analytics to Hadoop, without sacrificing speed or enterprise scalability.

  • August 31, 2015 31 Aug'15

    HP Vertica users put limits on using Hadoop for analytics

    Hadoop is one of the most popular big data technologies. But when it comes to predictive modeling and data visualization, its utility is somewhat limited, users of HP's Vertica system say.

  • August 21, 2015 21 Aug'15

    Providers find routes to healthcare data analytics

    The record-keeping systems used by most healthcare providers don't make analyzing the data easy, but some providers are finding a way around these challenges.

  • August 05, 2015 05 Aug'15

    Building predictive models more about value than glamour

    Predictive modeling can help turn high-profile data scientists into public figures. But in business applications, it demands attention to detail, process and, ultimately, business value.

  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    BI reports take off as user adoption rises at DFW airport

    Change is always hard, but at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, giving business users personalized tools helps reduce the stress of completing BI reports in a new way.

  • July 28, 2015 28 Jul'15

    CDOs say data accessibility plans should be theirs to lead

    Balancing data access and security in an organization isn't the most glamorous task, but several chief data officers at an MIT conference said it's something CDOs need to take charge of.

  • July 16, 2015 16 Jul'15

    How one company improved its data literacy

    All smart businesses these days want to be data-driven. With a shortage of knowledgeable workers, getting to that point can be hard -- but the head of BI at online lender Avant is helping it to do so.