Business intelligence best practices
- January 04, 2012
Midmarket companies investing in BI systems should follow the same basic steps as larger organizations, analysts say. But, they caution, there's typically less room for error in smaller businesses.
- January 01, 2012
A shortage of skilled data scientists and a user-unfriendly set of technologies are the biggest obstacles impeding big data analytics programs, say analysts and IT professionals.
- December 30, 2011
The terrain may seem foreign, but many proven data management and business intelligence best practices translate well to big data analytics programs, according to analysts.
- December 22, 2011
The term ‘big data’ took on bigger meaning in 2011 with new product releases from major vendors as well as new terminology to describe the big data analytics landscape.
- December 16, 2011
In an interview, predictive analytics consultant Eric Siegel offers advice on building organizational trust in the findings of predictive models -- and warns how the process can go wrong.
- December 15, 2011
The onslaught of social media and mobile devices is thrusting Web analytics into a situation somewhere between maturity and evolution, according to a new report.
- December 09, 2011
James Taylor, CEO of an independent consulting firm, discusses the need for advanced analytics to build “decision management systems,” which he believes are critical to staying competitive.
- December 08, 2011
As prize economics extends into data analytics, a new website plans to turn the Netflix Prize into a business model for companies and organizations seeking help with predictive algorithms.
- December 06, 2011
"Big data" analytics grapples with huge data sets coming at a quickening pace. Read about one company's move toward a big-data architecture and Gartner's view of challenges posed by more data variety.
- December 01, 2011
Planning for exponential growth and getting business users involved early are two of the keys to a successful "big data" analytics initiative, according to IT professionals.
- November 29, 2011
Unleashing “big data” onto predictive analytics tools could translate into improved business strategies. Discover best practices for traveling down the advanced analytics and big data road.
- November 18, 2011
Consultants and analytics pros say targeting clear business needs and demonstrating "small wins" are keys to getting business buy-in for acting on the recommendations of predictive analytics tools.
- November 18, 2011
Henry Stewart Marketing Analytics 2011 conference participants offer tips on how to make a marketing analytics program successful.
- November 16, 2011
Henry Stewart Marketing Analytics 2011 conference attendees believe a program’s success lies with the right kind of talent, but the appropriate skill set isn’t always easy to find.
- November 09, 2011
Collecting "big data" is easy; analyzing it can cause headaches. But some companies are turning to an emerging position, the data scientist, to help them sift through their heaps of data.