- November 04, 2011
Analysts and consultants provide tips on how to set up an effective predictive analytics program without breaking the bank.
- October 27, 2011
Eric King of The Modeling Agency discusses the need for predictive analytics and how to create a strategy that will reduce the risk of failure and maximize the results.
- October 26, 2011
SAS has partnered with Teradata and EMC Greenplum to release a high-performance analytics computing platform to handle 'big data.'
- October 17, 2011
New research by Hurwitz & Associates focuses on predictive analytics trends and challenges and sheds light on the vendors who are meeting the demand for new functionality.
- October 10, 2011
Ventana Research’s David Menninger explores how the onslaught of ‘big data’ has influenced predictive analytics.
- October 02, 2011
Skilled professionals known as data scientists have become highly sought-after by companies such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Google to perform advanced analytics on growing data sets.
- September 28, 2011
Michael Driscoll, the chief technology officer of Metamarkets, discusses the data scientist’s relationship with transaction data and open source tools such as R, Mahout and Hadoop.
- September 28, 2011
Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, talks about the emerging role of the data scientist -- both the trade and the tools.
- September 26, 2011
Wineries are preparing to tackle customer retention with predictive analytics tools thanks to a new partnership between an e-commerce provider and Information Builders.
- September 26, 2011
Michael Driscoll, the chief technology officer of Metamarkets, talks about how data scientists are using predictive analytics to shed light on the future.
- August 30, 2011
While conventional business intelligence drills into historical data, big-data analytics often adds a forward-looking dimension in an effort to help users unlock predictive insights.
- August 26, 2011
The BI industry is abuzz about "big data" analytics. But for some organizations, the priority is finding better ways to make use of the data they’ve been gathering all along.
- August 25, 2011
In this interview, Babson College professor Thomas H. Davenport discusses how businesses like Google are tapping into employee data to further invest in the company’s greatest assets.
- August 10, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on its first data mining case raises questions on advanced analytics practices and policies, especially in the era of “big data.”
- August 09, 2011
Using analytics tools to transform raw data into business intelligence gold is where the real opportunity lies in today’s influx of "big data." But that can require new thinking, and new technologies.
- August 03, 2011
Zions Bancorporation has taken new steps into predictive analytics and data mining with help from a startup’s in-database offering.
- July 29, 2011
Will all of the buzz about "big data," and big-data analytics, turn out to be justified? Yahoo is putting its money where its mouth is, but there are big-data challenges and limitations to consider.
- June 16, 2011
Consultants at Maguire Associates help institutions of higher education embrace business intelligence software for everything from market research to student retention.
- June 14, 2011
College Foundation Inc. turned to business intelligence software and predictive analytics to help students get more mileage out of financial aid.
- May 05, 2011
The Gartner Business Intelligence Summit opened with a message to organizations: To reap the rewards of BI, you have to ensure that everyone is playing the same tune.
- April 05, 2011
The biggest impediments to successful advanced analytics projects include poor data quality, a lack of the right data analysis skills and organizational shortcomings.
- March 17, 2011
IBM vice president Deepak Advani talks about the company’s SPSS acquisition, predictive analytics strategies and the future of the "Jeopardy!"-winning Watson system.
- February 23, 2011
SAP today unveiled BusinessObjects 4.0, the highly anticipated update to its flagship BI and analytics platform.
- February 09, 2011
The Cincinnati Zoo is increasing revenue with business analytics software, and that could be good news for animal conservation efforts.
- January 17, 2011
Learn about the latest social media analytics software trends. See how companies are using social media monitoring, analytics and text mining technology.
- December 29, 2010
Find out what the top business intelligence (BI), corporate performance management (CPM) and business analytics stories were for 2010 – including SaaS BI, Excel for BI and predictive analytics.
- December 22, 2010
The Orlando Magic basketball team is proving that advanced analytics software is becoming a real game changer for the sports business.
- December 14, 2010
Get an overview of the potential benefits of using data analytics software and common challenges involved in deploying analytics tools from Ventana analyst David Menninger.
- December 06, 2010
Get the best predictive analytics strategy and planning tips from the recent Marketing Analytics 2010 conference in Boston.
- December 01, 2010
Get survey-based information on BI, analytics and CPM software usage trends. See what other companies are doing with those tools and learn about key barriers and spending drivers.
- November 16, 2010
Kelley Blue Book is transforming itself from a 20th century publishing company to a 21st century data analytics powerhouse.
- November 08, 2010
Get tips and advice from consultant Rick Sherman on selecting and using predictive analytics tools, creating predictive models and setting up a predictive analytics program.
- November 04, 2010
Streaming analytics software will one day help doctors detect aneurysms and other potentially fatal maladies, according to Columbia University Medical Center researchers.
- November 03, 2010
Get an overview and assessment of data mining, predictive analytics and related business modeling tools and trends in an interview with James Kobielus of Forrester Research.
- October 29, 2010
Complex event processing (CEP) engines that work with a multitude of computer languages are making the technology more accessible and easier to implement.
- October 28, 2010
Early adopters are tapping predictive analytics to foretell customer behavior at the individual level to reduce churn and identify up-sell opportunities.
- October 26, 2010
Predictive analytics software holds much promise, but to be effective it must be tied to action, according to experts. Oh, and don’t forget about data governance and data quality.
- October 18, 2010
Specialized data analytics software called computer-assisted audit technology (CAAT) can help companies identify fraud and missed billing opportunities.
- October 08, 2010
Deployments of data analytics tools often hinge on people and process issues as much as technical ones. Get tips on how to be successful on business analytics software projects.
- October 06, 2010
Learn about key business analytics trends and get advice on evaluating and deploying new types of analytic technologies, including in-memory analytics and in-database analytics.
- October 05, 2010
Packaged business analytics tools can help guide the process of aligning business and IT goals, but there are some drawbacks, according to analysts and technology professionals.
- September 29, 2010
Improvements in three technologies -- data visualization, social media analytics and unstructured data analytics – could help bring business intelligence to the masses.
- September 15, 2010
The R open source analytics programming language produces stunning data visualizations but requires a statistician’s expertise. Revolution Analytics is trying to change that.
- September 10, 2010
Rather than reducing benefits, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City uses data analytics to improve patient health and reduce costs.
- August 24, 2010
Data analytics can help drive better business decisions, according to users and analysts. But creating an analytics business culture usually requires high-level executive support.
- August 19, 2010
Successful business analytics software projects require a strong focus on data quality, data integration and overcoming the challenges of advanced analytics tools, analysts say.
- August 18, 2010
While it may be tempting to place an advanced data analytics team within IT or a BI group, experts say most successful analytics initiatives take a more decentralized approach.
- August 17, 2010
Data analytics skills are in high demand, so organizations looking to start a business analytics program and staff up an analytics team had better be ready to open their checkbooks.
- August 05, 2010
Gartner’s Bill Gassman says organizations should tap pattern recognition to make the most of growing data volumes.
- July 20, 2010
To get social media analytics right, companies should be prepared to experiment with multiple technologies and approaches.
- July 19, 2010
SAS Institute has acquired Vision Systems & Technology, a professional services company that helps federal and state agencies collect, monitor and analyze national defense and intelligence-related data.
- July 08, 2010
Our new survey found that aligning BI with end-user requirements and getting executive buy-in topped the list of challenges facing BI professionals.
- June 28, 2010
In-database analytics -- the blending of data warehousing and predictive analytics – helps Catalina Marketing foretell consumer behavior.
- June 23, 2010
SAS has acquired Memex, a Scottish company that specializes in data analytics and enterprise search technology for law enforcement agencies.
- June 15, 2010
Text analytics tools help firms get a handle on unstructured content, respond to customer needs and save money on marketing campaigns. These five tips will help show how.
- May 21, 2010
Get an overview of advanced data analytics software, including a discussion of the potential uses of analytic technology and advice on creating an advanced analytics strategy.
- April 19, 2010
In this exclusive interview, SAS Institute CEO Dr. Jim Goodnight says his company’s data analytics expertise separates it from BI competitors SAP and IBM.
- April 05, 2010
Listen to a Q&A with Accenture's Jeanne Harris and learn how to put data analytics to work in your organization.
- March 22, 2010
In-database analytics may be the next big business intelligence (BI) trend, according to Gartner and other experts. Find out how in-database is changing the face of BI.
- March 22, 2010
In-database analytics technology is emerging as a new approach that can cut costs and improve the performance of analytical processes. Learn the basics of the technology.
- March 04, 2010
For adoption of predictive analytics to increase, BI vendors will have to overcome a number of barriers.
- March 03, 2010
Spurred by customer demand and technological innovation, business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse vendors are increasingly turning their attention to predictive analytics.
- February 16, 2010
The future of business intelligence (BI) rests in predictive analytics, industry experts say. Learn how the BI market is changing and how to leverage BI and predictive analytics.
- November 05, 2009
In this podcast, you'll hear a vendor-neutral, executive overview of in-database analytics technology. Find out how the technology works -- and how companies are leveraging it.
- July 30, 2009
SAP and SAS Institute say they aren't worried about IBM's acquisition of SPSS, but analysts think the move could touch off a predictive analytics acquisition spree.
- July 28, 2009
IBM will pay $1.2 billion for its onetime analytics partner as it seeks to bolster its information management portfolio.
- December 11, 2008
Human resources data analytics can help companies get a handle on their workforce and add fact-based reasoning to hiring and firing decisions.
- November 20, 2008
Analysts agree that a lack of solid credit risk-based data analytics helped dig us into the current economic crisis. Some business intelligence vendors are betting that new and enhanced analytics tools can dig us out, too.
- June 05, 2007
There is data, there is research and there is information, but events are still unpredictable.
- May 24, 2007
Once data patterns have been discovered, analysts must determine whether the correlations are incidental, accidental or in a cause-and-effect relationship.
- February 02, 2006
The Boston Celtics use data analytics to increase ticket sales and evaluate players. Better analytics ultimately means better basketball games, according to the team.
- October 27, 2005
Businesses could learn a thing or two from baseball's Oakland A's. Namely, money doesn't drive success but good analysis does.
- October 27, 2005
Predictive analytics aren't just a boon for businesses. In Richmond, Va., the police department is using the software to keep the streets safer and cut costs.
- October 26, 2005
With SAS and Onyx both releasing new products today, businesses need to consider both CRM analytics tools and BI.