• March 19, 2015 19 Mar'15

    Data analytics applications let teams call new ticket-pricing plays

    Professional sports teams are increasingly embracing analytics tools to help them implement dynamic pricing strategies designed to enable them to capture as much ticket revenue as possible.

  • March 18, 2015 18 Mar'15

    Location analytics helps shipping company map out business route

    GIS data analyst Andy Cain always knew location analytics could help develop deep business insights. Now he has the opportunity to show how as part of an initiative at Con-way Freight.

  • March 17, 2015 17 Mar'15

    Cloud data management systems, sports analytics heat up

    In this edition of Talking Data, we discuss why businesses are looking to cloud-based data management systems and how analytics is reshaping sports media.

  • March 16, 2015 16 Mar'15

    Data wrangling with panache

    When it comes to externally-sourced data, data scientists are left to pick up the pieces. New tools can help, but let’s also address the deeper issues. Trifacta presented at the Boulder BI Brain ...

  • March 05, 2015 05 Mar'15

    Use of analytics in sports media becomes contentious

    Analytics are gaining a high profile in sports media, but some fans and commentators say the stats just aren't what they're looking for.

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  • March 04, 2015 04 Mar'15

    Optimize your data governance policy to unleash analytics users

    Creating and enforcing data governance policies is a must in self-service BI initiatives, but a collaborative approach can avoid stifling users -- and produce good analytics results.

  • March 02, 2015 02 Mar'15

    Respecting Personal Data

    Remember How is this for their last word on personal data? What’s wrong with the following e-mail I received from @lastminute_com today? “Dear Customer Important information about ...

  • February 20, 2015 20 Feb'15

    MIT project reveals way forward for health data analysis

    Health data is notoriously difficult to analyze due to privacy rules, but a new project is showing it can be done.

  • February 16, 2015 16 Feb'15

    Operational BI process puts better business practices within reach

    In a Q&A, consultant Rick Sherman discusses operational business intelligence and offers advice to companies looking to use the approach to manage their operations more effectively.

  • February 16, 2015 16 Feb'15

    HDS Buys Pentaho – What’s the Deal? (Part 2)

    In building out its Internet of Things, is HDS acquiring a data refinery, a data lake or a data swamp? See also Part 1 The Data Lake has been filling up nicely since its 2010 introduction by James ...

  • February 13, 2015 13 Feb'15

    Spark Streaming project looks to shed new light on medical claims

    To give healthcare providers a real-time view of the claims processing operations its systems support, RelayHealth is augmenting its Hadoop cluster with Spark's stream processing module.

  • February 12, 2015 12 Feb'15

    Teradata unveils new suite of big data applications

    Teradata is the latest technology vendor making a play for businesses looking for easy-to-implement big data apps.

  • February 12, 2015 12 Feb'15

    HDS Buys Pentaho: What’s the Deal? (Part 1)

    In building out its Internet of Things, is HDS acquiring a data refinery, a data lake or a data swamp? This week’s announcement of Hitachi Data Systems’ (HDS, @HDScorp) intention to acquire ...

  • February 10, 2015 10 Feb'15

    IBM adds cloud analytics platform for utilities; de-anonymizing data

    This news recap looks at IBM's announcement of a cloud analytics suite for energy and utility companies and a study showing that anonymized data sets can easily be reidentified.

  • February 06, 2015 06 Feb'15

    Approach big data projects with care, purpose

    IT observers caution organizations against data for data’s sake, urging instead a focus on the best technology for the business problem at hand.