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January 2016 Blog Posts (7)

HELP! Users Want Self-Serve BI, IT Wants Data Governance

Do self-serve BI tools support data governance, integral data security and organizational IT standards and policies? In some cases, the answer is 'no'. But, that shouldn't stop you from looking at self-serve BI tools. The question isn't whether the integrity of data governance can be preserved when using self-serve BI tools. The question is really, 'which vendor…


Added by Kartik Patel on January 28, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

When Business Analytics Data Meets Quality Management Software

For some, simply skimming over material with words like ‘systems analysis’ or ‘business statistical data’ causes eyes to glaze over as interest and attention vaporize into thin air like a wisp of smoke. But these business buzzwords are not so nebulous in their foundations. Analytical data and use of Big…


Added by Andrew Heikkila on January 18, 2016 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Custom Analytics Applications Are Good For Business

Analysis has been with us since the dawn of human consciousness. When early man tried to understand why an animal drops when you hit it with a rock, he made the first analysis.


Analysis means nothing more than breaking down an action or event into its individual parts in order to understand it better.


Today's world is to a great extent run by computers. With it, analysis morphed into a complex and sophisticated discipline that looks at data and data streams to…


Added by Kevin Lee on January 12, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

50 IoT (Internet of Things) Predictions for 2016

IoT and data science are intertwined, as sensor data from wearables, transportation or healthcare systems, manufacturing and engineering, needs to be collected, refined, aggregated and processed by automated data science systems to deliver insights and value.

We posted a list of interesting articles late last year on this topic, and some IoT data sets…


Added by Vincent Granville on January 11, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Plan Your Next BI Project

A Three Step Guide for BI Professionals

Launching a new business intelligence initiative or project can be tricky: while we’re staunch believers in agile BI and quick wins, it’s important for both the BI person and the business executives to first align their needs and expectations, and to understand what the organizations hopes to achieve. The good news is, an efficient business analyst can get it done in a day or two.

After all, it makes sense that before you dive…


Added by Eran Levy on January 11, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Exploring €1.3 trillion in public contracts with graph visualization

The European Union is giving free access to detailed information about public purchasing contracts. That data describes which European institutions are spending money, for what and who benefits from it. We are going to explore the network of public institutions and suppliers and look for interesting patterns with graph visualization.

Public spending in Europe is a €1.3 trillion business

Every year, more than …


Added by Jean Villedieu on January 5, 2016 at 2:48am — 2 Comments

Customer Experience Lessons for Retailers from the Holiday Season and Beyond

A Gift that Keeps Giving Throughout the New Year

Leverage High Holiday Volume for Success in the New Year The holiday season is a high-stakes adventure for retailers, with resources focused on keeping sites stable, sales moving, and earnings on track. With many e-commerce sites bringing in almost one fourth of their…


Added by Efrat Ravid on January 4, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

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