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Vincent Granville's Blog – November 2009 Archive (9)

IBM Opens Advanced Analytics Center in Washington, D.C.

Center taps into skills of more than 400 local employees, with plans for an additional 100 analytics specialists.

November 10, 2009: 12:01 AM ET

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of the sixth in a network of analytics solution centers - this one dedicated to helping federal agencies and other public sector organizations extract actionable insights from their data.

The new IBM Analytics Solution Center in… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 29, 2009 at 12:15am — No Comments

Social networks: is the growth real? A business opportunity.

According to several traffic measurement companies (Quantcast, etc.), Twitter's traffic is exploding, followed by LinkedIn, Facebook and other networks. Once you factor in and remove spammers, growth numbers look much more modest.

From our experience, we see very strong growth on Twitter, but after removing spammers, the growth is close to 0. LinkedIn shows a strong growth too, smaller than Twitter, but after removing spammers, LinkedIn growth appears much stronger than… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 26, 2009 at 6:31pm — 2 Comments

Indian Analytics Company Secures $15MM in VC Funding

Manthan Systems secures Series B financing from Fidelity International, IDG Ventures and DFJ ePlanet Ventures

19 - November - 2009, Bangalore | India

Manthan plans to use funding to target leadership position in Retail Business Intelligence & Analytics

Manthan Systems, a leading provider of Business Intelligence and Analytical solutions for the retail and consumer packaged goods industries today announced that it has secured Series B funding. The investment,… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 26, 2009 at 10:49am — No Comments

The idea that will make Twitter more profitable than Google

Twitter is a PR / Word-Of-Mouth Advertising type of company, when it comes to how they could make money.

One thing that they must have been thinking about for a long time is this very simple concept: sell paid tweets on Twitter. This might be the holy grail for Twitter. How would this work? Each paid tweet would show up with a little logo, so that the user knows it's paid content. Paid tweets would be created by advertisers on their Twitter or Feed Burner account, and would then be… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 24, 2009 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

The next Internet revolution: news feed aggregation and optimization (it will create new types of analytic jobs)

Why did Twitter receive so much VC funding (more than $100 million), yet they barely make any money.

I believe that Twitter could be the new Google and the new source of information, in 5 to 10 years. Twitter could become the largest repository of news and content. The feature introduced this month - list management - is…


Added by Vincent Granville on November 22, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Smart Grid, Predictive Analytics, and Cloud Computing

Everywhere you turn these days, you are bound to be faced with one of these three subjects: Smart Grid, Predictive Analytics, and Cloud Computing. This is no coincidence! With the advent of smart meters and sensors, the Smart Grid is becoming more and more part of our daily life. In the past, we would only realize how important energy was when the lights went off, in the future, we will be able to adjust our behavior to utilize energy in a smarter, more efficiently and less costly… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 17, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Elder Research partners with SAS & Teradata to start the first analytics "think tank", the Business Analytics Innovation Center

CARY, NC (Oct. 26, 2009) – Recognizing the growing need and challenges businesses face driving operational analytics across enterprises, SAS and Teradata are planning to establish a centralized “think tank” where customers can discuss analytic best practices with domain and subject-matter experts, and quickly test or implement innovative models that uncover unique insights for optimizing business operations. The Business Analytics Innovation Center will combine the strengths of SAS, the leader… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 12, 2009 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Four Short Links by Nat Torkington

Four short links: 12 November 2009

CRM on Rails, Data Mining on Hadoop, Disappointing Keynotes, The Teapot Effect

by Nat Torkington | @gnat | comments: 1

1. Fat Free CRM -- open source (Affero GPL) Ruby on Rails CRM system.

2. Bixo -- open source data mining toolkit that runs as a series of pipes on top of Hadoop. Built on Cascading workflow system for Hadoop that hides MapReduce. (via kdnuggets)

3. Andy Kessler's Keynote at Defrag Stank (Pete Warden) -- I'm sorry… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 12, 2009 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Ads That Reject The Click

By Kyle Johnson

Is online advertising a good vehicle for reaching brand advertising goals? Judged by their actions, more and more advertisers are voting “yes.” During the past several months, we’ve observed a gradual but decisive stride from an ambivalent stance toward a full embrace of online media as a branding tool.

This past week, we witnessed a Ford display campaign that to us represented a noteworthy waypoint in the development of online ads designed for branding… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 1, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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