Friend or foe? Big data’s place in IT security

Data security fears have been widespread for several years now, as the world has seen massive increases in the frequency of major breaches and subsequent damages associated with identity theft. Big data and modern business intelligence solutions can be viewed...

Analytics opportunities this Thanksgiving weekend

The holiday shopping season has set in, and retailers will have a range of opportunities to collect valuable data related to customer behaviors, analyze it with advanced intelligence solutions and apply the insights to future strategies. However, core responsibilities and...

Market report: Big data investment set to explode

Advanced analytics have already become common investments among a range of enterprises, small businesses, public sector entities and other organizations around the globe despite being a relatively novel trend. Although business intelligence solutions have been around for decades at this...

Achieving success with the IoT era of analytics

Business analytics solutions have become more advanced in the past few years, while many firms have started to incorporate data from a range of other trends such as mobility to enhance their intelligence performances. One of the more important movements in...

The importance of comprehension in analytics strategies

With several recent reports indicating many companies that have deployed big data have thus far not been able to meet objectives and financial goals with the technology, it is becoming clearer that more thorough planning and strategy creation needs to...

Retail’s latest ventures highly rooted in analytics

Although manufacturers and health care providers were among the first entities to really embrace big data, others are now starting to leverage the tools to ensure they maintain a competitive edge in increasingly saturated marketplaces. Because virtually every sector has...

Let’s talk analytics’ future

Business intelligence technology and techniques have evolved rapidly throughout the past 15 years or so, and have gone from niche capabilities to ones that are present in a growing number and diversity of organizations. Thanks to several advances made in...

The spread of real-time analytics

Advanced analytics began as a means to measure various aspects of corporate performance and market trends more efficiently and quickly, allowing firms to bolster decision-making in a timely fashion. Now, organizations are leveraging big data to capture real-time and predictive...

Business analytics becomes more inclusive

One of the overarching trends that has been present in virtually all IT transformations throughout the past few years has been the increasing inclusiveness of novel solutions and tools. Whereas only about 15 years ago smaller firms would never be...

Data preparation: A necessary step, an annoying hurdle?

When discussing data analytics, professionals working with the technology often refer to the process of collecting raw information and turning it into "actionable intelligence" - a phrase my colleagues and I find to be overused.Liberal use of marketing jargon aside,...

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