Analytical Resolutions for Technologists and Tech Teams in 2017

SaaS Business Intellingece Top Ten Checklist

Ahhh, the annual resolutions list! A time-honored tradition when we all look at the new year as an opportunity for a fresh start. res·o·lu·tion ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/ noun 1. a firm decision to do or not to do something. synonyms: intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, plan, commitment, pledge, promise Sometimes these are crafted during the last couple [...]



Dos and Don’ts for the Data Scientist


Review of Statistics Done Wrong by Alex Reinhart Since the advent of the big data era, organizations have been crying out for data scientists. Initially it was finding the true data scientist. But as these resources were considered scarce, it was a search for people who could hand-code analytical models in a Hadoop environment.  As [...]



By | May 14th, 2015|Advanced Analytics, Big Data|0 Comments

Return on Investment (ROI) of Data Science as a Service


In skiing, the “black diamond” run or ski slope is often referred to as “high risk/high reward.” You receive lots of “reward” skiing the black diamond slopes, but you have a significant amount of “risk” associated with variable terrain, such as the presence of trees and the possibility of injury. However, the black diamond slopes [...]



Why Data Analytics as a Service?


Waaay back in the day (say 2002), organizations would ask themselves: “If our customer and prospect (potential customer) information is our most valuable asset, why would we EVER trust it with a 3rd party who would put it with the customer information from other companies?” Today, organizations do not hesitate to start their sales endeavors [...]



Business Analytics in 2013 – A Model Is Useful If…


Edward de Bono, a noted expert on creative thinking, once said: The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it. Business Analytics is very similar to this concept of science, and specifically, [...]



100 Lines about 25 Business Intelligence Topics for 2013


I have always loved the song “88 Lines about 44 Women” by the Nails.  And based on some recent success with a blogging topic relating to the songs of the 80s, I thought that I would continue that theme with “100 Lines about 25 Business Intelligence Topics”. Think of this list, or series of lists, [...]



Phish-ing for New Operational Revenues


Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium and IBM Intelligence Operations Center Last September, Forbes Magazine published its 2011 ranking of the NFL’s Most Valuable Teams. Forbes gives detailed financial information on why NFL franchise values are “only” growing by 1.4%. The article notes that operating costs for NFL franchises are rising. This increase is due to: [...]



Building the Path to Mobile BI


In-Memory and Mobile Drive SAP Today, SAP announced their revenues for 2011.  It was a record year in many respects.  In particular, SAP touted growth for their in-memory database HANA and their Mobile Solutions growth - two components I consider important for the development of an organizations Mobile BI capabilities.  Both exceeded expectations. Speed of Analytics From [...]



By | January 13th, 2012|Advanced Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence|0 Comments

Re-Inventing the Facebook Interface with Analytics


Microstrategy Alert and Wisdom When you take a look at the “stickiness” of the experience and amount of consumer information on Facebook, you see many intriguing concepts that make marketeers salivate: 23% of all users spend over six hours per day on Facebook Facebook users 8x more likely to interact with brands they like than [...]



Oracle Continues MA Activities with Endeca


Yesterday, Oracle announced their intent to purchase Endeca, a vendor of unstructured data management and web commerce solutions.  The purchase aligns well with Oracles recent announcements relating to unstructured data integration.  Specifically, the press release states: "combination of Oracle and Endeca is expected to create a comprehensive technology platform to process, store, manage, search and analyze structured [...]



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