Analytics represent the tools, processes and techniques for the exploration and analysis of business data to discover and identify new and meaningful insight and trends that allow for analysis to take place.

BlogThe idea of not focusing on innovation is heretical in today’s business culture. But it's time to look at things differently.
BlogsYour customers -- users themselves -- must remain the ultimate owner of their own data.
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NewsInternational Business Machines Corp. formed a partnership with Juniper Networks Inc. to create networks with built-in analytics, harnessing big data to improve mobile and other applications.
NewsFrom the White House to federal agencies to state and local government, chief data officers (CDOs) are in hot demand. And while new government CDOs put their best foot forward, they'll also need to address industry and public concern about government spying programs, privacy and security.
NewsInformation management roles are changing fast. Evolution or apocalypse?
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NewsData scientists see messy, disorganized data as a major hurdle preventing them from doing what they find most interesting in their jobs: predictive analysis and data mining for behavioral patterns and future trends, according to a new report from CrowdFlower, a data enrichment platform provider.
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BlogWant to empower your salesforce? Develop a holistic strategy -- but don't overlook mobile and analytics.
BlogWatch closely as analytical and operational workflows are increasingly embedded in healthcare software.
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NewsAs part of a big data and analytics push, Hitachi plans to acquire data-management company Pentaho Corp. for $500 million to $600 million, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
Information Management's DM RadioThey seemed to come from almost nowhere -- a whole new crop of analytic databases. Purpose built for speed and performance, they promised game-changing results that would super-charge analysis. Before long, they were assimilated, either within information architectures, or within the portfolios of mega-vendors. How can you use these tools to benefit your organization? Check out this episode of DM Radio to find out! Host Eric Kavanagh interviews Mark Madsen of Third Nature, Zahid Akhtar of Deloitte, Mike Boyarski of TIBCO and YY Lee of FirstRain. Listen Now:
NewsIn an ultra-competitive P&C insurance market, effective use of predictive analytics helps insurers retain their existing policyholders, according to a Towers Watson survey.
AnalysisFor many of us who are involved with competitive intelligence for a living, our thinking has evolved thanks to lessons learned and new capabilities in Big Data.
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