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.


BlogA look at some disparate definitions of data science
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TrendsLack of internal analytics talent and quick adoption new technologies drives increased need for external analytics services, finds IDC
Information Management NewsTechnology is getting smarter, faster. Are you? Experts including the authors of The Second Machine Age, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, examine the impact that “thinking” machines may have on top-management roles.
Information Management NewsMayo Clinic and IBM have announced plans to pilot Watson, the company’s cognitive computer, to match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials.
Information Management NewsWorried that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates next year, many banks are reconsidering their strategies for attracting and keeping deposits — and turning to analytics software to help.
BlogVentana's research into big data analytics shows that more than one-fourth of analytics initiatives for companies of all sizes are cloud-based.
BlogBlogger Steve Miller encourages statistical newbies looking to discover the correct way to develop/deploy the latest in statistical learning modeling techniques to experiment with SPM demo software and work through the tutorials with the data sets provided.
ColumnAre the management innovations that organizations are being exposed to and experimenting with fads or something that will more permanently stick?
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Information Management NewsFrost & Sullivan report points to key trends driving smart buildings, information and communications technology
InterviewTony Cosentino, vice president and research director at research and advisory services firm Ventana Research, sees unanticipated outcomes and challenges with big data implementations. He warns that defining big data by the “three Vs” - volume, velocity and variety - turns into a very technical discussion and encourages organizations to focus instead on the decision-making process to find the most value from the data.
Information Management NewsCompanies have more data than they think, they need less data than they think, and predictive models consistently outperform human decision-making abilities.
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Information Management NewsHaving learned the nuances of human language, improving its ability to search for and use data to support new procedures such as personalized oncology treatments, a new version of the IBM Watson supercomputer is taking its computing capabilities to the next level.
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