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.


BlogPredictive analytics will power offers, decisions and connections. But that's not all.
NewsThe Department of Veterans Affairs has initiated a two-year pilot to study innovative approaches to quickly search electronic health records and medical literature for relevant published studies to hasten evidence-based clinical decisions.
BlogDirty data is bad -- but is "good enough" data the new reality?
NewsFord Motor Co. has hired industry veteran Paul Ballew as its first Chief Data and Analytics Officer. The hire, effective Jan. 5, 2015, surfaces as automakers try to gather, manage and monetize mounds of data from cars, dealerships, service stations, mobile devices and the public Internet. Ballew previously ran Dun and Bradstreet's global data and analytics efforts, and earlier was a chief sales analyst at General Motors Co. He's also held key posts at JD Power…
BlogYes, the sport is similar to the way CXOs and managers use Big Data solutions to optimize business performance. Here's how.
NewsFive months after Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s partnership with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) was announced, the companies are unveiling the initial fruits of the deal: 10 applications made for governments and businesses.
Information Management's DM RadioThe pervasive practice of Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) will almost assuredly never go away. However, a several corporate computing trends are challenging the predominance of this data management practice. At the top of the threat list is cloud computing, which deals with data in a fundamentally different way -- compared to traditional business intelligence and data warehousing. Increasingly, especially for cloud-based solutions, companies use Application Program Interfaces (APIs), which typically employ REST, the curiously named Representational State Transfer Protocol. Find out why this matters to your company by registering for this episode of DM Radio. Host Eric Kavanagh will interview Rick Sherman of Athena IT Solutions, plus Mike Olson of Cloudera, Peter Chase of Scribe and Stefan Groschupf of Datameer. Listen now.
NewsThe global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) may grow as much as 42.91 percent annually over the next five years, as growth-oriented companies try to keep their burgeoning technology costs under control and protect themselves from the risk of datacenter disasters, according to Infiniti Research.
NewsOptimism about business growth and a rising sense of alarm at security breaches are shaping U.S. banks' tech spending plans for 2015.
NewsIBM wants to bring Watson -- the company's artificial intelligence platform -- to the masses. First known as a supercomputer of sorts, Watson technology is now rolling out in a range of easier-to-consume ways, including a Watson Analytics cloud service.
NewsBig Data is more than market hype, and will have the ability to reshape entire markets and shift competitive landscapes, according to recent research from General Electric and Accenture.
NewsHewlett-Packard continues to bolster its Big Data and cloud offerings, but the latest milestones also include a stark reality: HP's SaaS revenues are flat at a time when rival cloud companies enjoy ongoing double-digit growth.
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