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.


NewsTo IBM's credit, the IT giant continues to promote more and more use cases for Watson -- the company's artificial intelligence technology. The latest moves involve a Twitter relationship plus a deeper push into the energy vertical. Still, Wall Street is wondering how soon Watson can generate enough revenue to lift IBM's fortunes -- which have sagged over the past 2.5 years or so. …
Information Management's DM RadioOnce upon a time, only a handful of major vendors offered tools for predictive analytics. That time has gone. Today, there are dozens, even scores of companies wading into the world of predictive analytics. Some of the new tools use machine learning algorithms that can vastly improve the accuracy of certain predictions. How, where and when can these new tools be leveraged? And how much has the cost come down? Register for this episode of DM Radio to find out!
NewsGartner Inc. says advanced analytics is a top business priority today, fueled by the need to make advanced analysis accessible to more users and broaden insights into the business.
NewsIBM is preparing to add multiple analytics applications to the IBM Cloud Marketplace -- an online mall featuring on-demand software from Big Blue and its partners. The new cloud additions will include Cognos Business Intelligence, SPSS predictive analytics platforms and the recently announced Watson Analytics offering.
NewsAmid the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa -- which has triggered Ebola fears in North America -- some pundits now position Big Data applications as a way to get ahead of the disease. If that's true, how come Big Data offerings didn't spot Ebola trends far earlier in the current outbreak cycle -- or did they?
ColumnBig Data and Analytics are all the rage. We’ve spent so much time trying to figure out who the data scientist is, that we haven’t yet asked the next logical question: Once we find him or her, how to we keep him or her?
Business AnalyticsUnderstanding the weather has always been one of the greatest enigmas of life on earth. Decoding its pervasive effects on businesses and consumers remains an even bigger challenge. In the highly dynamic business landscape of the modern day, any insights that help quantify business yields and combat complex problems are essential toward seizing a competitive advantage. …
BlogPentaho's CEO and Cloudera's Chief Strategy Officer share their vision for where Big Data, Hadoop and more are heading next.
CommentaryImagine a learning system that can replace the performance of your best employee to provide the same level of support across the organization.
InterviewIn an interview with Information Management, data scientist Irmak Sirer discusses the realities and necessities of data science. Sirer is instructing a 12-week data science boot camp offered through a partnership between test preparation organization Kaplan and Chicago-based data science and design firm Datascope. Boot camps, he explains, are one of the three main routes people can choose to begin a data science career.
Information Management NewsLess than one-third of companies have predictive analytics capabilities although big data analytics is a top priority for 88 percent of executives, according to a new study from GE and Accenture.
BlogI look forward to the continued development of data.table as a go-to analytics solution in my data science tool chest
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