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Predictive analytics applies statistical algorithms to prescribe (recommend) actions based on patterns in data that predict the behavior of customers, products, services, markets and other business outcomes.


Many organizations struggle with how to best use analytics to drive business decisions. The key is to understand the five stages of analytics maturity and how the organization matches to each.
BlogPredictive analytics, common for decades in other industries, is now a growing force for monitoring and managing business technology, and has the potential to put us back in control of our runaway technology.
The focus on big data in 2017 will be on the value of that data, according to John Schroeder, executive chairman and founder of MapR Technologies, Inc. Schroeder offers his predictions on the 6 trends in big data we can expect.
FeatureAutomated analysis of data is widely used to make decisions on university admissions, on hiring, even policing strategy, and the practice often reinforces racial discrimination, despite its seeming objectivity.
FeatureCyberattacks on hospital EHR systems have become a topic of nightly newscasts, and no one shocked by their scope and veracity. What is shocking is the financial damage the attacks are predicted to cause.
IT budgets are expected to be flat for 2017, but organizations will find money to increase IT salaries. According to the new IT salary study by Robert Half Technology, the "2017 Salary Guide for Technology Professionals," these are expected to be the top paying IT jobs in 2017.
Organizations are desperate to see returns on their analytics investments. Data intelligence consultant Carey Moretti offers 10 tips on how to sell the advantages of analytics to top brass.
What will the New Year bring to analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence? The IEEE Computer Society has released its predictions for the “Future of Tech for 2017 and the Next Five Years.”
The New Year promises to be a busy one in the areas of data management, data governance, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Here are trends you can expect to see, say industry experts.
NewsP&C insurer United Fire Group has selected Valen Analytics predictive modeling tool to enhance its underwriting performance in commercial auto, the companies announced.
FeatureCould it be that data science has suffered such loss of prestige that decision makers will start to question the viability of funding data science, and the more general data management activities that support it?
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NewsThe man who lent his name to the Harris Poll broke with the traditional approaches of George Gallup and Elmo Roper by probing the underlying attitudes of respondents and using the data to advise private clients.
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