Data mining vendor KXEN has adopted Six Sigma DMAIC as the standard implementation methodology for its users, moving analytics even further into the mainstream of corporate business activity.

The adoption of DMAIC - short for define, measure, analyze, improve and control - brings rigidly defined business goals, milestones and measurements to data mining projects. Until now, the absence of such discipline has put many businesses off data mining according to Bloor Research analyst David Norris, restricting its use to specialized, low-volume projects.

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