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  • How financial service firms use big data to meet business goals

    Most financial service firms, which includes banking and insurance companies, are engaged in a big data project to increase the pace of innovation and uncover game-changing business outcomes. The pressing challenge now is how to drive more continuous value and unearth opportunities more rapidly.

    Written by By Vince Dell'Anno and Brian McCarthy, Accenture Analytics26 March 15 02:19
  • Why businesses should focus on wide data, not Big Data

    In these heady days of Big Data, a lot of organisations treat data collection like a Pokémon game: Gotta catch it all. But Dane Atkinson, CEO of cross-platform marketing analytics specialist, SumAll, says most organizations need to think wide, not big, when it comes to data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud14 March 15 02:23
  • Where are big data and analytics heading in 2015?

    Big data and analytics in 2015 will be less about collecting everything and anything and more about focusing on the most relevant data for actionable insights, according to analysts.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett14 Nov. 14 15:40
  • 10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch

    As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data value.

    Written by Jeff Vance17 April 14 00:57
  • How Big Data Helped the Norman Rockwell Museum Grow Revenue

    With the help of DigiWorksCorp, the Norman Rockwell Museum leveraged its transactional data and big data analytics to increase second-time purchasers by 150 percent and revenue by 49 percent.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud02 April 14 06:38
  • Government open data proves a treasure trove for savvy businesses

    Ever since President Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order, government agencies have been making their vast data stores available to the public. These once-secret data sets are proving a valuable business resource, too.

    Written by Cindy Waxer24 March 14 10:37
  • Small Data Plays a Big Role in IT Recruiting

    Job applicant tracking systems capture massive amounts of info on candidates. But all that data doesn't help if the best candidates aren't able or willing to complete the process. Going more simple and streamlined can make it easier to find talent.

    Written by Sharon Florentine20 March 14 19:03
  • 8 Ways Big Data and Analytics Will Change Sports

    The leading minds in sports convened in Boston last week at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to share ideas about how big data will be a game-changer for fans, players, coaches, officials and front-office personnel.

    Written by Lauren Brousell13 March 14 17:44
  • Agile Comes to Data Integration

    Informatica is aiming to ease the pain of data integration with a new platform designed to allow businesses to rapidly prototype and validate before sending projects to development.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud19 Feb. 14 19:39
  • MapR's New Hadoop Distribution Promises No-Risk Updgrade

    MapR's latest Hadoop distribution includes support for Hadoop 2.2 with YARN, but is also backward compatible with the MapReduce 1.x scheduler, promising organizations a risk-free upgrade path to the latest Hadoop architecture.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud17 Feb. 14 17:09
  • Red Hat Takes Customer Service to Next Level With Predictive Analytics

    Red Hat's core business isn't software. It's actually customer service, and in order to take it to the next level the company turned to a domestic outsourcing provider to solve customer problems before they happen using predictive big data analytics.

    Written by Stephanie Overby29 Jan. 14 14:18
  • C-Level Execs Value Data, Have No Idea What to Do With It

    Almost all C-suite executives at large enterprises believe data and analytics are important to their business, but most are struggling to become data-driven businesses -- and more than half say they don't even know what data to collect.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud17 Jan. 14 17:17

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