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Stories by Mary K. Pratt

Business intelligence vs. business analytics: Where BI fits into your data strategy

Traditionally, enterprises have focused their data strategies around business intelligence (BI), but the rise of predictive and prescriptive analytics platforms, in part thanks to machine learning and artificial intelligence, is changing the equation. Even business intelligence itself is evolving, tipping in capabilities previously exclusive to business analytics platforms.

Written by Mary K. Pratt07 Sept. 17 08:33

Why IT projects still fail

Despite new methodologies and management techniques meant to head off spectacular failures, critical technical initiatives still fall flat at an alarming rate. Here’s how IT can learn from its mistakes.

Written by Mary K. Pratt01 Aug. 17 20:00

Beach reads for techies 2017

Looking for a great book to read this summer? Ten IT pros share their current reading lists and their all-time favorite books for technologists.

Written by Mary K. Pratt30 June 17 20:00

A.I. starts to deliver in the enterprise, at last

After decades of unfulfilled promise, artificial intelligence is being put to real, productive use by some companies. Everybody else should be preparing for it.

Written by Mary K. Pratt27 June 17 20:00

Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care

High-tech analyst Scott Steinberg, author of the book Netiquette Essentials, offers ideas for navigating social media networks with grace and discusses the crucial role CIOs play in promoting -- and enforcing -- good behavior online.

Written by Mary K. Pratt03 May 17 20:00

How CIOs can survive and thrive at hypergrowth businesses

All IT leaders need to balance business growth, current needs and future demands when creating an IT strategy, but at companies in hypergrowth mode CIOs need to shift into overdrive.

Written by Mary K. Pratt11 Feb. 16 00:30

Big data's big role in humanitarian aid

Mission-based organizations, including those helping the recent wave of Syrian refugees, are using big data to improve their response efforts.

Written by Mary K. Pratt08 Feb. 16 22:34

CIO is pushing the right buttons

The award-winning CIO at Schindler Group is using digital tools -- sensors, analytics, mobile -- to take the No. 2 elevator company to the top.

Written by Mary K. Pratt30 Oct. 15 16:30

The GDELT Project

This real-time index, created by a 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Award honoree, inventories the world's ‘events, emotions and narratives' every 15 minutes

Written by Mary K. Pratt02 Sept. 15 13:30

Loyola University Maryland

This 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree analyzes user activity and business needs to help secure individuals' information across campus

Written by Mary K. Pratt02 Sept. 15 13:30

PayPal

An advanced end-to-end system helps the online payment service, a 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Award honoree, detect and fight fraud

Written by Mary K. Pratt02 Sept. 15 13:30

City of Buffalo

A CRM system helped this city, a 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, categorize and map calls from concerned citizens.

Written by Mary K. Pratt02 Sept. 15 13:30

Market Place