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BI & Analytics

Big Data and analytics go hand-in-hand. New and improved tools allow vast data sets to be finessed, and previously unmanageable data structures to be tamed.

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IBM Big Data and Analytics recently announced that they had helped a wines and spirits company, Pernod Ricard Asia, improve its marketing intelligence and reduce reporting and query response time by more than 50 percent. The company claims that the efforts from IBM have provided the management team with updated

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According to a recent Reuters article, MasterCard believes that the selling of data to retailers, banks and governments will be big business for the company in the future. MasterCard handles more than 2 billion customer payments and can generate that data in real-time to map consumer behaviour – making the

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Avansera, a Finnish consumer analytics startup, just won the 3rd place in the EU Idea “Smart Spaces” Challenge, a series of pitching competitions organised by EIT ICT labs with over 800 entrants from across Europe. They won €15,000, as well as coaching and mentoring from experts of the EIT ICT

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OTTO Wins BT Retail Week Technology Award with Blue Yonder June 13th, 2014 – OTTO, the largest online retailer for end-consumer fashion and lifestyle in Germany, and  Blue Yonder, a leading provider of Predictive Analytics, are/were named winner of the Best Customer Insight Project category at the  BT Retail Week

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SiSense, a business intelligence startup based in Tel Aviv, announced yesterday that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding. The round was led by DFJ Growth and included participation from existing backers Battery Ventures, Genesis Partners and Opus Capital. The company’s software is designed to make big data

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Combing through piles of CVs is considered an essential part of a recruiter’s work, but big data might be about to change that. We are witnessing the development of “people analytics”, which aggregate CVs, applications, scanned business cards, social media profiles and aptitude tests to lift the best candidates out

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In an article last week, we looked at whether data analytics could help us predict the winner of the world cup. Admittedly, it is unclear whether big data will have any effect in the predictions we make in this field, but the possibility of it being used in something as

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Press release: TIBCO Software Inc. today announced that its Jaspersoft® group, creating the ”Intelligence Inside” applications and business processes, has released Visualize.js, a JavaScript framework for advanced embedding of visualizations and reports in applications. The new framework, which is available with the newly released TIBCO Jaspersoft 5.6 platform, delivers more

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Oracle announced yesterday that it has launched its in-memory option for its Database 12c, which will be available within 30 days. Although the pricing has not been disclosed, the company said that it would release the official details once the Oracle Database In-Memory is generally available. “We’re constantly evolving,” said

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HP have unveiled a batch of big data analytics programmes targeted towards the business intelligence market. Uniting themes across the line of products include the aim to lower IT costs, processing data from multiple channels and minimising service downtime. “Organizations are looking for solutions that let them aggregate data from

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