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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.

Netflix'S Vision For The Future: Personalising Channels, Not Shows
BI & AnalyticsNews

Netflix is now undoubtedly an entertainment behemoth. In the first quarter of 2014 alone, they streamed 6.5 billion hours of TV and posted revenues of over a billion. Last week, CEO Reed Hastings and and Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt talked about the future of Netflix, and how they’re going

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Big Data Boosting Australian Agriculture
BI & AnalyticsNews

Big Data is permeating Australia. We recently reported on how Big Data is being used to improve efficiency in Australia’s mining industry, and to predict crime hotspots. Now, Sense-T, a data analysis project in Tasmania, are using existing datasets to transform Australian agriculture. “We are looking at repurposing production optimisation

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Top 10 Capabilities For Exploring Complex Relationships In Data For Scientific Discovery
BI & AnalyticsData Science

With all of the discussion about Big Data these days, there is frequest reference to the 3 V’s that represent the top big data challenges: Volume, Velocity, and Variety. These 3 V’s generally refer to the size of the dataset (Volume), the rate at which data is flowing into (or out

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Competitive Edge: Big Data Meets Fantasy Football
BI & AnalyticsNews

Competitve Edge, a new digital platform, will be providing Big Data insights into the world of Fantasy Football from August onwards. Beyond the traditional approach of picking players based on past performance metrics, Competitive Edge will allow users to make informed decisions based on mental, physical and environmental factors which

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Who Will Retweet This? The Science Of Twitter Engagement
BI & AnalyticsData ScienceNews

In this day and age, you’d be hard-pushed to find an industry-leading business whose marketing strategy doesn’t heavily feature social media. Indeed, for businesses of all sizes, Twitter and its kin offer huge opportunities for promotion and increasing brand awareness. Getting people to retweet your site/product opens you up to

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The First Prime Minister To Use Big Data
BI & Analytics

Since India’s Lok Sabha election results, news outlets have been debating why Congress lost so heavily to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last Friday. Some have suggested Narendra Modi’s focus on the economy was a decisive factor in his success, while others have argued that Modi’s emphasis on infrastructure development

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Spinnakr - Making Real-Time Web Analytics Actionable
BI & AnalyticsInterviews

We caught up with Adam Bonnifield, co-founder at US-based Big Data Analytics startup Spinnakr to discuss his view on Web Analytics and his plans for Spinnakr . Adam, please tell us more about yourself and your company. I am Adam Bonnifield, the Co-Founder of Spinnakr. We are a new way

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Big Data Analytics Named Most Influential Technology For The Future
BI & AnalyticsNewsTechnology & IT

Big data analytics has a topped a survey on which disruptive technologies will have the biggest influence in three years time. The ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Dynamic Visualisation’ came in second and third respectively. The survey, carried out Nimbus Ninety in support of their May IGNITE summit, surveyed 200 senior

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Understanding Big Data: The Seven V'S
BI & AnalyticsData ScienceUnderstanding Big Data

By now, it’s almost impossible to not have heard the term Big Data- a cursory glance at Google Trends will show how the term has exploded over the past few years, and become unavoidably ubiquitous in public consciousness. But what you may have managed to avoid is gaining a thorough

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Simply Smart: Automated Decisions For Services
BI & AnalyticsIndustry

Uwe Weiss is CEO of Blue Yonder, a leading provider of predictive analytics. He has more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software sector and he is an expert in cloud computing and SaaS. Mr. Weiss was the co-founder and CEO of various successful start-ups and growth companies,

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