business analytics

  • Top 11 cities for tech jobs

    Posted January 23, 2013 - 5:44 pm

    Looking for a new IT job? Or a change of scenery? Here are the 11 U.S. cities where IT hiring is hottest.
  • Is your IT Team ready for operational business intelligence?

    Posted April 3, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Don't get carried away by the potential benefits of operational business intelligence (OBI) at the risk of taking down your business operations. The benefits are huge, but get experienced designers to build and deploy your OBI app.
  • Bettor analytics; Better democracy

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Analytics permeate life as we know it -- from NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and big Hollywood movies such as Moneyball to the US Presidential elections.
  • Amazon can now use analytics on competitors' ads

    Posted October 5, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Amazon is keeping its friends close and its enemies closer.
  • Flush with cash, many retailers plan to spend on IT next year

    Posted July 12, 2011 - 11:59 am

    A KPMG survey shows that some retailers have plans next year for all that cash they have lying around.
  • Beyond IT: Analytics education for professionals

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 3:05 pm

    I recently spoke to a professor in the information systems department of the University of Georgia business school. We were talking about the explosive growth in analytics and the need for more investment in analytics education for future business professionals. He proudly spoke about the coverage of analytics, data design and management and allied technology topics in the curriculum for the IT specialization at the business school. Then I asked him about the coverage of analytics in other business school departments, aimed at students aspiring to be finance, marketing, or supply chain professionals. Why couldn't a module on applying analytics to decisions typical of a business function be inserted into each of these business classes? He agreed this would be valuable, but admitted that his school hadn't reached that point yet or even recognized this as an objective.
  • IBM doubles down on business analytics

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 6:14 pm

    Billions of dollars, millions of man-hours, and thousands of projects at IBM are all focused on the same thing: turning scads of enterprise data into useful information.
  • Businesses have 'yet to take advantage of social media data'

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Businesses are still cautious about investing in social media analytics, despite the hype around social media and the role it plays and will increasingly play in enterprise.
  • Be cautious about open source data mining software

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Businesses should not deploy open source software for data mining just because it is generally cheaper, an open source consultant has advised.
  • Data mining saved HP $20 million

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 2:51 pm

    Computer giant HP added $20 million to its bottom line through data mining activities, demonstrating that businesses can see a huge return on their analytics investment.
  • Biggest barrier to business analytics adoption: People

    Posted November 11, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Business analytics is atop most companies' apps wish lists. The business goal, of course, is to make sense of the enormous amount of data and information housed in their servers--and stop making critical decisions from the gut.
  • IBM to buy analytics software vendor Netezza

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 11:20 am

    Big Blue seems pretty serious about this analytics thing.
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