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Turning Big Data into Action

Companies that put data science at the heart of their strategies and operating business landscapes are seeing tangible bottom-line benefits. That’s the conclusion of a new white paper from A.T Kearney and Carnegie Mellon University that details how leading companies are driving innovation through analytics. Insurer AIG’s $35 billion property and casualty division amped up […]

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SAP a Top Leader for Advanced and Predictive Analytics

by Chandran Saravana, Predictive Analytics, SAP Earlier in June, we shared that advanced analytics from SAP was recognized among industry leaders by independent research rirm, Hurwitz. Now, I’m very excited to share that Dresner Advisory Services has recognized SAP as a top leader in their 2014 Wisdom of Crowds® Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study. […]

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Scotland Life Is Data: Using Analytics to Save the Environment

Life Is Data: Using Analytics to Save the Environment

Increasingly, data and analytics are being used to improve the quality of life for citizens around the world. For example, in September the United Nations’ Global Pulse project and the Secretary General’s Climate Change Support Team will be hosting the Big Data Climate Challenge, a competition to encourage the use of big data to solve […]

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Moving Beyond Spreadsheets to Improve the Customer Experience

In today’s “Age of the Customer,” companies are discovering that the channels they use to engage with customers are expanding almost as rapidly as the data available about consumer behavior. Advanced Analytics to Organize Data To adequately mine the insight presented by social media posts, call center recordings, notes, text messages, chat, web scripts, and […]

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Moving Beyond Spreadsheets to Improve the Customer Experience

In today’s “Age of the Customer,” companies are discovering that the channels they use to engage with customers are expanding almost as rapidly as the data available about consumer behavior. Advanced Analytics to Organize Data To adequately mine the insight presented by social media posts, call center recordings, notes, text messages, chat, web scripts, and […]

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GRC Tuesdays – Is Business Continuity a Separate Activity?

by Thomas Frenehard, GRC, SAP During a recent breakfast event, I was having a coffee with two security managers who were in charge of business continuity for their organizations: one was from the IT department and the other one was a business operations manager. The questions of our debate revolved around were: Who should be […]

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Transforming Energy via Team-based Analytical Collaboration

One of the greatest strengths of predictive analytics is enabling employees, contractors, and business partners across different teams to share data and insights across related projects. This type of successful collaboration has helped fuel impressive production results for TIBCO Spotfire client Kuwait Oil Company. Since its inception in 1934, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has been […]

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Big Data and the World’s Oldest Business

by John Schitka Weekends, as I noted in an earlier blog, are great for catching up on reading, but so apparently are waiting rooms. Something I recently discovered when I came across an interesting The Economist article in my dentist’s waiting room. By the way weekends are also great for watching sports, like a IFA […]

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Driving Innovation in the Public Sector via Big Data

Industry leaders at a recent big data conference addressed the fact that a growing number of cities are beginning to buy big data about their municipalities – being mashed up by startup companies – to help city leaders get a better handle on what’s happening in their cities regarding crime rates, poverty, traffic congestion, etc. For instance, […]

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Big Data to Avoid a Crisis

Many companies are laser-focused on how big data can boost their efforts to more effectively market their products and services and meet the needs of customers. But few are focusing on mining the deluge of data inside and outside their networks to predict and avoid various crises. That’s the assertion of PricewaterhouseCoopers in a new […]

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