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Cartoon: Predictive Health Analytics

Big data and predictive analytics are great for preventative maintenance, and are an incredibly powerful platform for the future of healthcare. The SAP HANA powered mMR Predictive Analysis App already monitors patients real-time vital signs and generates an alert when abnormal patient readings signal a possible emergency situation. Can something like this be far away? […]

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The Google Live Search Summary of Big Data!

What do you get when you type “big data is” into Google Live Search? An interesting view into what people think about the term! Here’s a quick run down / explanation of each of the entries with some links: Big Data is Like Teenage Sex This saying is usually attributed to Dan Ariely of MIT, […]

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First Responders Use Big Data to Save Lives

Time is precious for first responders who react to emergency situations such as fires, ambulance calls, motor vehicle accidents, and natural disasters. As police, firefighters, and other emergency workers know all too well, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. For instance, for every minute a person goes without emergency medical help after […]

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Super Bowl Analysis and Game Predictions with Analytics from SAP

Are you ready for some football!?! We’ve taken a run at analyzing and predicting Super Bowl XLVIII with the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.  Using public data from www.nfl.com/stats, we’ve used SAP solutions for analytics to crunch the numbers before the big game to find outliers and insights that might indicate which team will have […]

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Interview: Big Data Into Big Insight

Database industry veteran Adrian Simpson will be presenting a session entitled Big Data Into Big Insight at the UK SAP Innovation Forum on March 11th in London. I took the opportunity to catch up with him and ask some questions on his session and other big data trends. What’s your background? My career has been […]

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The City of Boston is Stronger and Smarter with the Help of Analytics

by John Ward, SAP Last spring, the world learned the meaning of “Boston Strong” when these two words became the city’s rallying cry in the aftermath of the unthinkable tragedy at the Boston Marathon. Bostonians are rightfully proud of their city and its spirit. Boston encompasses nearly two dozen distinct neighborhoods, and as the gateway […]

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Letting Go of Excel: It’s a Breakthrough, Not a Breakup

Are you looking for a way to help your users and analysts develop a greater understanding of your company? If your answer is yes – and it should be – then we propose a breakup with Excel. It’s not that Excel isn’t good enough for your data. There is just a better and faster way to visualize […]

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Getting Big Data Analytics Right, the First Time?

by Dipali Mehta, SAP These days, everybody says they’re doing it or thinking about it. It’s really the “in thing”, yet few people know how and fewer still are actually doing it right! What is it? Driving value from Big Data analytics. As it pervades various industries, all facets of business and all sizes of […]

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Data Analysis To Power Innovative Product Design, Marketing

Having worked at EMI Records for more than a decade, Chantal Restivo-Alessi is no stranger to having consumers strike a staggering blow to an industry by moving to digital. Restivo-Alessi, now chief digital officer at HarperCollins, knows first-hand the damage a company can suffer because of its reluctance to embrace new digital models. As head of […]

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Predictive Analytics for Financial Services Firms: Forecasting the Future

While financial markets are notoriously hard to forecast, top performing companies in the financial services industry are using predictive analytics to gain new insights into customer behavior to drive revenue and deepen existing relationships with their customers. That’s according to a new research report from Aberdeen Group that found that financial services companies that used predictive […]

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