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Analytics: Machines Flourish, People Flounder

by Robert Hetu  |  November 2, 2015

The promise of big data is that when advanced analytics are applied to it we can learn new and different things that will allow business to progress. The problem is...

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Retailers Increasing Predictive Analytics Capabilities

by Robert Hetu  |  October 22, 2015

My 2012 research about changing the face and use of analytics in retail reported that less than 15% of large retailers were using predictive analytics. Hopefully we are seeing growth...

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Apache Flink Offers a Challenge to Spark

by Nick Heudecker  |  September 13, 2015

While Apache Spark has been hogging most of the data processing and analytics (DPA) spotlight over the last year, Apache Flink has managed to turn a few heads for real-time...

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Data and Analytics at Catalyst Conference: Get Oriented Now!

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 8, 2015

Catalyst conference starts tomorrow. Our track is Building a Sustainable Data and Analytics Architecture for the Digital World, and in addition, there are more talks on data and analytics in...

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Big Data Is Pregnant with Analytics

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 23, 2015

We are at the interesting point: big data time is over. It is now big data analytics time. Many organizations are at the point when they have figured out how...

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Keeping Busy with Data Strategy

by Doug Laney  |  May 27, 2015

Occasionally new or prospective clients inquire about how we analysts specifically are helping business and technology leaders accelerate and improve their information and analytics related capabilities. Well, as part of...

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What's next for data preparation?

by Lakshmi Randall  |  May 11, 2015

In the past year, Data preparation has become indispensable due to its overwhelming contribution to analyses and decision support. Gartner has acknowledged its importance by publishing a market guide that...

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Do We Know What We Want from IGA Analytics?

by Brian Iverson  |  May 1, 2015

This is the eleventh installment in a series of posts that I am writing on my impressions of the current state of IGA, based on analysis of the 2015 edition of the Critical Capabilities for Identity...

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Retailers Find Success Using Self-Service and Advanced Analytics

by Robert Hetu  |  April 27, 2015

Gartner defines advanced analytics as the analysis of all kinds of data using sophisticated quantitative methods (for example, statistics, descriptive and predictive data mining, simulation and optimization) to produce insights...

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Amazon Retail - Costs Rising Sharply

by Robert Hetu  |  April 24, 2015

This weeks press release by Amazon focused largely on the first breakout of revenue from is web services (AWS) but as a retail analyst I am more interested in the...

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