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From Moneyball to Grand Slam Information-Based Business Models

by Doug Laney  |  July 24, 2017

In 2003, Michael Lewis published the best-seller, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, featuring the nouveau analytics-based approach to evaluating baseball players developed by the Oakland Athletics' general manager,...

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The Emerging Battleground in the Analytics & Business Intelligence Market

by Steve Crawford  |  July 12, 2017

A new battleground is emerging in the analytics and business intelligence (BI) market over embedded data science and smart data discovery.  In this new research, "Market Opportunity Map: Analytics and...

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Retail Pricing Strategies Still Not Optimized

by Robert Hetu  |  April 26, 2017

Product pricing is a critical component of the customer cross-channel experience, but the promise of unified price, promotion and markdown optimization (UPPMO) is elusive. Gartner's long-held position is that retailers...

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Social Analytics are the LEAST of Analytics Leaders' Problems

by Jenny Sussin  |  March 8, 2017

This is my second year attending Gartner's Data and Analytics Summit and I love it. I love it because the conversations I have with analytics leaders about social analytics shed...

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Courts Restricting You Access to Your Own Data

by Doug Laney  |  February 23, 2017

In a recent UK case, the England and Wales High Court court ruled that the use of a vendor's API to access and extract the customer's own data constituted a use...

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Amazon: Do As They Say, Not As They Do

by Robert Hetu  |  February 21, 2017

There was a constant and pervasive theme at NRF 2017 in NYC this past January. It centered around what to do about the threat of Amazon. Great, finally the market...

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Information Maturity (Waaaaaaah!!!)

by Doug Laney  |  December 7, 2016

OK, the state of information maturity—how well organizations monetize, manage and measure their information assets—may not be worth throwing a tantrum over (or "spitting the dummy" for those you Down...

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Failing to Monetize Data? You Can Bank on It.

by Doug Laney  |  November 22, 2016

A few years ago my family decided to move from one of the western suburbs of Chicago to one of the northern townships about 30 miles away. As with anyone...

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Gartner Retail Research Roundup

by Robert Hetu  |  November 7, 2016

Gartner 2016 Retail Agenda   [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Gartner 2016[/caption] Retail Business and Technology Trends NEW: Industry Vision: Less Physical Retail Selling Space and Greater Retailer-Manufacturer Collaboration One way...

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Go Cubs Go! Go Figure Rally Attendance and the Lost Art of Estimation

by Doug Laney  |  November 6, 2016

The turnout for the Chicago Cubs rally this past Friday following its World Series championship that ended a 107 year drought, was like nothing the city had ever seen. (Well...

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