Posts by Christopher Nerney:


For Telco, Guavus Analytics Offers Insights into Network Performance

by   |   September 21, 2012   |   Leave a comment

With millions of mobile, data-hungry customers and networks that must be analyzed and monitored in real-time to ensure optimum performance and reliability, large telecommunications companies are always looking for more tools to gain insights about their network’s performance. One company talks about its use of the Guavus analytics platform to address this challenge. Read More…


Training Beats Hiring Among Enterprises Seeking Analytics Skills, Survey Shows

by   |   September 13, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Over the next two years enterprises will rely on a mix of approaches to overcome a predicted shortage of big data and analytics professionals, according to a study by IT industry association CompTIA released Sept. 12. The preferred method for acquiring Read More…


Trulia Makes Data Visualizations Key Aspect of Home-Hunting Service

by   |   July 24, 2012   |   1 Comment

Trulia, a San Francisco-based real estate company, puts data visualizations at the forefront of its services to house- and apartment-hunters, to make their quest for a dream home informed by data. Read More…


Photo illustration of shopper using IBM's augmented reality app

Point Smartphone, Get Data: IBM to Unveil Augmented Reality App for Retailers

by   |   July 17, 2012   |   1 Comment

IBM researchers are developing an “augmented reality” mobile shopping application that displays product information to shoppers on their smartphones. It is due in some supermarkets before the end of the year. Read More…


Data Scientists for Hire: A Look at Mu Sigma’s Consulting Model

by   |   June 20, 2012   |   1 Comment

An effective data-analytics operation requires skilled data scientists who know how to parse information and help draw conclusions that will benefit an organization. With those experts in short supply, Mu Sigma is among the companies that has launched a consulting practice to fill the gap. Read More…


After Building Customer Loyalty Program, Sears Looks to Sell Big Data Expertise

by   |   May 8, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Sears Holdings Corp., the parent of Sears, Kmart and Land’s End, has launched MetaScale, a subsidiary that promises to build and configure cloud-based Hadoop clusters and manage data for companies looking to crunch customer data. Read More…


Joining the Pack, SAS and Teradata Offer In-Memory Analytics Appliance

by   |   April 28, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Data warehousing and management vendor Teradata and business intelligence player SAS have rolled out a joint product squarely aimed at customers seeking real-time data analytics in a box. It is the latest announcement by established technology companies with large installed Read More…