Posts by Laura Schreier:

Commercial Insurers Slowly Warm Up to Predictive Analytics

by   |   March 18, 2013   |   1 Comment

While insurers who deal with consumers are embracing data-driven initiatives, commercial insurers who handle business policies have been slower to adapt. Two challenges: the risks are more complex, and the datasets are smaller. Read More…

Banks Face Cultural, Technical Hurdles to Create Analytics Services for Commercial Customers

by   |   February 22, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Large commercial banks have long been able to deliver cash flow reports for business customers to show where their business capital is going, where their revenue comes from and other such details. But while analytics and industry experts believe banks can improve their offerings, industry-watchers differ on the best ways for banks to step up their game to provide customers useful analytics services. Read More…

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Retailers Advised to Analyze Robust E-Commerce Systems After Strong Performance

by   |   November 27, 2012   |   1 Comment

Retailers can claim a big victory after their e-commerce systems performed without a glitch at the start of the holiday shopping rush. But having built up so much capacity, observers encouraged managers to analyze systems to find potential savings. Read More…

In a Mobile BI Class, Students Point and Click to Create Analytics Readouts for Smartphones

by   |   September 27, 2012   |   Leave a comment

BURLINGTON, Mass.—As the 15 students filed into his MicroStrategy’s mobile business intelligence class, Glenn Schurter he took attendance by tapping on his iPad as each announced his or her name. Previously, he had to enter that data in an Excel Read More…