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Business Problems Suited to Big Data Analytics

by   |    October 18, 2012

Enterprises need clear processes for determining the value proposition of a big data analytics project. In this article, David Loshin examines the applications that make sense for these projects and the criteria that enterprises should use to weigh the costs and benefits of such a strategic investment. Read More…

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INFORMS to Offer Analytics Professional Certification

by   |    October 10, 2012

The shortage of data analytics professionals forecast for the next few years means enterprises may be hiring people without knowing for sure if they can do the job. But the folks at INFORMS hope the organization’s new certification program will be the industry’s proverbial gold seal of approval for analytics professionals. Read More…

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New Data Era Requires New Skills for Analysts, New Attitudes for Managers

by   |    October 9, 2012

It’s the first inning in the era of big data analytics, and the technologies and methodologies to pull value out of big data are viable and readily available. But in order to succeed in the game, according to Link Analytics CEO Will Hakes, there are a lot of changes that need to be made in the corporate and academic world to adopt the necessary skills and mindsets to take advantage of big data analytics. Read More…

Enabling Analytics Through Business Intelligence

by   |    October 8, 2012

There is an important difference between business intelligence and analytics, writes Laura Madsen, a health care BI expert, in this opinion piece about the differences between the two. BI is an enabling mechanism for analytics. BI can’t do analytics, and analytics is not BI. Read More…