How Touch Screens Create New Mobile BI and Analytics Interactions

by   |    September 10, 2012   |    Leave a comment

From repair crews in the field, to sales personnel at a client’s office, to chief executives in the boardroom, all levels of employees can benefit from having operations information no matter where they are. With tablets and smartphones becoming more Read More…






Starbucks has launched a project to enable customers buying goods using their smartphones using the Square payer application. Photo via Starbucks video.

A Potential Feast for Customer Analytics, Digital Wallets Face Challenges to Widespread Adoption

by   |    September 5, 2012   |    Leave a comment

Payments made from digital wallets carry a rich electronic signature: who you are, where you are, when you are making a transaction, and more promising rich analytics opportunities to connect retailers and consumers. But as a growing list of players—Starbucks, PayPal, Google, Discover, Wal-Mart—strive to make smartphones as good as cash, experts say there are several challenges industry must overcome to make digital wallets work. Read More…


Podcast: Data Gotham and New York City’s Data Community

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John Myles White, a co-founder of the Data Gotham data scientist event in New York, discusses how real time analytics is pushing the frontiers of data science, and what data professionals from Wall Street, Madison Avenue and City Hall can gain from the gathering. Read More…


How a Small Data Error Becomes a Big Data Quality Problem

by   |    September 3, 2012   |    1 Comment

Data quality problems often begin with a tiny mistake in one part of the organization, but the butterfly effect can produce disastrous results, making its way through CRM, ERP, billing, data warehouse and other enterprise systems, writes Steve Sarsfield of Talend in this opinion article. Trustworthy data motivates people to harness the information in new ways, giving rise to fresh ideas. Read More…