Topic "Next-Gen Analytics Solutions"

It Takes Data to Delight Your Customers

Digital transformation is what everybody wants, but there are many views on what constitutes a “digital transformation.” Is it online services? Is it a social enterprise? Is it legacy transformation? Is it an analytics-driven enterprise? The definition of digital enterprise may be all of the above, or maybe one of the above. What really matters... more

The Deepening Mystery of Artificial Intelligence Decision-Making

More and more parts of our business engagements are being driven by algorithms, and lately, there’s been a surprising revelation about these algorithms. Even the most astute data scientists among us really don’t know how many algorithms are generating the results they are issuing. This deepening mystery of Artificial Intelligence Decision-Making was recently explored by... more

Artificial Intelligence, So Mom Can Understand

Dear Mom,   Even though my work often mystified you, you and Dad have been my biggest fans throughout my over 25-year data management career. Not surprising, as you were both dental professionals, not data professionals! But as you started hearing about data in the media more and more, your interest piqued to better understand... more

Governed or Self-Service? Centralized or Distributed? Get Ready to Deal With Today’s Vexing Data Dilemmas

We’ve certainly come a long way when it comes to business intelligence (BI) and analytics, Organizations have become very adept and taking data from multiple sources and packaging it into formats for consumption by analytics engines and algorithms. While we have addressed the technical aspects of BI and analytics, the organizational challenges and data dilemmas... more

Learning to Love Artificial Intelligence

In March, I attended the WSJ CIO conference in San Francisco and the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ignited the most passionate discussions. I was surprised how many people were in the Steve Wozniak (“the future is scary and very bad for people”) and Elon Musk (“the biggest existential threat to mankind”) camps. I think... more

Artificial Intelligence Runs on Data, and More is Better

The artificial intelligence revolution is gaining critical mass within organizations. A new survey of 835 executives across the globe by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) finds some 84% are using some amount of AI technology today in their businesses. Areas being touched – or soon to be touched — by AI include IT, sales, marketing, customer... more

5 Ways to Become a Lean, Mean Data Analytics Machine

Having a strong, enterprise-focused data analytics effort means a much greater chance of having above-average growth. Nearly two-thirds of companies with well-established advanced analytics strategies report operating margins and revenues of 15% or more, according to a recent survey published by Forbes Insights and EY. So what makes an organization a well-functioning, data-driven machine? Having... more

The Missing Link for User Behavioral Analytics: Focus on Sensitive Data

Security analytics solutions that rely only on rules to detect violations and potential threats suffer from too many false positives and the inability to identify previously unknown threat patterns. To address these shortcomings, security analytics solutions are starting to incorporate user behavioral analytics (UBA). What is User Behavior Analytics? User Behavioral Analytics has been used... more