2015

How To Suck At Social Media: An Indispensable Guide For Businesses

Occam's Razor

Facebook, at last count, has 1.5 billion monthly active users. YouTube has 1.2 billion users (watching 6 billion hours of videos!). Instagram has an estimated 400 million users. Those are some big gigantic numbers!

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5 Signs You Need Better Cloud Integration

In(tegrate) the Clouds

I recently participated in an online web conference called Cloudcon 2015: Integration and Web APIs where I reviewed 5 signs you need better cloud integration: You’re Struggling with the Integrator’s Dilemma. You Have Unintegrated Integration: You Thought Cloud = API Utopia.

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Radar: More Evil Than Pie?

Darkhorse

It is by now common knowledge among the viz-savvy crowd that pie charts are best avoided. Many pixels have been used explaining why pies are bad , when occasionally pies are good , and my personal favorite from my colleague at Darkhorse: Salvaging the Pie.

Experiment design and modeling for long-term studies in ads

The Unofficial Google Data Science Blog

by HENNING HOHNHOLD, DEIRDRE O'BRIEN, and DIANE TANG In this post we discuss the challenges in measuring and modeling the long-term effect of ads on user behavior.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

How Data Visualization Can Help Governments Address Societal Challenges

TIBCO

Until recently, data analytics and data visualization tools have commonly been used by cities and government agencies to address societal challenges such as congestion, crime, and municipal services.

Shell Basics every Data Scientist Should know - Part II(AWK)

MLWhiz

Yesterday I got introduced to awk programming on the shell and is it cool. It lets you do stuff on the command line which you never imagined. As a matter of fact, it’s a whole data analytics software in itself when you think about it.

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Finding Data Quality

Jim Harris

Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling, where you sense if you don’t find data quality, then data quality will find you? In the spring of 2003, Pixar Animation Studios produced one of my all-time favorite Walt Disney Pictures— Finding Nemo.

Information Builders Honored for Exceptional Customer Service by the 2015 American Business Awards

Information Builders

Information Builders , a leader in business intelligence ( BI ) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that it has been honored with four 2015 Stevie Awards for outstanding customer service by the American Business Awards

Participate In Our Forrester/DMA Customer Loyalty Benchmark Research

Srividya Sridharan

This is a guest post by Samantha Ngo, Researcher on the Customer Insights team. Wonder how your loyalty strategies compare to others in the industry? As a refresh to our 2012 benchmarks, we invite you to take part in our 2015 Customer Loyalty Benchmark survey. If you manage or make decisions about your company's […]. customer insights

The TCO of analytics in the cloud and the mid-market advantage

Wise Analytics

Last week I was part of a panel discussion with Robin Bloor of the Bloor Group and Marc Clark from Teradata to discuss the TCO of cloud analytics and the strategic benefits and challenges of cloud deployments. The reality is that more organizations are looking to the cloud due to broader storage, big data management, and perceptions of lower cost and easier to maintain solutions. As organizations struggle with larger and more complex data sets, this trend will become even broader.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Great Storytelling With Data: Visualize Simply And Focus Obsessively

Occam's Razor

The difference between a Reporting Squirrel and Analysis Ninja? Insights. As in, the former is in the business of providing data, the latter in the business of understanding the performance implied by the data.

2016 Data Predictions from Gaurav Dhillon

In(tegrate) the Clouds

Gaurav Dhillon , the co-founder and CEO of SnapLogic , who also co-founded Informatica in the early ’90’s and was CEO of that company for 12 years, posted 4 data predictions and 1 market prediction this week on LinkedIn and the SnapLogic blog.

Make the Grade

Darkhorse

Recently the Alberta government hosted Apps for Alberta - a competition using the province’s open data. Being an Alberta-based data visualization firm, we felt encouraged, perhaps even duty-bound, to enter. So we did.

On procedural and declarative programming in MapReduce

The Unofficial Google Data Science Blog

by SEAN GERRISH and AMIR NAJMI To deliver the services our users have come to rely upon, Googlers have to process a lot of data — often at web-scale. For doing analyses quickly, it helps to abstract away as much of the repeated work as possible.

Future-Proofing Your Information Governance Strategy

Speaker: Crystal Cao, Lindsey Simon & Lisa Ripley

Join Onna and experts from Quip, Airbnb, and Oracle for this live webinar as they dive into proactive data deletion policies, retention strategies, and legal hold practices that are essential to a modern enterprise information governance strategy.

Mobile BI Success: Having The Right Technology Helps, But Isn’t Enough

Martha Bennett

Between 2012 and 2014, mobile BI adoption shot up: Forrester survey data shows that the percentage of technology decision-makers who make some BI applications available on mobile devices has nearly quadrupled, and the percentage who state that BI is delivered exclusively via mobile devices has risen from 1% in 2012 to 7% in 2014. While […]. business intelligence chief information officer (CIO

Shell Basics every Data Scientist Should know -Part I

MLWhiz

Shell Commands are powerful. And life would be like hell without shell is how I like to say it(And that is probably the reason that I dislike windows).

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Azure Data Factory and Visual Studio

Ms SQL Girl

Great news ! Azure Data Factory is now generally available. AND, there are quite a number of tutorials to help you get started. One thing that I’d like to highlight is there is an Azure Data Factory extension in Visual Studio. Yes, that means you can edit your workflow locally.

Fear has Replaced Apathy as the Number One Enemy of Data

Jim Harris

Background: “Apathy is the enemy of data quality”. I began work on data quality in the late 1980s at the great Bell Laboratories. We worked in partnership with a couple of AT&T groups and made rapid strides.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Information Builders Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation at Summit 2015

Information Builders

Today at its 2015 Summit User Conference, Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence ( BI ) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions announced three new capabilities that build on the companys 40 years of innovation in the BI and analytics industry

The Customer Insights Research Team Is Hiring!

Srividya Sridharan

Gone are the days when we have to “sell” the idea of using customer and marketing data to drive better business decisions. The sheer scale and diversity of customer data will provide rich new sources of insight and allow firms to effectively engage with customers using enterprise marketing technologies. In fact, customer analytics solutions, one […]. customer analytics customer insights customer intelligence

Watch Out for Business Intelligence "Gotchas"

Howard Dresner

When it comes to commentary with valuable real-world insights, I can always count on the participants at my weekly #BIWisdom tweetchats on Fridays. I kicked off a recent discussion with this question to the group: “What are the top five worst practices in business intelligence?” It took only a few minutes for them to toss out a lot more than five. As I commented then, there are a bunch of successful overachievers who participate in #BIWisdom tweetchats!

Speed, Focus, Smart Insights: 5 Google Analytics Custom Reports FTW!

Occam's Razor

Standard reports stink. Custom reports rock! If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are quite familiar with this sentiment. I've expressed it often. :). The primary reason is simple: You are unique. Your business is unique.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Addressing the Last Mile – Middleware in Focus

In(tegrate) the Clouds

Check out this post by Glenn Donovan: The History of Middleware. From the enterprise service bus (ESB) to the integration competency center (ICC), he has a lot to say about the good, bad and ugly of legacy enterprise application integration (EAI) and extract, transform and load (ETL) technologies.

Pluck the Low-Hanging Fruit

Darkhorse

This is part two in a series of articles about effective analytics implementation. The first part “ The Five Faces of Analytics ” explores the roles necessary to develop a successful analytics team. So you’ve assembled a team of world beaters and they’re chomping at the bit.

Replacing Sawzall — a case study in domain-specific language migration

The Unofficial Google Data Science Blog

by AARON BECKER In a previous post, we described how data scientists at Google used Sawzall to perform powerful, scalable analysis.

Is Your Organization “VDI Ready”?

Nutanix

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Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Create basic graph visualizations with SeaBorn- The Most Awesome Python Library For Visualization yet

MLWhiz

When it comes to data preparation and getting acquainted with data, the one step we normally skip is the data visualization. While a part of it could be attributed to the lack of good visualization tools for the platforms we use, most of us also get lazy at times.

Azure Data Factory and Visual Studio

Ms SQL Girl

Great news ! Azure Data Factory is now generally available. AND, there are quite a number of tutorials to help you get started. One thing that I’d like to highlight is there is an Azure Data Factory extension in Visual Studio. Yes, that means you can edit your workflow locally.

Bringing Shadow IT into the Light

Jim Harris

The few lingering doubts I may have had about the mainstreaming of cloud computing were eliminated yesterday when I saw a television commercial touting cloud-connected stuffed animals that use a mobile app and a public cloud service to allow parents and children to exchange brief audio messages. I couldn’t help but think, had such a thing been available when I was a child, that my older brother would have used it to send me scary messages from the shadows of my bedroom in the middle of the night.

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City of Charlotte Selected As a 2015 PTI Solutions Award Winner

Information Builders

Information Builders , a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that the Public Technology Institute (PTI) has named its customer, the City of Charlotte, a 2015 Solutions Award Winner in the IT and Telecommunications category

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.