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FICO awarded new patents for analytic inventions

FICO has been awarded four new patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for inventions underlying FICO solutions in predictive analytics, optimization and fraud detection. The first patent is for technology that mines transaction data for predictive trends, using genetic algorithms to find the most potent transformations of transactional data.

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Analyzer Mobile available for deployment of reports, dashboards

Strategy Companion announced the availability of Analyzer Mobile, which will enable the deployment of Analyzer reports and dashboards on mobile devices including iPhones, iPads, BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, as well as Android smartphones and tablets.

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Attensity introduces text analytics solution for retail banks

Attensity, a provider of text analytics solutions for Customer Experience Management (CEM), announced a new Retail Banking Industry Solution that enables financial services organizations to unearth actionable intelligence, such as intent to churn, hidden within the unstructured text of customer conversations.

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YouTube founders acquire Tap11

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen announced that they acquired Tap11.com, the leading real-time business intelligence platform. The acquisition closely follows their recent acquisition of Delicious.com, the leading social bookmarking service.

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Nexidia expands with patents for speech analytics

Nexidia, a provider of customer interaction analytics solutions for business transformation, announced new advances in its core technology with two more United States Patent Awards that dramatically improve the speed and functionality of its entire range of phonetic search solutions. These awards expand Nexidia’s intellectual property portfolio to 12 U.S. patents since 2007.

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New approach to creating ‘big data’ insight engine

Kitenga announced general availability of ZettaVox, the industry’s first “Big Data” search & analytics solution with integrated enterprise search, information modeling and visualization capabilities. Kitenga’s application is designed for non-programmer analysts, researchers and business users – empowering them to create customized, domain-specific information analytics solutions.

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Free webinar: From B.I. to predictive analytics

Decision Management Solutions, a provider of Decision Management strategy and consulting services, is hosting a free webinar “From Business Intelligence to Predictive Analytics.” The webinar will be held at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST on June 7.

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ADVIZOR brings BI, data analysis to the masses

ADVIZOR Solutions announced a new line of product offerings focused on individual data analysis.

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Lawson introduces Lawson Analytics for healthcare

Lawson Software has introduced Lawson Analytics for Healthcare, a new analytic solution that will offer healthcare organizations a simple way to connect staffing, clinical and financial information for better decision making. Lawson Analytics for Healthcare is designed to help deliver the benefits of a major business intelligence project at a fraction of the cost and time.

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Walmart acquires social media company Kosmix

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kosmix, underscoring its commitment to social and mobile commerce. Kosmix, based in Mountain View, Calif., has developed a social media technology platform that filters and organizes content in social networks to connect people with real-time information that matters to them.

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Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


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Gaining distribution in small retail formats brings big payoffs

Small retail formats with limited assortments such as Save-A-Lot and Aldi and neighborhood stores like Target Express have been growing in popularity in the United States and around the world. For brands, the limited assortments mean greater competition for shelf-space, raising the question of whether it is worth expending marketing effort and slotting allowances to get on to their shelves. According to a forthcoming study in a leading INFORMS scholarly marketing journal, Marketing Science, the answer is “yes.” Read more →

Cognitive computing a disruptive force, but are CMOs ready?

While marketing and sales professionals increasingly find themselves drowning in data, a new IBM study finds that 64 percent of surveyed CMOs and sales leaders believe their industries will be ready to adopt cognitive technologies in the next three years. However, despite this stated readiness, the study finds that only 24 percent of those surveyed believe they have strategy in place to implement these technologies today. Read more →

How weather can impact consumer purchase response to mobile ads

Among the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands: weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of the ad content can either help or hurt such response depending on the current local weather. Read more →

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