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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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GE smart grid automates electric distribution systems

GE Intelligent Platforms recently announced the availability of its newest solution for the electric distribution industry, Proficy Grid Manager, a targeted portfolio of proven grid optimization software technologies for local utilities.

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Capgemini, Oracle launch global business analytics service for telecommunications

Capgemini a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Oracle recently announced the launch of Business Analytics for Telecommunications, strengthening Capgemini’s global Business Information Management Service Line.

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Terra Technology’s transportation forecasting improves Kraft Foods efficiency

Terra Technology announced that Kraft Foods, the world’s second largest food company, is implementing Terra’s Transportation Forecasting solution in North America.

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SAS Social Media Analytics takes social media marketing to the enterprise

Global corporations are seeking ways to convert social media data into better customer relationships, stronger customer service, enhanced marketing efforts and improved bottom-line results.

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Headlines

Does negative political advertising actually work?

While many potential voters dread campaign season because of pervasive negative political advertising, a new study has found that negative political advertising actually works, but perhaps not in the way that many may assume. The study “A Border Strategy Analysis of Ad Source and Message Tone in Senatorial Campaigns,” which will be published in the June edition of INFORMS’ journal Marketing Science, is co-authored by Yanwen Wang of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Michael Lewis of Emory University in Atlanta and David A. Schweidel of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Read more →

Meet Summit, world’s most powerful, smartest scientific supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory on June 8 unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. With a peak performance of 200,000 trillion calculations per second – or 200 petaflops – Summit will be eight times more powerful than ORNL’s previous top-ranked system, Titan. For certain scientific applications, Summit will also be capable of more than three billion billion mixed precision calculations per second, or 3.3 exaops. Read more →

Employee engagement a top concern affecting customer experience

Employee engagement has surfaced as a major concern in delivering improvements in customer experience (CX), with 86 percent of CX executives in a Gartner, Inc. survey ranking it as having an equal or greater impact than other factors such as project management and data skills. “CX is a people issue,” says Olive Huang, research vice president at Gartner. “In some instances, the best technology investments have been derailed by employee factors, such as a lack of training or incentives, low morale or commitment, and poor communication of goals." Read more →

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