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The value of business analytics

The intersection of statistically based insight and the realization that information can be an asset has had and will continue to have serious reverberations in the business world. Being smarter has always meant being successful; as far back as the 19th century, analytics was already generating competitive advantage.

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Remsoft names vice president of forestry

Remsoft, a provider of asset lifecycle optimization solutions for land-based and infrastructure assets, announced the promotion of Doug Jones to vice president of Forestry. In this newly created position, Jones, formerly director of Client Services at Remsoft, will work with Remsoft’s global forestry client base and ensure that the company continues to expand, enhance and perfect its asset lifecycle optimization solutions to meet forestry companies’ needs.

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Corporate Mobile Software-as-a-Service Forecast

According to the latest Strategy Analytics Wireless Enterprise Strategies forecast, “Corporate Mobile SaaS Forecast, 2010-2016,” the Global Corporate Mobile SaaS Market will reach $1.2 billion in 2011 and grow to $3.7 billion by 2016, with a five-year compound growth rate (CAGR) of 25.8 percent. The ability to integrate powerful business applications on smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices will facilitate and accelerate SaaS adoption in the corporate business environment.

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Predictive analytics project delivers millions of course records for analysis

WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has announced the successful federation of datasets from the six institutions participating in the PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework proof of concept project. The goal of the PAR Framework is to identify variables that influence student retention and progression and to determine the impact of various demographic data on factors influencing loss and momentum.

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All-star line-up ready for Premier Business Leadership Series event

Former U.S Attorney General Colin L. Powell and Tom Davenport, best-selling author of “Analytics At Work” and “Competing On Analytics” headline an all-star line-up of speakers and panelists scheduled to appear at the Premier Business Leadership Series event in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 25-27.

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CoreLogic, FICO to develop new credit risk scoring solutions

CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, and FICO will develop new credit risk scoring solutions for the U.S. mortgage industry.

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Survey: SMBs still struggle to access, understand data

While dashboards and reporting continue to be critical elements driving adoption of business intelligence (BI) among small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), most SMBs are unable to access all of the data they need, or have an easy way to understand it in order to make better business decisions, according to a recent survey by Web-based BI software pioneer LogiXML.

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Supply Chain Analytics becoming more and more important

Capgemini Consulting, Penn State University, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, recently announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the global market for outsourced logistics. The report reveals that already 51% of 3PLs provide supply chain consultancy services.

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CP+B picks Crimson Hexagon to power its social media analytics

Crimson Hexagon announced CP+B, a leading global advertising agency, chose the Crimson Hexagon ForSight platform to power its social media analytics research. The agency will use the Crimson Hexagon platform to gather and track online sentiment and consumer opinion surrounding some of the major brands it services to inform campaigns and measure marketing strategies.

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Argus Insights introduces Consumer Innovation Analytics

Argus Insights, Inc. announced the introduction of Consumer Innovation Analytics (CIA), a Web-based analytics platform designed to improve the product innovation cycle. Designed with product marketing and development communities in mind, CIA provides competitive landscapes and the ability to drill down to the product detail.

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Headlines

Artificial intelligence a game changer for personal devices

Emotion artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming so sophisticated that Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2022, personal devices will know more about an individual’s emotional state than his or her own family. AI is generating multiple disruptive forces that are reshaping the way we interact with personal technologies. Read more →

FICO predicts AI and blockchain will meet in 2018

Scott Zoldi, chief analytics officer at FICO, in his AI predictions for 2018, predicts the rise of “defensive AI” and manipulative chatbots. Blockchain will use AI to search through relationship data, Zoldi says, and defensive AI will be used to protect systems from malicious AI and machine learning. Adds Zoldi: Chatbots will get so good at understanding us they will learn how to manipulate us. Read more →

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