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IBM study: Cloud computing, BI, analytics top CIO priorities

  IBM study: Cloud computing, BI, analytics top CIO priorities

A new IBM study of more than 3,000 global CIOs shows that 60 percent of organizations are ready to embrace cloud computing over the next five years as a means of growing their businesses and achieving competitive advantage. The figure nearly doubles the number of CIOs who said they would utilize cloud in IBM’s 2009 CIO study, and is one of dozens of new insights and trends learned from CIOs worldwide in businesses of all sizes.

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Gartner highlights ‘cool vendors’

Delivering and consuming services to improve business outcomes is the new driver of “coolness” for the 2011 Cool Vendors research series, according to Gartner, Inc. Innovative technologies, the ongoing consumerization of IT, and cloud computing also continue to characterize vendor coolness.

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‘Big data’ a big deal

Analyzing large data sets – so called big data – will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation and consumer surplus as long as the right policies and enablers are in place.

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‘Customer Insight’ Class Focuses on Analytics

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be a 24 percent increase in demand for professionals with management analysis skills over the next eight years. Helping to fuel this increase is the rising use of business analytics by companies in their efforts to learn more about their customers, including buying habits and preferences.

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INFORMS Speakers Program

As executives, managers, researchers and practitioners in the highly dynamic arena of analytics, you know how valuable your time is. Learning from other experts about the most challenging and topical issues of today and how analytics can advance your organization is a way to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge and to gain a competitive advantage. INFORMS has a program to conveniently help you do just that.

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Data-driven decisions anywhere, anytime

Business managers and executives will have the insight of powerful business intelligence for faster, better decisions wherever they are as a result of an alliance between MeLLmo Inc. and SAS. The two companies recently announced a global partnership to deliver mobile BI to enterprises worldwide via the Roambi mobile solution.

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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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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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Study: Salaries for early career data scientists decrease for first time

Salaries for early career data scientists decreased year over year for the first time in four years as did the percentage of early career data scientists with a Ph.D. while demand for data scientists continued to increase, according to a recently released Burtch Works’ 2017 salary study of data scientists. Salaries for more experienced data scientists generally held steady or increased slightly depending on an individual’s focus area, responsibility and geographic base, according to the report. Read more →

Generous health insurance plans encourage overtreatment, but may not improve health

Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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