Business Reasons for Analytics

February 15, 2017

It’s not what you know. It’s what you do with what you know. This is something organisations worldwide are increasingly learning when it comes to how they are approaching and working with data and analytics today. Customer’s expectations have changed. Providing a good product is simply not enough for today’s businesses. The majority demand a… Read More »

Connecting the Dots: Wearables and Health

February 9, 2017

As a lifelong diabetic, I have been testing my glucose levels for decades. Over the years, the accuracy and simplicity of obtaining my figures has drastically improved. I used to determine a rough glucose range using a chemistry lab environment in my bathroom: comparing colors in a test tube to a printed color palette. Now I… Read More »

Picking the Right Partner to Win on Analytics: Q&A With Dan Harrington

February 1, 2017

  Dan Harrington is executive vice president of consulting and support services for Teradata. He recently sat down to discuss what companies should expect from their analytics consultants and how to quickly find value in their analytics investments. There is a lot of trial and error for companies making data analytics investments, and people can… Read More »

IoT – Just What the Doctor Ordered!

January 12, 2017

Can you envision sensors on asthma inhalers sending data to doctors and researchers?  When was the dose taken? How much?  And what about biosensors giving feedback on the patient’s reaction to that medication? Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Roche) is working to make this and other such revolutionary scenarios today’s reality. Roche, the world’s largest biotech company with… Read More »

Ditch the Old Ways of Product Management. Say Hello to Product Innovation.

January 9, 2017

As the number of data points in the world continues to grow, so do the ways that businesses can stay informed and effectively manage their products. In the past, for example, companies relied on product data in batch form or used recommended guidelines to manage their supply chain. Stores reviewed inventory data, orders were fulfilled… Read More »

A Connected Thermostat for Business Growth

December 23, 2016

The connected world is often portrayed through inspirational stories. Prime-time television commercials abound with amazing tales of connected cities and autonomous cars linked by graphics of glowing, flowing, fluorescent interconnected trails. We are watching science fiction come to life before our eyes. Then there are the no less compelling, smaller scale examples of our increasingly… Read More »

4 Business Risks Preventing Big Data ROI

December 23, 2016

Evaluating risk vs. return of a big data initiative can be tricky, especially because the open source market is so active and fluid. Financial risk aside, business risk actually plays the bigger spoiler in properly estimating future cash flows and profitability of a big data project. Accounting for risks such as competition, emerging technologies, rising… Read More »

How Advanced Analytics Can Exponentially Improve Your Company’s Operations

December 23, 2016

In our highly interconnected world, delivering end-to-end operational excellence across the enterprise requires timely insights and maximum visibility into how every function of the business ecosystem connects. Whether it’s supply chain or sourcing, manufacturing or logistics, finance, transportation or any other functional area of the organization – focusing on operational excellence helps drive efficiencies, decision… Read More »

The Case for Finance Transformation in an Era of Changing Regulations and Customer Needs

December 23, 2016

Today’s CFOs face tremendous pressure amid changing regulations, advances in technology and heightened demand by senior executives for strategic insights and decision support. These new pressures complicate the fiscal team’s already mission-critical role as protector of company assets and booster of shareholder value. Against this backdrop, technology-driven finance transformation has become the key to survival… Read More »