Tag Archives: Analytics

Part Two: How to Make the Value of Data and Analytics Visible to the CFO

July 6, 2017

Shortfalls in Financial Reporting To aid decision-making, C-level executives need a constant and fast-flowing stream of answers to questions like: What is the current and future worth of our information assets? What is our return on those investments? As discussed in ‘Why The CFO Cannot See a Value of Data and Analytics in the Balance… Read More »

Deep Learning: New Kid on the Supervised Machine Learning Block

June 27, 2017

In the second instalment of this blog, we introduced machine learning as a subfield of artificial intelligence (AI) that is concerned with methods and algorithms that allow machines to improve themselves and to learn from the past. Machine learning is often concerned with making so-called “supervised predictions,” or learning from a training set of historical… Read More »

Why The CFO Cannot See The Value Of Data And Analytics In The Balance Sheet

June 26, 2017

What’s it worth? During a recent business-value consulting engagement with a global telecom company, the CEO told me he believed that the investments he was making in enterprise information assets were generating huge value. The only problem was he could see no evidence of it other than the retained revenue and revenue growth reported by… Read More »

Big Data Brings Recruitment into the 21st Century

June 22, 2017

Until quite recently, recruitment methods and motivation were underdeveloped and carelessly implemented. A vague urge to stay clear of trouble and to make sure the company did the ‘right thing’ in terms of meeting targets, was inefficient and unproductive. Driven by emotion and historical best practice instead of using hard data and information, diversity initiatives… Read More »

Improve Your Marketing Through AI-Influenced Analytics

May 18, 2017

For businesses to survive today, they have to embrace new trends quickly. We’re no longer living in the world where new developments, like airplane travel or television, take decades to reach market saturation. Today’s technology adoption cycle is blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fast, even compared to the advent of computers, mobile devices and the internet, which transformed their… Read More »

The Future of Health and Human Services Data Modeling (Part 1)

May 15, 2017

The question was put to me “When will the IT industry provide reusable clinical and administrative data warehouses for the Medicaid enterprise?” It was a thought-provoking question that was well worth considering. Currently the healthcare insurance and provider industries are guided to target reporting that is defined by government regulation and motivated by financial incentives.… Read More »

Five Key Findings from the Teradata Global Data and Analytics Trends Study 2017

March 9, 2017

Our Data and Analytics Trends Study 2017 compiled findings from over 900 senior business decision makers interviewed in nine major economies around the world (USA, Japan, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, India, Russia and the UK). The research examined how large organizations manage and use data today, as well as the biggest challenges and issues that… 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 »

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 »