Tag Archives: ROI

Is analytics operations the key to successful data science?

September 1, 2017

Despite a continuing shortage of data science skills, data-driven teams do exist in businesses across many industries. Expectations are high and the promises of predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) has captured the imagination of many. Now that the role, the skill-sets and the responsibilities of data science are becoming better defined, how… 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 »

Too Much Data, Too Little Results? How to Accelerate Your Company’s Big Data ROI

December 22, 2016

While 75 percent of companies from all sectors and sizes feel they are making the most of their data, in actuality 43 percent “obtain little tangible benefit from their information” and 23 percent “derive no benefit whatsoever.” Why the big disconnect? Many companies make an initial investment in data analytics, but then struggle, waiting months… Read More »

Are You King of the Marketing Jungle?

December 21, 2016

It’s a multi-channel jungle out there. And now that social platforms are running wild and digital devices outnumber the global population, marketers are having to shape up or ship out. Inspirational Instagrams – tick. Facebook recommendations – tick. Trending Twitter hashtags – tick. Customers are being bombarded with brands, trends, products, and services – personalised… Read More »

Optimizing Business Assets for Performance, Efficiency and ROI

December 19, 2016

  Today’s businesses face tremendous pressure to leverage technology for optimizing and unlocking the full value of their assets. Regardless of whether those assets are heavy machinery or intellectual property, workforce employees or trains and airplanes – rising capital costs and competition are driving higher utilization rates. This optimization drive is intense, and it runs… Read More »

Investing in New Technology? Don’t Forget These 5 Value-Adding Steps

November 12, 2015

By Data and Analytics Staff IT departments are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest technological advance that will change the way their company works. But striking a balance between IT’s desire to implement a new technology, and the impact of said technology on the company’s bottom line, often can be tricky. For… Read More »

The Cloud Makes Disaster Recovery Easy

September 9, 2015

By Brian Wood, Director of Cloud Marketing Teradata Cloud is a wonderful “on-ramp” to enterprise analytics for customers of all shapes and sizes. In bypassing large upfront investment and going straight to organizational insight, companies can focus on immediate value-add and skip the long line of colleagues queuing for budget approval and/or IT infrastructure provisioning.… Read More »

Big Data Success Starts With Empowerment: Learn Why and How

September 1, 2015

As my colleague Bill Franks recently pointed out on his blog, there is often the perception that being data-driven is all about technology. While technology is indeed important, being data-driven actually spans a lot of different areas, including people, big data processes, access, a data-driven culture and more. In order to be successful with big… Read More »

The Cloud Is the Answer (Apparently)

August 20, 2015

The cloud is the answer. Now, what was the question? Depending on your point of view, this comment either makes you pump your fist in enthusiastic agreement – or shake your head in strong defiance. Folks tend to be either hardcore cloud “fans” or vehement cloud “detractors,” and often there is not much middle ground… Read More »

The Smarter, Cheaper Approach to In-Memory: Teradata Intelligent Memory

August 5, 2015

By Imad Birouty, Teradata Product Marketing Manager In-memory database processing is a hot topic in the market today. It promises to bring high performance to OLTP and Data Warehouse environments.  As such, many vendors are working hard to develop in-memory database technology. Memory is fast, but still expensive when compared to disk storage. As such, it… Read More »