Tag Archives: advanced analytics

Turbo Charge Enterprise Analytics with Big Data

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

We have been showing off the amazing art works drawn from numerous big data insight engagements we’ve had with Teradata, Aster and Hadoop clients. Most of these were new insights to answer business questions never before considered. While these engagements have demonstrated the power of insights from the new analytics enabled by big data, it continues… Read More »

Pooling data and analytics to power greater efficiency in water utilities

Monday December 19th, 2016

Although water and power utilities face very similar pressures, they have tackled them with very different levels of success. Both sets of utilities face a common battle to reduce network operating costs, beat off increased competition and meet the increasingly complicated requirements of the regulators. Yet it is the power sector organisations that so far… Read More »

Unique Paths to Understanding Customer Journeys

Tuesday December 13th, 2016

When it comes time to write my quarterly blog, I reflect back upon the focus of my work and interactions with our customers. Usually this leads to a new lens for which to discuss the potential for data and analytics to help organisations achieve business outcomes. What is interesting to me is to realise that… Read More »

Much hADOop About No Analytics

Wednesday November 2nd, 2016

In the last few years, countless reports have been published around the many “big data” opportunities. Reports that dangle the carrot of huge economic benefits that can potentially be reaped by organisations from the explosion of data in the internet. Further, technology leaders such as Google, Facebook and eBay have shown how internal data assets… Read More »

Advanced Analytics in Audit

Wednesday October 19th, 2016

I am fortunate enough to be on a voyage of discovery in the world of analytics courtesy of Teradata. When I joined Teradata nearly 18 months ago I had a good grasp of how analytics were used in IT audit and had used these regularly in engagements. I was even fortunate enough to have a… Read More »

Machine Learning and the colours of Haute Couture…

Wednesday October 5th, 2016

Machine Learning and Haute Couture may not be what you expect to hear in the same sentence. But can Machine Learning help the creative side of fashion? There are plenty of examples where machine learning is applied within fashion retailing to do predictive stock assortments, trend forecasting and much more, but I was interested in… Read More »

How to know your target (audience) better than they know themselves

Monday August 1st, 2016

An incredible amount of information about a person hides within the language they use, and surprisingly the way in which language is constructed can be significantly more insightful than the words themselves. Through over 20 years of research in social psychology, Jamie Pennebaker (University of Texas Professor and co-founder of new Teradata partner Receptiviti) discovered… Read More »

What is in a Name? A Data Scientist by any other name …

Monday June 20th, 2016

The term “data science” was first used by the statistician William H. Cleveland in his 2001 paper entitled, “Data Science: An Action Plan for Expanding the Technical Areas of the field of Statistics”. Cleveland emphasized that the “[results in] data science should be judged by the extent to which they enable the analyst to learn… Read More »

Connect-the-dots to ensure “Great” Customer Experience – Part 2

Monday May 16th, 2016

In Part 1 of this blog series, we looked at how hyper-personalisation is fundamental to delivering “Great” Customer Experience at each and every interaction. Businesses need to “see the world as customers do” in order to appreciate the full customer context – i.e. each journey has to be managed end-to-end rather than as a series… Read More »