Power Shift

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by Jennifer Niemela No Comments

 

The truth is out in the open: Armed with more information than ever, the customer is now in charge. Thanks to social media, easy Internet access and myriad mobile devices, anyone can access details about your company and your products—and those of your competitors—any time, from any place. Add to that tighter reins around personal         Read More…

Discover New Business Opportunities

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

Reporting and traditional analytic tools are not sufficient for enabling data scientists to uncover data insights that benefit the business. These professionals need capabilities that go beyond BI to discover and explore big, diverse data for new answers to business questions. One solution that was specifically designed for that purpose is the Teradata® Aster Database.         Read More…

In the Know

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by Carly Schramm No Comments

 

It’s no surprise that when organizations take action to know what they don’t already know, they gain distinct insights and competitive advantage in the marketplace. These forward-thinking businesses are building and driving the data-driven economy that will completely transform the customer experience. Analytics initiatives are becoming increasingly important for day-to-day business operations. In fact, according         Read More…

The Go-To Language for the Internet of Things

Posted on: August 4th, 2014 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

The Internet of Things connects billions of devices and produces all types of data. But unless the growing volumes of data can be easily processed for analysis, the information is basically clutter. JavaScript Object Notation, more commonly known as JSON, has emerged as the go-to language for exchanging machine-generated data. The Teradata® Database can shred         Read More…

Investing in Change

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by Jennifer Niemela No Comments

 

Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) Maybank, one of the largest banks in Indonesia, was on a mission to improve customer loyalty, retention and profitability. The organization’s solution, as described in Teradata Magazine, was  to create a single source of data allowing it to become customer-centric and analytics-driven.  In the new environment, employees are able to provide         Read More…

Gamification Is Serious Business

Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by Carly Schramm No Comments

 

According to a Gallup survey, only 29% of employees are actually engaged in their work. These low engagement levels are causing organizations to rethink their current strategies. The solution? Using gamification or game-like techniques in the workplace to boost interaction and facilitate healthy, company-wide competition and participation. For example, employers may award badges and other         Read More…

Solving the Big Data Skill Shortage

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

One of the most pressing challenges facing organizations that want to benefit from big, diverse data is finding qualified personnel capable of using advanced technologies to perform analytics. According to consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the shortfall of people with the deep analytics skills required by businesses could reach as much 190,000 in just four         Read More…

Smart Healthcare

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Jennifer Niemela No Comments

 

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield had considerable pain to overcome on its way to being among the insurance companies with the lowest administrative costs in the U.S. For example, as discussed in the latest issue of Teradata Magazine, call volume was driving up the expense of customer service. Through discovery analytics the company learned         Read More…

Discover What You Don’t Know

Posted on: June 30th, 2014 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

Using analytics to gain insights is good, but taking a multiple analytics approach is even better. The latter method delivers information from all data, including customer, mobile device and sensor data, to enlighten the business. The Teradata® Aster Discovery Platform is an integrated solution that delivers multiple analytics techniques that are automatically optimized and executed         Read More…

Build Lifelong Customer Relationships

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Carly Schramm No Comments

 

Having a one-to-one relationship with each of its 4.8 billion customers is key for Procter & Gamble to maintain loyalty as its buyers’ needs change over time. For instance, as soon as a baby grows out of diapers, the relationship with that mom buying Pampers could dissolve.  But with its transformative “1, Consumer Place” initiative,         Read More…