Best Practices for Big Data Strategy Execution

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by David A. Kelly To identify the essential components for any big data strategy, Teradata Magazine spoke with three noted experts who have conducted substantial research and handled the physical implementations of big data initiatives. Each one addresses a best practice you can adopt to develop your successful strategy: > View Big Data as a Valued Corporate         Read More…

Standard Chartered Bank Expects Huge Savings

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Carly Schramm No Comments

 

When an organization spans across some of the world’s most dynamic markets, it can be challenging to make timely and well-informed decisions. For Standard Chartered Bank, which has income flowing in from all parts of the globe, a better management solution was needed to make the best business decisions possible. The bank replaced its 19-year-old         Read More…

3 Priorities for Big Data Success

Posted on: March 18th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by Stefan Biesdorf, David Court and Paul Willmott  Leveraging big data and advanced analytics requires a plan. While it may sound obvious, most companies skip over the step of defining how data, analytics, frontline tools and people come together to generate business value. The power of a plan is that it provides a common language         Read More…

A Simple Solution to Combat Obstacles

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

Capturing and interpreting data—including big data—that is spread across several systems continues to pose problems for organizations. That’s because analysts have to use multiple solutions to get the answers they need. Data management and analytics engines offer an ever-expanding range of features at various price points, with each engine housing certain types of data and         Read More…

Big Data Grows Up

Posted on: March 11th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by Bill Franks Over the past decades, analytics processes have been developed and deployed in a custom, one-off, artisanal fashion. This makes sense when high-value problems are being addressed, but not when it comes to affordably incorporating big data into the myriad small decisions a business makes every day. For big data and analytics to         Read More…

7-Eleven Enhances Customer Loyalty and Engagement

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Carly Schramm No Comments

 

Convenience retailer 7-Eleven, which started in 1927 as an ice house in Dallas, Texas, aims to understand its customers’ changing needs and supply them with the products and services they want, when they want them. To do that, the world’s largest convenience retailer created a convenient mobile app that provides localized information for guests. Now         Read More…

Bring Your ‘A’ Game

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

In addition to moonlighting as a youth football coach, I’m a rabid sports fan. Besides being an Xs and Os guy, I’m fascinated by strategies. As any sports enthusiast knows, the ability to execute a solid strategy is what separates the winners from the losers. Like successful sports teams, leading organizations find strategic ways to         Read More…

Who Needs a Big Data Strategy, Anyway?

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by David Kelly Whether you fully believe the hype or not, big data will continue to have a fundamental impact on your business over the next few years. Yet jumping on the big data bandwagon can backfire in a very expensive way without a concise blueprint for leveraging, acting on and benefitting from the information.         Read More…

Do You Need A Big Data Plan?

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

Turning data into value doesn’t happen on its own. It requires a comprehensive strategy for gathering, analyzing and acting on a vast range of integrated information. Even if you’re skeptical about all the hype surrounding big data, the fact is it will play a significant role in shaping your business over the next few years. The         Read More…

Big Data Could Save $300 Billion for US Healthcare

Posted on: February 13th, 2015 by Carly Schramm No Comments

 

Companies that take full advantage of data and analytics open up new opportunities to develop more relevant products and services, provide better customer service and increase the bottom line. In fact the gains are expected to be 40.7 billion euros per year by 2017, according to a study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research         Read More…