Could the Wrong Choice Put Your Job at Risk?

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by Dan Simerlink When evaluating software solutions, businesses need to determine if they should build or customize their own software, or buy from a vendor. Making the correct choice will deliver a strong ROI, enable a competitive advantage and earn accolades for the decision maker. However, the wrong selection can be costly for the business—and         Read More…

Overcome 4 Common Analytics Challenges

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

Getting maximum value from data is often easier said than done. Now that big data analytics is a necessity to grow business and revenue, you could be facing four formidable analytics challenges: Meeting expanding user needs Growing volumes of data Increasing demands on IT Integrating technologies One way to conquer these persistent problems is to         Read More…

Big Data for All

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by Sri Raghavan  Organizations understand the value of big data analytics and discovery, which is why they continue to invest in data scientists and business analysts who can generate incredible insights. Unfortunately, barriers still exist that keep analytics and discovery models from being consumable by the masses. Business users desperately want to utilize discovery and         Read More…

 

Remember the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”—the game that links celebrities to Kevin Bacon in six or fewer steps by finding movie relationships between various actors? While the game was just for fun, the principles behind it can offer real value to businesses. Connection analytics visualizes relationships and shows how people influence others in their         Read More…

Don’t Let Your Data Lake Turn into a Swamp

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by Rick Stellwagen and Paul Barsch enable smarter business decisions. However, the simple installation of a Hadoop cluster does not constitute a data lake. In fact, without following best practices, the investment will result in wasted time and money.  Manage from Start to Finish Imagine a single place in the enterprise where both transactional and         Read More…

Pace Yourself When Solving Problems

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

I was a competitive distance runner in high school and college and continue to compete in local races. Like any sport, running requires a strategy. And part of that strategy is pacing—if you go all out the first mile, you’ll hit the proverbial “runner’s wall” a few miles later, run out of energy and won’t         Read More…

How to Exploit the Top 3 Trends in Marketing

Posted on: June 10th, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by Michael Becker Already, 2015 is shaping up to be a year of extreme advancements in marketing. These advancements are changing the way we think about truly connecting with customers by using individualized insights that tell us when, where and how they want us to engage with them. In fact, according to the Teradata 2015 Global         Read More…

Siemens: Providing Additional Service and Value

Posted on: June 8th, 2015 by Carly Schramm No Comments

 

Siemens is on a mission to become the leader in all the markets it serves. To reach that goal, the electrical engineering and electronics powerhouse began to take a data-driven approach to provide a better customer experience. The company’s mobility division, for example, uses data and analytics to predict part failures, improve reliability and keep         Read More…

4 Ways Businesses Can Get More From Their Data

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by Guest Author No Comments

 

by Claudia Imhoff BI has now existed for more than two decades, yet few organizations have progressed much beyond fundamental reporting and basic multi-dimensional analysis. Simple descriptive analytics—relating what happened and what is happening—serves as a good starting point for dabbling in BI, but this information has very little value. Organizations can get more value with diagnostic         Read More…

Teradata Loom Enhances the Value of Data Lakes

Posted on: June 1st, 2015 by Brett Martin No Comments

 

The low implementation cost, scalability and flexibility advantages of an Apache™ Hadoop® data lake have made the solution a popular choice for storing data, especially big data, in its native format until it’s needed. But because Hadoop doesn’t offer an easy-to-use toolset for working with data, users have been forced to turn to low-level, command-line         Read More…