Smartphones, tablets, wrist watches and other mobile devices mean new opportunities to deliver updated information wherever and whenever it’s needed. A renowned user-interface expert shares tips for designing better mobile forecasting apps.
Organizations are turning to analytics to gain a competitive edge. But the real advantage goes to those organizations that are quicker, more innovative and more willing to explore the road less traveled. Learn how companies like yours are transforming their culture.
Data scientists are a hot commodity. But what makes a good one . . . well, good? Peter Hahn at insurer Zurich North America has some things he looks for in a top candidate. Whether you're hiring or job hunting Hahn's insights are illuminating.
Innovation is not as elusive as you might think. But it does require a clear, strong link between an organization's strategy and analytics. Read about three distinct analytics maturity stages that an organization must reach before true innovation can become part of its culture.
Sometimes it's the small things that have the greatest impact. Great American Insurance and XL Group learned that using analytics for a competitive advantage means collecting small wins that lead to big success.
Don't think there is a cultural component to good model design? Think again. Find out why you shouldn't begin to build a model until you've identified and educated your supporters.
You wouldn't build a house without a design or blueprints. Why would you start building analytical models without some idea of what those models need to accomplish? Considering these design tenets now will make your job less stressful later.
You need a way to display prototypes to show stakeholders how your ideas will make a difference. Lenovo's analytics chief Anthony Volpe calls it an "innovation theater." Data visualization is required. Popcorn is optional.
Text analytics experts used more than 68,000 tweets related to NCAA Final Four predictions to identify clusters of fans from across the US and in the process revealed some interesting implications for your organization.
Want to create a strong analytics culture in your organization? Here are eight tips that also work for teaching new drivers the rules of the road.
The retailing giant has more employees than many of its competitors have customers. And it has more customer interactions that just about anyone. Find out how Walmart is using analytics to handle the massive customer and employee data it generates.
Highlights of the HIMSS conference. Read about patient-centric care, the power of analytics and how much walking it takes to make it around the exhibit hall to get the big picture on the current state of health care.
Analytics today is about looking to the future for answers. Two retail analytics leaders share their ideas for creating a smart team of diverse experts to shape your strategic focus.
Ever wondered what backs the intricate sorting, delivery and route process behind your receipt of a UPS package? See how the package delivery company moves from descriptive to predictive to prescriptive analytics in this video.
Today’s knowledge worker and future senior leader should be an “informed intuitant,” says Dr. Jay Liebowitz of the University of Maryland University College. Read more about a skill set that combines analytics and intuition – and how you can better develop it.
Data visualization technologies can help the practice of data-driven decision making really take hold. But putting data visualization software in the hands of business users? Is it crazy – or crazy smart?
There are huge opportunities for companies committed to evolving their analytics teams into business drivers. If that's your goal, consider these points.
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From the halls of R&D, to the board rooms of customers around the world – in many different industries and analytical disciplines – the bloggers on Subconscious Musings share what’s on their minds and invite you to respond with what's on yours.
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