Big Data Forum

The Path to an Agile Solution

Gene De Libero 0

Mariam Seirafi, Sr. Director of Business Solutions and Analytics at Cornerstone Group of Companies, discussed her firm’s research process and creation of its Agile Database Solution with SAS as its partner. Seirafi explained that the exponential growth in data over the last several years has meant that more and more resources are being funneled into […]

How does one of the largest cities in the world use data for social good?

IDG Contributor 0

Each year close to 1,000 adolescents leave the foster care system in New York City without a strong support system to help them navigate the adult world of housing, education, employment and health care. The transition into adulthood can be especially difficult without a strong family network, leading to higher rates of homelessness, incarceration and […]

Finding ROI in a swirl of data analytics

IDG Contributor 1

The 2015 Data+ Editors’ Choice Awards honorees, which include PayPal, Zulily, DirecTV and National Grid, are mining data to make fast business decisions, measure risk, create efficiencies and more. Editor’s Note: Chosen by a panel of Computerworld editors, these 19 organizations are discovering valuable insights in their data streams, using analytics to solve vexing business […]

Both sides of the big data debate

IDG Contributor 5

Strata Hadoop World San Jose is over. But debates about big data are only heating up. Last week’s Strata Hadoop World drew a predictable crowd with some surprise features. Like most tech industry affairs, it has its admirers and detractors. I spoke with attendees on both sides and have summarized the two prevailing perspectives. Read […]

The Sky’s the Limit For Big Data Value with Cloud Analytics

IDG Contributor 3

Download Now A recent IDG study explores how cloud analytics can unleash the power of big data.  According to 76% of the IT and business leaders surveyed, cloud analytics is arguably the best way to traverse big data initiatives.  It all comes down to deriving the most value from data in the shortest time. And […]

The Scoop on Hadoop for Big Data Value

IDG Contributor 10

Download Now A recent IDG study reveals the need to augment Hadoop with data management tools to quickly and fully extract the value of big data. This infographic gives you an at-a-glance look into promise and pitfalls of Hadoop—from the challenges to the solutions.

How Hadoop Helps Realize Big Data Value

Jennifer Mariani 5

Download Now Today, many tools support the big data movement—perhaps none more so than Hadoop. But you may need some extra help to tap its full potential. According to a recent study by IDG, IT leaders see real value in augmenting Hadoop with data management tools to speed and strengthen analytics. Read this  research report […]

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Are you getting the most out of Predictive analytics?

Jennifer Mariani 0

As this ComputerWorld article discusses, there’s significant power in predictive analytics. However, using predictive analytics to drive web behavior only scratches the surface. In order to realize its potential, we need to find better ways to apply predictive analytics to our relationship management practices. 

Mobile Engagement Interview with CMO Council’s Liz Miller

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CMO Council’s Liz Miller on research about how organizations are using analytics to improve how they engage with mobile customers.  Read the report.