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SEC taps analytics to predict risk

 The Securities and Exchange Commission is using predictive analytics to evaluate risks facing the brokerage industry regulated by the agency and, potentially, to pinpoint firms headed for trouble. Beginning this financial quarter, the SEC’s newly created Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) is applying a risk assessment model that processes real-time data, financial statements

When Analytics Can’t Save You

 Security analyst Bruce Schneier’s post on the apparent failure of the U.S. government to stop Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons holds lessons for Big Data and CIOs. Security analyst Bruce Schneier’s post on the apparent failure...

Nadal or Djokovic? Predicting the winner of the US Open

  Most pundits will have an opinion on who will triumph in this year’s US Open men’s final – Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic – but the best insights into who will be crowned champion will come...

14 Rules for Data-Driven, Not Data-Deluded, Marketing

 We’re now in the crossfire of a peaking hype cycle for big data and its inevitable backlash. One marketer the other night was yelling on Twitter, “Big Data People need to GET OFF MY LAWN.” I confess,...

Big Data, Mobility, Cloud Technologies Put Pressure on Federal IT

 To overcome these challenges, network managers expect to transform almost half of their agency’s infrastructure by 2015. Federal agencies plan to fully deploy data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data and cloud computing (the Big Five) efforts...

Predictive Analytics in Software: Focusing on Automation

 Once you have identified decisions that could usefully be improved by predictive analytics you must develop predictive analytic models for each decision. Each decision is going to require a different predictive analytic model, perhaps several. Some predictive...

The Rising Value of Predictive Analytics

 The rising prevalence and increasingly varied applications of business intelligence software and analytics solutions continue to be a hot topic in the business world. Companies in a wide variety of sectors are approaching these tools and finding different...

Don’t Worry, Big Data Hasn’t Jumped the Shark Yet

 It seems Big Data is currently persona non grata. In the last week, a headline in The New York Times asked “Is Big Data an Economic Big Dud?” and, based on some (perhaps mis-interpreted) sentiments in the most...

Big Data Market to Reach $46.34 Billion by 2018

 The research firm MarketsandMarkets predicts that the global big data market will show a 26 percent compound annual growth rate from 2013 to 2018. The global big data market is forecast to show a compound annual growth...

Data Mining Is a Risky Business

 In the last few weeks a vigorous discussion on the legality of the NSA’s data mining efforts in the war on terror has raged. The revelations by former NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden have concerned American...

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