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CPG companies could improve business performance with better use of analytics, Accenture study finds

 The majority of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are failing to place analytics at the heart of their decision-making process, limiting their ability to improve the customer  experience and gain business advantage, a study by Accenture has found. Accenture’s analysis also suggests in many cases the problem is compounded by fragmented investment in narrow programmes

Socializing Predictive Analytics within Your Organization

 With  the field of predictive analytics becoming a more mainstream business discipline, the end objective for many organizations is to operationalize this discipline in order to truly leverage the   full business impact. The notion of “operationalizing”  this...

5 Ways to Become Extinct as Big Data Evolves

 The need to adopt sophisticated data analytics has become widely apparent to businesses recently, and the necessity of adopting “Big Data” analytics approaches is only becoming more evident. Gartner’s report on Big Data Adoption in 2013 found...

2014 Big Data Predictions from IDC and IIA

 Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2014 in separate webcasts last week. Here is my summary of their predictions plus a few nuggets from other sources. IDC predicts...

Data Science Wars: Python vs. R

 As I frequently travel in data science circles, I’m hearing more and more about a new kind of tech war: Python vs. R. I’ve lived through many tech wars in the past, e.g. Windows vs. Linux, iPhone...

Using Analytics to Crack Down on Electricity Theft

 Electricity theft is estimated to cost the energy industry approximately $6 billion each year. Analytics can help them recoup a significant portion of those losses. People go to all kinds of lengths to steal electricity. Some simply...

Best Thinker Webinar: Making Predictive Analytics Productive

 This week we held another webinar in our Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of Predictive Analytics.  The webinar included speakers such as Eric Siegel, the founder of Predictive Analytics World and author of...

Only 17% of Insurers Use Predictive Analytics in Claims: Towers Watson

 However, the seventh installment of the company’s Property & Casualty Claim Officer Survey indicates that use of these technologies is on the rise. Despite many months of commentary indicating the value of predictive analytics in claims, the...

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...

Who Has The Largest Predictive Data Analytics?

 With vast amount of data that currently available, who should be able to predict the future the most? Should it be Google? Facebook? Twitter? Google claim to be able to predict the flu epidemic in the future, and other...

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