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Focus Data Projects on Improving Decisions

Focus Data Projects on Improving Decisions

Many organizations today are investing heavily in data projects to improve data-driven decision making. But paradoxically most of these projects don’t consider decisions explicitly.  Data projects usually begin with data capture before understanding what data will be useful, for what action and for what benefit.  Without understanding the decision making that will improve business performance and […]

Global Big Data Conference: Don’t Apply Big Data Analytics To The Wrong Problem: Put Decisions First

I am speaking at the Global Big Data Conference in Santa Clara, CA in March on Don’t Apply Big Data Analytics To The Wrong Problem: Put Decisions First One of the biggest challenges for analytics Teams is effective communication with their business partners. Too many projects fail to connect problems in the business environment to […]

Consolidate Reporting to Improve Decision Making

Everyone wants to make better data-driven decisions. Reporting is getting in the way. Everyone wants to make better data-driven decisions. Many companies are using reporting to support decision making but their ability to do so is bogged down. There are too many reports, resources are committed to existing reports and the link from reports to […]

Can Machine Learning Solve Your Business Problem?

One of my LinkedIn contacts recently pointed to this great little article on HBR – How to Tell If Machine Learning Can Solve Your Business Problem – and it makes some points that show the potential for decision modeling to help you better apply machine learning and other analytic techniques. The author begins by pointing out that automation is […]

Version 7 of The Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report

We’ve posted Version 7 of our popular Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report with new content on The Analytics Capability Landscape. We also welcome new vendors Blue Yonder and Erudine to the platform vendor index. Overview Organizations are adopting a new class of operational systems called Decision Management Systems to meet the demands of consumers, regulators and […]

The Value of Predictive Analytics and Decision Modeling – Webinar Presentation and Recording

The presentation and recording from our recent webinar, The Value of Predictive Analytics and Decision Modeling, are now available. Successful predictive analytic projects follow a well-defined approach from requirements to modeling, implementation and deployment, embedding the analytic results in operational systems that improve business performance. In this live webinar recording, James Taylor, CEO and Principal Consultant […]

The Value of Predictive Analytics and How Using Decision Modeling Helps You Succeed

May 27, 2015 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT Register here. Successful predictive analytic projects follow a well-defined approach from requirements to modeling, implementation and deployment, embedding the analytic results in operational systems that improve business performance. In this live webinar, James Taylor, CEO and Principal Consultant at Decision Management Solutions and Matt Kitching, Senior […]

First Look: Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder is based in Germany (Karlsruhe) and was founded in 2008 by an ex-CERN researcher, Prof. Michael Feindt and focusing on solving big data problems such as demand estimation. Several solutions targeted at retail were released over subsequent years. In 2013 they launched their Data Science Academy. The Blue Yonder platform for predictive applications […]

Decisions, Decision Management and an architecture for digital transformation

Ray Wang of Constellation Research published a report early this year “The Elements of Business Architecture for Digital Transformation.” In the report Ray identifies some interesting boardroom priorities (this is just some of them): Consistent Customer Experience Mass automation Insights-driven business models Cost-effective regulatory compliance All of these are reasons given by our clients as […]

Using Decision Modeling to make Predictive Analytics more pervasive

  Back in May of last year, Wayne Eckerson published “Making Predictive Analytics Pervasive“. It’s a great report with some really useful data but one of the key headline result is that implementation rates are not rising – in fact fewer organizations are reporting successful implementation of predictive analytics (from 21% to 18%). This despite […]

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