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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 […]

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 […]

Predictive Analytics Deployment to Mainframe or Hadoop – Upcoming Webinar

Learn how to achieve a standards-based, efficient approach to analytics deployment from open source like R and commercial analytics products to a wide range of platforms including mainframes like IBM zSystems and new data infrastructure like Hadoop. Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM PST – 12:00:00 PM PST Register here. The big challenge for analytics-driven […]

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 […]

Some thoughts on KDNuggets’ top trends ahead of Strata Hadoop NYC

Gregory over at KDNuggets had an interesting post with some Top Analytics and Big Data trends ahead of Strata Hadoop NYC Conference based on input from their readers. Three trends struck me: The challenge of communicating complex analyses to non-technical clients/partners We are having increasing success using logical decision models to show how data and analytics drive better […]

Decision Management Market Highlights Q1 2014

We published our Decision Management Market Highlights Q1 2014 today. Here is an excerpt: There have been interesting developments in the Decision Management market this quarter. In particular the focus is clearly shifting from Decision Management simply as a better way to manage business rules to one where analytics, especially predictive analytics, is central. This quarter […]

Standards in Predictive Analytics: A White Paper

To wrap up the series I have been writing on standards in predictive analytics, here’s the report I have been working on. This report discusses each of the topics in the series – R, Hadoop and PMML – in more detail and pulls it all together in a single paper. You can get the Standards in Predictive Analytics  paper here.

Thanks to our sponsors for this research, Revolution Analytics, Zementis and the Data Mining Group.

Big Data and Decision Management Systems: The impact of Variety

The second in my series on the impact of Big Data on Decision Management Systems: The impact of Variety. Big Data involves adding more types of data, from more sources inside and outside of the organization, to your analytic toolkit. Social, mobile, local and cloud data sources are exploding and organization must find ways to […]

5 Steps to Big Marketing #ficoworld

Josh Prismon and Matt Beck came up next to walk through a 5 step plan for Big Marketing – Marketing in the era of Big Data. Admit you have a problem Stop interrupting and start understanding Create a personal dialogue guided by analytics Continuously improve your decisions Push out by building network effects The context for this […]