The Next Wave of BI Disruption

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 6, 2018 7:42:00 AM / by Ricky Thomas
posted in Business Intelligence, BI, Machine Learning, Analytics, Cloud Analytics, Insights, Self Service

BI Isn't Optional: Riding the Next Wave of Disruption

Analytics and business intelligence (BI) are now considered the most important technology for organizations to differentiate or win, according to Gartner's 2018 CIO Agenda survey. Twenty-six percent of executives cited BI as crucial, compared to just 10 percent who backed cloud services and 6 percent for mobility.

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8 Key factors to a successful analytics proof of concept

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 3, 2018 4:36:53 PM / by Ricky Thomas
posted in Analytics, BI, Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, AVORA, POC, BetterBI

8 Key Factors to a Successful Analytics Proof of Concept

Investing in a comprehensive proof of concept can be an invaluable tool to understand the impact of a business intelligence (BI) platform before investment. 64 percent of CIOs at the top-performing organizations are very involved in analytics projects, according to Gartner. In a competitive environment where analytics and BI is a business advantage, understanding the real-world impact of a solution is key.
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Smart Alerts

[fa icon='calendar'] May 8, 2017 7:45:00 AM / by Ricky Thomas
posted in Data Science, Machine Learning, Anomaly Detection, Smart Alerts

What is a Smart Alert?

In simple terms, a smart alert or anomaly is a data point that differs from others to a degree that is statistically significant. Data points in a cluster or pattern may have one or more data points outside those boundaries. These are outliers that indicate there may be a problem, such as a phony credit card in use, a data breach at a company or a doctor discovering that a patient has a serious disease.

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What is Anomaly Detection?

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 18, 2017 9:23:18 AM / by Ricky Thomas
posted in Anomaly Detection, Machine Learning, Data Science

What Is Anomaly Detection?
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The Death Of The Survey:How Machine Learning Is Transforming Customer Engagement

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 10, 2017 4:00:00 PM / by Ricky Thomas
posted in Customer Engagement, Machine Learning

Customer surveys used to be a mainstay of marketing, largely because they were the only way to directly connect with the customer. But recent research from OpinionLab suggests that shoppers are pushing back on surveys in ways that are severely hampering their effectiveness:

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