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As part of my recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, I introduced an approach to selecting analytic capability that is decision-led, role-centric and style-based. I go into the approach more in the research report but I wanted to highlight a few points in a series of blog posts. Finally style-based: With a clear understanding of the [...]

As part of my recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, I introduced an approach to selecting analytic capability that is decision-led, role-centric and style-based. I go into the approach more in the research report but I wanted to highlight a few points in a series of blog posts. Next up role-centric: Decision-making problems can be solved [...]

As part of my recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, I introduced an approach to selecting analytic capability that is decision-led, role-centric and style-based. I go into the approach more in the research report but I wanted to highlight a few points in a series of blog posts. First decision-led: Given the focus we saw [...]

I am speaking at PASS Business Analytics 2015, April 20-22 in Santa Clara CA,on A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements Most organizations lack an approach that lets them specify their requirements for BI or for analytics more broadly. Their ability to find opportunities for, and successfully use, more advanced analytics is limited. In this [...]

It’s clear when you analyze analytic capabilities that there are three main reasons people use analytics: A need to report on some aspect of the organization A need to monitor the organization’s behavior or performance A need for the organization to make data-driven decisions As part of my recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, [...]

Yseop Update

I got an update from Yseop recently, having last been briefed back in August 2013.Yseop has repackaged its capabilities into two products – Yseop Smart NLG (Natural Language Generation) and Yseop Smart Machine. Yseop Smart NLG is software that turns data into text and narrative, primarily working in finance, business analytics and business intelligence while [...]

I have recently completed some research on the increasingly broad portfolio of analytic capabilities available today. These capabilities range from traditional Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities like reporting and ad-hoc query to modern visualization and data discovery capabilities as well as data mining and advanced analytics. These capabilities are often presented as part of a maturity curve, where [...]

I am giving a webinar for the International Institute for Analytics at 2:00pm ET on February 19 “Making the Best Decisions Possible with Enterprise Decision Management” We all make tactical and strategic decisions every day. With the presence of big data, are we making the right or the best decisions possible as data volume, velocity [...]

I got a quick update on TIBCO Spotfire recently having last been updated on TIBCO Spotfire 6.5. Since then TIBCO has acquired Jaspersoft and created their TIBCO Analytics group. In addition TIBCO has been taken private though no organizational or business strategy changes have resulted. The various analytic products continue to be fairly independent though [...]

Steve Knode of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and I will be talking about how you can use Decision Modeling to specify requirements for predictive analytic projects at 2:40pm on March 31, 2015 Establishing a shared understanding of the business problem across business, IT and analytics teams is critical for successful predictive analytics projects. Recently [...]

I am giving a webinar November 20 [New Date] at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern with Information Management magazine on Analytics Maturity Curve or Landscape? What’s the difference between the various analytic capabilities? How do I map available analytic capabilities to my business needs? What’s the right combination of capabilities for me now and in the future? [...]

I am giving a webinar on October 1, 2014  at 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific with Teradata on Don’t Move Your Data: Deeper Analysis, Faster Results, Lower Cost Are your analysts spending too much time and effort analyzing growing data volumes? Free your analysts from the limitations and restrictions of the traditional analytic architecture [...]

I recently did some research on the requirements for enterprise-scale analytics and the challenges of using open source R in this context. In my first post (Requirements for Enterprise Scale Analytics with R – Part 1) I outline some of the requirements I see for enterprise scale analytics. In this second post I will discuss the challenges of R [...]

I recently did some research on the requirements for enterprise-scale analytics and the challenges of using open source R in this context. In this first post I wanted to outline some of the requirements I see for enterprise scale analytics and in a second post I will discuss the challenges of R in that context. As advanced [...]

Michael Fitzgerald wrote a great piece of the MIT Sloan Management Review this week – The Four Traps of Predictive Analytics. Michael saw me present at an event for Predixion in Boston and then went on to chat with me a couple of times. It’s a great piece, highlighting four critical issues around predictive analytics: The [...]

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 [...]

Interview on Ugly Research

Tracy Altman (@EvidenceSoup), who I interviewed here, interviewed me for her blog recently. We talked decisions, decision management and analytics. You can find the interview on the Evidence Soup blog here. Enjoy.

I am presenting at a couple of evening events in July on Predictively Enabling your Organization. Sponsored by Predixion, these events will introduce you to predictive analytics and will share practical tips on how to leverage predictive analytics to improve results across your business. I’ll discuss the power of Predictive Analytics, how to get started and how to [...]

Webinar: Up Your R Game

I am giving a webinar Up Your R Game with Bill Franks of Teradata on July 29th at 1pm Eastern time: Open source R is no longer a fad or a tool used in the academic world. According to the Rexer survey,* R is the analytic software of choice for data scientists, business analysts, and data [...]

I am speaking at a Predixion hosted event on Predictively Enabling Your Organization, 4-7pm on July 30 in Chicago: Predictive Analytics are something every organization wants – the potential pay-off is huge – but not every organization understands how to leverage them correctly. James Taylor, an analytics expert and author, will simplify it for you by [...]