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Another product/solution focused session, this time on Cybersecurity. This is a relatively new product for SAS but they have production customers and an aggressive development plan. The core focus for this detecting attackers who are on a network before they execute their attacks. For instance in the Sony hack the attackers were probably on the network for [...]

I last got an update on SPSS early last year. In March 2015, IBM released an update for the complete set of products in its advanced analytical portfolio. Analytical Decision Management (ADM) is positioned as part of this portfolio of predictive and prescriptive analytic tools. IBM’s advanced analytic portfolio is focused on having meaningful impact [...]

Dataiku, a company founded in 2013 and based in France, launched their product, Data Science Studio (DSS), in February 2014. DSS is a web-based analytic software platform designed for data scientists and analysts. The product is designed to improve the effectiveness and productivity of data teams especially when it comes to turning raw data into [...]

TIBCO Spotfire 6.5 (announced last month) has new capabilities around easier access to data, location analytics and R. To support effective data discovery and visualization, TIBCO believes it is essential to allow users easy access to analytics against the increasingly wide range of data sources that are available. It’s not enough that the visualization tools [...]

I just presented on The Mobile Enterprise: Driving the Need for Better Decisions & Smarter Processes. Here are the slides: The Mobile Enterprise: Driving the Need for Better Decisions & Smarter Processes from Decision Management Solutions The consumerization of technology in enterprises, increasingly mobile employees and the demands of more social, mobile and connected consumers [...]

A few extra items on IBM’s mobile strategy from a panel here at IMPACT: IBM’s Worklight Platform is continuing to evolve (see this review of their MobileFirst portfolio) with a focus both on providing great middleware for native apps and support for hybrid applications. Recent improvements include QA tools, running the Worklight foundation in the [...]

I am speaking at IBM’s IMPACT 2014 on The Mobile Enterprise – Driving the Need for Better Decisions & Smarter Processes (SPD-2798), Tuesday April 29 at 3:45pm The consumerization of technology in enterprises, increasingly mobile employees and the demands of more social, mobile and connected consumers are putting increased pressure on enterprises. Adopting mobile management and [...]

IBM has made significant investments in the mobile market in recent years. Various acquisitions and internal development efforts have resulted in a portfolio of product and service offerings under the banner of IBM MobileFirst. IBM recently summarized the state of the mobile market and its MobileFirst portfolio for analysts. It’s worth noting up front that [...]

As part of the ongoing blog series on Marketing Decision Management Solutions I got an update from SAP on Real-Time Offer Management. This is based on an acquisition made at the end of 2006 of a real time recommendation technology developed for the CRM market, with early adoption mainly by the competitive service industries – [...]

Next session for me at FICO World is one focused on where customer decisioning is going. John Rymer of Forrester began by presenting some of the major trends found in a recent Forrester survey conducted for FICO: Customer modeling is getting much more sophisticated as companies try and understand large numbers of customers more precisely [...]

Larry Rosenberger, FICO Research fellow, ex-FICO CEO and generally fascinating analytic thinker was up next to discuss analytics and the internet of things. For all the “speculative” in the title, Larry things the whole area of the internet of things is becoming more real and less speculative. Larry began by defining the internet of things. [...]

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 [...]

I am attending FICO World and blogging some sessions. First up is one presented by Doug Clare and Sally Taylor-Schoff talking about the impact of showrooming on financial services. Showrooming, of course, is the practice of examining a product in a physical location and then buying it online. Consumers have more and more apps to [...]

Dave Millen came up to talk about the Process and Decision Management updates under the umbrella of Smarter Process. Big Data, cloud, social and mobile is driving change in the Smarter Process portfolio. In particular it means that process efficiency is no longer enough to guarantee success – you need processes that are effective also. [...]

IBM has a portfolio of decision optimization products that are integral to their smarter analytics strategy, aimed at both the hard-core optimization experts as well as targeting line of business markets. IBM sees optimization expanding, expanding from the traditional optimization technology market to a more mainstream decision optimization platform with an increasing focus on specific [...]

First Look – SQLStream

The move over recent years has been towards increasingly distributed processing of data, both in terms of the underlying model and in terms of the processing architectures available. More and more of this data is also streaming and SQLstream is focused on effective access to streaming big data. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in San [...]

On the occasion of the Olympic Games opening ceremony I thought I would share one of my pet peeves about this and other sporing events – I can’t watch them. Now this is not because they are too commercial or because the human interest stories make me cringe (though they do, often) but because the games are [...]

I recently spent some time with the Bosch Software Innovations team (makers of Visual Rules, recently reviewed on the blog) and one of the topics of discussion was the Internet of Things – an area of research of great interest to Bosch as a whole. As Wikipedia puts it this refers to “uniquely identifiable objects (things) [...]

First Look – BigML

While there are many machine learning packages out there, BigML is trying to make them usable by people with just a little experience – to improve the learning curve of machine learning techniques. At the same time they also address the scale challenge as Gigabytes of data override the traditional algorithms. Their product is therefore [...]

Trends in smarter business analytics

Don Campbell, CTO Of IBM’s Business Intelligence group, presented on trends in smarter business analytics. He sees four focus areas – improving customer understanding, optimizing real-time decisions, better enterprise visibility and improved collaboration. All underpinned by managed, trusted data. IBM’s customers tell them that the 3 big challenges are A lack of understanding of how [...]