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I recently got a briefing from Information Builders, an independent business intelligence (BI) and enterprise information integration/management (EIM) vendor founded in 1975. They sell their BI and EIM solutions separately, though they are increasingly selling these solutions together. They have 1,350 employees and 12,000 customer sites as well as a strong OEM portfolio. They find [...]

First Look – Kount

I got a chance to catch up with Kount recently, a 4 year old company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Keynetics (a 13 year old e-commerce company) focused on preventing fraud in e-commerce. They offer an all-in-one SaaS solution aimed at detecting fraud fast (intra-transaction real-time) while giving customers flexibility and usability. They [...]

Teradata Active Enterprise Update

Syndicated from SmartDataCollective Quick update from Teradata to kick off the day focused on Active Enterprise Intelligence. This remains a key theme for Teradata, unsurprising given the focus of Teradata customers on an enterprise data warehouse full of operational data. AEI is about a focus on moving from the back office to the front office [...]

Bo and Lawrence from PARC presented some work on contextual intelligence research designed to exploit unstructured data for novel predictive applications. PARC is now an independent business unit focused on the Business of Breakthroughs, working with Xerox and with other companies. The new focus means they work on a wide range of problems and aim [...]

Happy world statistics day!

It turns out that today is World Statistics Day (according to my friends at SAS, who have a page all about it). The focus of the day is on the value of official statistics. So, if you are working for a governmental or non-governmental statistics organization, have a nice day :-) If you don’t work [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ Lots of articles talk about the need to provide BI and analysis on mobile devices. And lots of enterprise applications want to “mobilize” themselves. But I don’t see it. I don’t think employees want to do BI on a smartphone or even data mining on an iPad. Nor do they just want [...]

Stephen Brobst, Teradata’s CTO, took open Q&A. What’s the business and architectural impact of the temporal (and spatial) extensions in 13.10? Most Teradata customers are doing temporal things but implementing manually today using things like effective date columns. This is hard work and the new feature makes it easier to manage, more accessible to customers [...]

Guest intelligence at Target

Guest intelligence is something Target use to drive marketing and merchandising decisions. Target, of course, is a large US retailer that does business in 49 states and has a major web presence. Target has guest data from panel surveys,  store surveys and operational data and regards these all as valid sources of guest data, without [...]

Syndicated from BeyeNetwork Jeff Jonas had a great post on his blog recently, Your movements speak for themselves: Space-Time Travel Data is Analytic Super-Food! in which he made the point that: Mobile devices in America are generating something like 600 billion geo-spatially tagged transactions per day. With such huge volumes involved, this information is only [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ In a press release just over a month ago, Gartner said that Context-Aware Computing will provide significant competitive advantage. As the press releases says: Gartner defines context-aware computing as the concept of leveraging information about the end user to improve the quality of the interaction. Emerging context-enriched services will use location, presence, [...]