Successful analytics requires a broad range of knowledge and experience today, but how is an IT leader to know exactly what knowledge and experience to look for when hiring?
MGM Resorts, which runs nearly half of the major hotels on the Las Vegas strip, is working with Cisco to leverage Wi-Fi and location-based apps to more effectively target sales.
Are data scientists really necessary or should your average knowledge worker be able to perform big data analytics?
If your company's got a lot of customers and you offer them many different ways to interact with you, it's challenging to get a complete customer view because of the diverse systems and data sources at play.
Auditors are on the front lines of the compliance wars, and they have seen it all.
How much productivity is lost because of the travel mishaps endured by your road warriors week in and week out? What is the financial cost of the stress and suffering inflicted by canceled flights, officious airline employee and lost luggage? At one time it may have been hard to quantify this expense, but that was before big data.
Alas, big data. Can it really do anything for you? To settle this debate once and for all, please welcome analytics wunderkind himself, Nate Silver.
Chicago has a problem with lost garbage carts, and city officials hope that predictive analytics will provide a solution.
For big data to be more than just an expensive exercise in chasing hype, companies must figure out how to glean useful insights about the world from their data, and then transform the insights into profit-making goods and services.
Local governments around the country still make heavy use of the printed document and the file cabinet, causing no end of frustration and delay to citizens and small businesses accustomed to the speed and efficiency of online transactions. Code for America, a three-year-old non-profit, wants to make it easier for people to deal with the bureaucracy by helping usher local governments into the digital age.