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LogitBot Leveraging Unstructured Data for Improved Investment Strategies The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital transformation case study highlights how high-performing big-data analysis powers an innovative artificial intelligence (AI)-based investment opportunity and evaluation tool. We'll learn how LogitBot in New York identifies, manages, and contextually categorizes truly massive and diverse data sources. By leveraging entity recognition APIs, LogitBot not only provides investment evaluations from across these data sets, it delivers the analysis as natural-language information directly into spreadsheets as the delivery endpoint. This is a prime example of how complex cloud-to core-to edge processes and benefits can be managed and exploited using the most responsive big-data APIs and services. To describe how a virtual assistant for targeting inv... (more)

Data and Economics 101 | @BigDataExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #Analytics

As more organizations try to determine where best to deploy their limited budgets to support data and analytics initiatives, they realize a need to ascertain the financial value of their data and analytics - which means basic economic concepts are coming into play.  While many of you probably took an economics class in college not too long ago, some more "seasoned" readers may be rusty. The starting point for this topic began with a blog that I wrote several months ago titled "Determining the Economic Value of Data" and this key observation that started that conversation: Data is an unusual currency. Most currencies exhibit a one-to-one transactional relationship. For example, the quantifiable value of a dollar is considered to be finite - it can only be used to buy one item or service at a time, or a person can only do one paid job at a time. But measuring the va... (more)

Big Data and #MachineLearning Algorithms | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #BigData

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital transformation case study highlights how online travel and events pioneer lastminute.com leverages Big Data analytics with speed at scale to provide business advantages to online travel services. We'll explore how lastminute.com manages massive volumes of data to support cutting-edge machine-learning algorithms to allow for speed and automation in the rapidly evolving global online travel research and bookings business. To learn how a culture of IT innovation helps make highly dynamic customer interactions for online travel a major differentiator, we're joined by Filippo Onorato, Chief Information Officer at lastminute.com group in Chiasso, Switzerland. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Most people these days... (more)

Intelligent Automation | @CloudExpo @CloudRaxak #AI #ML #CD #DevOps

Click Here to Download Now! Learn how intelligent automation in the cloud can enable you to transform your business, make your processes more flexible, reduce your security risk and lower your IT security OpEx 40-60%. Forrester's research shows that leveraging the cloud is difficult because of the cost and complexity of security compliance. Regulated industries like financial services (banking, investments, insurance), retail, and healthcare have to maintain compliance with industry standards (FFIEC, PCI-DSS, HIPAA). Forrester's recommendation is that IT automation is the only way to cost effectively leverage the cloud and deliver security compliance on-premise and in the cloud. IBM and Cloud Raxak use automated security compliance to enable enterprises to: Move workloads to the cloud while maintaining continuous security compliance Reduce cloud security costs by ... (more)

Big Data Model Maturity Discussion – What Are You Measuring? | @BigDataExpo #BI #BigData #Analytics

Big Data Model Maturity Discussion - What Are You Measuring? “Maturity models” can be very useful. Every analyst firm and most vendors have created some sort of maturity model. Not only can a maturity model benchmark where you are with respect to your cohorts, but good maturity models also provide a roadmap to help organizations advance along the maturity model. But different maturity models measure different things, and what the maturity model measures is critically important because you are what you measure. For example, a friend recently sent me the below cartoon about the “5 Stages of Data-Driven Marketing” (see Figure 1). Figure 1: Five Stages of Data-Driven Marketing Figure 1 measures how effective an organization is at leveraging data to drive an organization’s marketing culture. In the case of Figure 1, it conveys the organizational and cultural challenges ... (more)

Big Data Analytics Spur Growth | @BigDataExpo #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Big Data Analytics Spur Growth in Gaming Company Merger The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital transformation case study highlights how newly combined Finnish national gaming company, Veikkaus, is managing a complex merger process while also bringing more of a digital advantage to both its operations and business model. We'll now explore how Veikkaus uses a power big-data analytics platform to respond rapidly to the challenges of digitization. To learn how a culture of IT innovation is helping to establish a single wholly nationally-owned company to operate gaming and gambling in Finland, we're joined by Harri Räsänen, Information and Communications Technology Architect at Veikkaus in Helsinki. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Why has Veikkaus re... (more)

Self-Service Analytics Is Replacing Traditional BI | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BusinessIntelligence

Why Self-Service Analytics Is Replacing Traditional Business Intelligence By Pritika Ramani, Product Analyst, ManageEngine Modern organizations typically use several IT tools to monitor their applications, networks and other IT components in real time. Unfortunately, this leads to independent data islands, which creates a one-dimensional view of IT. In order to make strategic decisions, organizations need an IT operational analytics tool to analyze data from multiple sources, spot trends and make better decisions. While there are several analytics tools in the market, most tend to be either complicated or expensive to use. Self-service analytical tools, on the other hand, offer a rare combination of simplicity and affordability, making them popular among users. With the emergence of these comprehensive tools, every IT user can access data from various silos, get unifi... (more)

Data Analysis Is Changing the Face of Political Campaigning | @BigDataExpo #BI #BigData #Analytics

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital transformation case study explores how data-analysis services startup BlueLabs in Washington, DC helps presidential election campaigns better know and engage with potential voters. We'll learn how BlueLabs relies on high-performing analytics platforms that allow a democratization of querying, of opening the value of vast data resources to discretely identify more of those in the need to know. Here to describe how big data is being used creatively by contemporary political organizations for two-way voter engagement, we're joined by Erek Dyskant Co-Founder and Vice President of Impact at BlueLabs Analytics in Washington. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Obviously, this is a busy season for the analytics people... (more)

[slides] @Citrix' #IoT and #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #BigData #ML

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Will IoT Be Disruptive for the Enterprise? Businesses are struggling to manage the information flow and interactions between all of these new devices and things jumping on their network, and the apps and IT systems they control. The data businesses gather is only helpful if they can do something with it. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Witeck, Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, discussed how different the impact of IoT will be for large businesses, expanding how IoT will allow large organizations to make their legacy applications and systems more useful by leveraging an increasingly disparate ecosystem of technologies, users and devices to create actionable business intelligence. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Chris Witeck is a Principal Technology Strategi... (more)

Ask the Right Questions Before Jumping into Development | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousIntegration

Ask the Right Questions Before Jumping into Development In today's post, we're going to be talking more about the steps of ID-GEM - the business impact software framework from Amadeus Consulting that is designed to streamline your development process. ID-GEM is a free, downloadable planning tool that helps organizations incorporate business objectives early in the development process to reduce software project failure rates by addressing the need for better front-end planning. In our last post, we talked about step one - the "I" of ID-GEM, which stands for "Identify Value." It might be helpful to take a step back and read that blog so you can understand the importance of identifying business value before beginning your project. So now that you're brought up to speed with step one, let's launch right into step two - D, for "Discovery Questions." This is the part of y... (more)

Data Loss Prevention | @BigDataExpo #BigData #Security #Analytics

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital transformation case study explores how -- in an era when cybersecurity attacks are on the rise and enterprises and governments are increasingly vulnerable -- new data intelligence capabilities are being brought to the edge to provide better data loss prevention (DLP). We'll learn how Digital Guardian in Waltham, Massachusetts analyzes both structured and unstructured data to predict and prevent loss of data and intellectual property (IP) with increased accuracy. To learn how data recognition technology supports network and endpoint forensic insights for enhanced security and control, we're joined by Marcus Brown, Vice President of Corporate Business Development for Digital Guardian. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: ... (more)