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June 2016

The emergence of the data scientist as having a critical role in helping organizations exploit big data-related technologies provides new challenges and opportunities for those responsible for the overall governance of this new data management landscape. While the potential benefits to the organization of harnessing the new insight from data scientists in terms of delivering competitive value is clear, what is less clear is how...

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Flashback to 1982: me, eyes wide, thumbing through an encyclopedia-sized retail catalog ahead of the holiday shopping season. If I wanted something, I simply folded the page and returned the book to my mom. When the season was over, the whole catalog—crumpled from chosen items such as lawnmowers, cardigans and bed sheets—went into the garbage. Me today: if I’m buying something, I touch at least five...

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When healthcare providers are able to do more with their data, they’re empowered to deliver earlier interventions, enhance collaboration among medical professionals and improve patient outcomes. Two healthcare organizations made these advances and transformed patient care with the help of master data management (MDM) solutions. A healthcare provider–created demand-driven model Instead of focusing on volume, profitability and supply-driven services, one provider wanted to turn the traditional healthcare...

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The amount of textual information available, whether online or in institutional document repositories, has seen tremendous and unabated growth. Because of the importance of obtaining meaningful information from massive amounts of text data, pattern recognition is an important issue in text mining. In particular, kernel-based methods of pattern recognition are an effective alternative to explicit feature extraction. Kernel-based learning methods The kernel function—a function returning the inner...

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As many insurers know, the web of insurance fraud grows rapidly. Opportunistic and organized fraud can quickly be spun into inflated claims damage, exaggerated injuries, staged accidents and overpriced auto body repairs that can sneak up to take a bite out of balance sheets. Insurance companies can become entangled by investigation inefficiencies, high loss adjustment expenses and incorrect payments, and that’s not even accounting for...

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Forecasting is key to strong financial decision making. Recent improvements to hardware and software, mobile devices and social collaboration tools now allow businesses to collect, store and analyze more data to help them create accurate forecasts. New tools also provide opportunities for better financial forecasting methods, alleviating some of the tedious work and improving financial executives' ability to predict future trends. How can analytics eliminate tedious...

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Apache Spark has enjoyed tremendous momentum over the past two years. A rising number of organizations have adopted it as a flexible and high-performance addition to their big data environments. Over that time, perceptions of Spark have evolved from an alternative to MapReduceto a big data processing engine and development environment to being described as an analytics operating system. Each perception is accurate, and the...

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Much has been written about the impact that digital and mobile commerce have had on brick-and-mortar retailers in recent years, but ironically, physical retail experiences may actually benefit from the ongoing mobile and technical revolution. Enter retail analytics and its best friend, data extraction. One of the biggest challenges for retailers has always been scaling great customer service, specifically how to better personalize in-store experiences. As...

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At the Retail and Consumer Goods Analytics Summit in Chicago, the theme was "Analytics Now." But haven’t consumer goods suppliers and retailers always been data-driven? Certainly they have—but thanks to the eruption of a geyser of valuable external data and the increasing sophistication of analytics capabilities that can be readily delivered to a full range of business users, businesses are finding that they have entered...

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“You know, one day I’ll be able to just take a picture of this document with my phone and send it to them.” Wait, that’s my mother in-law talking. Cloud ingestion is here. The cloud is practically old. Hollywood has done a dozen movies on it. Cloud adoption is soaring. And if you’ve kept up, your music, pictures, and movies are already stored there. Your email...

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