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For financial markets firms, efficiency is becoming as important a differentiator as speed and scale. As a result, firms are delving deeper into predictive analytics to realize faster time to value and improve operational performance and decision outcomes.
Technologies that speed pattern recognition in ever-growing data sets – including big data – provide…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on January 22, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments
With the rise of “Big Data” and the possibilities it presents, the days of structuring marketing strategies based on limited insights and partial statistics are over. But what exactly is big data, and does it have a place in every business?
"Big data" applies to immense amounts of information from an expansive range of sources that is frequently collected. The data comes from a multitude of sources and multiple…Continue
Added by Nick Andrew Rojas on August 15, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Data driven strategy execution is the key to building value for all stakeholders in a business over time. Measurable key performance indicators (KPIs) are essential to value creation. Value creation for capital providers is the ultimate mission of every business.
There are certain financial metrics/ratios common to all businesses that can be gleaned from basic accounting and financial statement analysis. In order to define strategy and the accompanying plans for execution,…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on July 28, 2014 at 6:47am — No Comments
Dynamic data integration incorporating data quality and master data management (MDM) assures consistency and reliability for upstream analytics and information sharing. A pragmatic approach that treats all of a company’s data as big data will facilitate integration efforts.
In Part I, we stressed the importance of data quality. In this post, we focus on MDM and the connection between the two as part of data governance strategy.
As financial institutions seek to become…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on July 16, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments
With the proliferation of composite applications for cloud and mobility, monitoring individual components of the application delivery chain is no longer an effective way to assure user experience. IT organizations must evolve toward a holistic unified user experience assurance. This must be a more collaborative methodology based on a service-delivery principle that is more aligned with corporate strategy.
The more business processes come to depend on multiple applications and…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on July 8, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Distributed architectures with more fragmented data sets beget the need for a dynamic data integration platform that is flexible and scalable to bridge existing enterprise infrastructure to newer apps developed for cloud and mobility. Data quality and master data management (MDM) are vital components of data integration to ensure consistency and reliability for upstream analytics.
But in order to succeed, firms need to first establish and commit to an ongoing data governance program…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on June 25, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Performance analytics in cloud platforms is becoming table stakes amid intensifying price competition for increasingly commoditized services. The ability to effectively manage application performance is a key component of every infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider’s cloud monitoring strategy. As a result, cloud platform providers must continue to add functionality due to fewer opportunities to differentiate on raw compute or storage resources.
The evolution toward distributed…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on May 27, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments
The time has come for evolving storage strategies for a new computing era. The storage, movement and delivery of data and services to an increasingly remote and mobile user community are challenging the data management and protection systems of most organizations. CIOs and storage administrators are plagued by disparate systems and incompatible data sets resulting from mergers, outmoded legacy infrastructures, stubbornly maintained departmental and individual data silos, and the explosion…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on April 24, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments
We’re getting ready for Big Data Week in Atlanta (taking place May 5-11) and have heard from many of you asking about speaking this year. The event is designed to offer a good variety of meetups and sessions, offering a unique platform for speakers of many experience levels and…Continue
Added by Radhika Subramanian on March 24, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments
The PADS Framework, for Performance Analytics and Decision Support, represents a more holistic approach to adaptive, proactive and predictive operational data management and analysis. The framework links advanced performance management and big data analytics technologies to enable organizations to gain deep and real-time visibility into, and predictive intelligence from, increasingly complex virtualized and mobile systems across the entire application delivery chain.
Added by Gabriel Lowy on March 19, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments
A new Performance Analytics and Decision Support Framework, linking advanced performance management and big data analytics technologies, will emerge in 2014. The PADS framework enables enterprises and service providers to gain deep and real-time visibility into, and predictive intelligence from, increasingly complex IT systems across the entire application delivery chain.
PADS establishes best practices for assuring user experience, reducing risk and improving operational decision…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on February 26, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Big data is most often defined by volume, velocity and variety. But it is veracity, validity and value that are big data’s real 3Vs. For it’s the information we glean from data that yields better decisions.
The big risk in the big data hype is that we don’t focus on the value – and quality – of the data we are storing and analyzing. We will expend a lot of cost and energy to generate a low return on all of that data because the models and algorithms they drive will serve no more…Continue
Added by Gabriel Lowy on February 20, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments
In the current context of fierce competition, in order to maintain their position, large companies must use a variety of means: service commitments, multichannel approach, extensive monitoring of the supply chain until the last kilometer, digital communication, shop connection, website, call center, customer loyalty program, community animation, products and prices personalization, etc.. But above all they must continually put the customer at the heart of their strategy, and make it as…
Added by Michel Bruley on February 18, 2014 at 12:29am — No Comments
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is the branch of computer science focused on developing systems that allow computers to communicate with people using everyday language. NLP is considered as a sub-field of artificial intelligence and has significant overlap with the field of computational linguistics. It is concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages.
Natural language generation systems convert information from computer databases…Continue
Added by Michel Bruley on January 16, 2014 at 12:22am — No Comments
Razorfish Inc. is one of the largest interactive marketing agencies in the world; it is part of Publicis Groupe. The agency provides different types of services, web development, planning and media buying, advertising using all kinds of media, including mobile, and emerging media, social marketing activities, etc.; as well as studies and analyzes of the impact of communication programs.
Razorfish has more than 2,000 employees worldwide, with offices in the United States in…
Added by Michel Bruley on December 18, 2013 at 12:32am — No Comments
We’ve reached an age in which technological capabilities can analyze virtually anything, including Big Data. While this should be viewed as a major technological accomplishment, many enterprises are now being faced with the challenge of storing and analyzing volumes of structured, unstructured and semi-structured data sources which have simply outgrown data warehouses. Data driven businesses are…Continue
Added by Rachel Wolfson on December 18, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments
A man who has been thinking about purchasing a new HD Sony TV has been comparing prices online. The next day he receives an email from Amazon.com with an exclusive offer on all HD Sony TV’s. Surprisingly enough, another ad from Amazon featuring TV’s appears on the side of the website he just visited. He also notices that HD Sony TV’s are being recommended for him on Amazon under, “items that you might be interested in.” Confident that he has found the best price and satisfied with the…Continue
If you aren’t already on board the social media train, now is a good time to hop on. With one-third of the global population online, recent studies show that about 79% of all telecommunication consumers are now relying on social media networks for information regarding products and services. In other words, over half of telco costumers are logging on to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln, etc. to learn more about telco companies.
Why Social Media?
Added by Rachel Wolfson on November 26, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments
With immense growth in technology, financial institutes, skyscrapers and malls, one can find that the number of consumers have increased exponentially in the Middle East over the past few years. Reports suggests that 91% of the population comprises of expats in UAE enjoying high salaries and tax free benefits.
Moreover, the options to spend your money have gotten bigger and better with UAE working towards the initiative to build Smart Cities setting strong infrastructure fundamentals…Continue
Added by Ipsita Roy on November 21, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments