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  • Analytics Project Wins New Business for Insurance Company

    Until recently, the homeowners' insurance underwriting process at CIO 100 honoree Bankers Financial was relatively rudimentary. A potential customer called an agent. The agent asked seemingly endless, sometimes odd questions ("Does your dog bark? Is it ferocious?") to get a picture of the individual, the property and the potential risk.

    Written by Stephanie Overby31 July 14 06:43
  • Can Data Analytics Make Teachers Better Educators?

    "We're all data analysts now," has become a common refrain in the data analytics world as organizations increasingly rely on data to provide 360 degree views of their businesses and customers and to aid their decision-making. In many ways, this has been true all along -- employees have always had to make decisions based on the information at their disposal, often incomplete, analog or anecdotal in nature.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud28 July 14 23:42
  • NFL's CIO Tackles Big Data, Player Safety and In-Game Technology

    The National Football League's CIO, a position that didn't exist three years ago, explains how the NFL is tackling big data challenges, overhauling stats and bringing new technology on the field and behind the scenes.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin24 June 14 05:21
  • 3 Ways Women Are Driving Change in Tech

    It can be hard for women at the top of the corporate ladder to really drive change. (Its a challenge for men, too.) Moderating a panel at the recent Women in Technology Summit, though, columnist Rob Enderle discovered that women outside the C-suite are driving change at many technology companies. Credit a willingness to embrace analytics.

    Written by Rob Enderle09 June 14 23:03
  • Data analytics slashing costs for transport firm

    Identifying the profit margin on moving 130,000 loads of freight each month, spread across 600 trucks, was a difficult task for Queensland transport firm Followmont Transport.

    Written by Byron Connolly02 June 14 15:11
  • In Pictures: How to do Big Data in healthcare

    Many healthcare organisations like to talk about data analytics. However, here are eight pieces of expert advice to help you actually do it.

    Written by Brian Eastwood26 May 14 08:22
  • Kelly Ferguson: When data really matters

    Turning data into actionable insight is a big part of Kelly Ferguson’s role at Mi9. As CIO, she is analytical, pragmatic, but also has a softer human side that makes her the complete package.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett18 Nov. 13 15:05
  • Enterprises confident about tackling big data Initiatives

    CompTIA's Big Data Insights and Opportunities study finds that a majority of organisations feel more positive about big data as a business initiative. They also see significant costs associated with falling behind in managing and using data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud25 Sept. 13 13:22
  • Anomaly Detection Lets You Find Patterns in Log Data

    Generating insight from log data traditionally requires writing a search. But that means you need to know which questions to ask. How do you get insight from data you know nothing about? Sumo Logic's answer combines machine learning and pattern recognition to detect anomalous events in your data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud10 Sept. 13 18:03
  • Can Healthcare Big Data Reality Live Up to Its Promise?

    If any industry's ready to reap the benefits of analyzing reams of data from disparate sources, it's healthcare. But just because there's a will doesn't necessarily mean there's an easy way.

    Written by Brian Eastwood15 Aug. 13 12:49
  • Splunk and Pentaho Bring Business Intelligence to Machine Data

    Splunk, a specialist in operational intelligence, and business intelligence platform provider Pentaho have formed an alliance designed to bring Splunk's machine-generated data out from the IT department and make it available to business users.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud07 Aug. 13 19:05