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Will Integrated Risk Management in Financial Services Put an End to Peak Fines? Maybe…

By: Peter Thompson
A little over ten years ago, in 2003, the SEC proudly announced record setting fines against ten financial institutions totaling over a billion dollars, working out to about $140 million for each (the actual cost varied per bank).  The ‘research settlement’, as it became known as, was touted as ‘ground-breaking’ and ‘historic’ in the size of the...

Smooth SAILing with AIE 4.0

By: KD Singh
Steve Jobs once said, “Some people think design means how it looks but of course, if you dig deeper it’s really how it works.” So true. However, Attivio believes that AIE’s new Search and Analytics Interactive Layer (SAIL), excels at both of those criterion. In Active Intelligence Engine™ (AIE™) 4.0, SAIL replaces the older Simple Search User Interface...

Putting the Search in Research

By: Randy McLaughlin
It’s hard to imagine a function that requires access to a broader and more diverse set of information than investment research. After all, the typical research analyst pours through an endless amount of data as they strive to produce timely, accurate, and relevant investment recommendations. Annual reports, company filings, security analytics, risk analytics, industry blogs, social...

Are All Analytics Predictive?

By: John O'Neil and Sid Probstein
The term "analytics" is very popular at the moment, but it covers a lot of ground. Let's tease apart the strands of how it's used... "Visualize" First, analytics often refers to an overview, segmentation or visualization of data that makes it more easily understood. It's not very different from reporting or visualization, or from various "dashboard...

Drinking Our Own Champagne: Attivio’s New Website – Powered by AIE

By: Drew Smith
In Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services, Guy Kawasaki advises that you have to eat your own dog food, i.e., you have to use the products that you create. We recently launched a new version of the Attivio.com website that’s powered by our Active Intelligence Engine…. but we just couldn’t bring ourselves to...

Guest Blog Post: Ushering in a New Level of Productivity with Predictive Customer Analytics

By: Doug Levin, founder and CEO of Quant5
Recently Erik Brynjolfsson at MIT’s Sloan School of Management published an article indicating that business managers who shift from their “gut” to a data and analytics approach enjoy a measurable improvement in productivity and other performance measures: “Specifically, a one-standard-deviation increase toward data and analytics was correlated with a 5 to 6 percent...

Keeping the Human Element in Big Data

By: Sid Probstein, Chief Technology Officer
People often speak about the need to humanize big data, or at least have humans "direct" analysis of it. And in truth, this reaction is an entirely reasonable response to information overload. We want to make sure that obvious truths are respected so analysis remains useful. Nobody wants to be on the wrong end of an inference like "Nelly is an elephant; elephants are pink...

Could IBM or Oracle Have Been the Miracle Cure for Healthcare.gov?

By: MaryAnne Sinville, SVP, Marketing
If you believe that, then I have a bridge to sell you The media and blogosphere have been consumed by the troubled rollout of the Healthcare.gov health exchange website, with a long list of management and technology failures adding fuel to the political fires. The latest finger pointing in this seemingly endless saga lays blame on the selection of MarkLogic's NoSQL database as a key...

Peter Drucker Correctly Predicted Today's Information Revolution – and the Power of Big Data Variety

By: Mike Urbonas, Director of Product Marketing
Every organization today has the potential to achieve new business success using breakthrough Big Data insights. This golden opportunity was actually predicted back in 1998* by Peter Drucker, the father of modern business management. Peter Drucker correctly foresaw that the next business revolution would redefine the very meaning and purpose of information. And while he did not refer...

3 Big Data Technology Blunders You Must Avoid

By: Mike Urbonas, Director of Product Marketing
Big Data can transform business thinking, if the business transforms how it thinks about Big Data. That might sound like a Zen koan, but it's the key to gaining breakthrough insights: You must look beyond the limitation of what youthink can be accomplished – and instead think about and ask for what you wish you could derive from the data you have available. And...
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