Archive for June 2015

IF IT’S IN THE NEWS, IT’S IN THE PRICE. OR MAYBE NOT.

How unstructured Big Data may be changing capital markets

Highly respected investment fund manager Bill Miller once noted, “If it’s in the news, it’s in the price.” But that was before “the news” included blogs, tweets, and other social media posts, along with gobs (a technical term) of unstructured data like earnings call transcripts and SEC filings that were instantly available online.

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PROFILE ALL YOUR ENTERPRISE INFORMATION

Before organizations can extract business value from their data by using it to support business intelligence (BI) and Big Data initiatives, they need a firm grasp of where all their data resides and what it contains. Many enterprises can only “see” 10 percent of their data. The other ninety percent remains hidden—dark data. So who knows whether their data analysts and data scientists are working with the best data available? But there’s a good chance they’re not.

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ACCELERATED DATA SOURCE DISCOVERY

The Secret Sauce for BI and Big Data

Peter Drucker once wrote, “a company has two functions—innovation and marketing—everything else is just expenses.” Well, certainly in the last five years, Big Data has driven both. Fortunately, now that some of the hype has cleared around the topic of Big Data, we have a chance to see what’s involved in putting Big Data to work. What’s the journey from excitement over potential to satisfaction with results?

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THE NEW ERA OF ECOMMUNICATIONS ACCOUNTABILITY

What happens when monetary settlements don’t appease financial industry watchdogs?

So what’s bigger news: that Deutsche Bank recently agreed to pay a record $2.5 billion penalty for its role in the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) wire fraud scandal? That its Co-Presidents resigned amid shareholder furor?  Or that, financial industry activists maintain monetary penalties aren’t enough to deter future fraudulent conduct?

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DATA DISCOVERY AND AGILE BI: WEBINAR WITH FORRESTER ANALYST BORIS EVELSON AND ATTIVIO CPO GREG GOLDSMITH

Data-driven analytics are driving business decisions and strategies in new and exciting ways, but the analytics are only as good as the underlying data. And all too often that data is incomplete.   

Too Much Time on the Prep Work

As Boris Evelson, VP of Forrester Research, recently pointed out in the webinar Best Practices for Self-Service Data Discovery, far too much time is spent on data discovery and integration.

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THE FUTURE OF ATTIVIO: TAPPING THE POTENTIAL OF BIG DATA AND ACCELERATING BI INITIATIVES

Earlier today, we officially announced Attivio 5, which we believe is a game-changer for any company that competes on analytics. With Attivio 5, we are enabling businesses to tap the potential of Big Data and accelerate their business intelligence initiatives like never before so they can better compete on analytics.

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