Archive for August 2015

FASTER, EASIER, MORE INSIGHTFUL BI

A new look at solving old problems 

In 2011, Gartner estimated that between 70 to 80 percent of business intelligence (BI) initiatives don’t live up to expectations. Two years later in 2013, you would hope that figure had improved. And it had some, again according to Gartner.

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LINKING STRUCTURED, UNSTRUCTURED, AND NOSQL DATA VIA TEXT ANALYTICS

Note: This guest post was written by Mike Prorock, Director, Emerging Technologies with Attivio’s partner Bardess Group.Bardess Logo

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US TREASURY PROPOSES TIGHTER AML REQUIREMENTS

SEC-registered investment advisors would have to comply

Banks, mutual fund, insurance and security dealers share an affirmative obligation to comply with anti-laundering regulations by identifying their customers and reporting significant (over $10,000) transactions.

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UBS Issues a Bold Challenge

Inspiring the next generation of financial disruption

UBS isn’t satisfied with having the most innovative institutional investment platform.  If know any “individual entrepreneurs or young companies incorporated on or after 1st January 2010 and with an annual turnover lower than $3m… [who] have received less than $10m in total investment and not more advanced than series A or B funding” – and they’re interested in creating the next financial disruption … read on.

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GARTNER MAGIC QUADRANT HERALDS UIA

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Heralds UIA

How Search-Based Applications Are Changing Enterprise Search

Gartner’s 2015 Enterprise Search Magic Quadrant documents the arrival of a new generation of search-based applications – leaving behind the ‘single search box’ and the contextual, but unscalable search app.  With its arrival in the Leader quadrant, Attivio signals the market’s shift to a unified search platform capable of supporting an unl

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WHEN KNOWING WHAT HAPPENED IS NOT ENOUGH

In a recent article in the Oil & Gas Financial Journal, Extracting More Value from Big Data, I discussed the value of Big Data and agile business intelligence (BI) to companies in the oil and gas industry. I covered four areas where analytics can make a big difference:

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DATA DISCOVERY BY THE NUMBERS

The math is simple. The problems it describes, not so much.

As Forrester notes in a paper published in March of this year, Boost Your Business Insights By Converging Big Data And BI, organizations spend 80 percent of any analytics initiative on data integration. We hear this from clients as well and, in fact, they often put that number on the low side.

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WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE...?

Ten, Top-flight Things Accomplished by Search-based Applications

Those of us not engaged in the latest social media or game-based start-up may not be at the center of social conversation, or media attention, but that eternal question (whether you’re a parent or a party person) inspired me to jot down a list.  Its contents – specific, successful solutions derived from innovations powered by search and related technologies. 

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THE OTHER SHOE HAS DROPPED

Is the Hayes/LIBOR sentence the beginning or the end?

Just two months ago – seems like yesterday – the news on the Street was Deutsche Bank’s agreement to pay a record $2.5 billion penalty for its role in the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) wire fraud scandal. Last week, a unanimous jury convicted London banker Tom Hayes to 14 years in prison –despite his pleading that his behavior was known and condoned by his employers.

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UNSTRUCTURED CONTENT: A VALUABLE ASSET FOR YOUR BI

The other day I Googled “unstructured content is messy,” and I got a lot of interesting results. But they all reached pretty much the same conclusion: “Yes, it’s messy, but it’s also really valuable. So deal with it.”

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