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    April 28, 2016

    Data Stories Add Context to the Numbers

    A splash of data used to be all you needed to get attention. Today, data-smart audiences want much more: detail, what-if scenarios, and deep, multi-sourced data for any questions they may have. They also want to see your work, from initial questions to final insights. What they want is what people have always wanted: stories. For data, that means data s..
    April 18, 2016

    CDOs Clear Path to Big Data Competency

    As the Big Data and analytics parade marches on, I often find that the people we're talking to in large enterprises carry the title chief data officer or CDO. Industry analysts back this up. A 2015 report by PwC found there were 100 CDOs in large enterprises in 2013, more than double the number in 2012. Gartner's most recent tally pegs the number at 950. And..
    April 4, 2016

    Raise Your Data Discovery IQ

    Business analysts and line-of-business (LOB) data users have plenty of robust, self-service BI tools at their disposal. What they often lack is a way to get all the most relevant data into those tools. In a TDWI Checklist Report, Dave Stodder, Director of TDWI Research for Business Intelligence, lists seven best practices for executing a successful data scie..
    March 28, 2016

    Data Discovery Requires the Right Data and the Right Connections

    There’s no mistaking that you need to leverage your data to gain a competitive advantage. We hear it from the analysts, experts and those who have been there and know what the power data can do. Finding the Right DataBut it’s not as simple as pulling up all your data sources, connecting them together and then doing the analysis. What happens instead..
    March 24, 2016

    Towards Data Democratization: Thoughts on the Gartner BI & Analytics Summit

    Some Attivio folks flew to the annual Gartner BI event last week to take the pulse of Business Intelligence, data discovery, and data democratization. We wanted to hear the latest from Gartner thought leaders and the several thousand data practitioners. In the opening keynote, there were 5 key takeaways. I’d like to zero in on numbers 2 and 3.Number 2: Acc..
    March 23, 2016

    Getting More From Your Big Data Supply Chain

    In a recent blog post about data exploration, Forrester's Boris Evelson discusses Tableau's recent acquisition of HyPer. He notes that HyPer addresses Tableau's previous lack of in-memory data exploration capability.Though Evelson's blog mentions Tableau and other BI providers, his broader points center around the importance of removing barriers to data disc..
    March 22, 2016

    How to Triple Your AML Bet … and Win

    What Casinos Can Learn From BanksAccording to the latest evidence, The US Treasury estimates that over $300 billion in money laundering flows through casinos annually.  The two leading sources of funds, fraud or drug trafficking, account for just over $64 billion alone.    Recently, officials at the federal Financial Crimes Enforcement Ne..
    March 17, 2016

    AML Failures Up Enforcement Ante

    Addressing the Problem: Investigator ProductivityOccasioned by the announcement of a consent order with Florida bank Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (or, OCC) announced two significant updates to its policies and procedures for calculating civil money penalties for non-compliance or persistent, uncorrected BSA/..
    March 15, 2016

    The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist

    Two or three years ago, when Big Data had started to gain serious traction in large enterprises, there was a rush to hire data scientists. Of course, disagreement reigned about what credentials made a true data scientist. Wonky math geeks were a good place to start. The rush to hire data scientists echoed the trend some decades earlier when investment firms ..

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