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How Many Analytics Experts Does it Take to Turn a Project?

Eliminate the Fluff I have been working in Business Analytics for about 20 years, and for a good part of that, focused on aligning teams of consultants for projects. A lot of thought goes into putting these teams together.  The most important attributes to consider are technology expertise and...

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What’s Beneath AI and the Decision of Build vs. Buy

As the business world has grown in the 21st century, artificial intelligence (AI) has grown with it, to the point that it is no longer a rare occurrence or unique application. Companies are using AI in several different ways, among them improving customer relations, creating more efficient processes, and...

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Can Enterprises Effectively Take Advantage of AI?

Improvements in Capabilities Make AI Viable for the Enterprise Artificial Intelligence has long been viewed as the solution to all of the problems we will encounter a decade from now. Ever since the term was coined in the 1950’s, it has been peering over our shoulder, teasing us as...

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Not Your Grand-Daddy’s Slicing and Dicing

Business Analytics in the Travel Industry The travel industry makes extensive use of business analytics to drive loyalty, promotions, revenue management – and ultimately, the customer experience. These are not your grandfather’s type of slice and dice analytics, but use a combination of data science, big data and business...

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The Power of One

Regardless of the ‘how’ resources are hired, one thing is for certain: knowledge workers must represent the interests of the company – what RM Dayton calls an ‘inside looking out’ mindset.   With the a ‘less is more’ philosophy, we dare to ask, ‘why not?’ Have 20 resources on...

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Meshing Big Data and the Cloud

What Goes Around Comes Around Not long ago, a legacy system was enterprise software running on a mainframe.  Wait, I thought those supercharged Teradata screaming machines were purchased just a few years ago?  Did someone say legacy Teradata?  Grab the gold coins son, we’re going off the grid.  It’s...

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A Slice of American Pie

“A long, long time ago, I can still remember, how the music used to make me smile.  And I knew if I had my chance, I could make those people dance, and maybe they’d be happy for a while.”   Don McLean never did reveal what “American Pie” meant, though...

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