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Posts Tagged ‘Business Insight’

People using technology to check on stocks and financial information.

Real Insights to Future Business Performance Requires Performance Intelligence Solutions

Without insights into future performance, businesses risk stagnation or failure. In today’s competitive global markets, businesses must understand current profitability, predict financial performance, and model scenarios aimed at optimizing future growth and performance.    Gaining Insight with AI While baseline financials quantify profitability, they often do not provide key insights into what is driving sales, margin, […]

It’s all about the data, the data…

When Apple jumped into the payment processing with ApplePay, I thought this would be a great leg up for Apple. But who will be the winner and who will be the loser? Granted the payment switches from the credit card to ApplePay which indirectly pays for the purchase, who cares as long as we can […]

IBM SPSS Modeler and Duplicate Data

Transactional datasets (especially those originating from databases) may contain duplicate records that must be removed before any modeling can begin.  There are simply two situations where duplicate records occur are: Datasets ARE erroneous (causing the same record to multiple times) Datasets ARE NOT erroneous (but records appear multiple times because information is collected different moments […]

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 Dashboarding

        Living on the east coast while working on the west coast presents the problem of what do to on the bi-weekly 6 hour plane rides. Fortunately, I was offered the opportunity to be a technical reviewer of Ankit Garg’s IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 Dashboarding Cookbook (PACKT Publishing, 2012, July). Garg […]