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Top 5 Analytics Predictions for 2015

by Pat Saporito, Global COE for BI, SAP

2014 was another banner year for data and analytics. Machine to Machine (M2M) morphed to The Internet of Things (IoT). Disruption was more threat than reality, yet some organizations did innovate. There was still a lot of focus on data and technology, less so on people and processes.

So I predict 2015 will be a year where organizations pay more attention to the “softer side” of analytics. Or more succinctly? As a colleague touted, “You can get the technology right, but it’s the people and processes that will kill you.” (more…)

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BI Doesn’t Guarantee Better Decisions, Only Better-Informed Decisions

by Kaan Turnali, Global Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics, SAP

In my blog, What is Business Intelligence (BI), I talked about faster, better-informed decision making. I want to expand on these two key pieces. What does it mean when we say “faster” decision making? And why do we say “better-informed” decisions instead of “better decisions?” (more…)

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Bank Executives Weigh-In on Value of Big Data for Managing Risk

by Rani Goel, Strategic Product Marketing for Analytics, SAP

If you’re a banker—anywhere in the world—the topic of risk management is near and dear to your heart. Since the 2008 financial crisis, it‘s become even more front and center in the minds of most bankers and government regulators. This landscape is not getting simpler, but actually grows more complex by the day. (more…)

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Machine Data Requires Machine Learning

by Bruno Delahaye, VP Predictive Analytics Sales, SAP Americas

With the Big Data wave, it appeared that new sorts of data became available. We’ve all heard and read by now about a thousand times the various definitions of Big Data, so let’s not get into this here. I want to focus on the only one of the key elements of Big Data – that Big Data are not humanly readable/understandable (or at least not in an easy way).

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Why Turkeys Can’t Wait for Thanksgiving: The Difference Between Business Intelligence and Predictive

by Bruno Delahaye, VP Predictive Analytics Sales, SAP Americas

As we know, Thanksgiving is certainly not the best moment to be a turkey. So why do they, in fact, look forward to ? The answer is simple – they look at the past day and see how wonderful the past few days and weeks have been. And they assume the future will be the same.

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