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Analytics in sports gets growing front-office role
Sports teams have been adopting analytics tools to improve in-game performance for years, but now some are also focusing on using data analysis to boost their business operations.

Give your predictive analytics projects a business reality check
Predictive modeling is great for optimizing operations to the current business environment, but a Harvard professor says its value diminishes in the face of disruptive innovation.

Startup Cazena talks up big data in the cloud at AWS re:Invent
Cazena, a stealth-mode startup founded by former Netezza executives, is looking to solve the pain points that many enterprises have with managing and analyzing big data in the cloud.

Applying data quality rules is a job for users -- and data virtualization
Consultant David Loshin outlines a strategy for ensuring data is suitable to use: Make business units responsible for applying data quality policies and use data virtualization tools to help manage the process.

Facebook experiment points to data ethics hurdles in digital research
A controversial Facebook research study that came to light this year provides fodder for discussions on the ethical issues involved in digital experimentation efforts.

Good grip needed on big data analytics tools, applications
Big data analytics could hold the key to future business success. But many organizations are still in the early stages of deploying big data tools -- or figuring out exactly what they can do.

Featured Research Study

November 2012
Insights on the Run: Best Practices in Implementing Mobile BI
One way to make business intelligence more pervasive is to deliver it to business users instead of making them log in to a portal or dashboard. Mobile intelligence applications exploit the...

September 2012
Business-Driven BI
In this research report, Wayne Eckerson, TechTargetís Director of Research in Business Applications and Architecture Media Group, provides strategies and tips for self-service business intelligence.

June 2012
Exploiting Big Data: Strategies for Integrating with Hadoop to Deliver Business Insights
In this research report, Wayne Eckerson describes the emerging big data ecosystem in which Hadoop and analytical databases play an increasingly important role.

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