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Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends for 2020

While the same core technologies that dominated discussions will continue to be foundational to our collective digital transformation journey, 2020 will be defined by a fresh new class of technologies ready to graduate to the sidelines to center stage. Among them: 5G, AI, advanced data analytics, but also some that may surprise you. Without further ado, here are the 10 among them that will be the most significant in 2020, and will both dominate digital transformation discussions and inform the trajectory of successful digital transformation programs.

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The Essential Toolbox for DevOps Analytics

Since DevOps involves a collection of team members from all parts of the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC) process, the central platform needs to meet the needs of all team members. As you work to build your next test analysis toolbox, consider the five features to efficiently evaluate the data, act upon it and deliver iterations and features with confidence. Let’s explore these five essential tools that enable DevOps teams to quickly and efficiently analyze data, triage issues and act upon failures with the best possible insights.

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Breaking Down IT Silos with Analytics and AI

Every piece of the IT organization has their own little area to deal with. You don’t typically play outside your area and work with the other teams unless you have to. By eliminating IT silos, organizations can then enable new intelligence, more effective decision-making, and informed automation to optimize network performance management (NPM). That is to say, if siloed walls are broken down and the synergies between tasks and technologies can be better coordinated, everyone benefits. The question is how to get there without going broke or crazy.

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Six Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Trends to Fire Up Your Business

Data analytics democratized the data product chain. With evolving BI landscape, its strategies are going to be more customized. Data analytical tools are a boon to this data-driven business world. The future trend is using intelligent business analytical tools for the effective decision-making process. To fire any business in this technological world, fuel in the form of data analytics and business intelligence is essential. Here are 6 of the best trends that could add fuel to the fire of future business development and growth.

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How Big Data is Changing the Insurance Industry

Going forward, access to data and the ability to derive new risk-related insights from it will be a key factor for competitiveness in the insurance industry. New approaches to encourage prudent behavior can be envisaged through Big Data, thus new technologies allow the role of insurance to evolve from pure risk protection towards risk prediction and prevention. Using Big Data analytics, insurance can offer personalized policies, precisely assess risks, prevent fraudulent activities, and increase the efficiency of internal processes. Let’s take a closer look at several Big Data solutions for insurance.

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How Predictive Analytics Can Help With Workplace Safety

Workplace safety is a tremendous responsibility. Keeping personnel and assets safe is becoming an increasingly manageable challenge, thanks to modern technologies — including big data and predictive analytical tools. Physical and stress-related health and safety issues are common in offices and warehouses alike. What are some of the ways technology can help keep us safer and better attuned to workplace risks? Companies can use predictive modeling to learn where injuries tend to occur and are likely to happen in the future.

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Seven must-haves for business intelligence success

Analytics projects fail not because the solution doesn't work, but because the business fails to realise value from its investment, or the technology is not used at all. The cost of this failure is enormous. The first step towards having analytics take its rightful place in the organisation is for data to be regarded as an asset, on par with every other asset owned by the business. There are seven key factors that can mean the difference between an analytics project succeeding, or adding to the high statistic of big data project failures.

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Top five worst practices for BI and analytics

 The key to achieving BI success by making it accessible to everyone starts with generating insights, then operationalising those insights and being able to place a monetary value on the benefits gained. The goal is to turn data into actionable insights with real business outcomes. However, there are several common mistakes organisations make when rolling out BI and analytics projects that result in their investments ending up as shelfware: unused, forgotten and representing missed opportunities.

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Preventing Tax Fraud with Advanced Analytics

Tax fraud is already prevalent, and fraudsters are more sophisticated and automated than ever. To get ahead of the game in detecting fraud and protecting revenue, tax agencies need to leverage more advanced and predictive analytics. Legacy processes, systems, and attitudes need not stand in the way. What’s new in fraud prevention and what does a complete capability look like? What can Tax agencies do differently and better today than they could a few years ago? This blog explores the challenges, opportunities, and value of tax fraud analytics

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What Are the Necessary Components of an Advanced Analytics Solution?

Advanced analytics is the logical tool to help a business optimize its investments and achieve its goals. But, when an organization is ready to consider the implementation of an Advanced Analytics solution, it is difficult to know what it needs to ensure that it can satisfy current and future requirements and ensure user adoption. If a business wants to assure that it has full coverage for its Advanced Analytics needs and can leverage all the benefits of advanced analytics, it should consider a solution with the necessary capabilities.

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Seven data trends on our radar: machine learning to IoT

It is very difficult for organisations to discern which tools will bring them the most benefit, and which issues they need to plan for.  New technological developments provide the platform for the next generation of innovation, as we’ve seen with the evolution of ‘Big Data’ into advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. How can businesses navigate this increasingly-complex data landscape to make the wisest investments? Here is our guide to the top seven data trends that should be on every organisation’s radar for the year ahead.

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How Big Data Is Improving Risk Management

Big data Is just one tool for managing risk. As we mentioned above, there are three pillars to effective risk management in modern times: oversight for regulatory compliance, a strong company culture focused on making the right hires and training on the right principles, and the wise application of useful technologies. One of the most important advantages of bringing data analytics into the mix versus relying on the other two pillars alone is that the company's analytics platform gets smarter with each new data point it receives.

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How Measurable Analytics Helps to Improve Collaboration and Engagement

How to measure something that by its nature is abstract and unmeasurable, like team collaboration? What KPIs would you use to assess the overall state of team collaboration and ensure its long-term monitoring to draw unbiased conclusions? Overall, there are a plethora of software solutions created to evaluate personal performance and monitor employees’ development. However, those solutions can hardly deal with collaboration assessment, or they require substantial customization effort to handle such a non-trivial task. Happily, big software providers have started to incorporate relevant functionality into their core systems to prevent organizations from investing in stand-alone solutions.

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Monetizing Data: 4 Datasets You Need for More Reliable Forecasting

By unifying analytics, building forecasts and accelerating analytic processes, simulation helps companies build a holistic picture of their business to optimize strategy and maximize revenue. Here are the four types of information that companies need to fuel simulation forecasting and monetize their data investments. Once a company identifies sources for these four types of data, it’s time to find an effective way to monetize it. With simulation forecasting, reliable answers are accessible – and you may need less data than you think to get meaningful, trustworthy insight.

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Is Advanced Analytics the Next Logical Step Beyond Self-Serve Business Intelligence?

Many organizations have grown comfortable with their business intelligence solution, and find it difficult to justify the need for advanced analytics. The advantages of advanced analytics are numerous and those advantages are based on the ability to further improve the business, increase user adoption and therefore user empowerment and accountability and, best of all, improve the bottom line and the accuracy of predictions and forecasts that will dictate the success of the business in the future.

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More organizations will look to edge computing for data center insights

Traditional cloud computing architectures need to evolve to a more decentralized approach that processes data at or near the source. Not only could edge computing provide this capability, but it has the potential to increase data computing efficiencies. While traditional data centers will remain the core computing power for enterprises, we’ll begin to see edge computing technology become integral into data center strategies in 2019. Whether this means integrating a solution into current operations or small data centers built for edge analytics, the next year will be the year enterprises live on the “edge.”

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Three Types of Fraud Graph Analytics Can Help Defeat

Organizations across industries are adopting graph analytics to reinforce their anti-fraud programs. Most anti-fraud applications are able to connect simple data points together to detect suspicious behavior. But these applications fall short on more complex analysis. The graph databases we’ve seen emerge in the recent years are designed for this purpose. In this post, we examine three types of fraud graph analytics that can help investigators combat insurance fraud, credit card fraud, and VAT fraud.

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Predictive Analytics for Business Users Will Jump Start Business Growth

Today, predictive analytics is, and must be, accessible to business users, if your enterprise is to grow and respond to the need for data democratization and increased productivity within the enterprise and to the rapid changes in the market, competition, resource and supplier needs and customer buying behavior. Every business user must have the tools to analyze data and make accurate, timely predictions and decisions. Your organization can truly benefit from predictive analytics and from the ease-of-use and sophistication of these self-serve tools. 

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Data Science and Data Analysis

Data Science advances statistics from its mathematical roots to more balanced math, data, and computational foci. The challenges were foremost of data management and computation – assembling, wrangling, cleaning, reporting, and managing the data. The statistical work was far downstream from implementation of the then-new relational database system to manage the data. The ascendance of open source changed the analytics landscape fifteen years ago, with databases like PostgreSQL and MySQL, agile languages such as Python and Ruby, and the R statistical computing platform, encouraging an even greater commitment to analytics and facilitating the emergence of companies whose products were data and analytics.

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Revisiting the Data Science Suitcase

I use the suitcase dilemma as a metaphor for the types of decisions being made in the analytics technology world by customers. Companies invariably confront with the decision on the type/size/complexity of solutions to implement, and they many times initially demanded the 100% answer to their forecast needs into the mid to long range future.  Be a suitcase-skeptic – don’t be too quick to purchase the largest, handle-all-cases bags. Consider in addition the frugality and simplicity of a 95+% solution, simultaneously planning for, but not implementing, the 100% case.

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Power Up Your Predictions with Plug n’ Play Predictive Analysis

One of the most important elements of advanced data discovery and Advanced Analytics tools is plug n’ play predictive analysis and forecasting tools. These tools can support the enterprise initiative to implement Self-Serve Advanced Analytics and transform business users into Citizen Data Scientists. Plug n’ Play Predictive Analytics provides easy-to-use tools that require no programming or Data Scientist skills and enable the average business user to leverage sophisticated predictive algorithms so users can confidently plan for success.

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The Future of Analytics: 6 Predictions

Companies articulate openly their need to shift their organizations culture to become more data-inspired in decision-making related to strategic and tactical decisions. And analytics have become an important part of the decision-making process for many companies in the past few decades, particularly with corporations using data assets as a core competency and point of origin. The dynamic nature and improved capabilities for analytics enable companies and even individuals to do more and in better ways. Here are six predicted trends to watch for in the coming new year.

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Here’s How Analytics is Reinventing Human Resources

Data can help surface the apparently invisible, but stronger undercurrents of human behavior. Data analytics can be a potent tool to better understand employees and their engagement levels in organizations. It can transform the length and breadth of the HR function, from reducing hiring bias, improving employee relationships, finding drivers of performance, to helping manage attrition. Here are 3 steps for success in the journey towards smarter talent management. To illustrate each of these points.

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What is Augmented Analytics and Why Does it Matter?

Augmented Analytics automates data insight by utilizing Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to automate data preparation and enable data sharing. This advanced use, manipulation and presentation of data simplifies data to present clear results and provides access to sophisticated tools so business users can make day-to-day decisions with confidence. Users can go beyond opinion and bias to get real insight and act on data quickly and accurately. Why is this important to your organization?

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