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How to get the most from descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics

Put all three types of analytics together and you get an entire picture of the situation and possible solutions. 

Is ForecastThis' ML Solver a predictive analyst or fortune teller?

It may very well be a supremely useful automation tool for the emerging field of data scientists who need to test mathematical models without building them manually. But that's not the message its vendor is sending.

Splunk, AWS team on Hunk, hourly rate for fast spin-ups, instant analytics

Splunk made a big splash this week in a series of announcements that aggressively ups their big data game. Topping the list is a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to integrate Hunk on Amazon Elastic Map Reduce. But of equal import are the announcements of an upgrade to the flagship platform and a new mobile tool on the heels of the BugSense acquisition. 

Are your analytics myopic? Here's how to sharpen your predictive vision

Using analytics only for internal reflection is myopic and dangerous. Why? Because you may very well find yourself improving processes and products that will soon become obsolete and understanding customers who are on their way out the door…forever.

eBay and Redbox on their predictive analytics play

eBay and Redbox shared their uses and plans for predictive analytics at the Predictive Analytics World Conference in Chicago recently.

Ways to win with analytics

An infographic built from a recent Lavastorm Analytics' survey will give you a good glimpse of what is going on in the analytics community.

Is encryption the prescription for smartphone-based medical care?

The risk that patient-doctor communications could be intercepted by a third-party is significant. Encryption of data and phone conversations is an option, but that would be both expensive and cumbersome for both patient and doctor.

Big data is taking over the public sector

Many nations are immersing themselves in big data and linking to open data in their countries to aid international efforts. 

News Scan: Cloud certifications among career best bets; SMBs can gain big from enterprise architects; more

The top news stories for June 3, 2014.

Making a war prevention tool out of big data

Much ado is made about predictive analytics in increasing product and service sales. But the big power that is predictive analytics is capable of so much more. We have the means now to see conflict forming and therefore the opportunity to intervene before it escalates to war or genocide.