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CB Insights Named DataRobot as 2018 ‘AI 100’

February 8th, 2018

CB Insights has named DataRobot to the Artificial Intelligence 100 list (AI 100), which companies are successfully using AI to solve massive business challenges. CB Insights CEO and co-founder Anand Sanwal revealed the full list of 2018 winners during the A-ha! conference held at SFJAZZ in San Francisco, CA.

The AI 100 companies were selected after the evaluation of company-submitted data and each company’s “Mosaic Score.

Data Professionals Waste 50% of Time on Unsuccessful or Repeated Data Efforts, Costing Organizations Millions

February 6th, 2018

Alteryx, revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, revealed that data professionals are wasting half of their time each week finding, protecting, or preparing data, costing organizations significant amounts of money. The IDC InfoBrief: The State of Data Discovery and Cataloging, commissioned by Alteryx, studied on 400+ individuals with data functions across North America and Europe.

Data analytics platform from Qlik helps Optical 88 meet market demands across 200 branches

January 31st, 2018

“Times are changing in retail. To keep up with customer demand, we not only have to collect, analyse and organise retail data quickly, but we also have to use the data to understand customer trends and drive product innovation.” expressed by Canyo Ho, Group Brand Director, Optical 88.

“We needed a solution that could, without the need to rely on the IT department, allow our staff to conduct analysis on the data at any time,” explains Canyo Ho, Group Brand Director at Optical 88. ”The solution needed to support mobile devices, so that data and reports can be accessed anytime and anywhere across our branches.

Gartner – More than 40% of Data Science Tasks will be automated by 2020

January 25th, 2018

According to Gartner, mainstream self-service analytics by business users and the advanced analytics techniques of data scientists are becoming less disparate as sophisticated analysis can be performed without having the skills that characterize a data scientist – coining the term citizen data scientists.

The 5 Biggest Data Visualization Mistakes Everyone Can Easily Avoid

January 8th, 2018

Unfortunately, data visualization mistakes are very common. Poor data visualizations can lead to muddled messages and ultimately, poorly-executed and ineffective decisions.

Check out this list Bernard Marr put together highlighting five key mistakes that are seen day in and day out and how you can avoid these, ensuring your data analysis and reporting efforts will have the desired impact

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DataRobot Integrates with Alteryx – Simplifying Predictive Analytic Workflow

December 19th, 2017

DataRobot announces integration with Alteryx – allowing for more simplified and seamless end-to-end predictive analytic workflows, from data preparation to modelling to deployment.

With many organizations putting data in the driving seat, predictive analytics is in high demand, however, many aren’t ready for it and face challenges when it comes to the diverse programming environments to blend data from disparate sources, build predictive models and then seamlessly deploy them so that they can drive real business value.

Is your head spinning around IoT, AI and ML?

November 30th, 2017

Remember all the buzz around “Big Data” just 5 years ago? It was all the rage in the tech industry and you could barely read an industry article or interact with a tech vendor without a reference to “Big Data”.

That early hype eventually led to a maturing market and big data is now a proven reality with IDC forecasting sales to reach $187 billion by 2019. That’s quite a staggering amount especially when you compare it to Gartner’s estimate of the Business Intelligence and Analytics market being $16.9 billion in 2016.

Nowadays, there’s a whole new set of technology trends which are dominating the technology landscape similar to the way big data dominated things just a few years ago.

Customers chose Alteryx as the winner of the Gartner Peer Insights GOLD award

November 20th, 2017

The business intelligence and analytics platform market includes platforms that can be rapidly implemented, either by business users who need to find insights, or by IT leaders who want to build analytics content to meet business requirements. Business users are driving the need for new capabilities by demanding access to analysis and insights from advanced analytics, even if they don't have IT or data science skills.

Users Rank Qlik Sense Top in Customer and Product Satisfaction, Project Success, and Business Value Among Large International BI Vendors in BARC’s BI Survey 17

November 20th, 2017

Radnor, PA – Qlik®, a leader in data analytics, today announced that Qlik Sense®, its next-generation application for self-service business intelligence (BI) and visual analytics, has ranked first in customer and product satisfaction, project success, business value and benefits, recommendation, embedded BI, and performance satisfaction among large international BI vendors in the industry’s largest independent global survey of BI users.