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Analytics Predictions 2013 by Alberto Roldan

 This year I would like to do something different and address trends in the business analytics industry that, in my opinion, will affect all industries in the next 1-3 years.  The purpose of these predictions is to provide some...

Posted December 31, 2012    

Alberto’s Business Analytics Predictions for 2012

Alberto’s Business Analytics Predictions for 2012 2011 was a great year for business analytics across all industries. As business analytics projects proved their measurable value within companies, I believe that in 2012 we will continue to see a...

Posted December 28, 2011    

Smart Grid Business Analytics: Adding Value to the Smart Grid

Most of the electric utilities companies are investing in deploying smart meters to replace their aging infrastructure. Recently, I finished a smart grid analytics project with one of the largest electric utilities companies in the US, and found...

Posted November 22, 2010    

Operational Analytics in a Recessionary Environment

Lately I have faced an interesting issue with large companies seeking business analytics assistance: how to provide operational predictive analytics to companies that need results in no more than 5-30 days when their budget is extremely limited and...

Posted November 28, 2009    

New Media Quizzes, Surveys, and Games: Business Analytics Opportunities

If you are in Facebook you have seen a large number of friends take quizzes, surveys, and play games. What the implications of the use of these gadgets in the area of business analytics? The implication is a new wave of opportunities by...

Posted June 1, 2009    

Researchers mine millions of metaphors through computer-based techniques

This technique developed at Stanford University is going to revolutionized text searching. The 'proximity-searching machine-learning" technique have potential applications in CRM databases for financial services, retail, and CPG. Even more...

Posted March 2, 2009    

Detecting the Madoff Effect: Methodology for Fraud in Hedge Funds

As a result of the recent Bernard Madoff fraud scheme, pension funds and corporate finance managers have been put on the defensive, wondering how to detect this type of “under the radar” deceptive scam. The depth of the fraud in the case of Bernard...

Posted December 15, 2008    

Improving Search Engine Optimization by Incorporating Predictive Analytics

As more companies increase the size of their databases search engine optimization (SEO) techniques can be adapted to data mining of commercial databases. In SEO link analysis is a measure of the quality and relevance of the set of links pointing to...

Posted December 9, 2008    

Depression Economics: America’s Economic Crisis

I have written many times in the last 12 months about this issue in the Business Analytics website at http://atomai.blogspot.com/. This interview from Paul Krugman in Newsweek gives us an insight into how deep is the ocean in the financial and...

Posted December 3, 2008    

Successful Business Intelligence Projects: The Role of Managers and Leaders

  Most BI projects fail because the leadership for those projects is wrong.  An article on how Some Brains Wire for Change[i] helps explain the physiological reasons how some individuals can adapt easier to change than others.  This...

Posted December 2, 2008    

Analytics In A Global Recession: Fixed Price Operational Dashboard

As the world economy moves towards a potential global recession companies are asking about how could they could optimized their investments in business intelligence, BPM, data mining, and analytics. The answer is simple: go to a fixed price...

Posted November 25, 2008    

The Commoditization of Analytics

  The Commoditization of Analytics[1]   The delivery of profit-boosting initiatives in a downturn economy has never been greater for Finance and Information Technology executives.  The pressure on CFO and CIO to deliver cost-...

Posted November 20, 2008