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The Insights Beat: Quash The Groundhog Day Effect In Your Insights Journey

Srividya Sridharan February 7, 2019
It’s early February. Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year, and there is hope (and warmth) in the air.[i] But it’s not always rosy for you as a data, analytics, and insights leader. You tirelessly toil to get value from your enterprise data and try to apply those insights at scale to impact business […]
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Scoring Big With Data: The New Age Of Analytics In Sports

Brandon Purcell February 1, 2019
Sports: the games we know and love. We love to play and watch these games so much, in fact, that in the US, there are only two days during the year when the four major pro sports leagues aren’t playing a game (i.e., MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL).[i] One of the most anticipated games in […]
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The Billion-Dollar Healthcare Problem You Can’t Just Walk Off

Daniel Hong January 25, 2019
(Caleb Ewald contributed to this blog.) Super Bowl LIII is right around the corner, and we’ve begun reading the tea leaves and perusing injury reports to divine the future with precision. Will the Pats win another one? Will the Rams start a dynasty? While tea leaves are . . . well . . . tea […]
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Everything I Learned About Training A Machine-Learning Model That I Learned From My Kids

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. December 24, 2018
“You who are on the road must have a code that you can live by . . . teach your children well . . . and feed them on your dreams.” Graham Nash was spot-on — about machine-learning. Training a well-adjusted machine learning model that won’t get in trouble and embarrass you in public requires the […]
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The Forrester Wave™: Location Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2018 — Eight Key Players To Help Understand Customers In The Real World

James McCormick December 14, 2018
The relentless march of digital transformation has not left the physical world untouched — particularly when it comes to understanding and engaging with customers. First, customers digitally connected to brands via PCs, then mobile devices, and now via a continuous tidal wave of emerging owned IoT devices (e.g., wearables, connected cars, etc.) and non-owned IoT devices […]
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Advanced Analytics Is Required To Win, Serve, And Retain Healthcare Customers

Arielle Trzcinski November 27, 2018
There is an imminent market need to understand which analytics vendors truly help healthcare organizations (HCOs) make sense of their growing data assets and turn them into customer-level insights. HCOs need to better understand their customers, whether patient or member, so they can ensure they take the next best action that will lead to the […]
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Forrester’s First-Ever Data Strategy & Insights Forum — Don’t Miss It!

Noel Yuhanna November 15, 2018
Today, business users need trusted data fast to make better business decisions, while business technology needs require lowering costs, minimizing complexity, and improving efficiency. In addition, the proliferation of data, and the explosion of new data sources such as social media, IoT and mobile, further aggravate the issue. Poorly integrated business data often leads to […]
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Transform Your Organization From Data-Driven To Insights-Driven

Boris Evelson November 14, 2018
Over the last five years, most large enterprises have slowly but surely matured from being data-aware to data-driven. They all collect data from operational and transactional applications; process the data into data lakes, data hubs, data warehouses, and data marts; and build business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications to understand what the data is telling […]
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Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum Workshops Deliver Immediate Dividends

Gene Leganza October 24, 2018
I’m getting more and more psyched about our first-ever Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum as I work on the sessions with my colleagues here at Forrester and with our external speakers. The topics are spot on for what organizations need from data and analytics today, and the sessions are going to be inspirational and […]
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Spring Cleaning In December: Declutter Your Insights House

Srividya Sridharan October 11, 2018
Feeling overwhelmed with all the data that your teams must wrangle before even getting to data science? Feeling like you have more than enough dashboards and tools? Feeling like you don’t have any more room in your complex data and analytics environment for yet another platform? Feeling like you can’t keep up with the exploding […]
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Apptio Moves To Automate Enterprise Tech Optimization

James Staten October 3, 2018
Nearly all CIO organizations struggle to optimize cloud consumption. It’s helpful that there is a growing set of tools to help you learn how to best leverage cloud platform services and how to identify when your use is suboptimal and overly costly. But this guidance would be far more effective if it could give you […]
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A Use Case For Business Intelligence Vs. Text Analytics Tools

Boris Evelson July 26, 2018
I recently answered a client question regarding an application that could be based on either business intelligence (BI) or text analytics technology. Question: “We receive quarterly and yearly account statements for our investments. Each statement will contain key pieces of information, such as total contributions, expenses, interest income, etc. However, each vendor may format their […]
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Use Text Analytics Technologies To Handle Mountains Of Unstructured Data

Boris Evelson June 14, 2018
Enterprises are sitting on mountains of unstructured data — 61% have more than 100 terabytes, and 12% have more than five petabytes! Luckily, there are mature technologies out there that can help. First, enterprise information architects should consider general-purpose text analytics platforms. These are capable of handling most, if not all, text analytics use cases, both […]
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Five Best Practices To Scale Data Science Across The Enterprise

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. June 5, 2018
Nearly all firms want to do more with data science. However, executives and data scientists alike are frustrated by the difficulty of turning new initiatives into business impact at scale. Outside of well-established use cases — such as risk scoring or optimizing search results — data scientists regularly complain that their solutions can take months or even […]
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Risk Tech, Reg Tech — All The 2018 Tech

Nick Hayes June 4, 2018
The Forrester Tech Tide™: Risk And Compliance Management, Q2 2018 We recently published our Tech Tide™ report outlining 14 key risk and compliance technologies to track in 2018. One of the challenging parts of this research is setting the right scope. We found risk and compliance technology everywhere, covering every industry, region, and niche use case. […]
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Continued Convergence Of Analytics Products And Services

Boris Evelson May 17, 2018
I’ve been watching this trend with great curiosity (and first wrote about it in 2008). On the one hand, software product vendors are slowly but surely migrating from just selling products to selling solutions — and solutions always require professional services. IBM led the trend when it acquired PwC Consulting in 2002. For the last few […]
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Call For Participation: B2B Measurement And Analytics Providers

Allison Snow May 11, 2018
Are you an analytics platform or service provider serving primarily B2B businesses? Does your product or service help B2B insights professionals measure their results, understand B2B customers, and drive market growth? Well, I need your help to help the buyers that need your products and services. There is a myriad of partner options for B2B insights professionals that […]
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Automation Technologies, AI, And Robotics Are Critical CIO Targets

J.P. Gownder April 11, 2018
We’ve just released a major new report, The CIO’s Guide To Automation, AI, And Robotics. We find that, to stay ahead, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, and other executives integrating leading-edge technologies into their companies’ operations and business models must turn their attention to automation technologies, including intelligent machines, robotic process automation (RPA) bots, artificial intelligence, and physical […]
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When Goofy Kicks Donald Duck, Your Company Loses

Brandon Purcell April 6, 2018
I just had the pleasure of attending a Forrester Leadership Boards workshop followed by our Consumer Marketing Forum in New York City.  As usual, data challenges remain top of mind for most marketers – siloed data, dirty data, inaccessible data… the usual suspects.  However, there was also a data manifestation of an age old organizational […]
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Modernize Your Martech Stack for Moments

Julie Ask April 5, 2018
The world is changing and with it, consumers’ expectations of experiences and communication from brands. The paradigm for customer engagement is shifting from large, monolithic experiences that serve everyone to smaller, more contextual experiences served to consumers in just the moment they need them. Marketers must adopt the right strategy, operational best practices and technology […]
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