predictive analytics

You can’t see into the future (yet), but with predictive analytics you can make an educated guess. Read the latest on predictive analytics technologies, vendor selection, and use cases.

 

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Forrester 2019 Enterprise BI Platform Wave™ Evaluations — Research Update

Boris Evelson July 29, 2019
Forrester has just published 2019 refreshes of our enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform Wave™ evaluations. As the BI market and the technology continue to evolve, so does our research. This year, we emphasized: New market segmentation by both vendor-managed and client-managed platforms, which roughly equate to on-premises and cloud-based platforms, respectively, but not quite. Since […]
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AutoML Is A Must-Have For Scaling Machine Learning Across The Enterprise

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. July 12, 2019
Automated machine learning (autoML) can unleash the power of ML throughout your enterprise. But only when you have the right use cases and the right vendors.
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Forrester thought leaders discuss future-of-work strategies that are tangible, measurable, and tested.

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Game Of (Rods And) Cones: Will Computer Vision Rule The Enterprise?

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. June 20, 2019
(Jeremy Vale coauthored this post.) Brace yourself: Computer vision is coming. “The Long Night” is finally over, and enterprises see the opportunity more clearly than ever. With AI replacing biological rods and cones, computer vision is now a must-have weapon in every firm’s arsenal. Computer vision solutions are spreading like wildfire. While use cases such […]
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A New Rhythm In HCM

Mark Brandau June 13, 2019
Maybe I’ve been in the software world for too long. Or maybe I’m a product of my earlier years. You might remember the old Russian proverb, “Doveryai, no proveryai,” which President Reagan made famous in the context of nuclear disarmament. Translated: “Trust, but verify.” Either way, I’m curious about a lot of things, question everything, […]
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The Insights Beat: Save Your Data Strategy From A Nosedive

Srividya Sridharan June 12, 2019
(Jeremy Vale and Paolo Santamaria contributed to this post.) This month’s Insights Beat focuses on the latest research in our insights-driven playbook; showcases multiple data, analytics, and machine-learning vendor evaluations; and shines a light on B2B analytics techniques. Is Your Data Strategy Lacking? Time To Sound The Alarm In order to compete in the age of […]
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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018
Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.
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Telefónica Is Maturing Into A Digital Service Provider

Dan Bieler July 12, 2018
Telefónica hosted its Industry Analyst & Customer Days in Madrid recently. In our view, Telefónica is emerging as a leading global telco. Of course, digital natives like Alibaba, AWS, Google, and Tencent continue to capture the customer attention. Yet, the example of Telefónica indicates that traditional firms can effectively tackle digital transformation. Against these considerations, our […]
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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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AI Unlocks The Business Intelligence In BI

Boris Evelson March 2, 2018
In most enterprises, data access is a fait accompli: 72% of global data and analytics decision makers say that they can access the data they need to obtain insights in a timely manner.  However, even the most modern BI tools that make data more accessible still require significant subject matter expertise to find the right […]
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Observations On NRF 2018: Making Retail Great Again

George Lawrie January 26, 2018
The National Retail Federation’s Big Show attracted tens of thousands of attendees . Far from resigning themselves to conquest by market places they are determined to make the right investments to thrive and survive. Three years ago we found retail CIOs most concerned about innovation and security https://www.forrester.com/report/The+Retail+CIO+Agenda+2015+Secure+And+Innovate/-/E-RES121188 At the NRF show in 2018 it […]
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Predictions 2018: AI Hard Fact – Treat It Like A Plug-And-Play Panacea and Fail

Boris Evelson November 9, 2017
Look right, look left, you’ll see a fellow CIO contemplating their AI move. Failing to act is not an option in most organizations. However, as enterprises are kicking off their AI pilots or seeing early results, the honeymoon is over as enterprises that naively celebrated the cure-all promises of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is over. Enterprises needed better data foundations. They underestimated the level of business expertise […]
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Everything you wanted to know about SAP Leonardo but were afraid to ask

Boris Evelson November 3, 2017
Large enterprise software vendors seem to be enamoured with using the names of historical figures or literary characters as brand names. Unfortunately, this is really confusing for the buyers, since the vendors apply these branding names differently. For example (in an increasing order of branding approach complexity): OpenText Magellan is a collection of business intelligence […]
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The Data Digest: Understand Emotion To Drive Technology Engagement

Anjali Lai August 17, 2017
Thanks to the rise of empowered consumers, products and experiences that once seemed improbable, such as (literally) instant delivery, are now integral to our lives. But this era of innovation has also seen its fair share of flops: From Pokémon Go to Google Glass, technologies that looked like promising disrupters stalled quickly or generated more […]
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The Predictive Marketing Analytics for B2B Marketers Forrester Wave

Allison Snow June 15, 2017
When my colleague Laura Ramos and I set out to “Wave” the B2B predictive marketing analytics space, we knew that while there are impressive results across the board here, marketers struggle to identify differentiation among its vendors. We’re thrilled to have published Forrester’s first Wave that provides clarification to B2B marketers who seek to connect their […]
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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Digital Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2017

James McCormick April 5, 2017
Early Digital Intelligence Platform Players Deliver Great Value – Yet Have Many Opportunities For Improvement As digital disruption continues its unstoppable march, digital engagement is rapidly evolving and customers’ expectations that they will get what they want during moments of digital interaction continue to grow. Now more than ever, firms need to understand their customers […]
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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Digital Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2017

James McCormick April 5, 2017
Early Digital Intelligence Tech Players Deliver Platform Value – But Have A Way To Go As digital disruption continues its unstoppable march, digital engagement is rapidly evolving and customers’ expectations that they will get what they want during moments of digital interaction continue to grow. Now more than ever, firms need to understand their customers […]
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What Exactly The Heck Are Prescriptive Analytics?

Mike Gualtieri February 20, 2017
Prescriptive analytics is about using data and analytics to improve decisions and therefore the effectiveness of actions. Isn’t that what all analytics should be about? A hearty “yes” to that because, if analytics does not lead to more informed decisions and more effective actions, then why do it at all? Many wrongly and incompletely define […]
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Start Making Sense: The 17 Most Important Technologies For B2B Marketers

Steven Casey August 8, 2016
We’ve all seen the ubiquitous martech slides: Thousands of company logos crammed into a single graphic that is both useless and illuminating. Useless as any sort of planning or evaluation tool — but also illuminating because it shows what we all know to be true from first-hand experience: The B2B marketing tech landscape is confusing […]
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Architect Your Predictive Analytics Capability To Unleash The Power Of Digital Business

Charlie Dai December 17, 2015
Predictive analytics has become the key to helping businesses — especially those in the highly dynamic Chinese market — create differentiated, individualized customer experiences and make better decisions. Enterprise architecture professionals must take a customer-oriented approach to developing their predictive analytics strategy and architecture. I’ve recently published two reports focusing on how to architect predictive analytics capability. […]
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Welcome to my customer analytics blog!

Brandon Purcell August 11, 2015
Greetings!  My name is Brandon Purcell and I am the new Senior Analyst serving Customer Insights professionals at Forrester.  I will cover customer analytics which uses advanced analytics to analyze customer data to optimize customer-focused programs and initiatives to drive acquisition, retention, cross-sell/upsell, loyalty, personalization, and contextual marketing. I am a recovering customer analytics practitioner and […]
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