Business Intelligence, Big Data, Predictive Analytics

Kalie Moore

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A Black Friday Infographic: A Deep Look at Shopping Data November is here. The leaves are falling, the sun is setting at a ridiculously early hour and this week a time honored American tradition will take place. And no, silly, I'm not talking about Thanksgiving. I'm talking about Black Friday. Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving, and it is the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States. Ever since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving marks the start of the hectic holiday shopping season. Each year the mayhem gets bigger, and with the introduction of Cyber Monday if you don't want to brave the crowds you can shop until you drop in the comfort of your own home. So just what kind of damage are we looking at? Black Friday Shopping Statistics Black Friday spending peaked in 2012 at $59,100,000,... (more)

Self-Service Business Intelligence By @Datapine | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Top Five Reasons To Invest in Self-Service Business Intelligence Businesses of all sizes are inundated with data, and the need to create value from the raw information is growing. The good news is that business intelligence tools are evolving and becoming more affordable, inclusive, and easy to use, especially with the introduction of Self-Service Business Intelligence (SSBI). SSBI empowers everyone, even the non-techies, to access and analyze data used to make critical business decisions without having to consult the IT department. Each team member can design and share their own... (more)

Big Data Has Gone From Big to Enormous By @Datapine | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Universities Create Big Data Degree Programs to Address Growing Need Big data has gone from big to enormous. Now that most companies seek to make the most of their data in order to remain competitive, they need to hire the right analytical personnel.  Unfortunately that is becoming difficult to achieve.  McKinsey recently released a report on the growing talent shortage. The study explains that, by 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills, and 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use big data an... (more)