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April 03, 2017
A Dell EMC all-flash array knocks a home run for the Boston Red Sox organization, improving management and analytics of ever accumulating data, and speeding performance.
March 02, 2017
In the next-generation sports venue, the home team's stadium network can serve as a strategic resource, driving fan engagement, concession sales and more.
February 03, 2017
While they may seem worlds apart, microservices and the NFL have come closer together than ever. In fact, they are a key part of what we know about the players in Super Bowl LI.
October 06, 2016
The growing trend of analytics in sports has caused much debate, and even though data-driven decisions can provide some benefits, they're not right for all occasions.
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The internet of me, or IoMe, is about wearing biometric sensing garments that measure specific metrics important to the individual. Continue Reading
After trading in a budget wellness band for a high-tech Fitbit, a health IT analyst finds the new wearable helps him train more efficiently for marathons. Continue Reading
Sports World Chicago got a boost by targeting a captive audience of potential merchandise buyers near Wrigley Field. Continue Reading
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The Charlotte Hornets implemented Phizzle FanTracker, an SAP HANA-based platform, to consolidate fan records from many data sources into one identity, giving them a full profile of fans. Continue Reading
SAP is known primarily as a provider of ERP systems for enterprises, but its SME ERP platform, Business One, is gaining large numbers of customers. Continue Reading
With the power of location-tracking apps, businesses are able to enhance customer service and sales. Continue Reading
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What's in your toolbox? October's issue of Business Information turns the tables and puts that burning question to Capital One and several other business intelligence and data analytics software users. As the burgeoning worlds of structured and unstructured data collide, companies see urgency in predicting consumer behavior, technology trends and marketplace hiccups. Predictive analytics can foretell the future, but peering into a crystal ball chock full of statistics is tantamount to walking through a strange town with no street signs. Effective data visualization tools are the street signs in the form of easy-to-understand charts, graphs, illustrations and more. Visualized data helps business executives make sense of the analytics and arms them with the ammunition they need to see the big picture and formulate intelligent corporate, marketing and sales decisions. In a TechTarget survey on planned software investments, predictive analytics and data visualization tools top the list of BI and analytics technologies. But visualized data goes far beyond presentations for business executives.
In our cover story, reporter Ed Burns reveals that data scientists and analytics managers at companies like Capital One, Macys.com, BuildingIQ, ArcBest and Omega Point Research rely heavily on effective data visualization throughout the analytics process, from initial exploration to predictive modeling to reporting results. "Visualization is the bread and butter," says Boris Savkovic, lead data scientist at BuildingIQ. "It helps expose patterns over time as well as patterns between different variables."
The surge in predictive analytics and visualization tools can be largely attributed to the rise of big data. For IT teams charged with assembling big data architectures, editor Craig Stedman, in another feature, examines the abundance of technologies available and, paradoxically, the complications that creates. And therein lies the rub. "To pull it all together, I can say that 10 people didn't sleep for a year," relates Vinoth Chandar, Uber senior software engineer.
Also in this issue, learn how a security expert and cryptographer is using big data analytics and the cloud to make open source code safe for app developers and off-limits to hackers.Continue Reading
In this video from Sapphire Now, City Football Group's Tom Glick reveals how SAP HANA platform technology helps to manage its expanded global soccer empire. Continue Reading
Despite the hoopla over the IoT, it's still early days for product as a service as manufacturers steer a slow course to new business models. Continue Reading
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Sports teams have been adopting analytics tools to improve in-game performance for years, but now some are also focusing on using data analysis to boost their business operations. Continue Reading
The Seattle Sounders fitness coach is taking sports analytics into uncharted territory and scoring some big wins along the way. Continue Reading
Falcons marketing pro Jim Smith talks football and partnering with the CIO to reach the multiscreen, multitasking fan. Continue Reading