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October 30, 2017
SAP Tennis Analytics uses SAP Leonardo machine learning and SAP Predictive Analytics to deliver tennis insights. The NHL puts its entire league history into HANA Enterprise Cloud.
October 27, 2017
The Volvo Ocean race is not only an amazing feat of human endurance but a herculean IT project
September 14, 2017
At the U.S. Open tennis tournament last week, Rafael Nadal solidified his Hall of Fame credentials and Sloane Stephens became a hall of fame candidate. And the International Tennis Hall of Fame ...
August 08, 2017
With just days before the English Premier League (EPL) kicks off, legions of football fans in Singapore can once again cheer for their favourite teams in pubs and homes across the city-state. The ...
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Roborace plans to be the first global championship for electric driverless racing cars where the real competitors are programmers running the smart AI code. Continue Reading
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With ticket sales declining, stadiums need to make the game more than just a game. Enter the connected stadium, in which tech-savvy fans feel at home. Continue Reading
IT pros addressing business needs in the API economy must be sure they're collaborating with the right teams and building technology that attracts developers. Continue Reading
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MIT lecturer Ben Shields says other businesses can learn a lot about analytical decision-making from the progress that sports teams have made on effective use of data in recent years. Continue Reading
More data almost always makes deep learning projects more effective. One data science manager says there's essentially no limit to the amount of data he wants to have access to for his team's projects. Continue Reading
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
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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