Analyzing the Analytics Hype

The tech world is filled with buzzwords and hype. While these phrases can be meaningful or helpful, they aren’t always.

This is true of “analytics.” It’s also true of its sibling terms “predictive analytics” and “business intelligence.” [Read more…]

How IBM Planning Analytics helps you create a stronger business plan

IBM Planning Analytics

Perhaps you are a genius entrepreneur, or you have a genius business plan. You’ve developed a number of models to validate your strategy, held meetings and the buy-in is there. So, everything’s going to be great, right?

The biggest problem with running a business is that even the best-laid plans don’t always pan out in the real world. [Read more…]

Can Analytics Save Brick and Mortar Retail?

Can Analytics Save Brick and Mortar Retail?

There’s a doomsday scenario you often hear during discussions about how advanced analytics and other new technologies will affect the retail economy. It’s the “machines will take all our jobs” story. In this pessimistic forecast, we live in a society where traditional retail has all but disappeared. [Read more…]