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Big data takes root in the cannabis industry with New Frontier

If there remained any doubt that big data is thriving and driving every industry, its use in the budding cannabis industry should go far in eradicating it. Recently several states have legalized the use of marijuana to some degree, and everywhere that happened, a cannabis industry took root. Specialized big data tools soon followed. Case in point: New Frontier's launch of Equio this week.

New predictive analytics enable financial providers to coach SMBs on business decisions

RAI Stone Group launched a new predictive analytics system that combines big data and SMB past and present performance data so that financial providers can coach SMB clients on future business decisions. It also allows the financial providers to assess and mitigate risks associated with serving a specific SMB as well as capitalize on the more successful SMBs. 

Ugam analysis reveals gaps, pricing opportunities in merchandising

Ugam, a provider of managed analytics for retailers, brands and market research firms, analyzed two key sporting goods categories to find opportunities for retailers to compete and possibly best It's a good example of how companies can used big data analytics to disrupt an industry giant and take possession of a larger market share. 

How big data is driving your car insurance rates up

There's an interesting report in Consumer Reports on its exclusive data analysis of more than 2 billion car insurance price quotes by zip codes from over 700 insurance companies that reveal your...

Microsoft's Power BI now generally available

Both Power BI service and Power BI Desktop were made generally available on Friday.  Here are the new features and a link to the free trial version. 

EY to build 200-strong data scientist team in Madrid to focus on data in financial services

EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young, announced today the opening of its Global Innovation Center in Madrid that will focus exclusively in managing and analyzing big data in financial services. The company says the center will serve clients across the globe. It will launch with 50 data scientists with plans to grow to a 200-strong team soon, topping 500 across Europe at end goal.

NextUser, IBM Watson team to deliver 'truly personalized marketing'

NextUser, an open marketing automation and analytics platform, teamed with IBM Watson to use "AI and cognitive computing to drastically change marketing and make it truly personal." It's a one-two punch aimed at a knockout in online consumer marketing. 

Microsoft Power BI goes open source, adds features, capabilities, enhanced free desktop tool

This morning, Microsoft announced a slew of new features and capabilities for Power BI as well as its general availability on July 24. The software giant also announced that it is taking its enterprise grade visualization framework and visuals open source. Here's my review.

KPMG: Widespread adoption of data analytics is yielding little results

According to a new global report from KPMG International, "97 percent of organizations around the world use data and analytics (D&A) across the enterprise but only 19 percent are satisfied with the insights their D&A tools provide." Companies are still struggling with getting reliable outputs and applying those strategically and to good effect.

Making content analytics work for you

We  reported recently that organizations are increasingly finding value in content analytics. Seventy-three percent of businesses polled by AIIM for a recent study said there's "real business insight to be gained" from assessing the business intelligence and analytics of digital content but figuring out how to free that data confounds many companies. Ben Rossi, group editor at Information Age, had some suggestions that may help.