Intelligence and Analytics

Many Internet of Things projects fail — PGE’s approach could change that for utilities

Before Portland General Electric (PGE) began introducing smart meters years ago, it made a critical decision: to test the meters in select neighborhoods and prove the meters’ efficacy for... ...Read more

How spatial analytics can help fight the Coronavirus

Everything happens somewhere, and this is as true for healthcare as any other industry. With the rapid spread of Coronavirus, spatial analytics are being used to inform the direction... ...Read more

Informing better business decisions with analytics

Analytics provide insights that add operational value to any industry. In today’s global business community, the volume and complexity of customer and company data is continuously expanding. The prevalence... ...Read more

Use your Alteryx badassery to grow your career and brand

The other day I did a LinkedIn search for job postings worldwide that mention “Alteryx” in the job posting. LinkedIn quickly returned 5,564 job postings! And, only 158 of... ...Read more

Overcoming obstacles to Industry 4.0

The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken over the consumer world. From connected lightbulbs and door locks like Ring and Nest, to the virtual assistants of Alexa and Google... ...Read more

Virtual shopping assistants: Brick-and-mortar retail can’t miss out

Brick-and-mortar retail is getting dissed by millennials, who increasingly prefer to shop online. With millennials representing an estimated $1.4 trillion in purchasing power, brick-and-mortar retailers can’t afford to ignore their... ...Read more

Healthcare isn’t ready for real-world data: How technology can help

Healthcare has a good problem: too much patient data. It’s everywhere, spewed across the care continuum from electronic health records (EHRs) to claims processing systems, pharmacy information systems and... ...Read more

Creating a unified commerce experience

Physical and online retail have been on a collision course for years. Legacy brick-and-mortar stores, like Nordstrom and Walmart, have reinvented themselves as major e-commerce players. They’ve added sophisticated... ...Read more

Putting the pieces together: Tips for connecting fragmented data

Consumers increasingly expect an omnichannel shopping experience, and retailers are beginning to feel the urgency to respond. According to a recent Shopgate report, more than two-thirds (67 percent) of retailers now say omnichannel retailing... ...Read more

A world of opportunities: Seven ways to apply location intelligence

Applying location intelligence to your data transforms rows of spreadsheet records into a visual treasure map of spatial relationships and connections. Key insights practically reveal themselves. There are many... ...Read more