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Tim Walker

IBM Analytics University 2018: Take yourself back to school!

Attend the leading event for learning how IBM Analytics can make your organization more successful, in Stockholm September 17–20 and in Miami October 2–5.

Analytics for all - ** Featured Post **

Tim Walker

Do You Trust Your Data to Drive Better Decisions? Two New Resources Help You Learn How.

Why read this: To understand the quality of your data and drive better decision making. The payoff: Two new expert resources from IBM Business Analyt...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

How agile are you? Take the 7-question Aberdeen Group assessment.

We’re often told that agility is essential in today’s volatile business environment. But agility alone doesn’t guarantee success. An organizatio...

Watson Analytics

Tim Aston

WASM digs into U.S. National Park trends on Reddit

With summer rapidly approaching, vacations are on everyone’s mind. To help plan mine, I turned to Reddit and looked at all posts about U.S. national...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

IBM Planning Analytics top-ranked in 25 KPIs by BARC

IBM Planning Analytics “top-ranked” in 25 KPIs and named a “Leader” in 13 more by BARC in "the world's largest survey of planning software users."

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Continuous planning and rolling forecasts deliver major league advantages

In a famous scene from the baseball movie, Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s character, a disillusioned minor-league catcher, tells a young protégé who...

Analytics for all

Paul Bard

Seven key terms to help you learn about GDPR

GDPR is the new data privacy regulation for the European Union. Here are 7 key terms to give you a quick introduction to this important new EU regulation.

Analytics for all

Dan Vesset

Prescriptive analytics 101: What should be done about it?

In this series of posts, guest author Dan Vesset addresses each of the five data analytics capabilities. This fifth and final post focuses on prescriptive analytics.

Analytics for all

Dan Vesset

Predictive analytics 101: What will happen next?

In this series of posts, guest author Dan Vesset addresses each of the five data analytics capabilities. This fourth post focuses on predictive analytics.

Analytics for all

Dan Vesset

Diagnostic analytics 101: Why did it happen?

In this series of posts, guest author Dan Vesset addresses each of the five data analytics capabilities. This third post focuses on diagnostic analytics.

Analytics for all

Dan Vesset

Descriptive analytics 101: What happened?

In this series of posts, guest author Dan Vesset addresses each of the five data analytics capabilities. This second post focuses on descriptive analytics.

Analytics for all

Dan Vesset

Planning analytics 101: What is our plan?

In this series of posts, guest author Dan Vesset addresses each of the five data analytics capabilities. This first post focuses on planning analytics.