data analytics

Analytics and AI can improve healthcare benefits decisions

Most of us are aware that advanced analytics and AI can help doctors diagnose disease and treat patients better. An area of decision support that’s been neglected, however, is healthcare benefits. This is unfortunate because benefits decisions can have serious financial and wellness consequences for every employer and its employees. Indeed, a typical family of […]

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By Steve Bogie and others

Air Canada flies high with boost from digital technology

When we ask our customers, “What makes Air Canada a great airline?” we hear that we’re reliable, consistent and trustworthy. We also hear that we have a great fleet and a wonderful staff, and that we really know our business. And because we really know our business, customers trust us. We love the fact that […]

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How AI transformed ABB customer support in just 90 days

When most manufacturers think of using IT solutions to support their business, they generally focus on augmenting their physical assets, or upgrading their inventory or supply chain management systems. ABB is different. With our unified, cross-industry ABB Ability™ digital offering, ABB is transforming into a data-driven manufacturer. We want to use data to drive all […]

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Big data technology helps prove value of new medicines

I love solving puzzles. I think that’s why my career has continually focused on some aspect of research. I love finding answers, but the process is exciting, too. Sometimes our clients come to us at SmartAnalyst with a vague but intriguing challenge. My job is to help them refine their questions and find the answers […]

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AI brings next-gen solutions to solve today’s real problems

We’re all familiar with Hollywood’s sensational portrayal of artificial intelligence as machines taking over the world. But AI today is about practical solutions to real problems in many industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, finance and even ocean powerboat racing. That’s why, five years ago, we at DataSkill bet the company on AI. We did it because […]

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Weather data sparks retail innovation to help bottom line

Bison Schweiz AG brings weather down to earth for retail At Bison Schweiz AG, we’re constantly reinventing our products to meet the changing needs of our retail customers. When we saw the opportunity to integrate weather data into our electronic store label (ESL) solution, Bison ESL Manager, we jumped at the chance. What does weather […]

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Interns unlock real-world business value with high-tech AI skill

Interns unlock real-world business value with high-tech AI skill When you think of a student internship, what comes to mind? Ordering office supplies? Managing social media? How about using artificial intelligence to solve an organization’s toughest challenges? In fact, some of our students at Southern Connecticut State University are using advanced analytics to mine data […]

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The surprising truth about student achievement

What’s the secret to a successful college career? At the Office of Assessment and Planning at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), it’s our job to find out. What we discovered may surprise you. Studying the data We’ve been collecting student data for many years—running longitudinal cohort studies on every class since 2007. That data includes […]

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Can smart facilities management help slow tuition increases?

If you walk around a university like ours, one of the really cool things you see is how our facilities management people are woven into the buzz of student activity all around campus. It’s refreshing because it shows that students are aware that things like heat, air conditioning and lighting – things they can easily […]

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