Analytics

Using machine learning the smart way

Organizations should grow like human beings: if they don’t invest in developing their knowledge and expertise they will stop learning and become old very fast – lacking the right insights and taking the wrong decisions. This is where machine learning helps. Machine learning isn’t new, but it is often applied the wrong way. So how […]

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Materialize your financial future

In what follows, we’ll take a look at how a company that is future-ready product- and service- wise, can ensure that its finance department is future-ready as well. A great example is Materialise, a company famed for its expertise in everything related to 3D printing. They recently collaborated with IBM to renew the entire handling […]

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Chemistry between IBM and Umicore for future-ready finances

With society moving at an ever-faster pace on an increasingly global scale, keeping track of the financial part of your company’s story is no walk in the park. Especially not for a multi-billion, multinational company like Umicore. However, with the right tools at the right place at the right moment, some of the obstacles that […]

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Is your finance organisation future ready?

I’ve got good news, and I’ve got bad news. The good news is that the past decade’s technological leaps have enabled finance professionals to gain access to more data than they could have ever dreamt of. The bad news: management toolkits have not kept up with the growth in volume and complexity we face today. […]

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Today Big Data and Analytics is everywhere for everyone

Analytics have been around for some time now in the business world, it all started when long lists of figures were produced by mainframes which were then analysed by number crunchers trying to make sense and some business value out of it all. Thanks to the rise of the desktop machines and spreadsheet programs everything […]

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RAMLAB brengt hardware, software en data samen

RAMLAB, dat 3D-printing van metalen onderdelen voor de maritieme en offshore sector mogelijk maakt, is een uniek initiatief. In 2016 gestart als een pilot en met steun vanuit het Havenbedrijf Rotterdam officieel van start gegaan. Eén van de doelstellingen: een geheel op 3D-printing gericht ecosysteem opzetten. Het idee van RAMLAB (Fieldlab Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing) past […]

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3D-metaalprinter leert nadenken

Om innovatief te zijn en competitief te blijven in een wereldmarkt is werken in ecosystemen cruciaal. Haven van Rotterdam omarmt die gedachte door startup-initiatieven te stimuleren en ondersteunen. Bijvoorbeeld het bedrijf RAMLAB, dat gespecialiseerd is in het 3D-printen van hoogwaardige stalen scheepsonderdelen. Financieel gesteund door het Havenbedrijf Rotterdam zijn diverse partijen betrokken, die allemaal van […]

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To improve your planning, you need more than just spreadsheets

  A trending buzzword in business is now “Strategic planning”. What dominates today’s planning practice is the use of methods that are prone to errors and that don’t take full advantage of modern analytics capabilities. Usage of simple spreadsheets does not allow seamless access to relevant data and proper insights, but often leave decision makers […]

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Are data scientists doing the right thing?

There’s good and bad news for today’s data scientists. The good news is that you’re doing a great job, giving your organizations crucial business insights. The bad news is that sometimes it’s not enough to truly make a difference, to push your company efficiently and effectively into the premier league. Feeding data into PowerPoints, spreadsheets […]

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