Year in review 2015

10 top big data and analytics stories of 2015

Data and analytics were a hot topic at in 2015. Here are the 10 most-viewed big data and analytics stories of the year.

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Year in review 2015

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As in 2014, data and analytics were a hot topic at in 2015. Here are the 10 most-viewed data and analytics stories of the year.

10. Clorox CIO discusses the real challenge of big data, by Thor Olavsrud

Many big companies today do a great job of collecting big data. However, the challenge remains to get insights out of the data. Clorox CIO Manjit Singh suggests taking a more agile approach.

9. Machine learning helps food distributor reach its customers by Thor Olavsrud

Wholesaler JJ Food Service's ecommerce portal left it a little disconnected from its customers, so it's using its data and Azure-based machine learning to bring back the personal touch.

8. How big data analytics help hospitals stop a killer, by Thor Olavsrud

Wireless biosensors and big data analytics can help hospitals identify patients showing signs of sepsis, the leading cause of death in noncoronary intensive care units in the U.S. They can even keep monitoring patients who have been discharged.

7. 8 ways to make the most out of your customer data, by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff

Big data, business analytics and marketing experts discuss how organizations can best put to use all that consumer data they've been collecting.

6. CIOs Have to learn the new math of analytics, by Kim S. Nash

Today's data-driven business runs on the almighty algorithm. But if you're not careful, those geeky formulas can stir up legal and ethical trouble.

5. What is data-driven marketing?, by Tom Kaneshige

Once considered a mysterious black art, marketing is now a quantifiable, data-based function. But how do businesses use data analytics to drive marketing decisions?

4. 8 ways analytics are changing pro sports, by Lauren Brousell

Sports statistics were once viewed as something only computer geeks were interested in. Those days are long gone.

3. 7 principles of data-driven transformation, by Thor Olavsrud

Becoming a data-driven enterprise requires a plan and the right people, technology and culture. These seven principles of data-driven transformation will help you successfully make the journey.

2. How 7 companies bring power to Hadoop big data applications, by Thor Olavsrud

Intel and Cloudera joined forces just a year ago to accelerate enterprise Hadoop adoption. Here's how seven companies have taken advantage of new technology to drive big data.

1. 8 analytics trends to watch in 2015, by Thor Olavsrud

Business analytics are becoming 'the air companies breathe and the oceans in which they swim,' according to Deloitte Analytics. These eight trends will dominate the analytics field in 2015.

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