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Marius Moscovici

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In many businesses, leaders at higher levels feel pressured to collect data from every direction: sales numbers, customer support resources, client health scores - anything and everything that might tell them something about their company that isn't apparent outside of the metrics. They measure and measure without understanding why or having a plan for what they might find. Data collection without perspective, however, is almost as dangerous as collecting no data at all. Vanity metrics, those that look impressive but don't lead to real insight, simply tell you what you already know. You won't get the results you want by collecting data indiscriminately and running an algorithm over all of it. Even more frustrating than using data to make decisions for the future is utilizing data to analyze the past. If you don't know how to tie your data back to your growth, you ri... (more)

Setting Up Social Analytics Reporting with BI Tools By @MMoscovic | @BigDataExpo #BigData

The streams of social media continue to grow exponentially, and these streams possess a hidden goldmine of information to help you engage your clients. However, a Harvard Business Review study reported than approximately 12 percent of organizations deem their analysis and utilization of social media data as less than effective. Each day, 200 million Twitter users create 400 million tweets. On Facebook, users post 600,000 bits of content every minute. YouTube aficionados upload 72 hours of video each minute. The streams of social media continue to grow exponentially, and these str... (more)

It's Time to Take the Policy Handcuffs Off Big Data By @MMoscovic | @BigDataExpo #BigData

The United States government houses a massive data set, and utilizing it in a transparent and ethical manner is vital to our economy, our environment and our overall well-being as a society. Distrust in the public sector is at an all-time high. At the same time that Americans share "Which Downton Abbey Character Are You?" quizzes with the world-offering their personal data to the private sector-a record number of others refuse to answer government surveys and scare off census workers. The disconnect endangers the health of our democracy. The United States government houses a mas... (more)

Dashboards and Reports, Not Required By @MMoscovic | @BigDataExpo #BigData

What is Push Intelligence? Push Intelligence helps you move beyond dashboards and reports and deliver on the promise of Business Intelligence (BI). It weeds out redundant and irrelevant information to deliver timely, relevant insights when and where you need them. Push intelligence enables you to focus on what’s most important, then collaborate with others to act on what needs to be fixed. Why Push Intelligence is important If you’re like most business analysts, you’re finding yourself getting pulled under the avalanche of data, striving to find what’s important, throwing money ... (more)

How to Decipher the Story Behind Big Data Analytics By @MMoscovic | @BigDataExpo #BigData

Big data has gone mainstream. The variety, volume and velocity of data streaming across your desk have reached unprecedented levels. This exponential growth challenges even the most data driven managers. With the massive quantity of available BI tools, such as dashboards and reports, you have powerful ways to drive your business. Yet, you may find adoption and usage of these tools declining, making it more difficult to identify problems and create solutions. Push Intelligence takes big data to the next level by alerting users to critical exceptions and problems in real time. Thro... (more)