Recommended Reading: Building an Insights Engine

Building an Insights Engine by Frank van den DriestStan SthanunathanKeith Weed FROM THE SEPTEMBER 2016 ISSUE OF HBR Operational skill used to confer long-term advantage. If you had leaner manufacturing, made higher-quality products, or had superior distribution, you could outrun competitors. But today those capabilities are table stakes. The new source of competitive advantage is […]

Spreading Analytics Education

Last ­­night I taught the Introduction to Machine Learning Course at the Austin chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) group.   Being on the executive committee of that group is a real privilege and allows me to interact with some of the most skilled professionals and experts in data […]

Service Provider & Network Analytics

Blacklight Solutions, an advanced analytics solutions consultancy, released a new Service Provider & Network Analytics Runway Package at ITEXPO Miami. Blacklight Solutions’ Runway Packages are designed to give our clients easy-to-engage options as they are ramping up technology projects. We are excited to introduce the Service Provider & Network Analytics Runway Package at ITEXPO and […]

Big Data for Service Providers

Telecommunications providers have seen traffic loads and processing requirements explode over the past 15 years. At the same time, customers are demanding consistent, high-quality service. Service providers are also facing an increasingly complex ecosystem that requires the coordination of an increasing number of vendors for services such as mobile, messaging platforms (e.g. text), wholesale or […]

Translating Hadoop for Business Owners

Technology teams are working to build data processing capacity or upgrade network infrastructure using Hadoop. These improvements can have dramatic positive impacts on business performance, however there can be difficulty in translation from techspeak into business terms. Technologists must articulate the value of Hadoop and big data technologies for the business owner. Many business leaders […]

Retail Analytics Trends for 2015

Black Friday Results • Black Friday online sales increased 9.5 percent in the United States compared with the day after Thanksgiving last year. • Thanksgiving Day was the first time mobile traffic represented more than half of all online traffic. • Black Friday online sales were 63.5 percent higher than Thanksgiving Day, however, for 2013 […]

New Year’s Quick Start Package

We’re starting 2015 out right with our New Year’s Quick Start! Contact us before January 15, 2015, to take advantage of this offer. We will work with you to customize the project scope depending on your needs. This offer includes three days of consulting with our expert business intelligence and data analytics team. Let us […]

Basket (Affinity) Analytics for Retail

Automating product recommendations for any organization with a substantial product catalog and transaction volume is crucial to increasing competitiveness. Every shopper represents an opportunity, and with so many customers moving toward online sales, retailers must be able to put relevant products in front of their users at scale. Evidence-based models of customer purchase behavior can […]

Holiday Quick Start Package

We’re making your holidays happier with our limited time Holiday Quick Start. Contact us before December 18, 2014, to take advantage of this offer. We will work with you to customize the project scope depending on your needs. This offer includes three days of consulting with our expert business intelligence and data analytics team. Let us take care […]

10 Thanksgiving Stats You Need to Know

Happy Thanksgiving from the Blacklight team!  We’re thankful for all of the great clients and friends we’ve worked with over the past year. In the spirit of the holidays, we’d like to give you ten Thanksgiving data points to help you get through your family dinners and cocktail hours.  How accurate is what you know about Thanksgiving? […]

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