Embedded Business Intelligence: Picking the Tool

There are over one hundred BI tools in the market today. When looking at embedding one to create reports and dashboards for your customers, how do you know which tool is right for your software application? How do you distinguish one brand from another? They all tout many similar benefits. So what characteristics and capabilities are […]

Machine Intelligence Transforming the Insurance Industry

Some industries are quicker to adapt to technological advancement. The insurance industry may have a mixed record on how well it has used the Internet and various communications platforms but it does not appear to be hesitating on deploying tools that rely on Artificial Intelligence (AI). In fact, it almost looks like every significant player […]

Meet Steve Kunkel, Blacklight Solutions New Sales and Marketing Director

I am very excited to be part of the Blacklight Solutions team. I’ve been in sales and marketing my entire career, most recently serving as VP of Marketing for Consumers Credit Union in West Michigan. Prior to that, I led the sales and account management efforts for a number of advertising and marketing communications firms. […]

Blacklight at KNIME’s Launch in the US

Join us next Wednesday June 28th at 7:00pm to hear Michael Berthold from KNIME speak!   KNIME is an open source platform for machine learning and data integration.   Interested in learning KNIME or getting an introduction to it?   There will be a tutorial at 6pm, so show up early and get free instruction. […]

Adapting Products and Services to the Wave of Intelligence

This infographic doesn’t just show growth, it also shows an important trend around how we create things for other people to engage. The high proportion of people who look to use AI and Automation to enhance products and services is made apparent in the numbers included, and should serve as a warning for those who […]

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 […]

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