Retailers experience about 20-30% spike in sales during holiday seasons. This year is no different, but with a twist. According to the Deloitte’s Holiday Survey for 2016, this year consumers will go online to shop for gifts. While stores will continue to receive holiday shoppers and record sales, online stores will see as much traffic…

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The signature conference of Amazon Web Services (AWS): ‘re:Invent’ has just concluded, leaving everyone with the realization that the undisputable leader is silently driving, shaping, and setting the “trend”, not just for the competitors, but for the entire cloud computing market. Year after year, the market leader is surpassing its own benchmark, by launching a…

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The advancement of technology such as cloud computing, smart mobile communications, advanced analytics, and the seamless access of Internet on various electronic devices have started transforming the healthcare industry in ways it was never imagined. This transformation is affecting the product lifecycle starting from drug development to delivery and finally patient care. Some examples in…

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Both Thanksgiving and Black Friday are rapidly approaching, and we have already started getting the sneak preview of 2016 deals. Last year, shoppers spent close to $4.45 billion online during this two-day period. Out of which, a whopping $2.72 billion was generated on Black Friday itself, which was 14% higher than 2014. A significant percentage of…

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As we approach the end of 2016, we can call the year 2016 “Transformation Year for Business Intelligence Products Suite”. The year 2016 saw BI develop from an end-user perspective. The rise of self-service analytics, mobile analytics, use of HTML5, and integration of dashboard software changed the way information is accessed by the end-user. Improved…

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Last Week, I had the pleasure of attending the global Research & Results 2016 conference in Munich. The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with passion – passion for Research & Results 2016 and the evolving Market Research specialisms. The conference focused the attention of the global market research industry and decision makers…

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There are multiple pricing algorithms and approaches out there which provide optimum prices based on elasticities, and strategies for price positioning. One key element that often is overlooked is the power of the brand. How much would a customer be willing to pay more on account of the brand value? Considering the digital channels that…

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The current business environment is ‘fast-paced’ and ‘highly competitive’. A flourishing market leader today, may not remain one in the market tomorrow. In order to stay ‘relevant,’ ‘differentiated’ and ‘ahead’ of the disruptive race, every player need to be proactively intelligent in maintaining a watch of the 4Ws (what, why, when, where) and 1H (how)…

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Gone are the days when business analytics would bank on statistics alone. Besides the traditional probability theory and statistics, current machine learning techniques work in complete sync with linear algebra, graph theory, dynamic programming, multivariate calculus etc. As far as multivariate calculus is concerned, the different methods that lend support to machine learning algorithms are…

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High-performance computing (HPC) refers to systems that, through a combination of processing capability and storage capacity, can rapidly solve complex computational problems across a diverse range of scientific, engineering, and industrial fields. It relies on parallelization techniques and algorithms to synchronize these disparate units in order to perform faster than any single processor could alone.…

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