Enterprise World Training: Prepare Yourself for the Next Five Years

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Digital Disruption will bring rapid change to employees in many established industries over the coming years. Make sure you’re armed with the knowledge and foresight to stay ahead of the game. A long, long time ago, someone told me that everything you know now will be useless in five years. I remember it distinctly because I, in my youthful naiveté, just couldn’t believe it t... Read More

Exploring iHub Examples: SF Wealth

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This post is the third in a series exploring the free example applications that come bundled with OpenText Actuate Information Hub (iHub), Trial Edition. Read part 1 and part 2. Financial services firms differentiate themselves and build loyalty by providing their customers with in-depth portals for exploring personalized financial data. Many top banks and other providers use OpenTex... Read More

Exploring iHub Examples: Integration Framework

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This post is the second in a series exploring the free example applications that come bundled with OpenText Actuate Information Hub (iHub), Trial Edition. Read the first post here. The ability to integrate and embed data within other applications is an iHub strength. This ability is particularly interesting to independent software vendors (ISVs) who want to embed analytics in their ... Read More

How IoT Based Analytics Will Drive Future Supply Chain Operations

Over the past couple of years we have seen an exponential growth in interest around the Internet of Things (IoT). My interest in this space started at Cisco’s IoT World Forum in Barcelona in late 2013.  Back then many of the software and solution vendors were just starting to define their IoT strategies due to the various estimates that analysts had put out about the expected value of... Read More

Opening iHub Examples in Analytics Designer

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If you’re just getting started with OpenText Actuate Information Hub (iHub), you’ve probably found the Examples that ship with the product. A collection of sample applications, dashboards and reports, the Examples are meant to inspire you as you create your own iHub-based projects. The best way to understand how these sample applications work is to open them in Analytics Designer, th... Read More

Data Driven Digest for September 4: The Seasons

It’s Labor Day Weekend in North America – the traditional end of summer, if not the season’s end as marked by the equinox. To acknowledge the impending shift to autumn, this week’s Data Driven Digest is about seasons – how they affect vegetation, energy use, and air quality. Fall Back: The very first Data Driven Digest we published almost a year ago contained a link ... Read More

Data Driven Digest for August 28: Treemaps

The first treemap was created around 1990, for a reason that seems laughable today: 14 people in a University of Maryland computer lab shared an 80-megabyte disk drive, and one of them – professor Ben Shneiderman – wanted to know which individuals, and which files, took up the most space. After considering circular, triangular, and rectangular representations, Prof. Shneiderman came ... Read More

Here’s Your No. 1 Tool for Fraud Detection

In the song Talk About the Blues, the experimental band The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion declares that “the blues is number 1.”  If you’re a blues fan, you probably associate the number 1 with Jon Spencer. But if you’re interested in fraudulent or anomalous numbers, you might just associate it with Frank Benford. Here’s why: Back in 1938, Benford observed that 1 is more... Read More

Data Driven Digest for August 21

The second* data visualization we all learned in school was the Cartesian coordinate system.  By plotting figures on a two-dimensional graph, we learned the relationship between numbers and space, unlocked patterns in those numbers, and established foundations for understanding algebra and geometry. The simple beauty of X-Y coordinates belies the power they hold; indeed, many of the be... Read More

Data Driven Digest for August 14

Forgive us in California for being obsessed with water. Our unprecedented drought has caused our brains to focus on the wet stuff, so that's the theme of this week's Data Driven Digest. In three data visualizations, we dive into what you would see looking west or east across the ocean; the contours and makeup of the seabed; and the width of rivers throughout North America. Grab a cool ... Read More