First look at SAS Viya’s new cloud analytics applications

Cary, N.C.-based analytics software firm SAS Institute announced on Monday that its Viya cloud platform is ready to ship and showcased two solutions that will launch with it later this month. The first

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Why PR professionals should be using analytics in their work [infographic]

With data analysis now playing a key role in sectors as diverse as law, sports, and event planning, there is no excuse for public relations practitioners to ignore the value analytics can play

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Use this free tool to ‘creep’ your competition’s Facebook engagement

Admit it, you've been guilty of "Facebook creeping" before - so why not turn that attention onto your competitors' Facebook efforts to turn that bad habit into productive business activity? It may sound

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Wolston Lobo

Analytics in law? Toronto firm incorporates SPSS, IBM Cloud into practice

"Law" and "technology" rarely appear in the same sentence outside of antitrust cases, but Canadian business firm McMillan LLP is aiming to change that. Last week the Toronto-headquartered organization, which employs some 300

Published on: August 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

IBM’s HR leaders on how a culture of innovation can boost employee engagement

Editor's note: Originally published on July 22, 2016. Updated with new interview on Aug. 7. Innovation is built into IBM Corp.'s DNA, and that extends to its HR practices, its HR leaders say.

Published on: August 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Make your company social media savvy with Hootsuite’s updated analytics

If you're the type of social media marketer who isn't sure why your links aren't getting retweeted or your Facebook posts liked, Hootsuite Media Inc. would like to help you out. The Vancouver-based

Published on: August 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Dimension Data brings analytics to Tour de France

With the Tour de France taking place over the course of this month, South-African based Dimension Data has partnered with the event to make it as high tech as possible. Analytics have become ubiquitous throughout

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

New CenturyLink service adds marketing analytics to venue-based Wi-Fi

Canadians love their free Wi-Fi, and are willing to provide personal data in exchange for incentives - so why not combine the two? Location-Based Analytics, the new software as a service (SaaS) released

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Convert your big data into beautiful graphics with Google’s Data Studio tool

Big data might represent an unparalleled opportunity for your company to track, analyze, and build future projects around its achievements, but it’s hard to reap the benefits if you can’t present the results

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Relying on human judgment for business decisions a costly mistake, PwC says

Big data gives enterprises an unprecedented opportunity to streamline their operations, increase revenue, and plan for the future, but few businesses are taking advantage, both in Canada and abroad, according to a new

Published on: June 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Wearable tech not enough to help Warriors defeat Cavaliers

While the Cleveland Cavaliers may have bested the Golden State Warriors in an exciting game 7 this week, the Warriors had an outstanding regular season fueled partially by a high-tech approach to training. Golden

Published on: June 22nd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Big data tips from MLSE’s ‘analytics coach’

Jonathan Carrigan manages one of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment’s most important teams. Although properties owned by Canada’s largest sports conglomerate include the Maple Leafs, Raptors and Toronto FC franchises, Carrigan oversees the company’s

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Christine Wong

SaaS platform Visier crunches your HR numbers so you don’t have to

Any business with an HR department possesses an enormous amount of workforce data, and as the sector has matured, so too has the software designed to analyze that data - but it often

Published on: May 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Use payroll data to improve employee engagement, Xerox HR expert says

Enterprise HR departments are sitting on a valuable library of data merely by processing their employees' paycheques and benefits, a leading expert in the field says, yet few are taking advantage. During a

Published on: May 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood