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Today, Caesar’s Entertainment announced that it had reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of British betting house William Hill for approximately $3.7 billion. If this transaction goes through, the company will be more diversified in terms of geographical exposure and the type of gaming it offers to its customers. Interestingly, only three months ago, Eldorado Resorts bought Caesar’s for about $17,3 billion, after billionaire investor Carl Icahn joined the board and supported the company’s sale.…

From the downhill of key technologies to new innovative solutions on the plate: Roberto Bentivoglio takes us swimming in the stream, with a technical explanation on event stream processing architectures as a future-proof approach to take full control over your data strategy Big data is probably one of the most misused words of the last decade. It was widely promoted, discussed and spread by business managers, technical experts, and experienced academics. Slogans like ‘data is…

Every business manager and marketing pro understands the importance and power of understanding what drives their customers and prospects, seeing big data as the key that opens that treasure chest. What is sometimes lost in the larger picture of effective marketing is the actual consumer. Intuitively, most customers and prospects can sniff out businesses looking for sales instead of learning what the client desires and meeting their wants and wishes. And when business interests prevail…

In a story I wrote earlier this year, I referenced how data protection can actually empower a new generation of app development. As part of this, I said that there’s no reason the backup function can’t play a vital role in helping companies drive innovation. How can backups help? I asserted that backups in a platform could be put to the following uses: Creating a metadata catalogUsing data crawlsEstablishing better search functionality within the dataServing as a…

Burning Glass Technologies is among the preeminent data analytics firm worldwide in the employment field. It tracks 3.4 million job listings daily, across more than 50,000 job boards and corporate sites, analyzing these listings by occupations, skills and qualifications requested. The starting point for the rebuilding of America’s job base is identifying and rapidly filling the jobs that are available and will be soon. Burning Glass data analytics provide insight on the current hiring, and…

Remember big data? Big data was introduced way back in 2005. It was intended to describe the harnessing of critical information from disparate systems and situating that information into one place for analysis. It was the sort of innocuous term that seemed like nothing more than the latest buzzword we could all ignore. Do you want the truth? Many small companies did just that. They gave the concept of big data the cold shoulder. To…

National Instruments announced its intent to acquire the Israeli data analytics startup OptimalPlus for $365 million. The two companies share many of the same enterprise-level customers within the automotive, semiconductor, and electronics industries which is one of the reasons that I believe this acquisition makes a lot of sense. National Instruments is positioning this acquisition as another piece of the puzzle moving toward accelerating its growth and without getting into all the details, I see a…

New research has provided important information describing which individuals with cancer are more likely to experience severe outcomes or die if they contract the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus. The study used data from the Syapse® learning health network, allowing for the analysis of over 154,585 people who had received a diagnosis of cancer and were treated within the last five years across three large health systems in the Midwest United States. The work was presented at the…

I’m working on a market study of the system integrators (SIs) who implement warehouse management systems (WMS). I was under the impression that software suppliers write the software, and either SIs or/and the software company implement the software. It’s not that simple. Sometimes the system integrators write software that complements the WMS solutions that they implement. These SIs have learned the weaknesses in various systems and have written complementary applications to close the gaps. One…

Consumers are inundated every day with ads for products and services. The number of options is exhausting. What makes consumers stop and pay attention? As brands work to answer this question, they become more creative as a result. In fact, many are diving into the benefits of big data analytics. For instance, in 2016 Starbucks started using AI to send personalized offerings to its customers via email. Beyond customizing drinks to match personal tastes, the company uses…