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Listen to your Airport Passengers – Are They Happy?

Some food for thought. Surveys are a key channel to gauge customer satisfaction in any business and airports are certainly not an exception. Collection of surveys data and its analysis is increasingly becoming a key need for airports. As per a recent report (Airport IT Trends Report, SITA) 89% of all airports will use Business [...]

Optimize your Data Archival Strategy: Adopt Near Line Storage

Near Line Storage (NLS) is a concept that describes intermediate type of data storage that represents a compromise between online and offline storage used for data archiving which is rarely used to access. The near line data is stored in compressed form with fewer backups and offers reduction in costs for the data that is [...]

Improved Airline Marketing using Airport Analytics

Airport operators handle a tough business! One would say that all businesses are complex, Airline Marketing why just airports?! Well yes, and NO! Let me illustrate. Airports have to allure passengers, but that’s just one part of the story. Modern times have brought in an evolved business landscape and airports can no longer expect airlines [...]

BI also as a Decision Measurement System (DMS) – Part 2

This is in continuation of the previous blog on “BI also as a Decision Measurement System (DMS)”. We saw in the previous blog that BI as a decision measurement system is something the CXOs would like to see. As a DMS, I would like to see how a particular decision / action has contributed to [...]

Crosstabs De-mystified in Pentaho Reporting

Pentaho Crosstab have been on the horizon for several years now. They lived a happy, undisturbed life along with the unicorns and gnomes guarding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Penthao Crosstab are an easy and relatively easy way to visualize tabular data along two or more axis. They are an [...]

Pentaho and Big Data

Predictive Analytics is having a massive impact on all the aspects of business globally. For example, Google is tweaking its Google Analytics platform and also a significant number of algorithms and search guidelines. This will definitely have a huge impact on the functions of all content creators this year. The current value of Predictive Analytics [...]

Predictive Analytics and its rapidly increasing Importance

Predictive Analytics is having a massive impact on all the aspects of business globally. For example, Google is tweaking its Google Analytics platform and also a significant number of algorithms and search guidelines. This will definitely have a huge impact on the functions of all content creators this year. The current value of Predictive Analytics [...]

Gartner’s Rules for Leveraging Big Data

Before you can leverage big data, you must guard against making these two leadership failures. That’s the valuable advice coming from Gartner Inc. The technology research consultancy says that big data strategy failures stem from two mistakes committed by an organization’s leadership. One is not understanding the business benefits of collating and mining data sets, [...]

Big Data Stack Could Emerge in 2014

A big data equivalent of LAMP stack could emerge in 2014, according to Richard Daley, chief strategy officer of Pentaho, the specialist company dealing in business intelligence. He is of the belief that a stack may be built as consensus will develop around a few big data architectures. The stack’s upper layers may contain more [...]