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Pitney Bowes Completes Sale of Software Solutions Business to Syncsort

Susan Andre 2020, News, News Releases

STAMFORD, Conn., December 02, 2019 – Pitney Bowes(NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing, and financial services, today announced that the previously disclosed sale of its Software Solutions Business to Syncsort for $700 million in cash has been completed, with the exception of its software and data business in Australia, which …

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Pitney Bowes Data Now Available in AWS Data Exchange

Susan Andre 2020, News, News Releases

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., December 05, 2019 – Pitney Bowes Software & Data, now part of Syncsort, today announced the availability of its Data products on AWS Data Exchange, a new service that makes it easy for millions of Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to securely find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud. “Our customers who use AWS …

Never mind AI / ML

Susan Andre News, Articles

… or understanding Streamlined HDFS integration, ORC support, weather you know the difference between Classification and Regression, the importance of correlation and causation!  First come to grips with understanding the fundamentals.    Obtain a clear understanding of how to navigate this kind of project, importance of project management, gathering user requirements and learn about what aspects to consider for designing …

New England bank transforms the client experience by creating a single view of the customer

Susan Andre 2019, News, News Releases

Improved data accuracy, higher customer satisfaction, and lower IT costs, a New England Bank benefits from Pitney Bowes Single Customer View solution. Client profile A full-service commercial bank serving New England for over 80 years. Offers both personal and business banking. Provides a complete range of financial planning and investment services. Business goals Create client-specific targeted marketing programs. Improve customer …

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Business Intelligence

Susan Andre News, Articles

In modern business language, Business Intelligence is something of a misnomer. Does having access to more data or using the best technologies really make a business more intelligent? Also, we always hear bigger is better. Although it’s true that greater volumes of data and modern technologies do provide scope for richer analyt­ics, it is not the only ingredients for a …

Hoop-Hoop Hadoop

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Hadoop has been a noteworthy development in the software technology sector, often touted as the greatest and must have solution in recent times.  Unfortunately some cracks are now starting to show: the inability to obtain superior business insight faster than before due to tedious and complex data preparation and costly upkeep effort of the vast infrastructure. Hadoop’s inflexibility for ad-hoc …

Amazing Business Intelligence Amusement Parks

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When last did you visit an Amusement Park and experience the thrill of a roller coaster ride? Very often we land on a merry-go-round situated in the BI Amusement Park. This is not a cool, calm, chilled-out play ground where we have zen-like experiences, on the contrary BI minds are usually exceptionally busy and distracted. Embarking on a Business Intelligence …

Beautiful Business Intelligence

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( ( BD / AWLN ) +  IoT )  / ( ML +AI ) = MD → (( “Big Data“ divided by  “A Whole Lot of Noise”) plus “Internet of Things“) divided by (“Machine Learning” plus “Artificial Intelligence”) equals “More Data” !  Does not really look or sound beautiful does it? More data should mean greater capacity for leveraging analytics to …

BI is so Boring

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Ever passed through Boring, Dull or Bland? You will be excused if terms like boring, dull and bland remind you of experiences related to Business Intelligence maintenance. Read about Boring (Oregon USA), Dull  (Highlands of Scotland) and Bland (Australia) Once the novelty of shiny new software wears off and the realization sets in that the same old mistakes have been …

Rumble in the BI Jungle (Part 2)

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From the previous article Bungle in the Jungle (Part 1): Well executed Business Intelligent programs calls for agility in the BI jungle. Unwieldy swinging in the BI-jungle leads to a serious Rumble in the BI jungle.  Comparing a world renowned boxing match with recent Business Intelligence tactics should evoke a sense of fighting spirit for some.  A “rope-a-dope” BI strategy …