Analytics

The Australian government has worked with Xero and AlphaBeta to develop an online tool to let small businesses across Australia check if they are paying too much for energy. The Small Business Energy Check is built on a statistical model that uses data from Xero Small Business Insights (Xero SBI),

Accenture will acquire privately-held big data and analytics consultancy Analytics8 for an undisclosed amount.  Analytics8 provides data and analytics solutions to some of Australia’s largest organisations enabling them to derive enhanced insights from data, according to the company. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Accenture said the acquisition shows

When I was young and fresh out of college, people urged me to start contributing to a retirement fund as soon as I could. They explained that since I had time on my side, even modest investments would pay significant dividends. I just needed the discipline to start saving early.

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Kantar Australia is launching a dedicated analytics practice, focussed on helping Australian clients solve complex business problems using a range of data sources. To support this launch, Kantar is investing in top-class talent to directly work with clients locally. The 10-strong Australia team is led by award-winning business intelligence leader

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Arq Group, an Australian digital solutions provider, has partnered with enterprise cloud data management provider, Informatica, to expand its data capabilities and empower customers to make smarter and more informed data-driven decisions. The partnership with Informatica will provide a platform for Arq Group to elevate its current suite of data

IAPA, the peak body for analytics professionals in Australia, has named its top 25 analytics leaders for 2019. The list is decided by a panel of leading analytics and business leaders across four key areas of strategy and impact; influence and advocacy; innovation and improvement; and team growth and leadership.

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Tealium, the leader in real-time customer data orchestration solutions, appointed Chris Russell as managing director of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Russell joins Tealium from InfoTrust where he was head of sales for Australia and responsible for launching and building the go-to-market strategy for several new products and services. Sign

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Australia is facing a skill gap within the analytics sector according to some of the country’s leading practitioners. But emerging technology can help to offset the gap by also improving traditional reporting. “There is a skill gap. A lot of data scientists are not data scientists,” said SAP VP and

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CRM giant Salesforce has completed its US$15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau, the biggest deal in the company’s history. Announced in June, the deal gives Salesforce greater analytics and data visualisation capabilities as it pursues its Customer 360 strategy. Breakfast event: Who wins and who loses when TV meets programmatic technology?

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Analytics are going through a renaissance of sorts, businesses are able to use analytics in ways they could not before due to new technologies. Timo Elliott, SAP VP and global innovation evangelist notes three key analytics trends for 2019. Firstly, analytic companies are able to create scenarios businesses have been