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Moving up the analytics stack

As descriptive and diagnostic analytics are getting commoditized, we are moving up the stack towards predictive and prescriptive analytics. Predictive analytics is about being able to forecast what's coming next based on what's happened so far, while prescriptive analytics is about taking the right course of action to make a desirable outcome happen.

Understanding the Network Monitoring Needs of Real-Time Data Streaming

More advanced data means more advanced network monitoring. Big data is beginning to shape our daily lives in ways we could never have imagined a few years ago. Recent studies suggest we’re on track to see a data landscape of 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes, by 2020. Compare this to the 4.4 zettabytes we currently have and it’s easy to see the explosive growth that’s about to occur.

Why Data Isn’t The Only Factor Guiding Your Management Decisions

Making management decisions can be a risky endeavor. Sometimes you have to make a decision before you have all of the information. Other times, it’s impossible to gather the amount of data you’d like to have, and your only choice is to make the best decision you can under those circumstances. The decision making process is easier when you have tools to crunch data for you.

THE FUTURE OF LIFE INSURANCE: How insurtechs are tackling this notoriously tricky area of insurance

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Life insurance is a fundamentally hard product to sell, as it requires people to think about their deaths and promises no immediate rewards. The way life insurance is sold makes it doubly unattractive, as consumers have to go through an paper-based, lengthy application process and a bothersome medical exam, with little guidance from their providers, and often at high cost.

There’s Nothing Mere About Semantics

Disagreements and confusion are often characterized as mere matters of semantics. There is nothing “mere” about semantics, however. Differences that are based in semantics can be insidious, for we can differ semantically without even realizing it. It is our shared understanding of word meanings that enables us to communicate. Unfortunately, our failure to define our terms clearly lies at the root of countless misunderstandings and a world of confusion.

THE FUTURE OF LIFE INSURANCE: How insurtechs are tackling this notoriously tricky area of insurance

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Life insurance is a fundamentally hard product to sell, as it requires people to think about their deaths and promises no immediate rewards. The way life insurance is sold makes it doubly unattractive, as consumers have to go through an paper-based, lengthy application process and a bothersome medical exam, with little guidance from their providers, and often at high cost.

Tapping the power of predictive analytics in procurement

It can help businesses in all industries save money by providing key market intelligence that informs how executives spend, purchase and manage supplier relationships.

THE FUTURE OF LIFE INSURANCE: How insurtechs are tackling this notoriously tricky area of insurance

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Life insurance is a fundamentally hard product to sell, as it requires people to think about their deaths and promises no immediate rewards. The way life insurance is sold makes it doubly unattractive, as consumers have to go through an paper-based, lengthy application process and a bothersome medical exam, with little guidance from their providers, and often at high cost.

Betting against bitcoin is about to get a lot more expensive

Lucas Jackson/Reuters The cost of shorting bitcoin could skyrocket once futures trading starts on Sunday, says S3 Partners. The ultra-volatile cryptocurrency has seen massive fluctuations in recent days, and making bets on either side of it is about to get more expensive. If you think bitcoin has gotten out of hand, now is the time to make your wagers against the surging cryptocurrency.

THE FUTURE OF LIFE INSURANCE: How insurtechs are tackling this notoriously tricky area of insurance

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Life insurance is a fundamentally hard product to sell, as it requires people to think about their deaths and promises no immediate rewards. The way life insurance is sold makes it doubly unattractive, as consumers have to go through an paper-based, lengthy application process and a bothersome medical exam, with little guidance from their providers, and often at high cost.
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