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ALSO CALLED: Datamining, Analytics, Data Dredging, Database Analytics, Datamine, Data-mining
DEFINITION: Data dredging, sometimes referred to as "data fishing" is a data mining practice in which large volumes of data are analyzed seeking any possible relationships between data. The traditional scientific method, in contrast, begins with a hypothesis and follows with an examination of the data. Sometimes conducted for unethical purposes, data dredging often circumvents traditional data mining  … 
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New Opportunities for Business Intelligence: Seven Ways to Deliver a Superior Customer Experience Now
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Customer service has a profound impact on profitability. And even more, you have to think about your reputation in this age of social media. Read this informative white paper analyzing seven exciting technology innovations that can empower businesses to optimize customer service in today's multi-channel world.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Information Builders

Choose the Right Embedded Data Store: Why WebFOCUS Hyperstage Is Better for Big Data Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how Hyperstage can respond quickly to database requests and effectively scale to support large volumes of data. It also compares Hyperstage to OLAP and in-memory analytics solutions, and explains what makes Hyperstage superior.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

Data in Motion – Big Data Analytics in Healthcare
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the real-world challenges healthcare providers face when considering big data and analytics. It highlights a use case study and a comprehensive strategy for implementing big data analytics within an organization.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Information Builders

Big Data Analytics - Meeting Business Needs and Raising IT’s Profile in the Organization
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: IT has long played a reactionary role in company analytics initiatives, but with new challenges that big data presents, CIOs can lead their company by implementing a strategic, business-enabling technology. Read this resource to learn how CIOs can implement a strategic big data analytics architecture that supports overall business initiatives.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 14 Mar 2013

SAS

Four Key Pillars To A Big Data Management Solution
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores an open source approach and flexible big data integration platform that addresses these challenges and enables users to easily connect and analyze data from disparate systems to help drive and improve business performance.
Posted: 25 Feb 2013 | Published: 25 Feb 2013

Talend

Social Media Analytics: How to dramatically improve the capabilities within your organization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Much of the potential from social efforts isn't fully realized due to an underinvestment in, or misunderstanding of, social analytics. This resource will help you advance your understanding and capabilities in social analytics. Continue on to learn the keys to your social analytics success and explore the four phases of a complete social strategy:
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

IBM

Social Media Analytics - Making Customer Insights Actionable
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will examine the role social media can play in presenting a more strategic view of customer data and how the right combination of technologies can deliver insight to help companies more effectively meet perpetually shifting consumer demands expressed through, and influenced by, these dynamic communication channels.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 May 2011

IBM

IBM Social Analytics: The science behind social media marketing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how savvy marketing professionals are using new technologies to learn about their customers' attitudes, preferences and buying habits from what they say publically, available on social media and through the full range of interactions that can be recorded, measured, and analyzed.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Achieving customer loyalty with customer analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can build strong customer relationships in this age of social media and maintain loyal customers who will not only provide you with their valuable business, but also share their enthusiasm online with their peers.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

TDWI Best Practices Report - Customer Analytics in the Age of Social Media
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This TDWI Best Practices Report examines organizations' current practices and future plans for customer analytics technology strategies, with a special focus on how organizations are adapting to challenges- and potential- of social media.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Learning How To Learn Hadoop
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Like the problems it solves, Hadoop can be quite complex and challenging. Access this exclusive resource to join Global Knowledge instructor and Technology Consultant Rich Morrow as he leads you through some of the hurdles and pitfalls students encounter on the Hadoop learning path.
Posted: 05 Feb 2013 | Published: 05 Feb 2013

Global Knowledge

Information Optimization Transformation Experience Workshop
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations continue to struggle with basic BI competencies, such as information quality, data integration, governance, and accessibility. Read on to learn how you can benefit from an online Big Data workshop where your business and IT leaders can collaborate on the latest strategies and trends about strategic information management.
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 | Published: 24 Jan 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Analytics capabilities: IBM Cognos Features and Functions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: One size of BI can no longer fit all, nor can traditional BI do it all. In this white paper you will discover how to find the right solution for your organization's analytics needs and put analytics into the hands of everyone who need it to drive business outcomes.
Posted: 05 Nov 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

IBM

Anatomy of the New Decision: Five Hot Trends Shaping Business Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Businesses have been using data to improve decision-making for decades, but practicing legacy business intelligence strategies today can put you at a disadvantage. Read on to learn how the 5 hottest IT trends help you extract more sophisticated intelligence from your data, including: mobile computing, social media, cloud services, and more.
Posted: 19 Oct 2012 | Published: 19 Oct 2012

Information Builders

Self-Service Business Intelligence: Empowering Users to Generate Insights
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this Dell/The Data Warehouse Institute report, get common-sense recommendations and best practices for safe, secure and successful self-service BI. Read it today.
Posted: 26 Sep 2012 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

Dell Software

Gaining an Edge With Business Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: According to Ventana Research, 90% of businesses believe its vital to make business analytics easier to access and simpler to use. Traditional business intelligence (BI) strategies lack the visibility and reliability that today's organizations need. Read this comprehensive report to learn tips for improving your BI and analytics strategies.
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2012

Information Builders

Information Optimization Transformation Experience Workshop
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations continue to struggle with basic BI competencies, such as information quality, data integration, governance, and accessibility. Read on to learn how you can benefit from an online Big Data workshop where your business and IT leaders can collaborate on the latest strategies and trends about strategic information management.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 12 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

The State of Customer Analytics: Taking a Proactive Approach to Loyalty and Retention
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In today's highly competitive market, it is more important than ever to provide top-tier customer service, and successful businesses know the key to this is leveraging a customer analytics initiative.  Read this resource to learn the ins and outs of customer analytics and the tools you'll need to implement a successful analytics program.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Best Practices for Implementing a High-Performance Data Warehouse
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: There are more new forms of data today than ever before, and traditional business intelligence systems cannot always handle the amount of stress from this influx of information.  Check out this white paper to discover a system known as 'high performance data warehousing' that can help you successfully analyze and glean insights from your big data.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SAS

IBM Analytic Answers for Prioritized Collections
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a portfolio of cloud-based analytics tools that can help deliver key business insights – allowing you to optimize collections, drive down company debt, and more – without the need for major business changes.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Visual Discovery Tools
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
WHITE PAPER: Visual discovery tools help enable business users to access and analyze data with minimal assistance from the IT department. Consult this white paper to learn more about who the target users of visual discovery tools are and how they help analyze data in a variety of systems.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 | Published: 04 Mar 2013

SearchBusinessAnalytics

The Big Data Zoo - Taming the Beasts
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Big data must be managed and integrated across the entire enterprise to extract its full value and to ensure its consistent use. Access this extensive resource to learn the importance of an integrated platform and how to get started.
Posted: 14 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

In Memory Computing: Lifting the Burden of Big Data
sponsored by TIBCO
WHITE PAPER: Big data presents businesses with some significant challenges, but the biggest complaint amongst executives is their inability to quickly access the data they need for analytics. To alleviate this, savvy companies are using in-memory computing and gaining the ability to process more data faster and with greater efficiency. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2012 | Published: 08 Oct 2012


Customer Experience for Commerce: Oracle Commerce Solutions
sponsored by DocuSign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource explores the factors influencing the changing commerce landscape, including the impact mobility and social networking are having on the customer experience, and outlines technology tools from Oracle designed to help you optimize your customer experience management strategies.
Posted: 14 Sep 2012 | Published: 12 Dec 2012

DocuSign, Inc.

Leveling the playing field: How companies use data for competitive advantage
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data is a critical asset to the competitiveness of your organization, yet only 27% of people in a recent study said their companies do a better job using information than their competitors. Read this study by the Economist Intelligence Unit to find best practices about developing data initiatives to gain a competitive advantage.
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

SAP America, Inc.
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DATA MINING DEFINITION (continued): …  techniques and may lead to premature conclusions. Data dredging is sometimes described as "seeking more information from a data set than it actually contains." Data dredging sometimes results in relationships between variables announced as significant when, in fact, the data require more study before such an association can legitimately be determined. Many variables may be related through chance alone; others may be related through some unknown factor. To make a valid assessment of the relationship between any two variables, further study is required in which isolated variables are contrasted … 
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