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Tableau Moves Past Visual Analytics to ‘Complete Data Play’

Tableau announced plans to become a complete data platform, extending backwards from its data visualization interface to data preparation tools, a high-scale in-memory database, natural language queries, and machine learning-based recommendations. Customer data is just one part of the picture but surely an important one.

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CallidusCloud Acquires Datahug for Predictive Sales Forecasting Technology

November 10, 2016

CallidusCloud, which offers sales support and enablement applications, acquired Datahug Limited, a SaaS predictive forecasting and sales analytics company. Datahug’s specialty is predictive analysis of sales pipelines but it will be the core of a new Predictive Analytics, AI and Machine Learning innovation center that will presumably develop other applications in the future.

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PR Measurement Company TrendKite Closes $16 Million Funding

November 8, 2016

CDPs don’t have all the funding fun: PR measurement company TrendKit has added $16 million to its $36 million investment total. What’s to measure, you might ask? Lots of stuff, including readership, share of voice, sentiment, social amplification, and message pull-through, as well as impact on search engine ranking, Web traffic, and audience engagement. And they package all this in presentation-ready graphics.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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