Advanced analytics: opportunities and challenges

Ranjit Bose
2009 Industrial management & data systems  
Purpose -Advanced analytics-driven data analyses allow enterprises to have a complete or "360 degrees" view of their operations and customers. The insight that they gain from such analyses is then used to direct, optimize, and automate their decision making to successfully achieve their organizational goals. Data, text, and web mining technologies are some of the key contributors to making advanced analytics possible. This paper aims to investigate these three mining technologies in terms of
more » ... they are used and the issues that are related to their effective implementation and management within the broader context of predictive or advanced analytics. Design/methodology/approach -A range of recently published research literature on business intelligence (BI); predictive analytics; and data, text and web mining is reviewed to explore their current state, issues and challenges learned from their practice. Findings -The findings are reported in two parts. The first part discusses a framework for BI using the data, text, and web mining technologies for advanced analytics; and the second part identifies and discusses the opportunities and challenges the business managers dealing with these technologies face for gaining competitive advantages for their businesses. Originality/value -The study findings are intended to assist business managers to effectively understand the issues and emerging technologies behind advanced analytics implementation.
doi:10.1108/02635570910930073 fatcat:i6emgwkcxrcrhd6bql4ndirxue