Tech firms using big data to help fight novel coronavirus

thehindu.com | February 03, 2020

Tech firms using big data to help fight novel coronavirus
Chinese mobile operators and technology firms are supporting the tracking and prevention of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus with the help of big data.Telecom giant China Unicom has set up a group-wide team of more than 100 big data technicians and experts to provide data analysis and intelligent applications to the government using algorithm models, Xinhua reported on Sunday.It provides big data analysis reports on epidemic-related population flow to 31 provincial traffic and health departments. GeTui, a smart data provider, has studied the number of people travelling from Wuhan, the hardest-hit city of the epidemic outbreak in central China, and released their distribution density in a heat map.Fang Yi, CEO of GeTui, said the travelers from Wuhan were distributed across a wide range of rural areas, especially in Henan, Hunan and Sichuan provinces, according to the heat map.An official document has asked for efforts to mobilise communities and village-level authorities to launch grid-based health management, tracking the health of residents with the help of big data and the public.

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Whilst most large and global organisations have adopted analytics systems recent research reveals that many midmarket companies and organisations have been put off from investing in BI and analytics tools due to misperceptions about costs and risk. SA has been immersed in the financial consolidation, budgeting, planning, BI and analytics markets for over 15 years. We have witnessed first hand the significant upside organisations have experienced when they have embraced analytics technology. This ranges across large global organisations as well as SME and mid-sized companies; who have been able to utilise tools such as BOARD, Cognos TM1, Cognos BI, SAS, QlikView, Infor BI/CPM and the Microsoft BI Stack to integrate data from multiple source systems (e.g. ERP, GL, HR, CRM, Contract & EPOS systems) to obtain a unified picture of customers, supply chains, and front to back processes. Thus enabling more informed decisions about strategic investments and tactical resource allocation.


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Thought leaders come together to discuss the futureof developer relations in a remote-first world

SlashData | September 19, 2020

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ListenFirst Announces BI Connector For Tableau

ListenFirst | January 13, 2022

ListenFirst, the premier enterprise social analytics solution, today announced the launch of BI Connector for Tableau, providing their customers with an interface to connect directly to the ListenFirst API and access data on-demand within their Tableau dashboard. This new feature introduces codeless integration and enables ListenFirst customers to tell a multitude of stories by manipulating and layering different insights within Tableau's 24 visualization types and reporting customizations. Available in Tableau's app directory, ListenFirst's BI Connector for Tableau creates a quicker, more seamless way to get bulk selection of data without needing frontend access. Reporting cycles are readily available in Tableau by utilizing dynamic date ranges to automatically refresh the latest insights in the desired date range and parameters. "More than half of ListenFirst API customers use Tableau, and BI Connector For Tableau creates a quick path to insights for these data power users," explained Jimmy Li, Product Manager at ListenFirst. "Users can now effortlessly conduct cross data source analysis, on-demand reporting, advanced charting, and data visualization. Additionally, insights can be published side by side with other data points from non-ListenFirst sources, simplifying complex stories into insights that are instantly understandable." Optimized for self service, BI Connector for Tableau supports flexible data queries for brand, content and paid level datasets. About ListenFirst ListenFirst is the premier social analytics solution used by the world's leading brands. With a breadth of data and award-winning expertise unmatched in the market, we offer an easy, one-stop solution to optimize social media marketing and maximize ROI. ListenFirst has been honored with multiple accolades including a 2020 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Emerging Technology, 2020 Cynopsis AdTech Award for Outstanding Data Solution, 2022 High Performer recognition from G2 Crowd, MarTech Breakthrough Award for Best Social Media Monitoring Software, and named one of Inc. 500's fastest growing companies. Founded in 2012, ListenFirst is trusted by leading global brands including AT&T, Amazon, NBCUniversal, and Peloton.

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Revenue Growth and Increased Profitability mark Subex’s Q2FY21 Results

subex | November 09, 2020

Subex, a pioneer in the space of Digital Trust, today announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Performance Highlights for the quarter ended September 30, 2020: Revenue for the quarter at INR 933 million as against INR 857 million in Q2FY20 EBITDA for the quarter at INR 254 million as against INR 207 million in Q2FY20 EBITDA excluding Forex gains/losses for the quarter at INR 298 million as against INR ­­­178 million in Q2FY20 Profit after Tax (PAT) for the quarter at INR 123 million as against INR 63 million in Q2FY20 Vinod Kumar, Managing Director & CEO, Subex, said, “During a period where the industry as a whole is continuing to come to grips with the ‘new normal’, we are very pleased to report both revenue and profit growth for the second quarter of FY21. Market traction, along with our singular focus on Digital Trust, is slowly building the growth momentum. Despite the challenges of remote working, we are performing well on delivery and operations. With the recent appointment of our new CTO, we have augmented the management bandwidth required to drive an exciting product roadmap intended to expand our digital trust portfolio. We will also be strengthening our engagement with global strategic partners around our new solutions and technology areas such as blockchain, AI/ML to drive wider market adoption.“ Commenting on the results, Anil Singhvi, Chairman of the board, said, “Despite business challenges globally due to Pandemic, Subex has done very well. Continued good performance on all fronts, cleaned up balance sheet and improved free cash flows, are enabling us to invest in newer businesses and service our reduced capital base well” Highlights of the Quarter Launched Partner Ecosystem Management which will allow CSPs to accelerate their digital services portfolio expansion Listed as a Sample Provider for Augmented Analytics in Gartner’s Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar for Artificial Intelligence in Telecom report Selected by a Tier-I Middle East operator for ROC Revenue Assurance and ROC Fraud Management Secured a new deal with a regulatory body in Africa to validate the revenues reported by operators in the region and the associated license fees Update on Capital Reduction Completed the capital reduction process Trading of new Subex shares commenced w.e.f. 5th November, 2020 About Subex Subex is a pioneer in enabling Digital Trust for businesses across the globe. Founded in 1994, Subex has spent over 25 years in helping global Communications Service Providers maximize their revenues and profitability. With a legacy of having served the market through its world-class solutions for business optimization and analytics, Subex is now leading the way by enabling all-round Digital Trust in the business ecosystems of its customers. Focusing on privacy, security, risk mitigation, predictability, and confidence in data, Subex helps businesses embrace the disruptive changes in the business landscape and succeed with Digital Trust. Subex leverages its award-winning product portfolio in areas such as Revenue Assurance, Fraud Management, Network Analytics, and Partner Management, and complements them through its digital solutions such as IoT Security and Insights. Subex also offers scalable Managed Services and Business Consulting services. Subex has more than 300 installations across 90+ countries.

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Tech Mahindra and Subex Partner to Drive Scale Adoption of Blockchain-based Solutions for Telecom Operators Globally

subex | November 05, 2020

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Whilst most large and global organisations have adopted analytics systems recent research reveals that many midmarket companies and organisations have been put off from investing in BI and analytics tools due to misperceptions about costs and risk. SA has been immersed in the financial consolidation, budgeting, planning, BI and analytics markets for over 15 years. We have witnessed first hand the significant upside organisations have experienced when they have embraced analytics technology. This ranges across large global organisations as well as SME and mid-sized companies; who have been able to utilise tools such as BOARD, Cognos TM1, Cognos BI, SAS, QlikView, Infor BI/CPM and the Microsoft BI Stack to integrate data from multiple source systems (e.g. ERP, GL, HR, CRM, Contract & EPOS systems) to obtain a unified picture of customers, supply chains, and front to back processes. Thus enabling more informed decisions about strategic investments and tactical resource allocation.

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