The Advanced Analytics Solution Building Process

This is the second in a series of posts on business transformation through analytics and how organizations can run successful analytics pilots and build a thriving data science practice. The post is by Ilan Reiter, Principal Data Science Manager at Microsoft.  In our first post in this series we talked about the ingredients needed to… Read more

Transforming Businesses Through the Power of Analytics

This is the first in a series of posts by Pavandeep Kalra, Director of Data Science, and Ilan Reiter, Principal Data Science Manager, where they discuss business transformation through analytics and how organizations can run successful analytics pilots and build a thriving data science practice. We all know the story of how, in just the… Read more

OpenField Uses Cortana Analytics to Get Ahead in the Marketing Game

This post is co-authored by Ye Xing, Senior Data Scientist, Benjamin Moulès, Developer Evangelist, Peng Xia, Data Scientist, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager at Microsoft.  Beyond evoking passion among fans around the globe, professional soccer is also big business. Top clubs draw tens of thousands of fans into stadiums each game and their… Read more

New Template for Retail Customer Churn Prediction

This post is authored by Xinwei Xue, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft. We are pleased to announce the availability of our newest template, for retail customer churn prediction. This is the latest addition to our existing set of templates which include online fraud detection, retail forecasting, text classification and predictive maintenance. The term customer churn,… Read more

Cortana Analytics Suite Helps Diebold Predict ATM Failures

This post is co-authored by Katherine Lin, Data Scientist, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager at Microsoft.  Unplanned machine downtime is a serious disruption to businesses across many industries, resulting in lost revenue, high unscheduled repair costs and customer dissatisfaction. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is possible for the… Read more

ML Predicts School Dropout Risk & Boosts Graduation Rates

The next post in our series on how customers are gaining actionable insights on their data through the power of Microsoft advanced analytics – at scale and in the cloud. Can software predict which students are at risk for dropping out? Till not long ago, the reputation of public education in Tacoma, WA, wasn’t stellar…. Read more

How Azure ML Helps Mendeley Engage the World’s Researchers

Our next post in the series on how customers are gaining actionable insights on their data through the power of Microsoft advanced analytics – at scale and in the cloud. Scientists and researchers log on to Mendeley’s web site to access reference content and manage their personal libraries at one of the world’s largest repositories… Read more

How ML Accelerates Claim Automation & Revenue at GAFFEY Healthcare

This post is co-authored by Muxi Li, Data Scientist, and Danielle Dean, Senior Data Scientist Lead at Microsoft.  Machine learning can help modern businesses utilize their data to become more profitable. GAFFEY Healthcare is a leading healthcare technology solution provider, and they help their customers – who include over 200 healthcare systems, hospitals and physician… Read more

Video – JJ Food Service Predicts Customers’ Future Orders Using Azure ML

In a popular earlier post, we had talked about the creative use of cloud analytics at JJ Food Service, a large food delivery service company in the UK. In this video, their Chief Operating Officer, Mushtaque Ahmed, talks about how JJ Food Services tapped into a rich trove of existing data to anticipate customers’ future… Read more

Azure ML Powers the Brain of the Modern Smart Grid

Our next post in the series on how Microsoft customers are gaining actionable insights on their data through the power of advanced analytics – at scale and in the cloud. What could big data have to do with the reliable flow of electricity? As it turns out – a lot. Electrical grids include power plants,… Read more