Revolutionizing the Skincare Industry Through Data-Driven Precision

In the constantly shifting terrain of the skincare industry, where the Global Skincare Market is projected to surge to an astonishing USD 254 billion between 2023 and 2028, Catalyst by EBM stands as a beacon of innovation. With an eye-catching CAGR of 6.22% and face care comprising nearly half of that growth at 47.86%, the opportunities are vast and inviting. As companies strive to leverage this expansion, the necessity for nimble, data-driven strategies is [...]

The Importance of Accurate Data and Visibility to Reduce Recession Impact

With the fast pace of business, data science is the way to elevate the playing field. Businesses can't get to the top without it. According to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute, data-driven organizations have the potential to increase their revenue by up to 20% compared to their peers. To explore this topic further, we turned to Grigorios Skolidis - the VP of Data Science at EBM - whose extensive expertise in this field [...]

The Importance of Partnering with ISO 27001 Compliant Companies

In today's data-driven world, data is one of a company's most valuable assets; protecting them is critical for its success and competitive differentiation. Companies rely on data to understand their customers, market trends, and competitive landscape. Analyzing data allows businesses to gain valuable insights that help identify growth opportunities, optimize processes, and enhance overall performance. Data control is of utmost importance for businesses, and partnering with ISO 27001 compliant companies plays a critical role [...]

The Tortoise and the Hare Revisited

In 2020, Slow and Steady Simply Won’t Cut It.   We all know the story of the tortoise and the hare. The hare, with his superior speed, starts off the race with a huge lead. He becomes overconfident and decides he can take a nap before crossing the finish line. The tortoise slowly and steadily catches up and surpasses his opponent to emerge victorious. Traditionally speaking, they say the moral of the story is "slow [...]

Pivoting from Potential to Profitability

SoftBank’s $9B Loss Hammers Home Silicon Valley’s Need for a Shift in Focus. SoftBank’s Vision Fund has been a huge economic and philosophical force in the tech sector over the past 3 years. Since closing its funding round on May 20th, 2017, the fund had poured nearly $100 billion into burgeoning tech startups, including Uber, Slack, Nvidia, Doordash and many others. But the last year hasn’t been too kind to the Vision Fund. Uber, once [...]

You have Big Data. Now what?

A Sit Down with EBM Chief Systems Architect Mike Lietzau. Mike Lietzau is a founding partner, Chief Systems Architect and Director of IT for EBM Software. Since 2010 he has guided the company from a technological standpoint, and has been instrumental in the creation and ongoing development of the Catalyst business performance software, a tool more and more companies are using to find answers to their Big Data questions.   We recently sat down with [...]

Beyond Hype: Emerging Technology Trends in Data Analysis

We Look at 3 Critical Trends from Gartner’s Hype Cycle Study. Every year Gartner releases their Hype Cycle studies on a variety of topics. A particularly interesting area for our business is always the Emerging Technologies study, which highlights tech trends ranging from business tech to biohacking. The study distills over 2,000 technologies into a neatly grouped set of trends that will likely have a massive impact on the future. This year’s study highlighted a [...]

Solving the Mystery Behind Dark Data

In the known universe, there are 100 billion galaxies that all share the same fundamental problem: they should all be torn apart. Galaxies are rotating with such astonishing speed there is no way the gravity generated by all their stars and planets could possibly hold them together. It was this fundamental conundrum that led scientists to discover that 85% of the matter in the known universe is a mysterious substance called dark matter. Much like [...]

The Recipe for Success? Data.

Facing Increased Competition, Food Brands Turn to Big Data and AI. Innovation within the various food and beverage categories is becoming more mandatory than ever, in the face of fierce competition. In an increasing number of cases, it’s not just national brands vs. national brands. It’s the aggressively-growing private label offerings from the retailers themselves that are of major concern. Just this week, Target announced the upcoming launch of their newest private label food brand, [...]

5 Ways IoT Technology Will Make Companies More Profitable in the Next 5 Years

It is estimated that there will be an astonishing 75 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) by the year 2025. While some of these might seem like luxuries to us now (Amazon Alexa or Nest thermostats for example), many more have very real and very practical implications. In the business world, new IoT technologies are growing like wildfire. Here are five areas where we feel these devices will be making a very [...]

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