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The Increasing Complexity of Sourcing High-Accuracy, Sensitive Data

Gabrielle Lebrun|July 28, 2022

Data collection is not always done in a transparent manner, and sometimes doesn’t respect confidentiality and privacy considerations. That is why it is in the best interest of organizations to deal with a neutral specialist who can provide advice on sensitive data.

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EV Charging Stations Will Challenge Retailer’s Brand Identities

Joe Francica|July 6, 2022

Currently, EV charging stations are popping up at hotels, malls, and restaurants. This is already transforming trade areas for both fuel retailers and the places where consumers stop for longer periods of time than they would to gas up their ICE cars.

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Last-Mile Delivery Route Optimization with Real-Time Data and Route Planning Applications

Gabrielle Lebrun|June 13, 2022

Having route optimization software is the best way to solve the majority of problems encountered by last-mile delivery providers, whether in terms of efficiency, costs, or customer satisfaction.

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The Revenge of Demographics

Joe Francica|June 8, 2022

If Census geographies are suspect and mobile movement data are subject to limited geographic extents and privacy, what’s the answer? The answer is to use both.

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Improving the Customer Experience in the Banking Industry With Geospatial Technology and Data

Gabrielle Lebrun|May 24, 2022

Several banking customer experience trends are likely to emerge and unfold over the next year to meet the changing needs of the public.

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FCC Continues to Map Out Next Steps for Broadband Data Collection

Joe Francica|May 16, 2022

In February 2022, the US Federal Communications Commission set new guidance for delivering information regarding the availability of broadband internet services throughout the United States.

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What is Data as a Service (DaaS)… for Geospatial

Joe Francica|May 9, 2022

DaaS addresses the challenges related to finding or sourcing third-party data, in this case, geospatial data. There are several key benefits of DaaS, such as the discoverability of available data, the ability to streamline procurement, the transaction-based data licensing agreement, and the access to the latest vintage and updates.

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Data as a Service: Dim Sum for Data

Joe Francica|May 2, 2022

The confusing thing about Data as a Service, or DaaS, is that there are so many different kinds from which to choose. A solution provider that has the expertise to customize the technology menu to satisfy the entire banquet of business problems will likely be required.

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The Importance of Data Integrity Before Launching an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Project

Gabrielle Lebrun|April 29, 2022

Before companies can benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), they must first invest in data integrity — in its accuracy and validity throughout its life cycle.

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Traffic Analytics in the Banking Industry to Simplify Branch Decisions

Gabrielle Lebrun|April 22, 2022

With the rise in popularity of online services, traffic analysis is becoming paramount for banks to make accurate financial forecasts and the best decisions about opening and closing branches.

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How Geospatial Technology Can Help Select Optimal Locations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Gabrielle Lebrun|April 4, 2022

Access to quality geospatial data and analysis of that data using a geographic information system (GIS) is critical to determining ideal sites for electric vehicle charging stations.

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The Lack of Resources and Expertise Within Companies to Fully Exploit Geospatial Technology

Jean-Sébastien Guy|March 28, 2022

The scarcity of specialized manpower is a growing challenge for innovation-dependent organizations wishing to exploit geospatial technology. Korem has the answer to this problem by combining expertise and an all-in-one solution.

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The Customer-Centric Approach: A Sales Technique That Listens to People

Jean-Sébastien Guy|March 21, 2022

Korem prioritizes a human buying experience to ensure that its clients have access to the most cost-effective geospatial solutions on the market.

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Spatial Capital: A Little-Known Asset for Companies

Stéphane Roche|March 16, 2022

The enlightened use of the spatial dimension of society constitutes, for a company, an unsuspected spatial capital that geospatial expertise makes it possible to bring to fruition.

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Geospatial Expertise: An Undeniable Facilitator for Operational Monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals

Stéphane Roche|March 14, 2022

Geospatial expertise is an essential lever for operational monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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How to Use Hyper-Precise Insurance Underwriting Data and Geocoding for Pricing Policies

Gabrielle Lebrun|March 2, 2022

Insurers are increasingly embracing geospatial technology and, more specifically, hyper-precise insurance underwriting data and insurance geocoding systems to improve pricing policies.

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Geospatial Technology: Invisible but Fundamental to Business Intelligence Solutions

Gabrielle Lebrun|February 11, 2022

Geospatial technology is everywhere, enabling organizations to make better decisions and invest their money more intelligently. But that requires quality data.

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Pinpointing Demand for High-Speed Wireless with Location Technology

Saad Lahrech|January 31, 2022

With the fast expansion of the 5G network and the high demand for cell phones, carriers are looking to increase the capacity of their networks with location technology.

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Insurance Companies Look to Digital Earth Imagery When Disasters Happen

Joe Francica|January 24, 2022

Aerial or satellite Earth observation imagery allows insurance companies to quickly and efficiently assess damage, identify fraudulent claims and save costs.

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Using Foot Traffic Data to Discover Retail Success

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte|December 20, 2021

Foot traffic data contributes to the creation of a model for retail store success. It helps measure customer attraction, understand local demographics and the impact of competition.

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Traffic Analytics is not a Trivial Pursuit

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte|December 14, 2021

Traffic analysis has many benefits, such as understanding sales performance and consumer behavior, as well as better competitive intelligence. There are several ways to use vehicular traffic data, which deliver accurate, comprehensive traffic counts.

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Geospatial Technology Takes on Cloud-Native Platforms

Jonathan Houde|October 26, 2021

With 85% of enterprise data having a geospatial component, there is an undeniable need for both, geocentric platforms, like GIS, geo-enabled BI solutions that support end users, and elastic data lakehouses needed by corporate IT environments.

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Choosing Geospatial Software? Sometimes It’s Apples vs. Oranges

Joe Francica|October 13, 2021

Reports that include lists of “the best” or “highest CX score” should be read with caution as they often lump all GIS solutions into a common bucket.

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Location Platforms: Korem’s Take on the Omdia Report

Joe Francica|October 5, 2021

OMDIA published its report “Location Platform Index” in which they assessed and ranked the vendors of location and mapping platforms and services. We offer our opinion on the report.

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Let’s Look at The Latest Update For Precisely MapInfo Pro (V2021)

David Boucher|October 4, 2021

Overview of the new features: Time series capabilities, “Select by Attribute” tool, Expanded GDAL file format support, Tiled Server reprojection, Multi-Resolution Virtual Raster (MVR) & support for paging in WFS.
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How the Location of Things and Autonomous Vehicles Will Transform Transportation Logistics

Joe Francica|September 10, 2021

How geospatial analytics can be leveraged to plan for the inevitable growth of the urban environment.

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Consolidating Your Systems to Get a Single Source of Address Truth

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte|September 7, 2021

What’s the true value of an address? If you are reading this, you likely already know the answer. The importance of having a correct address is essential for:.

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Where Retail Site Selection, Analytics and Perfect Information Meet

Joe Francica|August 26, 2021

Today, selecting “where” is the domain of the geospatial data scientists that have an abundance of information available to them. However, because the access to digital data is rich and vast, the competition is brutal.

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What Defines a Retail Trade Area Today?

Joe Francica|August 16, 2021

The trade area definition hasn’t really changed, but the amount and variety of data available to create and analyze trade areas certainly has. Read more for new methods of trade area analysis.

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Why Geospatial Expertise Is Even More Essential for the Post-COVID World?

Stéphane Roche|August 4, 2021

More than ever, in a post-COVID world, geospatial competence is a necessary lever to equip people with digital spatial skills and to support the rise of the urban digital capital of companies and organizations.

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The Velocity of High-Speed Demographic Shifts Leaves Question Marks for the Commercial & Residential Real Estate Industry

Joe Francica|June 29, 2021

The future of logistics real estate has been forever changed with the long-term structural growth rate rising. Adapting to the current environment will require commercial real estate companies to leverage technology in such a way that allows them to keep the same pace in the post-pandemic era.

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Ways Fleet Management Can Be Improved with Geospatial Technology

Yan Bissonnette|June 15, 2021

Geospatial technology is a fundamental tool to understand the insights necessary for the effective management of fleets and the coming changes expected from autonomous vehicles.

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Build or Buy Geospatial Data: A Rational Choice Is Needed

Stéphane Roche|May 28, 2021

Two factors contribute to the complexity of geospatial data: its uncertainty and its diversity. Given this, there are some key elements to consider when purchasing data.

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What is GIS?

Joe Francica|May 6, 2021

Everything you need to know about GIS: how it relates to geospatial data, why is it important to business today, who uses it and how.

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Take-out? Drive thru? BOPIS? Retailers Adapt Quickly to Serve Loyal Customers

Joe Francica|May 5, 2021

Geospatial technology can be the critical element that provides superior customer service. Read how retailers have adapted during the pandemic.

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What is Geospatial Data?

Joe Francica|April 26, 2021

We explain what geospatial data is and what its applications are in today’s business.

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The Rise of GeoData Marketplaces and the Plight of Subway Sandwiches

Jean-Sébastien Guy|April 19, 2021

Purchasing geospatial data is not easy and just offering it up in a data marketplace doesn’t make it more convenient.

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Paying the Right Amount of Online Sales Tax? It’s Taxing

Joe Francica|April 15, 2021

Online retailers have the burden of assigning the right sales tax to each purchase—the task can be complex if you add local jurisdictions and tax district boundaries.

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How Energy Utility Companies Are Using Geospatial Data & Location Technology for Regulatory Compliance

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte|March 24, 2021

Current and accurate geospatial data provides the ability to mitigate risks associated with potentially hazardous situations in order to comply with regulatory guidelines.

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How the Geospatial Industry Has Grown From Useful to Indispensable

Joe Francica|March 19, 2021

Location technology has moved from being a useful tool to an indispensable solution. It impacts everything from the customer experience to inventory to ecommerce and has become essential for buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) services.

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2021: The Year of the Geospatial Market Consolidation

Jean-Sébastien Guy|March 18, 2021

The geospatial market is in transition with a trend toward mergers and acquisitions and the growing demand for location data, which create a need for a more independent, agnostic advisor.

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Why Accurate Geospatial Data is Essential in Insurance and Banking Risk Management

Joe Francica|March 17, 2021

The geocoding methodology and accuracy are critical to assess risk so that insurance policies may be correctly priced, and mortgages can be properly underwritten.

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Mobile Location Data Dynamically Identifies Trends in Retail, Real Estate and Beyond

Joe Francica|February 16, 2021

Mobile data has tremendous potential and the COVID-19 era shed light on how more dynamic, more real-time data has been utilized. Users can now seek those additional applications of the data and technology.

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Creating a Data-Driven Organization to Master Mixed GIS Environments

Joe Francica|January 6, 2021

Having distinct needs, organizations will often use vastly different geospatial software technology. However, this creates the challenge of working in a mixed geospatial environment.

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Geospatial’s Digital Transformation in 2020… And What it Means For 2021

Joe Francica|December 16, 2020

Geospatial is sometimes a hidden, essential technology deeply embedded in enterprise systems where businesses simply don’t exist without geoprocessing applications.

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Rural Broadband Mapping for an Effective 5G Deployment

Saad Lahrech|December 7, 2020

The future of 5G is intrinsically and inevitably tied to location technology. 5G technologies will allow several new use cases in various areas affecting consumers, businesses and governments.

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GIS Data Applications for Transportation

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Throughout the transportation and delivery industries, companies have to cope with drastically changing routing plans. With cities and towns under constant development across the U.

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Using GIS to Improve Fleet Management

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Learn how GIS improves fleet management and assists business organization in scaling their supply chain practices.

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GIS Data Applications for Insurance Agencies

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Korem’s HERE GIS Map Data allows insurance agencies to identify locations with high crime and flooding to minimize risks. Contact us today!.

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How Does the Government Use GIS Technology

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Along with federal and state entities, using GIS for local government bodies such as townships, cities and counties can be highly beneficial. Analyzing geospatial data for government agencies can accomplish many essential tasks.

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GIS for Banking and Financial Services

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Korem’s HERE Data applies to the banking and financial industry by using GIS data to keep track of branches, ATMs, and customers. Click to learn more!.

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GIS Data Applications for the Telecommunications Industry

Gabrielle Lebrun|November 23, 2020

Korem’s HERE Map Data assists the telecommunications industry with marketing, customer service, capital planning, and more. Contact us today!.

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The Impact of Geospatial Analytics on the Dynamics of Financial Services & Retail Banking

Antoine Émond-Verreault|October 28, 2020

Banks and financial institutions have an enormous opportunity to leverage location-based information to support marketing, compliance, strategic planning and operational tasks.

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How Hyper-Accurate Geospatial Data for Utilities Can Optimize Planning, Operations and the Customer Experience

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte|September 22, 2020

For utility and energy companies, location underpins virtually every facet of business, from planning and network optimization to operations and delivering a great customer experience. Unfortunately, exploiting the value of location or geospatial data is often left to back-office engineering functions.

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Choosing the Right Solution for Location Intelligence

Joe Francica|September 10, 2020

Market research reports, like The Forrester Wave ™️, provide a starting point for organizations that are unfamiliar with location technology and present the best solution providers. However, companies searching for a complete “answer” to address different types of business challenges and use cases might be left with an incomplete perspective and miss vital elements of the full technology stack solution.

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Using Geospatial Technology for Smarter Decision Making in the Fuel Retail Industry

Mike Nadeau|July 27, 2020

Confidently creating winning pricing strategies, forecasting and executing is within your grasp with a personalized approach and the best mix of geospatial data, technology, and expertise.

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Everything You Need to Know About HERE Technologies New Pricing Model

Yan Trudeau|July 23, 2020

HERE Technologies made some adjustments to their pricing this year. Korem presents the main changes, and what they mean to you and your organization.

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How Retail Industry Data and Geospatial Analysis Are Used to Gain Customer Insights and Drive Growth

Antoine Émond-Verreault|July 17, 2020

Location data represents one of the critical success factors in the retail industry. Geospatial data and technologies are the foundation of retail success, from site selection to geospatial marketing to customer experience.

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Welcome Precisely, a New Brand and Strategy Accelerating Leadership in Data Integrity

Jonathan Houde|June 8, 2020

Fond farewell to Syncsort and Pitney Bowes Software and Data, and welcome Precisely, a new brand and strategy accelerating leadership in data integrity.

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How Geospatial Technologies Continue to Reshape the Telecommunication Industry

Saad Lahrech|May 6, 2020

Location technology helps the telco industry in areas such as telecom network planning, sales and customer service. It enables better and smarter use of resources, which will guarantee customer satisfaction and make telco operators more competitive.

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Geospatial Technologies: Beyond Mapping COVID-19 and Looking Into the New “Normal”

Jean-Sébastien Guy|April 13, 2020

Discover how geospatial data and technologies can improve business resiliency and help leaders navigate to the post-COVID-19 era.

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The Challenges of Operationalizing AI Models With Real-Time Business Data

Mathieu Nicolet|March 18, 2020

Overcome the barrier of artificial intelligence model operationalization with data accessibility, data security and governance, data quality and big data.

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How Insurance Leaders Successfully Leverage Geospatial Technologies and Data

Jean-Sébastien Turcotte|February 27, 2020

Read how geospatial technologies and data are essential to insurance companies to better model risk, set accurate premiums, accelerate claim management and many more.

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Top 6 Considerations for Choosing the Most Accurate Geocoding Service

Julien Lebrun|February 18, 2020

Not all geocoders are created equal and there’s 6 things you should be aware of when choosing which geocoding service will be the most accurate.

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5 Overlooked Aspects When Developing With Location-Based Services

Guillaume Fouquet, ing., P. Eng.|January 16, 2020

Developing web mapping applications using location-based services appears sometime very simple, but we often end up helping customers who have neglected several aspects of the integration process.

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What’s New in Precisely MapInfo Pro v2019

Seydou Diop-Mena|January 9, 2020

Learn all about the features of MapInfo Pro v2019. From a new SQL window to heatmaps, Pitney Bowes has made the application more robust, easy to use and responsive to market needs.

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How Location Intelligence is Essential for a Successful 5G Deployment

Jonathan Houde|October 4, 2019

5G technologies will allow several new use cases in various areas affecting consumers, businesses and governments.

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Insurtech: 5 Questions from Across the Country

Jean-Sébastien Guy|June 14, 2019

Everything you need to know about the insurance industry’s major – and essential – transformation.

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How To Predict The Future with Enriched Geo Data

Mathieu Nicolet|May 22, 2019

The use and valorization of enriched geographical data to enhance predictive modeling and segmentation.

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ArcGIS vs Best of Breed

Jean-Sébastien Guy|January 30, 2019

When I moved from Esri Canada to Korem a few years ago, one big change involved going from working with a single product suite (ArcGIS), to building solutions using different technologies from multiple providers.

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15 Business Tips to Guide You

January 7, 2019

The end of every year is always a good time to reflect on your achievements and make your resolutions for the upcoming year.

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How to Overcome Insurance Challenges with Accurate Geocoding

Yan Trudeau|November 19, 2018

Insurance is a promise to policyholders. It says, when something goes wrong, we’ll be there to help.

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The New Google Maps Platform Guide

Guillaume Fouquet, ing., P. Eng.|July 3, 2018

Following the recent launch of the new Google Maps platform in the US, as well as a new pricing structure of the Google Maps API to deliver customized Maps, Routes and Places, Korem experts want to help with a fast run-through of the major changes and what they may mean for you and your organization.

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Machine Learning to Advance Business Intelligence

March 9, 2018

The past few years have seen major changes in business intelligence due to increasingly sophisticated techniques that lead to optimal decision-making.

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