Making Smarter DecisionsWho doesn't want the ability to make smarter decisions quicker!Insight:
"Sitting in traffic, running late to your dinner reservation, and wishing you’d known the highway was jammed so you could’ve taken the back roads? It only takes a moment to plan ahead with the #GoogleSearch
app. Just tap the mic and say “Get directions to [restaurant]” to see directions with estimated arrival times and traffic info on your route."
Re: Google Maps - Getting 'timely' standard deviation alerts, that are easy to consume and act upon, is the next critical step. If Google knows that 5 km ahead there is 'unusual' stationary traffic, then options to re-route need pushing to the user.
Currently the user needs to manually check the map status and select alternatives, and often that comes too late, or worse, is attempted while driving.
We do currently have 'mini indicators', the green, orange and red changes to the distance or time remaining, but this type of alert pushes the onus back on the user to investigate further and eventually reroute, or not.
Ideally, I'd like to have a vocal and a visual alert that goes something like this...
'According to local sources there has been an accident that will affect your journey time. If you stay on the current route, in 20 minutes you will be delayed approx. 30 minutes.'
'Alternative routes are available. Currently the best reroute option will save you 12 minutes. 'Say, "OK Google: Reroute" to make the change.'
Real time crowd-gathered data visualised on a map leads to an accurate update of current flow which can then be used predictively. How we consume and action the intelligence in a simple, timely manor is the next challenge.
This post also conveys the essence of what we do at +Cause Analytics
We are given big chunks of structured financial/business data that first need thorough cleaning. Then we add a range of new data sets, depending on the client's requirement, that enrich the data pool, ie. location data, social data, other company data, energy data, etc.
The fresh clean data is then 'modelled' and prepared for its entry into visualisation software. Together with the client, we then design and build visual dashboards that surface the previously unseen insights.
Dashboards are then consumed and collaborated upon by anyone with given access, using any device. Needless to say, the main benefits generally amount to either significant cost saving or opportunities to increase revenue, or a combination of both.
For other benefits see:http://www.causeanalytics.com/benefits
The core USP's at Cause Analytics are speed; slashing time to insight from 2-3 months to 14 days, and affordability; an equivalent pricing comparison can be up to 10x the cost.
At Cause Analytics we are currently focused on servicing midsized organisations based in the UK or US. We offer a 'no-strings-attached' demonstration using your own data on one of our solution types, ie. Purchasing. We call it simply, 'Try before you buy.'
If you're Interested in how we can help release insights from your data, register your details here and we'll be in touch to arrange your secure data transfer.http://www.causeanalytics.com/get-a-demoThanks to Google for inspiring this Saturday morning game of 'join the dots'.#PredictiveAnalytics #GoogleNow #GoogleMaps #AnticipateChange #DecisonMaking #BigData
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