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        Ventana Research and KDnuggets Announce Industry Education and Research Partnership

        Focus on predictive analytics bring firms to a common focus and mission


        San Ramon, Calif. – January 18, 2012 – Ventana Research, the leading business technology research and advisory services firm providing advice and research to business and IT professionals, has established a research and education partnership with KDnuggets, the data mining community’s top resource for data mining and analytics news, jobs, courses, data and more.

        Ventana Research and KDnuggets are partnering to survey the state of predictive analytics to better understand the business benefits of advanced analytics and the challenges associated with deploying them. The survey will gauge across lines of business and industries the adoption and importance of various types of advanced analytics including statistics, forecasting, data mining, simulation and optimization. The research will explore not only the technology issues, but also the skills that are required to implement and to understand these analytics.  

        "KDnuggets is the go-to source for the data mining community and we are happy to establish a partnership with them to advance the competency of organizations worldwide,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Office of Ventana Research. “Combining that resource with Ventana Research’s expertise in the field will enable both of our organizations to benefit greatly. More importantly, organizations seeking information on predictive analytics to improve future outcomes will benefit from the partnership.”

        “We expect record demand for Analytics and Data Mining software, services, and skills in 2012, especially in the area of Big Data,” said Gregory Piatetsky, Editor, KDnuggets. “Ventana Research’s deep benchmarking research experience will enable us to understand the current state of the analytics field.”

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        About Ventana Research

        Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.


        Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst and research coverage in the industry; business and IT professionals worldwide are members of our community and benefit from Ventana Research’s insights, as do highly regarded media and association partners around the globe. Our views and analyses are distributed daily through blogs and social media channels ncluding TwitterFacebook,LinkedIn and Business Week’s Business Exchange.


        To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations’ use of information and technology through benchmark research, education and advisory services, visit

        About KDnuggets is the Analytics and Data Mining Community Top Resource for news, software, jobs, courses, data, education, meetings, and more.  Visit to learn more.

        Media: Copies of benchmark research report and interviews are available upon request.


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        Bailey Donoghue

        (925) 242-2412

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        Ventana Research, now part of Information Services Group, provides authoritative market research and coverage on the business and IT aspects of the software industry. We distribute research and insights daily through the Ventana Research community, and provide a portfolio of consulting, advisory, research and education services for enterprises, software and service providers, and investment firms. Sign up for free community membership to receive email notifications on research and insights.

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