Microsoft has revealed plans to inject Cortana’s analytics power into the enterprise market. They plan to make Cortana‘s analytical capabilities available to businesses through the Cortana Analytics Suite – a platform for enterprises that Microsoft said will “transform their data into intelligent action”.
“With Cortana Analytics, we are taking years of research and innovation – spanning technology and infrastructure for advanced analytics, including capabilities like machine learning, big data storage and processing in the cloud as well as perceptual intelligence such as vision, face and speech recognition, with the goal of helping enterprise customers make better, faster decisions to accelerate their speed of business,” said Takeshi Numoto, vice president at Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division.
“While data is pervasive, actionable intelligence from data is elusive,” added Numoto. “Our customers want to transform data to intelligent action and reinvent their business processes. To do this they need to more easily analyze massive amounts of data – so they can move from seeing what happened and understanding why it happened to predicting what will happen and ultimately, knowing what should I do. Only then can they create the intelligent enterprise.”
Microsoft thinks Cortana Analytics Suite being applied to scenarios such as real-time recommendations, customer churn forecasting, fraud detection, and predictive maintenance.
Cortana Analytics Suite will be available this autumn with a monthly subscription model.