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Featured Blog Posts – January 2009 Archive (10)

Click fraud reaches record high in Q4 2008

Click fraud is at its highest rate ever, new research shows. The average click fraud rate for paid search advertisers reached a record 17.1% in the fourth quarter, up from 16% for the third quarter and 16.6% for Q4 of 2007, web traffic quality auditor Click Forensics Inc. reports.

Click fraud traffic from botnets, robotic software that automatically clicks on ads, increased 14% for the quarter—the second highest jump ever, Click Forensics says. Botnets were responsible for 31.4% of… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on January 29, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Value of BI in times of Recession


1. Article: 'Value of BI in a weak economy' from

2. LogiXML Whitepaper: 'BI in Recession: How to Gain Market Share' from

Value of BI in times of Recession

On Monday December 1, 2008, the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that the economy has been in retreat for a year, namely since December 2007, when mass selling on Wall… Continue

Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on January 27, 2009 at 12:58am — No Comments

The quill pen and asymptotic approximation -

This is a really important article from the august "Daily Telegraph" in the UK, it describes the process being undertaken right now to quantify a value for the structured products held off or on balance sheet by the UK banks, it focuses on the biggest and most controversial of the UK banks which WAS a player in this market game, RBOS for whose executives and ex-executives the UK press are beginning to sniff the opportunity for blood!…


Added by John A Morrison on January 24, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Agile Business Intelligence

Agile Business Intelligence (BI):

by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian

The aim of any Business Intelligence (BI) initiative is to help an organization to review its business, its competition and its external environment from time to time and take more smarter and faster decisions not only for survival and sustenance but also to stay one step ahead of its competition. Or in other words, BI serves to keep an organization agile and vigilant at the same… Continue

Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on January 23, 2009 at 3:34am — 2 Comments

1st post: analysing AnalyticBridge

I am sure many of you know of Many years ago most people got annoyed with Alexa as it's toolbar was budled with some freeware. It was just considered as malware. It was not until two years ago when I needed to analyse which real estate companies from the Algarve were the most popular on the Web when I realised that it could be useful sometimes.

This is what Alexa has to say about AnalyticBridge: has a traffic rank of:… Continue

Added by Peter Lindmark on January 18, 2009 at 4:12am — 4 Comments

Proposed enhancements to the Basel II framework

The Basel Committee has proposed this weekend root and branch, fundamental revisions of the Basel II Framework in all three pillars Pillar 1 (minimum capital requirements), Pillar 2 (supervisory review process) and the third pillar (market discipline); reflecting particular concern about the trading book, ABCP Conduits, Structured Products and more particularly Banking Supervision (as opposed to regulation). The impacts of the proposed changes to Pillar 3 (Disclosure) look unusually interesting… Continue

Added by John A Morrison on January 18, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Emotions, Beliefs and Analytics

(From lifeanalytics)

When i first came across Data Mining and Machine Learning in 1997 i had no idea of the kind of applications that this field can have. As time passes by, the knowledge that can be available to a data/text miner becomes more and more a serious business....actually, a very serious one.

Not long time ago i have seen a presentation where a map of emotions from the web was created in real time by aggregating… Continue

Added by Themos Kalafatis on January 12, 2009 at 7:48am — No Comments

SAP White Paper on a Solution Architecture for Economic Capital Quantitative Analytics, pre Credit Crunch

John A Morrison developed a comprehensive White Paper for SAP, published in April 2006, pre-credit crunch, on the topic of a Solution Architecture for Economic Capital Quantitative Analytics; Basel II Pillar 2 (B2P2). This prescient WP pointed out then, that the reality of banking quantitative risk capital analysis was the reverse of the way it seemed, the shadow banking tail was wagging the main street lending dog and to quantify risk capital properly (as required by the now effectively… Continue

Added by John A Morrison on January 11, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Data regression analysis

People will obtain many relating data of two or more than two dimension during experiments and production. These data will help them to solve problems of reality on contrary, which need data processing to make them become mathematicalematical model reflecting the data variation regulation. The application of the Least Square Method can only make linear regression, but to the nonlinear problems it must construct relating mathematicalematical relationship expression, namely mechanism model… Continue

Added by yanping on January 10, 2009 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Article about R in NY Times

R first appeared in 1996, when the statistics professors Robert Gentleman, left, and Ross Ihaka released the code as a free software package.


Published: January 6, 2009

To some people R is just the 18th letter of the alphabet. To others, it’s the rating on racy movies, a measure of an attic’s insulation or what pirates in movies say.

R is also the name of a popular programming language used by a growing number of data analysts inside… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on January 7, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

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