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August 2012 Blog Posts (38)

Three Big Insight From Big Data

Modern businesses all need learn how to swim at the sea of big data, to ride the wave, or avoid obstacles, after being through 5 Ws + 1H Big Data Navigation, some Olympic level data champions may gain the insights others can not perceive: 



1. Customer Insight

 

  • Know What Customers Need Before They know…
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Added by Pearl Zhu on August 31, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Big Data Vendor Landscape

Big Data Vendor Landscape…

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Added by Michael Walker on August 30, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Strategic Analytics is critical to Customer Experience Management (CEM)

I recently attended a Light Reading Marketing Roundtable event where Phil Harvey, Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief, discussed the top trends he's seeing in the Communications industry.



I was expecting him to go into traditional, hardware-based trends such as the emergence of 4G/LTE equipment, packet optical networking, and 100 Gbps fiber-optic transmission. These technologies were mentioned, but…

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Added by Bob Laurent on August 30, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

Improving Your Business Through SEO Services

Search Engine Optimization, abbreviated as SEO. Today’s Time is very important that you hire competitive professional SEO services. Online business can improve their organic ranks and attract more web traffic. SEO companies now implement special techniques that would help a website achieve better rank against local search. This is known as local SEO services.



SEO is the process of improving the visibility of a website and more…

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Added by Sayal Khan on August 28, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

Top 25 articles for week ending on August 24

Weekly digest from Data Science Central, Analytic Talent and Analytic Bridge:

  1. Time to shift your career aspiration from Management Consulting to Analytics!…
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Added by Vincent Granville on August 25, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Fraud detection in Medicaid / Medicare

Medicaid is a USA government run healthcare program for the poor, elderly and disabled, which is jointly funded by the states and the federal government

Medicaid has been the top priority on many state budgets. Considering the huge investments from both government as well as states, there are whole lot of…
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Added by Sandeep Raut on August 24, 2012 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Ice Cream, Shark Attacks and Monty Hall

Predictive Analytics at NU

Last March I started taking classes at Northwestern University with the goal of obtaining a Master's in Predictive Analytics.  I've almost completed my third course.  This newsletter summarizes why I chose the program and a few of the topics I've explored to date.

Added by Kevin Henderson on August 24, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Will 'Talking' Cars Lead to Fewer Collisions? | CNBC

My opinion: this big data / data science technology - to track your vehicle movements to alert you of an imminent crash or to tell you that you drive too fast -  will create many false positives resulting in more collisions for a number of drivers (maybe for 10% of all drivers who outperform automated driving). But it can really help dumb drivers. So,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 23, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Secret E-Scores Chart Consumers’ Buying Power | NewYorkTimes

Interesting article published in the NewYorkTimes, discussing how statistical scores are regulated by the government and how they could be used in different contexts. They discuss a company, eBureau, who (they claim) created new types of scores.

A few highlights:…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Hadoop Technology Stack

The Hadoop stack includes more than a dozen components, or subprojects, that are complex to deploy and manage.…

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Added by Michael Walker on August 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

History of Data Analytics

Author: Rahul Nawab, Co- founder, IQR Analytics and Promoter, ADSA (Academy for Decision Science and Analytics).

Educating savvy and business-minded Amdavadis on the importance of numbers and analytics in your business is like teaching the properties of sand to someone in the desert, but here is my effort anyway.

The simplest definition of analytics is "the science of analysis." However, a practical definition would be how an entity, e.g., a business, arrives…

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Added by AcademyForDecisionScience&Analyt on August 21, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Top 30 articles for week ending on August 19

Weekly digest from Data Science Central, Analytic Talent and Analytic Bridge:

  1. Why are clinical trials failing?…
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Added by Vincent Granville on August 20, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Sample proposal for a data science / big data project

The project was about click fraud detection. Interested about how to jump-start a career as a data science / big data consultant? Read the proposal, check out

  • how much and how I charge (I'm based in Seattle, WA),
  • and how I split…
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Added by Vincent Granville on August 19, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What are the most difficult things to predict, among these 19 challenges?

Please share your opinion and let us know how to make better predictions for the following problems. Also how do you define better?

  1. Earthquake time and intensity forecasts
  2. Solar flares time and intensity…
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Added by Vincent Granville on August 18, 2012 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Google+ Local's New Features What They Mean For Your Business

If you’re a local business owner with a Google presence, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the many changes that have affected the world’s favorite search engine over the last few months, such as the fact that Google Places has given way to the far more dynamic Google+ Local. But even for business owners who keep up with industry news, Google’s new local search features could be confusing, so let’s break them down right here;…

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Added by Carl Bischoff on August 16, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Shopper Alert: Price May Drop for You Alone | NewYorkTimes

When your grocery store bill is based on your profile...or another way for retail companies to optimize ROI via customized pricing (something all consultants, merchants and sales people have been doing for thousands of years, so it's not really new stuff)

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Added by Mirko Krivanek on August 13, 2012 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Visual Analytics: Seeing Is Believing

Seeing Is Believing: How to be credible, clear, and convincing with visual…
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Added by Vincent Granville on August 13, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Top 27 articles for week ending on August 12

Weekly digest from Data Science Central, Analytic Talent and Analytic Bridge:

  1. Password and hijacked email dataset for you to test your data science skills…
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Added by Vincent Granville on August 13, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Data Analytics in Business

Today Analytics is the heart of a Business. Companies are challenged with a high volume and broad array of data which requires active and effective analysis. Analysis can help them make enhanced and improved business decisions, and hence help the business to maintain profitability. "Companies need to compete on the basis of key business processes, and how they optimize these processes with analytics," says Thomas Davenport, professor and director of research, Babson College,…

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Added by AcademyForDecisionScience&Analyt on August 13, 2012 at 2:14am — No Comments

The Duhem-Quine thesis and experimental economics A reinterpretation

The Duhem-Quine thesis and experimental economics A reinterpretation

Morten Søberg

Abstract:



The Duhem-Quine thesis asserts that any empirical evaluation of a theory is in fact a composite test of several interconnected hypotheses. Recalcitrant evidence signals falsity within the conjunction of hypotheses, but logic alone cannot pinpoint the individual element(s) inside the theoretical cluster responsible for a false prediction. This paper…

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Added by John A Morrison on August 12, 2012 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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