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October 2015 Blog Posts (13)

Good Friday Reading

Here's the selection for this Friday:


Added by Vincent Granville on October 30, 2015 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Stop Being a Victim of High Bounce Rates

You invest in increasing site traffic: from paid to earned media, social engagement, campaigns, content, and more. And while increasing site traffic is important, there is something else you must consider – your bounce rate.

Here is the importance of bounce rate, as told by the numbers.


  • Let’s assume a health industry website has about 20,000 monthly Google…

Added by Efrat Ravid on October 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Cross Industry Standard for Data Mining

Recently I have come across a term, CRISP-DM - a data mining standard. Though this process is not a new one but I felt every analyst should know about commonly used Industry wide process. In this post I will explain about different phases involved in creating a data mining solution. 

CRISP-DM, an acronym for Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining, is a data mining process model that includes commonly used approaches that data…


Added by suresh kumar Gorakala on October 22, 2015 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

Are You Holding The Map Upside Down?

How to Analyze Your Site’s Heatmap?

These days, it seems as if it is not only true that “there’s an app for that,” but there is a map for that, too, with apps like Google Maps, FlightAware, and MapMyRun becoming more and more popular. Today’s maps include 3D, street view, business reviews, nearby friends, and much more. Heatmaps have also evolved into a must-have tool for customer experience analysis, which we discussed in…


Added by Efrat Ravid on October 22, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

How Much Should Business Intelligence Cost?

This article was originally published here and has been republished with permission.

With the new year just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for a productive year--which for many businesses means confronting their big and scary data. In fact, “organizing scattered and large data sets” is one of the top business challenges that companies are desperate to resolve in the upcoming…


Added by Eran Levy on October 20, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

Data Systems in India - Case for an Audacious Overhaul

This blog written by Adrash Matthew is an outcome of a discussion on the current state of data systems in India and the case for an audacious overhaul in light of ‘Digital India’ initiative with Mr TCA Srinivasa Ragavan. Mr Raghavan is a Senior Associate Editor in the Hindu Business Line. He has been a consultant to the Reserve Bank of India's history project, advisor to the Director of ICRIER. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Peace and Conflict…


Added by Athena Infonomics on October 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

What Can Quantitative Risk Management Contribute To Data Science?


What can Silicon Valley learn from Wall Street?” could be another wording of this question. Indeed, the last years have seen tremendous developments in two statistics-related and highly mathematized areas – data science (DS) and quantitative risk management (QRM). However, though often tackling similar problems…


Added by Dimitrios Geromichalos on October 14, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments

How to track and visualize data lineage

Data lineage is about tracking the flow of information. It is necessary to guarantee the quality, usability and security of your data. For large organizations, it is also a key conformity requirement. With Linkurious, it is possible to use a graph-based approach to solve these challenges.

What is data lineage?

The success of an organization depends on the quality, usability and security of its data. Want to provide amazing support to your customer? Create new products…


Added by Jean Villedieu on October 13, 2015 at 1:47am — No Comments

Ignore the Doom and Gloom: The Right BI Tool Can Deliver the Goods

There are numerous reasons why a software implementation might fail and the list is too long to cover in this article. But, when it comes to Business Intelligence Software, there are some common reasons for failure.

Like many other businesses, your enterprise may have entered into the business intelligence (BI) domain with the belief that, as soon as…


Added by Arbuda Dave on October 12, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Setting the Stage for Gender-Personalized Customer Experience

Personalization has been an industry buzzword for quite some time now. However, to those in the analytics community, it’s clear that there’s still a long way to go before we reach the real thing.

While giants like Facebook and Google know a lot about their user base and can provide their visitors with a personalized experience, the average online business has very little insight into its visitors. They know where they’ve come from and where they’ve been on previous occasions,…


Added by Efrat Ravid on October 8, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Introduction to Logistic Regression in R

In my previous blog I have explained about linear regression. In today’s post I will explain about logistic regression. 

        Consider a scenario where we need to predict a medical condition of a patient (HBP) ,HAVE HIGH BP or NO HIGH BP, based on some observed symptoms – Age, weight, Issmoking, Systolic value, Diastolic value, RACE, etc.. In this scenario we have to…

Added by suresh kumar Gorakala on October 7, 2015 at 9:33pm — No Comments

The State of Unified Communications (UC) in the Enterprise

XO Communications has recently created an infographic about the state of unified communications in the enterprise. 

Added by Sheldon Smith on October 7, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

What is Dark Fiber?

You surely have listened the term “dark fiber” and wonder what it is about. The term refers to optical fiber infrastructure that hasn’t been lit yet, meaning it is installed but it isn’t being used.

As it is known, fiber optic cables are…


Added by Luis Cardenas on October 2, 2015 at 3:07pm — No Comments

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