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Featured Blog Posts – November 2010 Archive (15)

Spike in Job Opportunities for Analytic Professionals

Several job ads recently posted on DataShaping / AnalyticBridge, across United Sates and in Europe. Use the DataShaping search box to find more opportunities.… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 27, 2010 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Insurance Companies Data Mine Your Death


Added by Vincent Granville on November 25, 2010 at 8:44am — No Comments

"We have lots of information technology...We just do not have any information."

a common problem in many organizations, but a solvable one:-)

A favorite cartoon for those working with data and analytics within an organization.

Added by Jaime Fitzgerald on November 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

BI contribution to the annual plan

Plans express our expectations about the future. Companies operating on a calendar basis will be in the final stages of the annual operating and capital planning process for next year. Business intelligence teams contribute to the quantitative models underlying these plans.

At a minimum, BI supports trend analysis showing prior periods of activity of various types. More commonly, BI provides the relationships between operating measures, such as customer visits, and financial…


Added by David Rader on November 19, 2010 at 2:06pm — No Comments

The next revolution in analytics: it's not about software, it's about data

It is about integrating external data sources in your data warehouse, and leveraging this data to answer questions such as "why are we losing so many users last month" or "why do we have so few new users recently", or "what new product / feature should I produce". The answer (and the cure) might not come from within your internal data, but from the outside:

- what are my competitors up to?

- what do my clients / employees write on Facebook, Twitter or elsewhere?

The… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 18, 2010 at 10:44pm — 16 Comments

Could a drop in monthly new users or page views count be good news?

Most SEM / SEO experts consider a drop in new members or page-views as bad news. Partly because it means decreased advertising revenue.

The reality could be different:

  • If web site navigation is optimized, users will have a better experience. The drop in page-views is actually good news, as users get to the right page much faster.…

Added by Vincent Granville on November 17, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Popularity of keyword "analytics" started to explode in 2005, now it beats "cloud computing" (see charts below)

Source: Google Keyword Tool

Scale is based on the average worldwide traffic of analytics in all…

Added by Vincent Granville on November 16, 2010 at 2:17pm — 2 Comments

Yahoo to pay 400,000 people to create news articles

Targeted, high quality news are now aggregated and produced semi-automatically. Can someone shed some light on how such a decision could make sense, from a business viewpoint? At the end of the day, advertisers pay for the content, will they be happy with this Yahoo solution?

The article below was published on… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 15, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

IEEE ICDM Winning Solutions - check how top results were achieved

For all those who participated or followed the IEEE ICDM Contest: TomTom Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation and are interested in how the top solutions were reached -… Continue

Added by magdalena pancewicz on November 10, 2010 at 6:55am — No Comments

Analysis of extremely large data sets and unstructured data sets

Dr. Ingo Mierswa is giving a talk together with Dr. Dimitre Leonidov of Ingres about new challenges related to the analysis of extremely large data sets and unstructured data sets. They will show the current state of the RapidMiner / RapidAnalytics integration with Ingres VectorWise. I am sure that many of you already know VectorWise - at least the visitors of the RCOMM 2010 got already a first impresssion about how fast and scalable data analysis becomes with this… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on November 9, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 5, 2010 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Highlights of 2010 Data Miner Survey Results (735 participants)

dms.pdf : Attached are a few slides that show the highlights of the 2010 Data Miner Survey Results (4th annual survey). Last week I presented these slides, unveiling this year's results, in DC at the Predictive Analytics World conference.

Over the next few weeks we will finish writing the full report, and we'll distribute it in November.

One of the new areas the survey explored in…

Added by Vincent Granville on November 1, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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