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November 2013 Blog Posts (25)

Is Brick-and-Mortar Keeping Up with E-tail?

Knowing what, when, how, and where customers are buying is important information. So important in fact that one online retail giant has built an empire around their suggestive selling methods. True customer knowledge is a complex challenge, but not so much that only the largest corporations have the ability to turn sales data into profits.

Consider S.P. Richards, an office supply distribution company that sources individual distributors, online…

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Added by Radhika Subramanian on November 4, 2013 at 5:33pm — No Comments

The demand for Grasstops Analytics

Leveraging grasstops (i.e. group leaders) is imperative given their highly influential position with other group members. If a grasstop can be prevented from terminating legislative (i.e. policy oriented) support, the legislative termination rate for the group members has a higher likelihood for reduction. Alternatively, attempting to get a grasstop from a competing policy issue to switch or terminate may increase likelihood of similar results with group members associated with that…

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Added by Patrick C. Walker, MPA on November 4, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Where will the social data take you?

With the development of web technologies, an increasing amount of opinions are published online every day!!

People rely on the reviews more than before to help determine the quality of product in which they are interested!!

We use the chatter data from Twitter.com to forecast box-office revenues for movies!!

The data that is being generated on the social networks as a result of human activities is commonly referred as Social Data. This is one of the largest streams of…

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Added by Ashish Soni on November 2, 2013 at 2:07am — No Comments

Predictive Analytics: Man versus Machine Competition

We would like to organize a competition where human beings compete against computers, to make predictions. The concept is simple: the brain, after all, is capable of doing raw predictions - weather predictions, stock market predictions, economic predictions, and so on. Even the tiny brain of some animals seem better than computers or the human brain, for short-term weather predictions. Human or animal brains, as…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 2, 2013 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Analytics-based proposal accepted for Overcoming Racism Conference

Added by Patrick C. Walker, MPA on November 1, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments

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