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Vincent Granville's Blog – January 2012 Archive (11)

Voice of the customer set to become a £635mln market place

Text analytics grew 25 per cent last year, creating a £635mln market, as more and more businesses look to capture customer sentiment as a source of competitive advantage.

 

Text analytics technology remains young, and there is a general…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 31, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Microsoft General Counsel and EVP, Brad Smith, Complains About How Hard it is to Find Analytic Talent

The complaint is also about the fact that Microsoft, located in Redmond, Washington, can't find local candidates and has to hire candidates from out-of-state (and I guess, from out-of-country), to fill big data, IT, data scientist and engineering positions. There was a long article today in the Seattle Times about how terrible Washington State is - according to Brad Smith - in terms of educating its citizens.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Scoring technology used for credit scoring, healthcare, retail analytics and much more | Seattle Times

By CANDICE CHOI  - The Associated Press. Source: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/avantgo/2017309601.html

Companies are getting smarter at predicting your next move.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

5 low-profile startups that could change the face of big data | Gigaom.com



 Big data is hot, but infrastructure-level platforms such as Hadoop, which focus on storage and processing, still need help to…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 29, 2012 at 3:51pm — No Comments

The Rapleaf Personalization Fund: $1MM available to analytic startups

Have a cool idea for a product related to data or personalization? We’ll help you build it! The Rapleaf Personalization Fund is $1 million of cash and in-kind awards (plus invaluable support from our partners) for cool startups that integrate with our data. We’re looking for awesome start-ups based on Rapleaf data that will take personalization to the next level.

Start your Application:…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 22, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Big Data is the Answer - What was the Question?

Interesting blog post by SmartAnalytics

Content:

  • Big Data, Little Data
  • Big Data Use Cases
  • E-tailing – E-Commerce – Online Retailing Use Cases (Interesting Use Case – Amazon Will Pay Shoppers $5 to Walk Out of Stores Empty-Handed)
  • Retail/Consumer Use Cases
  • Financial Services Use Cases (example: Trade Surveillance Use Case)
  • Web & Digital Media Services Use Cases
  • Government Use…
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Added by Vincent Granville on January 21, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

StatSoft's STATISTICA Achieves SAP-Certified Integration With SAP NetWeaverR

StatSoft announced its STATISTICA  has achieved certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. STATISTICA, StatSoft’s flagship analytics software platform, works with SAP NetWeaver®  for data exchange.

Tulsa, OK – January 19, 2012 - StatSoft announced that its STATISTICA release has achieved certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform.  STATISTICA, StatSoft’s flagship analytics software platform, works with…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Northwestern, IBM collaborate on business analytics courses

Northwestern University and IBM are collaborating on new business and technology curricula to help students gain the latest skills in business analytics. The new courses of study, Masters of Science degree programs with analytics concentrations in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Continuing Studies, will better prepare students and current professionals who are seeking new analytics skills for today’s competitive job market.

The U.S. Bureau of…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 17, 2012 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Great apes think analytically | ScienceDaily

Great Apes Make Sophisticated Decisions: Research Suggests That Great Apes Are Capable of Calculating the Odds Before Taking Risks

ScienceDaily (Dec. 29, 2011) — Chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos make more sophisticated decisions than was previously thought. Great apes weigh their chances of success, based on what they know and the likelihood to…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Business Technology: So, What's Your Algorithm? | Wall Street Journal

We are ruined by our own biases. When making decisions, we see what we want, ignore probabilities, and minimize risks that uproot our hopes.

What's worse, "we are often confident even when we are wrong," writes Daniel Kahneman, in his masterful new book on psychology and economics called "Thinking, Fast and Slow."

An objective…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Missing Values Imputation with Bayesian Networks

A New Approach to Missing Values Processing with Bayesian Networks

Download the white paper here (39.5 MB).

With the abundance of “big data” in the field of analytics, and all the challenges today’s immense data volume is causing, it may not be particularly fashionable or pressing to discuss missing values. After all, who cares…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 4, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

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