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Vincent Granville's Blog – October 2008 Archive (2)

Data Mining in the NY Times

October 22, 2008

Banks Mine Data and Pitch to Troubled Borrowers

By BRAD STONE



Brenda Jerez hardly seems like the kind of person lenders would fight over.





Three years ago, she became ill with cancer and ran up $50,000 on her credit cards after she was forced to leave her accounting job. She filed for bankruptcy protection last year.





For months after she emerged from insolvency last fall, 6 to 10 new credit card and auto loan offers arrived… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on October 28, 2008 at 6:33pm — 1 Comment

The Democratization of Analytics - Microsoft Project Gemini

Last week I attended the Microsoft BI Conference. I learned about project Gemini. This project will allow analytics power users in companies to use Excel to do powerful analytics, while simultaneously allowing collaboration among all stakeholders using PerformancePoint. It allows Excel to load over 100 million rows (and about 6 columns) in just a few seconds and then create interactive pivot tables. They are still working on calculations but the demonstration was powerful. If you see Ted… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on October 14, 2008 at 2:54pm — 1 Comment

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