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March 2012 Blog Posts (13)

The Top 10 Business Analysis Skills for 2012 | Batimes

Author: Angela Wick, CBAP, PMP – Angela advises organizations in developing BACoEs, BA practices, and growing BA competencies. 
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I like to think of the BA role as a broker of information, getting big picture and details from many different people, groups, executives, subject matter experts,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 30, 2012 at 7:58am — No Comments

Obama administration to push big data agenda | Gigaom

Big data must really be big to get its own White House-sanctioned research and development push.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will host a  live webcastThursday at 2 p.m. eastern time to outline how the government can “help big data” with its Big Data Research and Development…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 30, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments

Data Scientists: Do You Want to Deliver More Than Business as Usual Workforce Insights?

Your firm is awash in workforce data and your team of data scientists have been charged with making sense of it and extracting meaningful insights the business can use. How do you do this? There are many different approaches to analyzing workforce data to choose from but the amount of relevant insight yielded really depends on the goals of the analysis.

If the goal is to take more of a traditional approach to workforce analytics, where the same datasets are massaged to try to squeeze…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on March 29, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Question: Where is the happiest place in New York City?

Where is the happiest place in New York City? A mathematics and statistics team from the University of Vermont, with a little help from Twitter data, seems to know! (hint: UWS!)

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Added by Richard Snee on March 26, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Twitter Data Scientist Takes on McDonald's Entire Menu, Survives

From MIT's Technology Review - 

"Data science is so new that there are no textbooks on the subject, and no university curricula designed to turn out data scientists. Yet it's integral to everything from quantitative trading on Wall Street to ad targeting on the web and the optimization of real-world supply chains."

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Added by Richard Snee on March 24, 2012 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

Berkeley course on Data Science

Instructor is former Facebook data star. See http://datascienc.es.

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 24, 2012 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

Social Meets Big Data - EMC/Greenplum (Webcast, March 20)

Social Meets Big Data

Social Meets Big Data Webcast - Greenplum Product Announcement



How Social, Open, and Agile is your Big Data?

Join experts from EMC and Greenplum for the announcement of new Big Data technologies, partnerships, and initiatives that will drive greater business insight and economic value from your data than ever before. You'll see for yourself how social web, open-source…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 13, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

50 unusual ways analytics are used to make our lives better

Many more to come soon. Let's start with 10 for today.
  1. Automated patient diagnostic and customized treatment. Instead of going to the doctor, you fill an online (decision tree type of) questionnaire. At the end of the online medical exam, customized drugs are prescribed, manufactured and delivered to you: for instance, male drug abusers receive a different mix than healthy females, for the same condition. In short,…
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Added by Vincent Granville on March 9, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

J.D. Opdyke, Author: A Powerful and Robust Nonparametric Statistic for Joint Mean-Variance Quality Control

For statistical process control, a number of single charts that jointly monitor both process mean and variability recently have been developed. For quality control-related hypothesis testing, however, there has been little analogous development of joint mean-variance tests: only one two-sample statistic that is not computationally intensive has been designed specifically for the one-sided test of Ho: Mean2<=Mean1 and StDev2<=StDev1 vs. Ha: Mean2>Mean1 OR StDev2>StDev1 (see…

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Added by J.D. Opdyke on March 9, 2012 at 5:42am — No Comments

Top analytic blogs and websites, with trending information

Interpretation:

  • This analysis is based on data submitted on sign-up by 16,000 Analyticbridge members, between February 2008 and December 2011.
  • A "plus" (+) sign on the right-hand column (below) shows growth between 2008/2009 and 2010/2010. A "plus plus" (++) sign means strong growth, and is usually achieved by new web sites.…
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Added by Vincent Granville on March 5, 2012 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Six keywords characterizing milestones in the history of analytic engineering: from 1988 to 2033

  • 1988: Artificial Intelligence. Also: Computational Statistics.
  • 1995: Web Analytics. Also: Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, ROI, Distributed Architecture, Data Architecture.
  • 2003: Business Analytics. Also: Text Mining, Unstructured…
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Added by Vincent Granville on March 4, 2012 at 3:09am — No Comments

Excel to HTML, and other data format conversions

What is the best Excel to HTML converter? I've found Tableizer at http://tableizer.journalistopia.com/, it's free and it's a web app. But I'm wondering if there are other convenient solutions.

More generally, what is the best tool for format conversion (that can do ALL conversions without destroying the original format, such as changing a date into a number or worse, text format)?

  • SAS ->…
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Added by Vincent Granville on March 3, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Big Data for the Public Good - Seminar Series

We are generating more data than ever before. Thanks to the data scientists who organize and analyze this information, this abundance of Big Data can be harnessed to serve the public interest in innovative ways.

Big Data for the Public Good is a four-part seminar series hosted by Code for America in San Francisco and sponsored by Greenplum, a division of EMC, that explores how data scientists and change agents…

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 1, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments

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