Our company recently implemented a BI Reporting solution intended for a retail company with both, an offline retail chain and an online web-shop. This was a Demo project, so during the planning phase our team decided to use two different platforms, including different back-end and front-end software.
In general, we planned to compare the free and non-free software available for similar BI Reporting…Continue
Since we started developing our Data Science Apprenticeship, we've been thinking a bit about the future of higher education. Here is a summary of our thoughts:
The new degree…Continue
Some interesting insights have come out of the HR Tech Europe Conference recently held in London. But I’d be lying if I said that what was revealed was any shock to us.
Much of the talk of the conference was about the importance of predictive analysis as it applies to HR and data. People are finally starting to warm up to this idea. However, accessing your data is only half of the battle. The part that still seems to be left out of…Continue
The Big Data wave makes us take a new step in the information age in which we live. Data & information have taken a central place in all our activities; even war is concerned (information warfare, electronic warfare, for example). In the information age, the power of ideas plays a more and more prominent role, but as the principle of skepticism is largely widespread, our era is also the era of suspicion and mistrust. Normally there are always data that are transformed into…
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She's an expert in visualization, and you can check her website at www.nbr-graphs.com.
Here are some of her recent articles:…Continue
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Featured on DSC, Big Data News and AnalyticBridge…
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Enjoy the reading! Articles from WSJ, Forbes, HBR, The Economist, NYT, MIT and many smaller, relevant media. In random order, though more recent ones are usually higher in the list.…Continue
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On Big Data News, Data Science Central and Analyticbridge:Continue
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Interesting PowerPoint presentation by Carlos Somohano. Here's my favorite slide (a slightly modified version):
Brief History of Data Science
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Predictive analytics is now sexy in the business world. While predictive analytics has many benefits and can help organizations gain…Continue
Today Lavastorm Analytics published “Analytics 2013 – A Survey on Analytic Usage, Trends, and Future Initiatives”. This is a very interesting research project because it includes opinions from such a wide audience from the analytics community – 600…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 23, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
McKinsey India estimates that the country needs at least 150,000 new data wizards to come to grips with Big Data. McKinsey Global estimated the US itself had a shortage of between 140,000 and 190,000 people with deep data analysis skills and another 1.5 million managers, which was hampering its Big Data projects.
Read article here
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Python is an increasingly popular object-oriented, interpreted and interactive programming language used for heavy-duty data analysis. Python is designed for…Continue
It’s time to forget the ‘vertical’ perception of Big Data, i.e. vast volumes and ROWSof data, and start to think about the ‘horizontal’ reality and true power of data. TheCOLUMNS of rich, informative data is where your real value lies and where truly smart decisions will be made.
Granted, extensive columns of data will get unmanageable to work with. But this is where data analytics can help…
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Former VMware CEO and current Pivotal Initiative leader Paul Maritz shares his thoughts on how the future of enterprise IT must mirror the practices of consumer web companies.
In the last three decades, we’ve seen a shift in enterprise information technology, from mainframes that automated our financial information,…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 19, 2013 at 8:34am — No Comments
The South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas captivates our imaginations for a few days every year. How do they do it? The conference makes science and technology look both lucrative and cool. Bright-eyed startup teams leave the conference with dreams of being the next Twitter or Instagram.
We need to see more of this momentum, especially amongst Millennials. To generate interest in technology careers such as those created by the Big Data wave, incentive…Continue
Everybody talks about beautiful charts and graphs, usually produced by Tableau or R, see links below. They are definitely great and I guess publishers (including us!) love to regularly show such graphs to our readers because it generates a lot of reactions.
But what about graphic diagrams (see examples below)…Continue