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All Blog Posts Tagged 'predictive analytics' (10)

Data or Algorithms – Which is More Important?

Summary:  Which is more important, the data or the algorithms?  This chicken and egg question led me to realize that it’s the data, and specifically the way we store and process the data that has dominated data science over the last 10 years.  And it all leads back to Hadoop.

 

Recently I was challenged to speak on the role of data in data…

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Added by William Vorhies on November 28, 2017 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

Predictive Analytics Takes a Victory Lap

Summary:  Over the last eight years predictive analytics has become a fully mature technology with wide adoption among the largest and most successful companies.  The Advanced Analytic Platforms we have to make our work more effective and efficient also show substantial improvement.

 

Predictive analytics combines the core disciplines of…

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Added by William Vorhies on October 10, 2017 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Is It Time To Expand Your Data Analytics Team?

CIO recently published an article that highlighted a survey that was revealing. The survey, conducted in April and May, included 150 executives, from large companies of over 5,000 employees, with responsibility for making business decisions influenced by big data. The survey reports that 98 percent said their company encourages its employees to ground business…

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Added by Stephanie Tooker Jordan on June 13, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Looking for IBM SPSS Modeler users to take a brief survey

Predictive analytics continues to be a top priority for all types of organizations. And IBM SPSS Modeler continues to be the predictive analytics workbench leading businesses rely on to make predictions with confidence.

IBM is partnering with survey research firm TechValidate to gain a better understanding of how organizations are using SPSS Modeler to help them make…

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Added by Christine O'Connor on June 8, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Predictive Analytics – a Soup Story

Predictive Analytics – a Soup Story

A simple metaphor for projects in predictive analytics

The analytical scene has recently been dominated by the prediction that we would soon experience an important shortage of analytical talent. As a response, academic programs and massive open online courses (MOOCs) have sprung up like mushrooms after the rain, all with the purpose of developing skills for the analyst or its more modern counterpart, the data scientist. However, in the …

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Added by Geert Verstraeten on August 27, 2015 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Predictive Analytics and Data Science: Same or Different?

Here's a different angle on a much analyzed question at the heart of our professional activities.  In this article, Steve Miller of Inquidia tackles how NoSQL has changed our traditional understanding of Predictive Analytics and Data Science.  You might also look back at our previous post How NoSQL Fundamentally Changed Machine Learning.

Here's the beginning…

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Added by William Vorhies on August 7, 2015 at 7:11am — No Comments

Prescriptive versus Predictive Analytics - A Distinction without a Difference?

Summary:  Is the addition of “Prescriptive” analytics to our nomenclature really worthwhile or are we just confusing our customers?

I admit to being annoyed when this or that industry wag tries to coin a new term to describe some portion of the discipline we are already practicing.  Some of these folks I think are…

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Added by William Vorhies on October 23, 2014 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Big Data: What’s the Buzz Mean Beyond the Hype?

In this final blog post of three with Dr. Michael Cavaretta, we explore questions about big data, as well as some of his views on emerging technologies from start-ups. As Ford Motor Company’s top data scientist, Dr. Cavaretta has helped to shape the auto manufacturer’s use of data and analytics during the last 20 years.…
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Added by Ryan Montano on August 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Data Science Helps Businesses to Become Data-driven

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Dr. Michael Cavaretta, leader of the Predictive Analytics Group in Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering group, continues his conversation this week with Anametrix CEO …
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Added by Ryan Montano on August 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Roadblocks to Using Big Data: “First Mile” and “Last Mile” Challenges

LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope)

LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope)

In Part III of this Data Alchemy blog post, Kirk Borne, Ph.D., talks about the two biggest roadblocks to using big data in business. He also shares his views on big data as a critical asset to such diverse endeavors as exploring the vast reaches of space to helping…
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Added by Ryan Montano on May 29, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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