Category Archives: Analytics

Analyzing a Company Using Data From Space

Discussion Questions Carefully read the following short article about how satellite images can be used to analyze a company, even without the company’s permission or cooperation. The article mentions counting cars in parking lots to estimate sales at companies such … Continue reading

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Toyota Recalls Another 1.9 Million Vehicles

Discussion Questions: Carefully read the following an article that describes this new Toyota recall of all the Prius vehicles built since 2009.  Note that this is just another recall and there is a long history of major recalls from Toyota … Continue reading

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Analytics used to predict who will leave a job!

WSJ – March 14, 2013, 3:36 PM ET Joel Schectman Book: HP Piloted Program to Predict Which Workers Would Quit Hewlett Packard Co. tested a predictive scoring system that attempted to grade the likelihood that individual workers would quit the … Continue reading

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“Data Scientist”–Is this a new profession??

WSJ – March 13, 2013, 11:00 AM ET Stalking the Elusive Data Scientist Thomas H. Davenport There is widespread agreement that there aren’t enough data scientists to power the Big Data movement, and I concur with this increasingly commonplace sentiment. … Continue reading

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Big Data, Big Mistakes–Another interesting view of the impact of big data…

WSJ – Updated March 8, 2013, 1:47 p.m. ET Big Data, Big Blunders Five mistakes companies make—and how they can avoid them By SHIRA OVIDE Companies are finding that big data doesn’t necessarily translate into easy success. Experts who specialize … Continue reading

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Data–Applications in HR, MKT, OPS, Product Design, etc.

WSJ – Updated March 8, 2013, 4:22 p.m. ET How Big Data Is Changing the Whole Equation for Business By STEVEN ROSENBUSH AND MICHAEL TOTTY There’s a ton of information out there. And businesses are figuring out how to put … Continue reading

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Putting the right stuff in the stores–Big DATA helps!

WSJ March 13, 2013, 11:19 p.m. ET Big Data Broadens Its Range New Wave of Software Is Helping Companies Like AutoZone Boost Their Businesses By RACHAEL KING and STEVEN ROSENBUSH none AutoZone uses database software from NuoDB to adjust the … Continue reading

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