September 01, 2012

Choose your target carefully
One often-overlooked part of data preparation is to clearly define the problem, and, in particular, the target variable. Often, a nominal definition of the target variable is given.


America's Economy Has Split Into Two Different Worlds, And One's About To Die Out
What used to require some intelligence at the brick and mortar work place has been seeded and ceded into the cloud. Every smart company wants to become smarter and the way to do that is not by asking their employees to communicate orally or in writing to management; it's by automating everything.


Audit Analytics 101: Bridging the Data Integration and Business Intelligence Gap
The data gap isn’t new, but it is certainly getting worse. It’s partly due to the limitations of spreadsheets and traditional business intelligence platforms, which were designed back in the 1980s and 1990s when data wasn’t quite so big or varied or fast moving.


Three Tips for Leaders About to Miss Their Forecasts
It's a scary moment when a company realizes that the goals it has set for a quarter or a year are simply not attainable. And yet in today's continually choppy environment, leaders are encountering that moment with increased frequency.

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To
With a million and one things on an entrepreneur’s agenda, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well what if we told you that you don’t have to push hours aside and that you can even soak in all the knowledge of a wonderful read while you walk the dog, go for a jog or drive to work? Well now you can with these downloadable audio books that come highly recommend for any entrepreneur looking at expanding their knowledge and taking their life and


Turning Big Data Into Big Dollars to Grow Revenue
“If you aren’t efficient you won’t be able to stay in business,” said Ted Luchsinger, financial services industry principal at SAP, an IT company in Waldorf, Germany. “The future is around the flow of data and using it to drive operational responses.”



Quote for the day:

"You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within." --Bob Nelson