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Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Small Businesses

Small business is big business for the United States’ economy. According to the Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, there were 5.6 million employer firms in the U.S. in 2016. Firms with fewer than 500 workers accounted for 99.7 percent of those businesses. “Information is power. For small businesses, it can make the difference between [...]

By |2019-08-20T17:57:17+00:00August 8th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Perfectionism: Friend or Foe?

Perfectionism is on the rise, according to multiple studies conducted over the last twenty-plus years. The “complex beast” as some have dubbed this particularism, has increased substantially among men and women who are afflicted equally. Wait. Is afflicted the correct term? Is perfectionism a negative trait? Psychological researchers define perfectionism as striving for flawlessness, holding excessively high [...]

By |2019-07-25T21:13:45+00:00July 25th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Winning the War on Coding Mistakes 

The good news: The advances in computer science technology have pioneered breakthroughs and processes and discoveries unimaginable only a decade ago. The bad news: Despite these incredible leaps forward, no one has discovered a formula to “error-proof” the coding that makes all these software-driven processes functional. “Software powers social networks, controls vast supply chains, gets [...]

By |2019-07-11T23:46:37+00:00July 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Edge Analytics

As a trend to watch in 2019, Pam Baker notes, “You can expect edge computing to rise in adoption rates given the nature and growth of the Internet of Things and the mind-boggling demands for increased speeds in analytics. Data and analytics usage will thus lean more toward a distributed model rather than a centralized one.” [...]

By |2019-06-27T20:44:53+00:00June 27th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

 Data Science and the Job Market

“Consumer data will be the biggest differentiator in the next two or three years. Whoever unlocks the reams of data and uses it strategically will win.” —Angela Jean Ahrendts Sr VP Of Retail, Apple A January LinkedIn report declared data scientist as the most promising job in America for 2019. Data scientist topped Glassdoor's list [...]

By |2019-06-20T20:25:42+00:00June 20th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The Scoop on Edge Analytics

Edge analytics—the approach to data collection and analysis whereby automated analytical computations are performed at a sensor, network switch, peripheral node, or another connected device, rather than later, after sending the data to a centralized data store. The analysis takes place in near real-time at a non-central point, in a “decentralized” environment. “One way to [...]

By |2019-06-13T14:50:23+00:00June 13th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Data Visualization – Part 3: Bring Your Data to Life with Storytelling

Eva Murray, who leads the Business Intelligence department at Exasol, believes in the power of story. “Stories are the common currency of humanity. Humans have used storytelling for thousands of years to share our history, to pass on and preserve information and to communicate important messages. When reality becomes complicated, stories offer the form, the [...]

By |2019-05-25T12:54:26+00:00May 25th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Ethics in Data Science 

Increasingly, ethics and data science are topics in the same conversation—around the water cooler, in the board room, in the university classroom, around the dinner table, and on a leisurely evening walk through the neighborhood. According to some in the data analytics field - it’s about time! They’ve been beating the data science ethic’s drum [...]

By |2019-05-13T13:05:36+00:00May 13th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Data Visualization – Part 2: The Role of Storytelling

In our increasingly data-driven world, business professionals find themselves daily immersed in data. That reality has placed priority status on determining the best ways to clearly and impactfully communicate this wealth of information. “Data is everywhere, but it’s what we do with that data, what insights we tap into that make it so valuable. And [...]

By |2019-05-11T06:57:23+00:00May 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Data Visualization – Part 1: Evaluating, Engaging, and Empowering Your Audience

We understand the WHY of data visualization. We know the use of charts and graphs and pictures helps the brain process complex information; that patterns and trends are more readily revealed and recognized in visual data displays than in text-based data delivery formats; how the same data presented via visualization is vastly more efficient, effective, [...]

By |2019-05-01T20:42:06+00:00May 1st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments