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What is an infographic? An infographic is a visual tool that combines a series of data and imagery on a particular topic using a particular color scheme. Why are infographics so powerful? An infographic is 30x more likely to be seen and retained than a text article (source: Search Engine Journal) Translating statistics...
Ryan Durosky Analytics Director
Ryan Durosky is the Director Market Research and Analytics at Lifescript, a website dedicated to sharing information on women's health and healthy living (despite his affinity for candy corn and Grape Fanta). Ryan is responsible for developing Lifescript's digital measurement strategy for pharma clients, and answered Level's questions about his day-to-day work, the tools...
Why Learn R
Today, our friends at Codementor share their advice on why you should learn R.  Codementor is an on-demand marketplace for software developers. For help with R, Python, SQL, Machine Learning, and more, their experts can assist you. Every day, a whopping 2.5 exabytes of data is created which is equivalent to...
SQL Salary
What do you think the number one most required skill for jobs paying over $75,000 in the US in the last year? You might think it is knowing how to code in one of the popular programming languages such as C#, Ruby or Python. Or you might think it...
Dr. Cheryl Richards, the CEO of Northeastern University-Charlotte and Charlotte's 2014 Woman of the Year, spoke to a crowd at Skookum for a Tech Talk about data analytics. Here are some excerpts on analytics in business and how it pertains to Charlotte. On data analytics in business: CEO's are looking to improve their...
In recent years the term “business intelligence” (BI) has generated increasing excitement in the business world, frequently being referred to at conferences, talks and by leading lights of the business community. Nonetheless, the term remains ambiguous and is understood differently by many of those involved. Business intelligence is an...
Customers might not always be able to accurately convey what they want, but numbers don't lie. The most successful companies are the ones who prioritize data and use it to improve their product and keep their customers happy. Here are some of the many companies that have succeeded by putting data...
Well-known Duke Economics professor Dan Ariely once said about big data: “Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” This concept applies to much of data terminology. While many toss around terms...
Aldous Huxley once said that “facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored,” a quotation that can be illustrated by the data overload of today’s economy. Recent technology has made data exponentially more abundant than it has ever been. In 2010, Eric Schmidt, then CEO of Google,...