Analytics Trends

Analytics Trends

At the request of Twitter, U.S. intelligence agencies can no longer access Dataminr, a company that mines social media for patterns that might indicate breaking news, analyzes those patterns using algorithms, and then sends out real time news alerts. Dataminr has a vested interest in keeping Twitter happy; not...
Science Friday has an interview up with D.J. Patel, the newly-minted chief data scientist for the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Patel, who was previously the data and analytics lead at LinkedIn, discusses making data more accessible to the public and using analytics to improve services...
Read Kendall's full article on Course Report Any department, from any organization, can benefit tremendously from consulting a data analyst or scientist. So what do data analysts and data scientists do? They can come up with all kinds of valuable insights regarding anything, from identifying key-markers for potential sales growth, to pinpointing...
The first computers were technological behemoths. They were not only feats of technical engineering but physical feats in their own right. Owning a computer was the preserve of the largest of companies, governments and militaries around the world. It was decades before the likes of IBM, Microsoft and Apple...
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...
As the primary race for the presidential election drags on, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com lays out the data for how Bernie Sanders can win the Democratic nomination. Spoiler alert: it’s not easy. According to Silver, Sanders will need 988 more delegates—a little less than 57 percent of the delegates...
March Madness is upon us, and everyone is obsessing over their brackets. Analytics is big business in the sports world, and college basketball is no exception; almost every big program today has at least one full time employee in charge of statistical analysis. And when that data is not...
The importance of changing technology in a presidential election may have first been emphasized by the famous Nixon-Kennedy debate in 1960, where the new medium of television contrasted Nixon’s lackluster appearance with Kennedy’s youth and vigor, potentially tilting the election in favor of the senator from Massachusetts. Candidates have...
Love has always been big business. Valentine’s Day spending this year was estimated at a record-breaking $19.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, almost a billion dollars more than in 2015. And as more and more people...
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...