To Buy or Not to Buy, Right Now
Point / Counterpoint 12/17/2012 30 comments
Using big-data to drive retail prices up and down several times a day just seems likely to make already skittish consumers more anxious.
The Myth of De-Identification
Point / Counterpoint 7/20/2012 15 comments
De-identified only means that it would be difficult to re-identify the people in the original record. It doesn't mean it would be impossible.
GUI Schmooey ‒ You Need to Know Code!
Point / Counterpoint 3/26/2012 18 comments
Only coders can understand what's happening behind the dashboard with all those jazzy GUIs and brightly colored pictures, argues blogger Joe Stanganelli in this Point/Counterpoint debate.
Still Coding? That's Crazy ‒ Go With the GUI
Point / Counterpoint 3/26/2012 17 comments
For greatest competitive advantage, you want to build, release, fail, and iterate fast -- and only a BI GUI can let you do that, argues IT consultant Phil Charles in this Point/Counterpoint debate.
Scale Up With HPC for Best Analytics Support
Point / Counterpoint 3/9/2012 9 comments
Scaling out in the cloud is increasingly touted as a good option for analytics processing, but in this Point/Counterpoint piece one IT writer argues the strengths of an internal high-performance computing infrastructure.
Get Your Analytics Master's Now
Point / Counterpoint 2/10/2012 27 comments
In this Point/Counterpoint debate, Cordell Wise argues that more and deeper analytics master's programs are needed to fill a talent gap.
Give Klout Some Credit
Point / Counterpoint 1/6/2012 22 comments
In this Point/Counterpoint blog, AllAnalytics.com Editor in Chief Beth Schultz explains why Klout scores warrant attention.
Examples in several states show how big data analytics can put a dent in fraudulent schemes such as fake tax returns and unemployment claims.
A look at a quant-focused finance program at Rutgers raises the question of what role grads with an MQF will play in the corporate world.
That roasted turkey on your Thanksgiving table might represent a corporate myth that analytics can dispell.
As you expand your marketing innovation capabilities, data-driven decisioning will shape your innovation pipeline, with analytics weeding out good ideas from the bad.
As computers get access to more decisions, they need to be more ethical.
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