When Analytics Don't Get Top Priority

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Re: missed opportunities
  • 2/6/2017 4:49:46 PM
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@kq4ym: If the show was still running, I could certainly imagine an episode of 30 Rock where the B story involves, say, Jack's newfound obsession with an abacus and getting back to the roots of data.

Not so bad
  • 2/6/2017 4:48:16 PM
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Sometimes I think this sort of thing really would be for the best.  A lot of analytics people and data people really do need to go back to basics (especially the ones who work in marketing or social media and spout off a bunch of buzzwords to obfuscate their own complete lack of understanding of the concept of ROI and what the heck they're supposed to be doing).

Of course, how many Millennials would even recognize an abacus?  ;)

Re: missed opportunities
  • 2/6/2017 9:10:38 AM
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That might be an interesting item for "Dollar Store" to stock. Put it the hands of some celebrity or feature it on a news show and you've got a hit that might have abacuses on every desk?

Re: missed opportunities
  • 2/5/2017 10:43:46 PM
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Jim writes


Now more of the systems use local sensors to even out the temperature and zone systems deliver heat or cooling as a level where most people (not the really fussy ones) are comfortable.


 

In some of my comments I've been disdainful of overuse of sensors (mainly in connection with IoT), but this seems one application where sensors defintely make a lotta sense ...

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Re: missed opportunities
  • 2/2/2017 1:40:35 PM
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@PC. The problem of too hot in the winter and too cold in the summer used to be much more common than it is today, now that many more buildings use more localized HVAC systems. Even 20 years ago the HVAC pumped out the same level of heat and cooling to every room in the building. Now more of the systems use local sensors to even out the temperature and zone systems deliver heat or cooling as a level where most people (not the really fussy ones) are comfortable.

My favorite (or least favorite to be more accurate) was how many buildings had thermostats spread throughtout the facility but they were disabled so nobody could change the temp. Some building managers went years letting employees think they actually were setting a new temperature.

Re: missed opportunities
  • 2/1/2017 12:01:05 PM
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I can understand "too cold in the winter". Someone is saving energy.

What I experience, all too often, and don't understand in the least is "too hot in the winter, too cold in the summer" More is being spent on the utility bills and it's to make people uncomfortable. How is that still happening?

Re: missed opportunities
  • 2/1/2017 11:43:22 AM
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In re "Never confortable in any room" in the office... Too cold year round, or the typical seasonal reversal with eco-conscious office managers: too cold in winter, too hot in summer?

Lean and mean
  • 2/1/2017 7:32:53 AM
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This is actually how a lot of public transit agencies operate ...

 

Re: missed opportunities
  • 1/31/2017 7:29:55 PM
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Haha! I work in a "green" certified building and I think it causes more productivity slow downs than a regular building might. Temperature control is a major pain point for most. You're never really confortable in any room.

Re: missed opportunities
  • 1/31/2017 7:23:11 PM
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Spending time troubleshooting issues or patching software can certainly take away from a productive schedule. Cost cutting on one end usually shifts the burden to another...

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