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Analytics Magazine

January/February 2014 Table of Contents

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Predictive Analytics In The Cloud

By James Taylor
Research survey: Ability to deliver ROI solutions more cost-effectively is driving cloud deployment.

Adventures In Analytics Consulting

By Doug Samuelson
Eighteen things nobody tells you about solo practice that you need to know before you take the plunge.

Certified Analytics Professional

By Polly Mitchell-Guthrie and Scott Nestler
Usage guide for employers and clients answers key questions about first-of-its kind CAP® program.

Analytics & Healthcare

By Rajib Ghosh
Apply predictive analytics to address population health management and medication adherence problems.

Missing Values

By Gerhard Svolba
The origin, detection, treatment and consequences of missing values in analytics.

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Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.




Headlines

Survey: Despite the hype, AI adoption still in early stages

The hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) is intense, but for most European businesses surveyed in a recent study by SAS, adoption of AI is still in the early or even planning stages. The good news is, the vast majority of organizations have begun to talk about AI, and a few have even begun to implement suitable projects. There is much optimism about the potential of AI, although fewer were confident that their organization was ready to exploit that potential. Read more →

Data professionals spend almost as much time prepping data as analyzing it

Nearly 40 percent of data professionals spend more than 20 hours per week accessing, blending and preparing data rather than performing actual analysis, according to a survey conducted by TMMData and the Digital Analytics Association. More than 800 DAA community members participated in the survey held earlier this year. The survey revealed that data access, quality and integration present persistent, interrelated roadblocks to efficient and confident analysis across industries. Read more →

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