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New Generation Education: SAS Training That Just Works

Business Manager: So, the training went well for you? Data Analyst: Great. We did SAS code, segmentation, neural networks, everything. Business Manager: So which of our customers might we lose? Data Analyst: Well ... I didn't learn how to import our data. Sometimes it's difficult to take techniques you learn in a classroom setting and [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:33+00:00June 8th, 2017|Analytics, Big Data, Business|0 Comments

Machine Learning for Data Enrichment

Most of the time when we talk about machine learning projects we talk about building predictive models that generate insights that directly help someone to make a decision - for example using churn prediction to identify the customers that a retention team should contact, using fraud detection to decide which cases to investigate, or using [...]

The Irish Data Analytics / Big Data Landscape

In some work we have been doing recently we have been writing an overview of the Data Analytics / Big Data landscape in Ireland. Inspired by the Big Data Landscape diagrams by Dave Feinleib at we have been playing with doming something similar for the analytics industry in Ireland. Rather than focus on technologies, [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:41+00:00August 11th, 2013|Analytics, Big Data, Business, Industry|0 Comments

Winter Is Coming … Maybe

I was recently at data analytics/big data conference at which someone celebrated the fact that data analytics was right at the top of the peak of overinflated expectations on the Gartner hype cycle and looked forward to moving over to the plateau of productivity.  This was worrying as it sort of missed the whole point [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:41+00:00July 9th, 2013|Analytics, Big Data, Industry|0 Comments

Deep Learning

In a recent blog post (Big Data...Marketing Magic or the Real Deal) we asked whether or not the ‘Big Data’ movement actually meant anything really new for data analytics. Our final conclusion was that there is a real change going on in the tools and techniques that we are using to access and manipulate really [...]

By |2020-02-21T15:29:17+00:00March 13th, 2013|Analytics, Big Data, Tools & Techniques|0 Comments