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Want to get value from Data Science? Keep it simple and focussed!
What is the latest data science success story you have read? The one from Walmart? Maybe a fascinating result from a Kaggle competition? I’m always interested in these stories wanting to understand what has been achieved, why it was important and what the d...

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The Error in Predictive Analytics
For more predictions see : http://xkcd.com/887/ We are all
well aware of the predictive analytical capabilities of companies like Netflix,
Amazon and Google. Netflix predicts the next film you are going watch. Amazon
shortens delivery times by predicting wh...

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The Error in Predictive Analytics
For more predictions see : http://xkcd.com/887/ We are all
well aware of the predictive analytical capabilities of companies like Netflix,
Amazon and Google. Netflix predicts the next film you are going watch. Amazon
shortens delivery times by predicting wh...

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The Error in Predictive Analytics
For more predictions see : http://xkcd.com/887/ We are all
well aware of the predictive analytical capabilities of companies like Netflix,
Amazon and Google. Netflix predicts the next film you are going watch. Amazon
shortens delivery times by predicting wh...

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Airport Security, can more be done with less?
One of the main
news items of the past few days is the increased level of security at Amsterdam
Schiphol Airport and the additional delays it has caused travellers both
incoming and outgoing. Extra security checks on the roads around the airport
are being c...

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Towards Prescriptive Asset Maintenance
Every
utility deploys capital assets to serve its customers.  During the asset life cycle an asset manager repetitively
must make complex decisions with the objective to minimise asset life cycle
cost while maintaining high availability and reliability of t...

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Big Data Headaches
http://tinyurl.com/jeyjtna Data driven
decision making has proven to be key for organisational performance
improvements. This stimulates organisations to gather data, analyse it and use
decision support models to improve their decision making speed and qual...

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Is Analytics losing its competitive edge?
Since Tom Davenport wrote his ground-breaking HBR article on Competing on Analytics in 2006 a lot has changed in how we think about data and analytics and its impact on decision making. In the past 10 years the amount of data has gone sky high due to new te...

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The most dangerous equation in the world
Each year
Generali, one of the biggest insurers in the world, analyses the claims of its
car insurance customers in the Netherlands. Results of that analysis can be
found on their website . In their analysis, Generali relates the number of claims
to where p...

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Will we have an Algorithm Economy?
We all know
it, data doesn’t have any value whether it is big or small, structured or
unstructured, available in real time or just sitting in your data warehouse.
You need to process data to create insights and then act upon them. For
example, being able to...
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