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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 810 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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What Big Data really brings to the table

What Big Data really brings to the table   The term ‘Big Data’ has become incredibly miss-used over a very short life. There are many ways in which it can be defined but, forget 3, 4 or 5 V’s for … Continue reading

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The Role of Business Intelligence and Data Mining in Credit Management

So, what is the role of a Business Intelligence in this world of credit assessment? Let’s imagine that we had the following items of data about our customers over a history of thirteen months: Ø CDRs for incoming and outgoing … Continue reading

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Exploding Some Uninformed Assumptions

Let’s look at a point made earlier a little more carefully – A bad customer to one company can be a good one for another. Take the real case where two mobile telephone provider companies in a single advanced country … Continue reading

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Getting back to the general threat, last post but one

Why Default? It is prudent, therefore, to understand why people (individuals) default on payments before making rash judgements regarding how they should be treated. There are many, many reasons and all are understandable given the facts. For example, the simple … Continue reading

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Subject: Are you Member of The Big Data Institute (TBDI)? Join now whilst Free Basic Membership lasts!

Subject: Are you Member of The Big Data Institute (TBDI)? Join now whilst Free Basic Membership lasts!   Did you know that there is now an official body for Big Data, Data Science and Advanced Analytics?   Just a quick … Continue reading

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BI in Credit Management

There are many, many applications for BI in the world today. They are very varied, and to show another I’m going to pick on the sensitive subject of credit worthiness.   Credit Worthiness Myths Three of the most talked-about phenomena … Continue reading

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Illustrating BI Complexity

Let’s illustrate the complexity with another example similar to one I’ve used before, in which I will once again imagine myself in the marketing department of a mobile phone provider, where I am surrounded by a pretty spectacular BI environment. … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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some interesting observations on the BI market

I thought you’d be interested in an article on the market opportunity for business intelligence from Software Advice.. Check it out: http://blog.softwareadvice.com/articles/bi/is-the-market-opportunity-understated-1083112/. The article describes key trends in business intelligence software and the understated opportunity for BI   I like … Continue reading

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