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Prescriptive Analytics

Frontline Systems Analytic Solver® V2017 for Advanced Analytics
1 week ago

Frontline Systems Analytic Solver® V2017 for Advanced Analytics

For everyone that I have told to stand out from the crowd by stretching your analytical brain and learning prescriptive modeling, check out the fantastic news. Frontline Systems now offers software …
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Optimize Outcomes with Actionable Advanced Analytics
4 weeks ago

Optimize Outcomes with Actionable Advanced Analytics

Decision making happens at every level in an organization. Most folks understand bar charts and spreadsheets, but they might not comprehend the truly transformational power of advanced analytics that is …
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Best Places for Data Science Jobs
5 months ago

Best Places for Data Science Jobs

Coming off of Strata + Hadoop World last week, there is no question that the field of data science is exponentially growing right now. If you did not get to attend …
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Decision Making under Uncertainty with Monte Carlo Simulation
5 months ago

Decision Making under Uncertainty with Monte Carlo Simulation

As decision makers, we are constantly faced with uncertainty, ambiguity, and variability. The cloud shift is a perfect example where businesses are just beginning to learn how to navigate unknown …
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Getting Started with BeyondCore
7 months ago

Getting Started with BeyondCore

UPDATE 8/15/2016: One week after writing this blog, news that Salesforce signs an agreement to acquire BeyondCore was released. The timing is ironically magical! I knew BeyondCore was a great solution in …
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Predictive Model Data Prep: An Art and Science
7 months ago

Predictive Model Data Prep: An Art and Science

As promised in the Moving Beyond Data Visualization to Predictive Analytics article, I have collected the following predictive modeling data preparation tips for you. My intent is to enlighten and …
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Moving Beyond Data Visualization to Predictive Analytics
9 months ago

Moving Beyond Data Visualization to Predictive Analytics

Advanced analytics is the next big thing. If you have not budgeted to add predictive and prescriptive analytics into your analytics arsenal, you are apparently already lagging behind your competitors …
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Measuring the Dollar Value of Mined Information
2 years ago

Measuring the Dollar Value of Mined Information

Skimming through 20 years of my archived research tonight with a Diet Mountain Dew in hand, I came across an interesting white paper written in 1997 by Petrie Parsaye called …
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BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis
2 years ago

BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis

It is another lovely springtime Sunday traveling across country to California. I need to have a chat with analytics conference planners to lure a few more events to Tampa, Orlando …
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Don’t Miss PASS Business Analytics 2015
2 years ago

Don’t Miss PASS Business Analytics 2015

If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t miss out on PASS Business Analytics 2015 from April 20 – 22 in sunny Santa Clara, California. This year the program committee, myself …
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Business Analytics 101
2 years ago

Business Analytics 101

You may have noticed many vendors transitioning away from the term business intelligence and instead using business analytics. I recently wrote about industry trends and the longer term, ongoing market …
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Maximizing ROI with Prescriptive Analytics
3 years ago

Maximizing ROI with Prescriptive Analytics

Note: The article below was originally developed gratis, free of charge, in February 2014 for an industry publication that has been restructuring. In case you are wondering, I do not accept payments …
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BeyeNETWORK Prescriptive Analytics Channel Series
3 years ago

BeyeNETWORK Prescriptive Analytics Channel Series

I am happy to announce the launch of my Prescriptive Analytics Channel on BeyeNETWORK. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Prescriptive Analytics, it is a decision science area …
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Prediction, Optimization, Simulation and Prescriptive Analytics
4 years ago

Prediction, Optimization, Simulation and Prescriptive Analytics

I recently came across an impressive Excel 2013 Add-In that I recall first seeing a few years ago for an older version of Excel while in Data Mining class at …
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What-If Analytic Scenario Simulation Options
4 years ago

What-If Analytic Scenario Simulation Options

A common advanced analytic requirement is “what if” scenario modeling. How can we enable our analysts to alter certain parameters  within known contraints to test potential impact?  Well, let me …
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