Analytics for IoT – “Let me tell you the Facts of IoT Life.”

You knew that the Internet of Things was going to involve lots of sensors, lots of data and lots of new opportunities for understanding your business and customers. But did you think you’d need to learn about the Facts of IoT Life? Research by Enterprise

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Statistica 13.1: Analytics is more than math

By 2020, some analysts predict there will be roughly 30 billion connected IoT devices – including refrigerators, race cars, robots and many other interesting items.  From connected thermostats, coffee pots, medical devices, lighting, audio speakers, TVs, factories, buildings and remote controls nearly everything will have

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Outgrowing Your Analytics Platform? Don’t Fear the Right Fit

I love trick-or-treaters. As soon as dusk hits, our neighborhood gets swarms of cute little kids in adorable costumes, delighting us with their smiles as we drop a few pieces of candy into their pumpkin-shaped pails. As the night goes on, however, the kids get

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Analytics Migrations – The Spooky Side of Change

It’s almost Halloween: the one night of the year when everyone becomes something different. As we approach an evening of haunted houses and creepy masks, I can’t help analyzing what it is that really gives us that little shiver of fear. And I think the

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The Changing Face of Data Analytics [New E-book]

If your company’s data analytics function went to the doctor for a checkup, would it come out with one of these diagnoses? A severe case of hyper-expectations Data scientist deprivation syndrome Technology deficit disorder   The advanced analytics function is barely the age of a

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The Timing Belt in our Great Analytics Migration [New E-book]

Imagine that you’re in the middle of an analytics migration project (as Statistica was). Hundreds of users and projects all over the world are in transition from your legacy analytics product to the new one (as ours were). Everyone is heads-down-focused on following vast, detailed

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Data Manipulation and our Great Analytics Migration [New E-book]

“Why would you use a Ferrari to haul a load of dirt?” Yeah. Why would you? You wouldn’t, of course, at least not knowingly. But a few months into the Great Analytics Migration I described last month, our migration team found analytics users at Dell

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Speaking from Experience: Surprise Processes During a Major Analytics Migration

Months of planning complete, hardware and software procured, associates prepped. The sails are set, and the stars are aligned to flip the switch on a major analytics platform migration. That’s what the buildup felt like when Statistica was ready to start moving users from our

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The Process to Take the Pain out of Migrations

Uttering the word “process” will likely send a shudder down a business or IT pro’s back, anticipating the planning, resources, timelines and deadlines all part of said process. Despite resistance, in many cases and especially when facing a major IT migration, it’s the process that

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Analytics Migration Series: Anticipating Business User Reaction

Statistica’s SAS migration began shortly after we acquired the advanced analytics product Statistica. Within weeks, we had decided to move all of the company’s analytics users from SAS to Statistica. After assessing how the migration would affect employees, the next challenge was to get everyone

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