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Tim Walker

Do You Trust Your Data to Drive Better Decisions? Two New Resources Help You Learn How.

Why read this: To understand the quality of your data and drive better decision making. The payoff: Two new expert resources from IBM Business Analyt...

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Leah Hostetler

Avoiding red herrings (and embracing mistakes) with key driver analysis

As a good Canadian, I am required to be a hockey fan. I would be anyway. So, I thought I’d take a look at some National Hockey League data to try to...

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Forsyth Alexander

How smart are your analytics?

Combine Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics and you have smart analytics. But don't take my word for it. A recent report titled "Maximizing Insightful and Prescriptive Analytic Value for the Data-Driven Enterprise" makes a good case.

 

Swathy Rengarajan

Five reasons why Watson Analytics is a great alternative to pivot tables

With just a few clicks, you can use Watson Analytics to explore, dig deep, and create striking data visualizations that tell the same story as pivot tables. But, it does it much more engagingly.

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Roberta Wakerell

According to Gartner, bias is an intrinsic part of analytics: Here’s how to deal with it

In a recent report, Gartner argued that “bias is present in all analysis; it is present in all data, all models and all algorithms.” This is not a call to neutrality. On the contrary, Gartner asserts that “eliminating all bias in data, models or algorithms is not a reasonable goal.” But where does that leave analytics solutions vendors?

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Forsyth Alexander

Analyzing student retention and progress at Arab Open University

A main strategic objectives of Arab Open University (AOU) is to double the current number of students in the next 5 years. In order to achieve this objective, a top priority is improving student retention and progress. Here's how Watson Analytics is helping.

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Swathy Rengarajan

Biased and unbiased data and why they matter

Carrying out data analysis can be insightful, but it can also bring certain pitfalls. Knowing the difference between biased and unbiased data discovery enables you to avoid those pitfalls and identify valuable opportunities.

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Forsyth Alexander

Oh, the cool things you can do with data visualizations in Watson Analytics

Data visualizations make it easy to find new insights in your data when you're using Watson Analytics. Let's look at some of the cool things you can do with the "dataviz" generated by Watson Analytics.

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Forsyth Alexander

Great sessions! Why I wish I were attending Vision instead of going on vacation

I wish I could attend these IBM Vision 2017 data discovery, business intelligence and finance performance sessions instead of going to Europe..

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Colin Sumter

Playing offense against misfortune: A disaster recovery plan with Watson Analytics

Watson Analytics is a great tool for visualizing your data. and making discoveries in real-time. However, what you might not know is you can make it part of your disaster recovery plan? Here's how.