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The Analyst Will See You Now

Posted on August 20th, 2018 By Anthony Carra

Think back to the last time you went to the doctor. If something was wrong you needed medicine. Once the doctor figured out what was wrong with you, they wrote a prescription! This prescription is made up of two things – a prediction and a description. The description describes what has been happening – why have you been coughing? The prediction describes what will happen – your virus causing your cough could spread to affect other parts of your body. With these two things in hand the doctor can write his prescription. The prescription tells you what you should do – take this medicine twice daily.

In much the same way prescriptive analytics work for businesses. (more…)

Forecasting Business Success

Posted on August 13th, 2018 By Anthony Carra

There is quite a bit of unpredictability in sports; that’s why they are fun to watch. While being able to predict the results of every play in a game or a match would take all the excitement out of it, owners and managers could certainly benefit from predicting what it could take to lead their team to a winning season.  Like a prophetic crystal ball, data analytics helps sports teams and businesses alike make predictions like these with confidence. (more…)

Minimize Risk with Data Analytics

Posted on August 6th, 2018 By Anthony Carra

Are you climbing the ladder? What is your company’s personality? Don’t forget time is money! Using metaphors is second nature to us, and there is certainly no shortage of them in business. While these metaphors quickly establish a common ground of understanding between different parties, they can actually interfere with decision making. One more reason that decisions must be quantifiably justified. (more…)

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