Category Archives: Reviews

Statwing: A Review

In every enterprise that uses analytics, there are a few power users who need the most advanced tools all of the time, and an army of casual users who need to do simple analysis now and then.  For the latter group, cloud-based analytics make perfect sense; users get the tools they need when they need them, and the organization gets

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Recent Books on Analytics

For your Christmas gift list,  here is a brief roundup of four recently published books on analytics. Business Intelligence in Plain Language by Jeremy Kolb (Kindle Edition only) is a straightforward and readable summary of conventional wisdom about Business Intelligence.  Unlike many guides to BI, this book devotes some time and attention to data mining.  As an overview, however, Mr.

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Book Review: Antifragile

There is a (possibly apocryphal) story about space scientist James Van Allen.  A reporter asked why the public should care about Van Allen belts, which are layers of particles held in place by Earth’s magnetic field.    Dr. Van Allen puffed on his pipe a few times, then responded:  “Van Allen belts?  I like them.  I make a living from

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