Category Archives: BI

Intro to Big Data : Crash Course

Description: Today, we’re going to begin our discussion of Big Data. Everything from which videos we click (and how long we watch them) on YouTube to our likes on Facebook say a lot about us – and increasingly more and more sophisticated algorithms are being designed to learn about us from our clicks and not-clicks.


Date: Nov 14, 2018

Today we’re going to focus on some ways Big Data impacts on our lives from what liking Hello Kitty says about us to how Netflix chooses just the right thumbnail to encourage us to watch more content. And Big Data is necessarily a good thing, next week we’re going to discuss some of the problems that rise from collecting all that data. READ REST OF STORY


 Questions for discussion:

  1.  How is Big Data affecting your life? Can you give examples of how your privacy is being freely given by yourself to be used in Big Data applications?
  2. What are the benefits of Big Data?
  3. What are the risks of Big Data?

9 ways to get more value from business intelligence in 2018

Description:  Improved customer relations, increased employee productivity, new revenue streams — big benefits await those who breathe new life into their business intelligence strategies


Date: Feb 14, 2018

For far too many organizations, “business intelligence” brings to mind simple statistical summaries in stodgy, dated reports. But beneath BI’s dull surface, keen insights await — especially for those willing to revamp their business intelligence strategy to tackle the kinds of issues forward-thinking organizations are already addressing with modern BI.

Whether you are looking to implement a new BI tool or get more value out of your current BI setup, you will find some promising ideas here, as we recount how companies are using BI to improve customer service, employee productivity, revenue growth, and more.  READ REST OF STORY

 Questions for discussion:

1. What three suggestions for getting more value from BI do you consider most important to implement ?  Why ?