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Let’s first understand what real-time analytics is and how important it is in today’s world. The Analytics industry has seen a tremendous growth in the recent past. There is plenty of data available for analysis through channe...

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(The views expressed in the article are personal and does not reflect the views of the organisation & the stakeholders. In no way is it a comment on the MBA institutions attended by people at Jigsaw Academy.) Hey there! The ab...

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Data science as a profession sees people from different backgrounds converging to it, and leading the way are engineering graduates and professionals. The appeal and intrigue data science generates has been consistently rising and...

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A couple of weeks ago, Jigsaw students and Alumni were invited to explore the nature and extent of digital inclusion. The response was tremendous and we had 62 students join the context to showcase their analytic skills and 22 stu...

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Machine Learning algorithms are increasingly being used in data science, and are able to generate better, more accurate results over more traditional statistical methods. There are two distinct schools of thought that have emerged...

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This week we have another guest post by Abhishek Mittal, our Jigsaw-Bocconi EPBA (Executive Programme in Business Analytics) student. In this post, he talks about how analytics should be implemented in the practical sphere.  So...

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UK’s EU Referendum has the attention of the entire world. The critical move by the UK populace to leave the European Union has been a shocking outcome and has quite an effect the world over. The pound and euro have fallen an...

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Apache’s projects have given the world the software tools it deserves. The community  development of Big Data tools has made Apache the breeding ground for developers. Out of this have risen the three most popular Big Data ...

Hadoop vs Spark vs storm

Anand Gopal is the co-founder & product head of Voiro.com, a revenue management solution for premium digital publishers. Voiro helps publishers drive and execute innovation in their sales and monetization strategy. His back...

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This week we are very excited to share a guest article shared by our Jigsaw-Bocconi EPBA (Executive Programme in Business Analytics) student Abhiskeh Mittal. In his article, Abhishek speaks about how to create a successful marketi...

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A special thanks to Sameera T. for this guest post on Microsoft Excel and how it changed her whole perspective about the best way to do things at work and at home. I am just an ordinary person and up until just a few months ago, m...

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Bishen Jeswant, the author of this piece, is a cricket babbler with a degree in law. He has been a statistics sub editor for ESPN Cricinfo and currently practices law with a leading Indian firm. Cricket teams across the world, whe...

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From ‘Charlie bit my finger’ to ‘surprised kitty’ to ‘sneezing panda’, we have seen a lot of videos go viral in the last couple of years. But which are the ones that got the most attention? Which ones had the most view...

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A sneak peak at  a video from our newly launched Social Media Marketing and Analytics course. Especially interesting for all of you considering a career in social media. Find out what a Social Media Manager really does.   &...

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The season 6 of the fantasy drama is halfway through and it has gotten more nail biting than ever. The show features an ensemble cast and boasts of over 500 listed cast members! We thought this would be a good time to find and pre...

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Early this year Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data and main frame software announced the results of its second annual Hadoop survey, which showed that in 2016, many more organizations are moving from Hadoop experimentation to...

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Data science is sexy! Indeed, data analysts and scientists are in such big demand that companies are willing to pay big bucks for professionals who have the right data skill sets. If you have chosen to begin a career in data analy...

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The big data revolution has given birth to different varieties of big data software that can process and analyse data rapidly and effectively. One example of this is Apache Storm. Storm is a free, open-source big data processing t...

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This week we have a guest author Dipa Dubhashi, who also developed our newly launched Apache Spark course. Dipa is leading the Project Management division at an award winning Big Data Startup and was also the co-founder and CEO of...

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Analytics is a trend that just refuses to die down. The last five years have seen a massive surge in the use of analytics for mainstream business processes, bringing to the forefront its varied uses and applications. It is no long...

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This week we have a guest article by the PGDM students of MYRA Business School as part of their curriculum’s research presentation. The contributors to the project, in alphabetical order, are Ajay Kumar, Dileep Naga Bhargav, Ish...

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Marcus Lemonis, a known entrepreneur and small-business investor, often refers to the importance of business owners “knowing their numbers”. Data and statistics are everything when it comes to establishing successful businesse...

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Remember in my last post – Being a Social Media Pro: More Than Knowing Your Wall from Your Timeline, we talked about the effectiveness of a well-planned social media campaign? Now you’ll read about how it is actually done...

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Businesses are going social and so should you. Beginning as just social networking platforms, social media websites are now an excellent resource for companies and marketers alike owing to their unprecedented audience reach, one n...

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On a busy October day, Graham Currie found himself at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, facing a long wait in between flights. Fiddling around on his phone and killing time on social networks, he decided to lament about his conditio...

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Data mining is a process of detecting a relevant pattern in the database. For example a pattern might indicate that low average annual salary customers are most likely to be loan defaulters. This information could help the marketi...

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Often many people are confused about the designations and roles in the datascience industry. This week we thought we would try and help you understand the industry better. We stumbled upon this interesting article written by Da...

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Here is a great way for Jigsaw Academy students (January 2015 onwards) to put their analytics skills to the test and to demonstrate their expertise in the use of tools like SAS/R to extract, manipulate, analyse and visualize data ...

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As 2016 sets in, the Analytics domain is in the limelight yet again and Data Scientists are in huge demand. The maturity levels of the market has increased and the emergence of set processes and structured teams has become the nor...

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Sahil’s story on how he successfully migrated to a career in analytics, in his words. Sahil was born and brought up in a small district in Haryana, and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014. Over the next...

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2016 promises to be quite exhilarating for data enthusiasts. As the pressure to have data back every decision rises, more organizations are strategically adopting data initiatives and managers across the board are getting data sav...

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For the past few months, a couple of teams have been quietly working away, to get a brand new website to you, our users and students. We really went back to the drawing board for this one and started from the ground up. After week...

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It would be clichéd to say that Big Data has revolutionized the data domain, but infact it is something of an understatement. The buzz surrounding Big Data and Data Science just doesn’t seem to be dying down, and rightly so. Da...

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Survival analysis is a collection of statistical procedures for data analysis for which the outcome variable of interest is time until an event occurs. The event can be death, occurrence of a disease or recovery. Although more tha...

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Machher Jhol and Rasgulla beat Vada Pav and Poha. No, not in the battle of the taste buds but in the battle for the best place for an analytics professional to live and work in. The recently released Analytics & Big Data Salar...

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Jigsaw Academy recently launched the Analytics and Big Data Salary Report 2016 in partnership with Analytics Vidhya.  This salary report sure did get a lot of media attention. It was carried by some of the top print and online pu...

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If you are a regular reader of our analyticstraining.com blog, you would have read an article not so long ago entitled Essential Tools One Must Know to Be a Data Analyst. In brief, the tools that data analysts must be proficient i...

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With companies now realizing that Analytics & Big Data are the key drivers for their organizations growth, the demand for data  scientists has risen phenomenally. From understanding consumer behaviour, to predicting market tr...

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Online learning gives students the flexibility to learn at any time, and from anywhere. It’s a great advantage especially for professionals who still want to continue working full-time, students who are pursuing different progra...

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Gone are the days when a Data Analyst knew or worked on just one tool. Anyone who works with data these days is well versed will multiple software tools. But are there any tools that are essential for any data analyst? Of course t...

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For decades now, IT professionals have had successful, rewarding careers. If you knew how to code, jobs were aplenty and your future was secure. But the IT world is no longer the paradise it once was. Companies are cutting back an...

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We are happy to share that our COO Sarita Digumarti was mentioned in a recent article published in The Hindu, that talks about the increasing gap between the demand and supply of skilled professionals in digital and other emerging...

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Jigsaw Academy was an associate sponsor for the 10th edition of Convergence, the annual international conference of IFIM Business School, one of the top business schools in India. The conference was hosted on the premises of IFI...

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If you are a Jigsawite, you will regularly receive updates and newsletters from our Career Assistance team with interesting job links and job vacancy announcements. We encourage you to apply for those jobs that match your profile,...

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As part of our #take5 series, let’s now look at 5 of the most common mistakes made by companies or data scientists. They are usually made either due to ignorance, incorrect implementation and maybe even omission. Let’s...

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Our Editor’s Monthly Musings Image Courtesy – FreeDigitalPhotos.net Over the last few weeks we have seen several experts give their views on the trends that will impact the analytics industry over the coming year. Some ar...

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We often have subject matter experts approach us wanting to know a little more about how we create content and how we choose who will create what course. So we thought it may be useful to publish a little primer on what goes on be...

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As part of our #take5 series, here is our first post, where we look at some of the best practices, one must follow when pursuing a career in analytics. In the last decade, data science projects have become more complex, extensiv...

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This week we are very happy to share with you an article by our COO, Sarita Digumarti that was featured in CXO today.com. The article talks about what HR Analytics is and why HR analytics must be deployed in  organizations.  ...

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Jigsaw turns 5!

Potpourri January 21st, 2016

On the occasion of Jigsaw’s 5th birthday, we interviewed our CEO, Gaurav Vohra on the story of Jigsaw, the years gone by and what he’s looking forward to in the years to come. Interview with Gaurav Vohra, CEO – Jigsa...

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Yes folks we have our ear to the ground. Many of you embarking on a career in Data Analytics and Big Data, are sometimes confused and unsure about which of these courses to do. Well a lot would depend on your career goals, as well...

Data Shows that Salary More than Doubles from Entry Level Analyst to Manager It is with great pride that we release our second consecutive salary report for the India Analytics Industry. After the overwhelming response we got to l...

In Statistics, Linear regression refers to a model that can show relationship between two variables and how one can impact the other. In essence, it involves showing how the variation in the “dependent variable” can be capture...

Applying for positions in analytics? Interviewers typically look for the following skills for entry – mid level positions in analytics (3-4 years of experience): Knowledge of analytical tools like SAS for data processing A good ...

R is the name of a popular programming language that has become the tool of choice for data scientists and statisticians around the world. Companies are using analytics to predict things like pricing of their products, how much to...

What is Base SAS certification? Base SAS certification officially known as “The SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential” is a certification for beginners in SAS programming. This certification requires knowledge and...

Quote – the best things in life are free! Do you agree? For education? With the subject being SAS? Yes the wonderful news is that the World Wide Web is practically free, save the browsing charges. And SAS users are an extensive ...

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Let’s first understand what real-time analytics is and how important it is in today’s world. The Analytics industry has seen a tremendous growth in the recent past. There is plenty of data available for analysis through channe...

mongodb

(The views expressed in the article are personal and does not reflect the views of the organisation & the stakeholders. In no way is it a comment on the MBA institutions attended by people at Jigsaw Academy.) Hey there! The ab...

MBA

Data science as a profession sees people from different backgrounds converging to it, and leading the way are engineering graduates and professionals. The appeal and intrigue data science generates has been consistently rising and...

kdnuggets-jobs-2014-titles

A couple of weeks ago, Jigsaw students and Alumni were invited to explore the nature and extent of digital inclusion. The response was tremendous and we had 62 students join the context to showcase their analytic skills and 22 stu...

Untitled

Machine Learning algorithms are increasingly being used in data science, and are able to generate better, more accurate results over more traditional statistical methods. There are two distinct schools of thought that have emerged...

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This week we have another guest post by Abhishek Mittal, our Jigsaw-Bocconi EPBA (Executive Programme in Business Analytics) student. In this post, he talks about how analytics should be implemented in the practical sphere.  So...

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 12.53.32 PM

UK’s EU Referendum has the attention of the entire world. The critical move by the UK populace to leave the European Union has been a shocking outcome and has quite an effect the world over. The pound and euro have fallen an...

brexit-800x500

Apache’s projects have given the world the software tools it deserves. The community  development of Big Data tools has made Apache the breeding ground for developers. Out of this have risen the three most popular Big Data ...

Hadoop vs Spark vs storm

Anand Gopal is the co-founder & product head of Voiro.com, a revenue management solution for premium digital publishers. Voiro helps publishers drive and execute innovation in their sales and monetization strategy. His back...

excel

This week we are very excited to share a guest article shared by our Jigsaw-Bocconi EPBA (Executive Programme in Business Analytics) student Abhiskeh Mittal. In his article, Abhishek speaks about how to create a successful marketi...

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 12.53.32 PM

A special thanks to Sameera T. for this guest post on Microsoft Excel and how it changed her whole perspective about the best way to do things at work and at home. I am just an ordinary person and up until just a few months ago, m...

Ms-excel

Bishen Jeswant, the author of this piece, is a cricket babbler with a degree in law. He has been a statistics sub editor for ESPN Cricinfo and currently practices law with a leading Indian firm. Cricket teams across the world, whe...

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Sarita Digumarti

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Kiran PV

Kiran Data Analytics Ninja

Subhashini Tripathi

Subhashini Tripathi Business Analytics Pundit

Neha Shitut

Neha Shitut Analytics Guru

Ram Sharan

Sharan Data Geek

Gunnvant Singh

Gunnvant Singh Big Data Expert

Anshuman Acharya Retail & Business Analytics Pro

Snehamoy Mukherjee Data Science & Analytics Leader

Pavithra

Pavithra Analytics Expert

Varsha Data Visualisation Wizard