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Analytics India Magazine has released its annual rankings and has declared Jigsaw Academy as the Top Analytics Training Institute in India for 2016! This is the third time where we have been ranked as the best, having previously b...

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SAS is one of the most extensively used programming languages in Business Analytics. As a subject matter expert, I have trained more than 500 students in the last three years. My students are mostly beginners in analytics and th...

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Alberto Rinella is currently enrolled in the Jigsaw Academy – MISB Bocconi Executive Program in Business Analytics (EPBA), Class of 2017. An Italian ...

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You have mastered Base SAS and are all set to appear for its Certification exam. Best of luck! Wait! Are you prepared enough though? Read on to learn 5 trivial mistakes that could tank your chances of cracking the exam! Mistake # ...

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This week we have a guest post by Manjunath Hegde, who has over a decade’s experience in Business Intelligence and working with analytics related technologies. He is currently enrolled into the Executive Program in Business Anal...

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The third batch of the Executive Program in Business Analytics (EPBA) by Jigsaw Academy and MISB Bocconi has kick-started and this year sees an eclectic bunch of students from diverse...

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One of the things that I have come across while browsing through the Job Descriptions of a Data Scientist on portals like Glassdoor is the seemingly overwhelming co-occurrence of Python along with R as one of the skill sets requir...

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MISB Bocconi and Jigsaw Academy inaugurate the third batch of the EPBA – “Executive Program in Business Analytics” course. Jigsaw Academy, The Online School of Analytics, and MISB Bocconi, the world’s only offshor...

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Change is constant. You learn, you adapt, you change. With the constant and rapid changing demand in the Big Data sphere, it is essential to stay current with the newer technologies and techniques if you must take on the job marke...

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  This is a part of a series of articles that will explore in-depth each of the broadly five different roles in the analytics sector. This is the first article of the series, covering the role of a Business Analyst. In a rece...

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The Executive Program in Business Analytics by Jigsaw Academy and MISB Bocconi is one of the leading professional analytics training program in the country. Currently in its third year, the program already has garnered considerabl...

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The analytics and data science sector has seen a tremendous boost in the past few years and the influx of professionals from Non-IT domains has seen a consistent rise. With analytics and data science being used in almost every bus...

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Learning a database is a MUST have skill for any IT employee. The idea that, database skills is only for the meticulous DBA’s (data base administrators) is a passé. The reason for this quite is simple, if observed carefully...

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While this is an oft documented and an oft discussed topic, could not resist adding my two cents to the issue given the huge learning curve and the time and effort expended to learn R and Python. There are multiple sources – KDN...

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Gaining knowledge, as clichéd as it may sound is a perpetual learning process. If it stops growing, it is not knowledge, just information. From grade school to grad school, we learn more and more about different things, and as su...

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The Olympics, as it has come to be, is a celebration of the human spirit, sportsmanship, and sheer sporting talent. Every four years, the world is glued to the television sets, watching the success and trials of many an athlete. ...

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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 ...

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Anand Gopal, the author of this post, 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 monet...

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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 Abhishek Mittal. In this article, Abhishek speaks about how to create a successful marke...

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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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Cricket teams across the world, whether a club side or an international team, analyses data to enhance team performance. Pitch maps tell you where a particular bowler has been landing his deliveries while the wagon wheel is a good...

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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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Analytics India Magazine has released its annual rankings and has declared Jigsaw Academy as the Top Analytics Training Institute in India for 2016! This is the third time where we have been ranked as the best, having previously b...

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 ...

Analytics has become an attractive career destination for MBA students. The field offers exciting and challenging work that leverages business as well as technical knowledge in a largely merit-based environment. The financial rewa...

  Analytics is a high growth field and salaries in analytics have been sky rocketing in the last few years. There is a strong demand for “data-savvy” professionals in the industry today. As per a recent McKinsey research ...

Companies worldwide are dealing with huge volumes of data, and as companies get more adept at data acquisition they are relying increasingly on analytics professionals to help them mine the data for business insights and to drive...

Business analytics is a fast growing field and there are many tools available in the market to serve the needs of organizations. The range of analytical software goes from relatively simple statistical tools in spreadsheets (ex-MS...

Books on Analytics

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Analytics is a vast field. At the one end, it overlaps with statistics and higher mathematics. At the other, it merges seamlessly with programming and software development. There are a lot of good books written on analytics. Not a...

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Analytics India Magazine has released its annual rankings and has declared Jigsaw Academy as the Top Analytics Training Institute in India for 2016! This is the third time where we have been ranked as the best, having previously b...

blog1

SAS is one of the most extensively used programming languages in Business Analytics. As a subject matter expert, I have trained more than 500 students in the last three years. My students are mostly beginners in analytics and th...

learning-sas

Alberto Rinella is currently enrolled in the Jigsaw Academy – MISB Bocconi Executive Program in Business Analytics (EPBA), Class of 2017. An Italian ...

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You have mastered Base SAS and are all set to appear for its Certification exam. Best of luck! Wait! Are you prepared enough though? Read on to learn 5 trivial mistakes that could tank your chances of cracking the exam! Mistake # ...

lamington

This week we have a guest post by Manjunath Hegde, who has over a decade’s experience in Business Intelligence and working with analytics related technologies. He is currently enrolled into the Executive Program in Business Anal...

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The third batch of the Executive Program in Business Analytics (EPBA) by Jigsaw Academy and MISB Bocconi has kick-started and this year sees an eclectic bunch of students from diverse...

img_4360-1200x800

One of the things that I have come across while browsing through the Job Descriptions of a Data Scientist on portals like Glassdoor is the seemingly overwhelming co-occurrence of Python along with R as one of the skill sets requir...

r-programmers-python

MISB Bocconi and Jigsaw Academy inaugurate the third batch of the EPBA – “Executive Program in Business Analytics” course. Jigsaw Academy, The Online School of Analytics, and MISB Bocconi, the world’s only offshor...

epba_cover

Change is constant. You learn, you adapt, you change. With the constant and rapid changing demand in the Big Data sphere, it is essential to stay current with the newer technologies and techniques if you must take on the job marke...

Word Cloud

  This is a part of a series of articles that will explore in-depth each of the broadly five different roles in the analytics sector. This is the first article of the series, covering the role of a Business Analyst. In a rece...

business-analyst-cover-image

The Executive Program in Business Analytics by Jigsaw Academy and MISB Bocconi is one of the leading professional analytics training program in the country. Currently in its third year, the program already has garnered considerabl...

img_4360-1200x800

The analytics and data science sector has seen a tremendous boost in the past few years and the influx of professionals from Non-IT domains has seen a consistent rise. With analytics and data science being used in almost every bus...

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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

Anshuman Acharya Retail & Business Analytics Pro

Snehamoy Mukherjee

Snehamoy Mukherjee Data Science & Analytics Leader

Pavithrra Venkatraman

Pavithrra Venkatraman Analytics Expert