Analytics in daily life

Analytics is not a tool or a technology; rather it is a way of thinking and acting. Most people use analytics to resolve problems faced in their day-to-day life, mostly without even realizing it. Imagine a simple situation - you need to…

Heritage Analytics Competition

We recently announced the launch of the Heritage Provider Network’s  $3 million analytics competition. The company has released more details about the competition since then. The competition runs for two years and offers a US $3 million…

Flowing Data: A blog on Data

FlowingData is the visualization and statistics site that shows different applications of data analysis. The blog is written by Nathan Yau, a PhD candidate in UCLA. Nathan wants to make data useful for even those who are not very data savvy…

Popularity of Analytics

Analytics is becoming more and more important to businesses. According to Gartner, advanced analytics will be one of the top 10 strategic technologies in 2011. A recent study by Accenture states that companies are increasingly turning to…