Managing analytics projects

Four reasons why getting started with predictive analytics is simpler than you think

We spend a great deal of our time at Smart Vision helping our clients to establish the use of predictive analytics in their business. For many organisations, getting started with predictive analytics can feel like a real departure from more traditional and familiar areas of activity. That said, organisations in almost every industry sector are becoming …

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Data science projects – what skills do you need and where can you get them from?

Data science is on the rise. A couple of years back Harvard Business Review suggested that ‘data scientist’ is the sexiest job title of the twenty first century and the hype around data science shows no sign of abating. The term ‘data scientist’ itself was only coined in 2008 but since then the number of data …

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Deployment of analytics – a great example of the Anna Karenina principle?

The Anna Karenina principle describes an endeavour in which a deficiency in any one of a number of factors dooms it to failure. Consequently, a successful endeavour (subject to this principle) is one where every possible deficiency has been avoided. The name of the principle derives from Leo Tolstoy's book Anna Karenina, which begins “Happy …

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Are the results of predictive analytics really that surprising?

It’s common to hear claims about how businesses will be transformed through the use of predictive analytics techniques with surprising and shock results that they never would have imagined to be the case. It’s particularly common for product or service vendors to make these kinds of claims when in pursuit of a possible sale. After …

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6 ways to increase the value of your predictive analytics project

In my last blog post I talked about how it’s now possible to automate large parts of your predictive analytics projects, removing the need to get stuck into the complex statistics yourself. In this post I’ll suggest some ways to maximise the chances of your predictive analytics projects being successful. 1.     Use a proven analytics …

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Getting started with advanced analytics – advice for analytics virgins

What do you think of when you hear phrases like predictive analytics, data mining or machine learning? For many people these terms sound suspiciously like ‘statistics on steroids’ and unfortunately, even in the more data-centric and numerate industries, that isn’t likely to elicit the most enthusiastic of responses. To be fair that’s hardly surprising, as …

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