Unwrapping Analytics

My summer “vacation” on the training trail

Data gathering, interpretation, enrichment, and presentation -- all of it easier and stronger when you know how to use the best tools around. I spent my summer as ...
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On the training trail…

Continuing with my summer vacation of training, here’s the scoop on my training session on Tableau and my work with the IPEDS Data Institute. Tackling Tableau My first ...
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Giving Student Borrowers a Break

Regular visitors to this site know of my interest in solving the student debt crisis. It continues to hurt recent graduates’ ability to meet any financial goals. With ...
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Partner with SaveYourRefund to Promote Tax Time Savings!

Guest post by America Saves It's always a pleasure to share my blog with like-minded friends. America Saves is a respected organization whose goal is to change as ...
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Good Fortune in 2018…19

What made 2018 a banner year for you? Here's why it was a great one for us. (Hint: It involved a magic kingdom.) Plus, our resolutions for 2019. ...
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Big Data — It’s NOT for everyone.
But is it for you?

Initiating a big data project can be overwhelming. It's not just one more thing on your plate -- it's more like three plates spinning at once. Take step ...
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Have you got the data you need?

To use data analysis you need to acquire sufficient data that is relevant to the business need. Simply put, you need data on what works to promote your ...
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Where do you want to end up?

Now it's time to measure the problem against the data to set the desired performance. Basically, how much do you need to change the situation, relative to the ...
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What can we expect to learn from data analysis?

You've measured the value of the data by defining your business need. You are on your way to using customer data to help to improve your progress to ...
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Tourist in a new town? Open up that map.

Think about data mining this way: you wouldn't walk mindlessly around a large city and expect to end up seeing attractions you'd enjoy. You would plan it in ...
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