Archives for January, 2012.

Collaborative Analytics and the Benefits of Local Language Support

By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published January 23rd, 2012

local language support for collaborative analytics 300x243 photo (advanced analytics)Enterprise companies rely on data scientists from a range of geographies and backgrounds. To help keep analytics teams on the same page, it’s useful for analytics team members to use the same analytics tools. This can and should include tools that offer local language support  for data scientists who speak Chinese, Russian, Japanese, etc.

4 Reasons to Use Static Analysis on Your Codebase

By Ron Ross | Published January 20th, 2012

All of us who work in software development want the products that we release to be high quality, and also low cost to maintain in the field. This is no big revelation; it’s common knowledge, and it’s common sense. It’s not clear that there is any silver bullet in achieving these goals, but it’s also not the case that it is impossible to move toward automation in achieving these outcomes.

The Data Analytics of the NFL Playoffs

By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published January 20th, 2012

Saints fans are sad. Everyone is pondering Tim Tebow’s 2012 fate after he defied the odds of making it to the playoffs. The Packers and Aaron Rogers did not make it to back-to-back Super Bowls.

The Business Value of Uncovering the “Unknowns” in Data

By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published January 19th, 2012

question mark 150x125 photo (advanced analytics)One of the greatest benefits of using analytics is that it can help decision makers and data scientists spot new trends or anomalies in data that, in turn, can generate new business opportunities or help mitigate risk. Or, stated another way, using analytics to spot the “unknowns” in data.

Pressure Washer to Boiler Tube Cleaning: Developing a Building Maintenance Checklist

By Goodway Blogging Team | Published January 18th, 2012
As cold weather continues to cover much of the U.S., buildings will need to rely more heavily on their HVAC system. If you perform routine upkeep on your furnace, heat pump, and filter systems, chances are good you’ll continue to experience a comfortable winter. Technology and maintenance standards are constantly evolving, and realistically, no one [...]

As Chief Yahoo Resigns, Can Big Data Save Stumbling Company?

By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published January 18th, 2012

yahoo big data analytics 300x199 photo (big data)Yesterday, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang - aka the “Chief Yahoo” – resigned from the board of directors and all other positions at the troubled company. This comes on the tail of Yahoo recently naming a new CEO, Scott Thompson. What may save this stumbling company is the new CEO’s belief in big data. So much so that he says big data is the “key to Yahoo’s long-term health.” In fact, Thompson is counting on big data and analytics to help Yahoo compete with Facebook and Google.

Data Scientists Gain Business Value from Data Mashups

By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published January 17th, 2012

data mashup 150x135 photo (big data)Data scientists who do mashups from disparate data sources are able to gain deeper insights into problems and develop more comprehensive approaches toward attacking them by having a richer data set to work from. In turn, data mashups can help companies become more agile and speed time to market.

Applying Big Data to 2011 Holiday Shopping Information

By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published January 16th, 2012

big data and 2011 holiday shopping 300x300 photo (advanced analytics)By most measures, 2011 holiday sales saw solid gains. Overall retail sales rose 4.1%, according to the National Retail Federation. And while 2011 holiday sales didn’t achieve the 5.2% gains made during the 2010 holiday season, they still outpaced the 2.6% growth over the past decade.

AHR – Chicago. Like Christmas morning all over again.

By Tim | Published January 16th, 2012
January brings us cold weather and hot new products at AHR 2012! Like a Christmas morning in January, it’s that time again for the AHR/ASHRAE show where you get to see all the new goodies in HVAC. And as usual Goodway has a lot of great products at the show. So let’s see a few [...]

Facility Disaster Planning Highlighted By Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

By Goodway Blogging Team | Published January 12th, 2012
When the massive earthquake and accompanying tsunami hit Japan last year, people around world watched as a potentially history-making crisis unfolded before us. The Fukushima nuclear power plant had been built to withstand just such an event. However, some of the ancillary systems weren’t, resulting in a loss of power to the pumps that helped cool [...]