By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published February 21st, 2012
In the third post of our series about how people everywhere can use data and tools to make the world a better place, we shared with you ways in which the consumerization of data helps us to live better.
By Carlos Almeida | Published February 17th, 2012
Software Development Using Kanban
The SPK development team engages with customers utilizing agile principals. This typically means incremental sprint deliveries of code as part of a scrum model. At a recent engagement, we employed an interesting variation of this called Kanban.
By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published February 17th, 2012
Consider it a supply and demand challenge.
By Andrew McLeod | Published February 16th, 2012
When on the internet, there’s always concerns of security. If you’re listening on some services but not others, you need to modify the Linux firewall to allow this.
By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published February 16th, 2012
One of the biggest challenges facing businesses today is the intimidating nature of big data.
By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published February 14th, 2012
What’s the big deal about a holiday invented by the greeting card companies? The U.S. Census Bureau reports
that a lady named Esther Howland sold the first mass-produced valentine cards in the 1840s. She was definitely on to something. The Greeting Card Association estimates that Americans will send about 150 million cards
this year.Today, if you’re in a relationship, you may get in “trouble” if you don’t remember it! Maybe that’s the driver behind the big business that is Valentine’s Day. It’s also the day singles loathe more than any other.So, for all you data geeks, we’re bringing you the data analytics of Valentine’s Day.So break open that heart-shaped chocolate box and gather a little watercooler fodder about the sweetest holiday of the year.
How Much is a Valentine Worth?
By Mike Solinap | Published February 14th, 2012
As a systems integrator, I spend my time behind a variety of applications every day. Each of these applications stores its data in some type of database. The most common databases I deal with are typically MySQL, Oracle, DB2, Postgres, and MS SQL Server.
By Spotfire Blogging Team | Published February 13th, 2012
Yesterday at the top of my gmail account was this message: “M.S. in Analytics—www.analytics.northwestern.edu—How do I become a data scientist? Northwestern Engineering.” Now raise your hand if you’ve had a similar experience.
By SPK Blogging Team | Published February 13th, 2012
The core activities of configuration management (i.e. changeset management and release management) are essential to control the changes made to a system and to administer the release of its different versions. However getting it wrong damages your brand, customer confidence and ultimately your business.