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Data is the new oil.
Data Is The New Oil

Does the weather affect your sales, either by location or by season?Maybe it does, maybe not. The only way to know for certain is to collect the data. But collecting such data may prove to be more expensive than it is worth. After all, you...

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Observations On a Wife Project

I may have found a solution to the Wi-Fi Problem.As with any great discovery the solution was apparent and not unfamiliar to anyone that has time-shared an airplane journey with leisure reading. An underlying complexity to the solution would be the selecting of quality reading...

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Book Recommendation: Super Freakonomics

Two weeks ago I attended the first ever PASS Business Analytics Conference in Chicago. Attendees to the PASS Business Analytics conference were given a copy of Dr. Levitt's book Super Freakonomics (co-written with Stephen Dubner). After the keynote Dr. Levitt made himself available for a book signing as...

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The Phoenix Project

If you are reading this blog there is a good chance you work in (or around) a formalized IT department.That also means you are on, or near, a sinking ship.Don't believe me? Then do what I did and read The Phoenix Project: A Novel About...

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Book Review: Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure

Earlier this year I wrote a blog series on the system tables available in SQL Azure. It was not long after that series was done that I was asked to be the technical reviewer for a book about SQL Azure. I jumped at the chance to...