DiceTV Update: A Hot Place to be in One Word: Analytics

Our Main Points

 

  • A lack of qualified people, not software, could put a brake on analytics.
  • Aggregating data isn’t as much of an issue as making sure it’s reliable and meaningful.
  • The cost of technical solutions is dropping, but it may be a decade before a new generation of specialists is available to take advantage of it.
  • If you’re in financial IT, you’re going to be very busy soon.
  • The Dodd-Frank Act – financial reform – is expected to impact every section of the business.
  • Observers say they’ll need new technology and upgrades so they can comply with the law.
  • And some business models are going to change – like in trading and derivatives.
  • Remember how much fun Sarbanes-Oxley was? I bet this is better.
  • When you’re networking – with people – here’s a caution.
  • Beware of social engineering.
  • This is a fancy way of saying be careful about spilling company secrets.
  • There are some people who might try and trick you into talking about your firm’s technology, strategy and what have you.
  • That doesn’t mean you should stop networking. Just means you should be careful.

DiceTV Update: A Hot Place to be in One Word: Analytics

 

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12 Responses to “DiceTV Update: A Hot Place to be in One Word: Analytics”

August 12, 2010 at 1:40 am, David Mosenkis said:

R is great for statistics and simulations. A great package for visual analytics, that doesn’t require any programming, is Spotfire (disclaimer: I work for Spotfire). You can download a free 1 year trial version at http://goto.spotfire.com/g/?P5GKGVDIQF.

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August 12, 2010 at 1:40 am, David Mosenkis said:

R is great for statistics and simulations. A great package for visual analytics, that doesn’t require any programming, is Spotfire (disclaimer: I work for Spotfire). You can download a free 1 year trial version at http://goto.spotfire.com/g/?P5GKGVDIQF.

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August 12, 2010 at 7:24 am, Joe Strahm said:

Where would a person start to gain skills in data analytics? What Software do you recommend might be worth learning?

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August 12, 2010 at 7:24 am, Joe Strahm said:

Where would a person start to gain skills in data analytics? What Software do you recommend might be worth learning?

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August 12, 2010 at 9:28 am, Gman said:

Are we talking Blogs and such here…(SEO)
Try WordPress then learn to use the blog AND start in on Twitter to drum up interest, etc.( can you say advertisement, etc…)….

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August 12, 2010 at 9:28 am, Gman said:

Are we talking Blogs and such here…(SEO)
Try WordPress then learn to use the blog AND start in on Twitter to drum up interest, etc.( can you say advertisement, etc…)….

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August 16, 2010 at 12:56 am, Ben G said:

scientific software is good for analytics. Am I going to far back to name drop, oh, say, C or Fortran? 😛

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August 16, 2010 at 12:56 am, Ben G said:

scientific software is good for analytics. Am I going to far back to name drop, oh, say, C or Fortran? 😛

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