Posts by Ian B. Murphy:


Indiana University Responds to Market Demand with Analytics Focus for MBA

by   |   January 16, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Educators at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business answered calls from major firms seeking more analytics training for their business school students by adding an analytics focus to its MBA program. Read More…


Central Michigan’s Data Mining Certificate Complements Studies in Other Fields

by   |   January 15, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Central Michigan University has worked with analytics dating back to 2002, when the university’s Research Corporation was working on projects with data mining and predictive analytics to help local businesses succeed.

In 2006, it became clear that the Research Corporation would greatly benefit from graduate students who were trained in analytical methods and tools. Read More…


Revolution Analytics Uses Open Source R to Compete With SAS, SPSS

by   |   January 11, 2013   |   Leave a comment

With the rise of predictive analytics, statistical computing software like SAS, R and SPSS are playing a vital role in driving fast analysis of large data sets with complex algorithms. Of those three statistical languages, R is the only one that is open Read More…


Louisiana State University’s Intensive Analytics Degree Partners with SAS

by   |   January 11, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Louisiana State University’s Master of Science in Analytics emerged from discussions with business leaders and alumni about the need for professionals with analytics training and business skills. Read More…


University of Tennessee to Expand Business Analytics Master’s Program

by   |   January 10, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Administrators at the University of Tennessee’s department of statistics and management science saw their graduate students getting snapped up by companies like Capital One and FedEx and placed into analytics roles. So the university created a master’s of business analytics program to create more candidates like them. Read More…


Bringing Interactive Queries to Hadoop and the Skills to Go with Them

by   |   January 9, 2013   |   Leave a comment

In this podcast, MapR Technologies CEO John Schroeder said creating a framework to use SQL is the next step for Hadoop because the ability to have interactive data queries is essential. He also discusses which jobs are in the greatest demand, and what knowledge is crucial to work with Hadoop. Read More…


With Plenty of Choices, Now’s The Time To Buy Into Big Data, IDC Says

by   |   January 8, 2013   |   Leave a comment

For companies still hesitant about buying into big data and analytics, 2013 is the year to get off the sidelines or risk being left behind by your competitors. That’s was the opinion expressed by analysts Dan Vesset and Ashish Nadkarni, Read More…


Birst Seeks to Make Analytics Accessible to Business Managers

by   |   January 7, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Birst has built its business analytics tools for business managers, not data scientists. Most business managers and decision makers, according to Birst CEO Brad Peters, don’t have the luxury of an on-demand analytics team. So Birst tries to bring analytics Read More…


University of Alabama Analytics Program Emphasizes Business Challenges, SAS Expertise

by   |   January 3, 2013   |   Leave a comment

The Institute of Business Analytics at the University of Alabama’s business school pairs students with companies that have a need for analytics projects and includes training in the use of analytics tools from SAS Institute. Read More…


Medallia Uses Big Data Analytics to Monitor Customer Experiences

by   |   January 2, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Until recently if a customer had a bad experience at a store or restaurant, the only people likely to hear about it were the manager or a few friends. But with the proliferation of review sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor, Read More…