SPSS Predictive Analytics – Projecting MLB Player Value

Baseball has always been a passion of mine since I was young. It is an analytical game, where numbers and matchups often rule the decisions on and off the baseball diamond. Professional baseball teams track and store enormous amounts of data. Each team having statisticians combing through mountains of data, in search of a needle…

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Oracle’s PBCS and the Sandbox Feature

In this post, I will explore one of Oracle’s latest updates to their Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) offering, Sandboxes. With Sandboxes, you can enable multiple dynamically created versions that the planners can alter within the context of the form they are viewing. If they like what they see, they can then publish those…

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5 Ways SPSS Predictive Analytics Can Benefit Any Business in Any Industry

There has been a lot of talk about the use of predictive analytics in high-risk industries like insurance, energy and banking. But predictive analytics touches a lot more industries than those three. Those in retail, for example, may use SPSS predictive analytics to determine future changes in selling patterns and quickly translate that into a…

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Wimbledon & Predictive Analytics

(Photo: Wimbledon.com) With Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world starting this week, we’ve been reading up on IBM’s new predictive analytics tool used for the tournament, Slamtracker. And we can tell you that IBM has been acing predictive analytics by analyzing possible outcomes for world tennis tournaments. Slamtracker is based on the same…

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