Jun 19, 2014

Friday Funny: The Fastest Way Ever to Becoming a Data Scientist

Data scientist and data analyst are among the most wanted positions. It also sounds very cool to be a scientist, despite Sheldon Cooper. There is one little thing that makes it hard to get on the board and it is the amount of work one need to put in developing the required skills. I have a good news to you! Recent research has proved that this an absolute misconception and data-science-related skills could be developed much faster than previously though. There is a recipe to open the door to this lucrative field and it is based on numerous observations on the evolution of experts in the field, so it could be trusted.

Jun 13, 2014

Can You Do Better? Some Great Examples of Excel Dashboards

Every year the awesome site of Chandoo organizes a Excel dashboards contest. The site has just released the best entries of the latest competition and there is some great stuff. The participants took time to produce fine examples of dashboards. There are a concise comments for what is good and what is bad. Also, every dashboard is available for download if you would like to get in the details of how it is made. Go at the post  and get some ideas, learn and enjoy.

Jun 11, 2014

Analytics for The Small Business: Mission Possible

Small business usually has to be very smart  to compete on the market. "Smart" includes not only the personal quality of people running it but also, with growing importance, the ability to analyze business data. The sad truth is that these businesses are left behind by the majority of analytics vendors and the owners struggle to find solutions to meet their needs. The question is what are these solutions that could meet the demand.

Jun 3, 2014

My Favourite Job-related Joke

Once there was a company and it had a computer system for its intensive operations. One day, out of he blue sky, the system broke down. The company froze - it could not do anything with it - no sales, no orders processed, no purchases. All the gurus from the IT department sweat over restoring the system, but nothing worked, even Google could not give an advice.