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New Books from Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport, First Analytics chairman and noted author and expert on analytics is releasing two books this month, September, 2022. Working with AI: Real Stories of Human-Machine Collaboration explores worker-AI collaboration in real world settings.  By offering detailed, real-world case…

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Why Is IoT Data Still So Bad?

First Analytics was among the first to realize the potential value of IoT data.  In fact, we coined the phrase "The Analytics of Things".  Around that time we registered the domain www.analyticsofthings.com. First Analytics chairman, Tom Davenport, followed up with…

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The Perils of Third Party Data in Forecasting

Many have touted the inclusion of data from outside the firm as a way to improve forecast accuracy.  The idea is that, with the incorporation of more information to explain the demand signal, forecasts are bound to be better.  In…

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Now That Commodity Prices Are Coming Down…

After many months of angst about rapidly rising commodity prices, indications are that they are coming back down.  This presents an opportunity for a data-driven business that uses advanced analytics.  Though there is pain in operating a supply chain under…

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So You Want To Hire a Data Scientist

Tom Davenport, our chairman, along with co-author DJ Patil recently wrote, "Is Data Scientist Still the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century?"  This is an update to the original article from ten years ago.  It got us thinking about the…

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