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First Analytics Joins the National Safety Council

 First Analytics has become a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education…

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An Overlooked Opportunity for the IoT: Safety

Nearly all applications related to sensor and machine data aim to improve operational efficiency.   For example in manufacturing plants, understanding what contributes to unscheduled downtime, and thus productivity, is a prevalent use case.  Factors impacting quality and reducing scrap product…

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Our New Digs

Late last year we moved just down the street to a new, larger headquarters with updated offices, furnishings, and work spaces, including areas for the team to whiteboard our ideas.  Our location on the Centennial Campus research park at North…

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Until We Have Quantum Computers for Data Science

For analytics professionals there was a time where model building decisions were nearly entirely related to methodology and algorithm selection.  These decisions also informed the choice of software to use. Today, the availability of algorithms and software has exploded, making choice…

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The 4 Ps of Safety

You've heard of the four Ps of marketing.  How about the four Ps of safety?  The first three are the targets we focus on to foster safety: people; places; and processes.  The last, predictive analytics, is a data-driven way to…

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Competing on Analytics: Ten-year Update Published

It has been ten years since Tom Davenport, one of the leaders of First Analytics, along with Jeanne Harris, published the seminal book, Competing on Analytics.  It is credited for initiating the serious adoption of analytics by businesses.   Tom says…

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Try These Tools from the Insurance Industry

The sharing of techniques and methodologies across industries can produce advances in successful applications, not only for the practice of analytics as a whole, but for individual firms.  Practitioners in the areas of marketing and supply chain analytics, for example,…

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