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Add Weather to your IoT Data

If you have a smart factory initiative you likely use sensor data from a historian system like PI from OSISoft.  Using that data in a predictive sense can help improve OEE (overall equipment effectiveness:  availability; performance; quality).  The classic examples…

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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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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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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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First Analytics at SAS Analytics Experience 2017

First Analytics is a sponsor and active participant in the upcoming SAS Analytics Experience 2017.   Please stop by our booth in the innovation hub to say "hello'. Additionally we invite you to attend some sessions that we will be involved…

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