I hate to say this, but I told you so. There's been a debate raging on All Analytics about the role of analytics in fantasy sports, and my position during it has been that analytics could scare away the casual fan. That only the hard-core would dare make sense of so-called "Next Gen Stats," and I managed to confirm my suspicions by talking with the pros ...
James M. Connolly, Editor of All Analytics, 10/2/2015
If you have ever sat through a boring, hour-long conference keynote -- I think all of us have endured that -- you probably would like the approach taken by the planners at Strata + Hadoop the other day.
James M. Connolly, Editor of All Analytics, 10/1/2015
A productive day at the Strata + Hadoop show and conference in New York yesterday gave me the opportunity to validate what I've suspected is a reason behind the reports that Hadoop adoption has been sluggish. It also provided reasons to be optimistic about the technology.
James M. Connolly, Editor of All Analytics, 9/29/2015
Imagine if you surveyed your company's customers, and only half of them said that what you sell is worth what they have to pay for it. Wouldn't that get everyone from the CEO down to the directors of sales, product quality, design, and marketing looking over their shoulders? Wouldn't the board of directors jump to conclusions that the products are poor ...