Sexy job, sense of humor, slogan
By Peter Horner
They already have the sexiest job of the 21st century according to a Harvard Business Review article by Tom Davenport and D.J. Patil. Now, it turns out, data scientists also have a great sense of humor. Who knew?
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) will hold exams for its Certified Analytics Professional program according to the following schedule:
Queens School of Business
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jan. 11, 2014
ITPG Education Center
Vienna, Va. (suburb of Washington, D.C.)
Jan. 29, 2014
University of Alabama
Business Analytics Symposium
March 6, 2014
Drexel University James E. Marks Intercultural Center
March 29, 2014
INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R.
Westin Boston Waterfront
June 21, 2014
INFORMS Conference on The Business of Big Data
San Jose Marriott
San Jose, Calif.
To apply, click on https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification/Apply-for-Certification
For more information, click on https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification
March 30 - April 1, 2013
2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
June 22-24, 2014
2014 INFORMS Conference on the Business of Big Data
San Jose, CA
December 15, 2013
AnyLogic Conference: Multimethod Simulation & Modeling
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Yellowfin 6.1 delivers self-service BI
Global business intelligence (BI) vendor Yellowfin recently introduced Yellowfin 6.1, the latest release of its self-service BI software package that features several major additions and enhancements.
“The BI industry is in the midst of dramatic change,” says Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie. “Now more than ever before, BI deployments are focused on equipping business users with the operational information they need to perform – BI is no longer just a tool for data analysts. Yellowfin’s first-place ranking in this year’s Dresner Advisory Service [DAS] Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study is evidence of our enhanced capacity to deliver on that focus.”
Yellowfin received the highest overall ranking in DAS’ 2012 Wisdom of BI Market Study and the highest outright score in the study’s “Emerging Business Intelligence Vendors” sub group. The global study compared and ranked 17 of the world’s foremost BI vendors on a five-point scale, across 33 different criteria, based on seven categories, including: sales experience, value, quality and usefulness of product, quality of technical support, quality and value of consulting services, integrity and whether existing clients would recommend the vendor and its product to others.
Major features, enhancements and improvements of Yellowfin 6.1 include:
• A new native application for the iPhone – to complement Yellowfin’s new iPad application – that delivers a unique consumer-oriented mobile reporting and analytics experience.
• Enhanced mapping capabilities via the ability to apply geometry data to Google maps.
• Multilingual displays – users logging in from different countries will have the ability to read reports in different languages.
• Restyled User Interfaces (UIs) for collaboration to facilitate faster, simplified information sharing and content collaboration.
• Support for a greater range of databases to satisfy organizations’ growing big data needs. New databases supported include D3, Connection Cloud, Lucid, Greenplum, Hadoop, SAP Hana, Vertica and SAS dataset connection.
“Yellowfin 6.1 acknowledges non-technical BI consumers as the new predominant audience for BI,” Rabie adds. “All the major enhancements in Yellowfin 6.1 … are all about enabling more people, from more business backgrounds, to access, share and understand more data in order to make the best decisions possible.”
For detail on all UI, analysis and miscellaneous additions or improvements, as well as a comprehensive overview of all 6.1 product enhancements, download the Yellowfin 6.1 Release Notes.