One of the challenges of working for a company like AlignAlytics is explaining exactly what it is that one does all day. Nothing scares off a new potential friend quicker than phrases such as ‘data-driven strategy and insight’, accompanied by some vague hand waving, especially if said hand waving usually
A recent AlignAlytics analysis project, reliant on Big Data processing and storage, required complex outlier reporting using the R statistical-programming language. This open-source software, combined with in-house statistical skills, allowed the team to quickly produce reports that are now the foundation of an on-going strategic analysis programme. Unit testing is
I think it’s fair to say that I am something of a sceptic when it comes to outsourcing IT. In fact, I wrote my university dissertation on the subject and concluded that it only works for static IT functions (such as running a telephone system) and even then it is
Tableau Public, Mark Types & Classic Amiga/PC/console Mgm Title ‘Theme Park’ After seeing a demo of some of the latest BI (Business Intelligence) software and how they use mapping or geocoding software I was reminded of some of the computer games I grew up playing. I’ve recently seen demos of