Predictive Analytics For Dummies

Author: Dr. Anasse Bari,Mohamed Chaouchi,Tommy Jung

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119267005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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Use Big Data and technology to uncover real-world insights You don't need a time machine to predict the future. All it takes is a little knowledge and know-how, and Predictive Analytics For Dummies gets you there fast. With the help of this friendly guide, you'll discover the core of predictive analytics and get started putting it to use with readily available tools to collect and analyze data. In no time, you'll learn how to incorporate algorithms through data models, identify similarities and relationships in your data, and predict the future through data classification. Along the way, you'll develop a roadmap by preparing your data, creating goals, processing your data, and building a predictive model that will get you stakeholder buy-in. Big Data has taken the marketplace by storm, and companies are seeking qualified talent to quickly fill positions to analyze the massive amount of data that are being collected each day. If you want to get in on the action and either learn or deepen your understanding of how to use predictive analytics to find real relationships between what you know and what you want to know, everything you need is a page away! Offers common use cases to help you get started Covers details on modeling, k-means clustering, and more Includes information on structuring your data Provides tips on outlining business goals and approaches The future starts today with the help of Predictive Analytics For Dummies.
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HEALTHCARE's OUT SICK - PREDICTING A CURE - Solutions that WORK !!!!

Predictive Analytic Modeling, Decision Making, INNOVATIONS and Precision Medicine Necessary to Correct the Broken Healthcare Delivery System

Author: Gary D. Miner,Linda Miner,Darrell L. Dean

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429015801

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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The U.S. healthcare system is in "complete chaos-disarray." Medical costs have increased significantly over the past 6 years with 70% increase for deductibles and 24% or more for health insurance premiums. All the while, workers earnings have either not increased or if they did, the pay raises were for less than the increase in the cost of medical care. The situation is unsustainable and the public wants the system fixed. This book offers ways of fixing the problems in healthcare. HEALTHCARE's OUT SICK - PREDICTING A CURE - Solutions that WORK !!!! first defines the "healthcare in crisis" problem. Through real patient experiences, the book describes the difficulties of getting through the maze of complexity among the plethora of "silo providers" which make up the industry. The heart of the book provides readers with a comprehensive solution that can work, a disruption that is necessary to provide Americans the medical care they need without the US public and healthcare providers and payors going into bankruptcy, insolvency or closure. This book delves into digitized medicine, payor and provider reimbursement models, and value-based healthcare delivery. It also includes a philosophy or mode of thinking and operation for the solutions that are needed for diagnosis-effective, cost-effective, and time-efficient healthcare delivery, of which digitized medicine, value-based care, and payor reimbursement modes are just some of the factors. The authors propose that the real solution involves having the patient at the center of the issues and changing from an archaic gold standard way of thinking to a "Predictive Analytic thinking" where one gets at the real truth by doing "real science" that in the end becomes effective not only for the population but for the individual person. This all leads to real person-centered and person-directed medicine and healthcare delivery.
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Data Science For Dummies

Author: Lillian Pierson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119327636

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 8210

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Discover how data science can help you gain in-depth insight into your business - the easy way! Jobs in data science abound, but few people have the data science skills needed to fill these increasingly important roles. Data Science For Dummies is the perfect starting point for IT professionals and students who want a quick primer on all areas of the expansive data science space. With a focus on business cases, the book explores topics in big data, data science, and data engineering, and how these three areas are combined to produce tremendous value. If you want to pick-up the skills you need to begin a new career or initiate a new project, reading this book will help you understand what technologies, programming languages, and mathematical methods on which to focus. While this book serves as a wildly fantastic guide through the broad, sometimes intimidating field of big data and data science, it is not an instruction manual for hands-on implementation. Here's what to expect: Provides a background in big data and data engineering before moving on to data science and how it's applied to generate value Includes coverage of big data frameworks like Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, MPP platforms, and NoSQL Explains machine learning and many of its algorithms as well as artificial intelligence and the evolution of the Internet of Things Details data visualization techniques that can be used to showcase, summarize, and communicate the data insights you generate It's a big, big data world out there--let Data Science For Dummies help you harness its power and gain a competitive edge for your organization.
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Predictive Analytics, Data Mining and Big Data

Myths, Misconceptions and Methods

Author: S. Finlay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137379286

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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This in-depth guide provides managers with a solid understanding of data and data trends, the opportunities that it can offer to businesses, and the dangers of these technologies. Written in an accessible style, Steven Finlay provides a contextual roadmap for developing solutions that deliver benefits to organizations.
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Big Data For Dummies

Author: Judith S. Hurwitz,Alan Nugent,Fern Halper,Marcia Kaufman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118644174

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Find the right big data solution for your business ororganization Big data management is one of the major challenges facingbusiness, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data setssuch as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patternsmonitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quicklyoutpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If youneed to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate howthese four experts define, explain, and guide you through this newand often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why itmatters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work. Effectively managing big data is an issue of growing importanceto businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government, and ITprofessionals Authors are experts in information management, big data, and avariety of solutions Explains big data in detail and discusses how to select andimplement a solution, security concerns to consider, data storageand presentation issues, analytics, and much more Provides essential information in a no-nonsense,easy-to-understand style that is empowering Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helpsyou take charge of big data solutions for your organization.
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Practical Time Series Forecasting with R

A Hands-On Guide [2nd Edition]

Author: Galit Shmueli,Kenneth C. Lichtendahl Jr.

Publisher: Axelrod Schnall Publishers

ISBN: 0997847921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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Practical Time Series Forecasting with R: A Hands-On Guide, Second Edition provides an applied approach to time-series forecasting. Forecasting is an essential component of predictive analytics. The book introduces popular forecasting methods and approaches used in a variety of business applications. The book offers clear explanations, practical examples, and end-of-chapter exercises and cases. Readers will learn to use forecasting methods using the free open-source R software to develop effective forecasting solutions that extract business value from time-series data. Featuring improved organization and new material, the Second Edition also includes: - Popular forecasting methods including smoothing algorithms, regression models, and neural networks - A practical approach to evaluating the performance of forecasting solutions - A business-analytics exposition focused on linking time-series forecasting to business goals - Guided cases for integrating the acquired knowledge using real data* End-of-chapter problems to facilitate active learning - A companion site with data sets, R code, learning resources, and instructor materials (solutions to exercises, case studies) - Globally-available textbook, available in both softcover and Kindle formats Practical Time Series Forecasting with R: A Hands-On Guide, Second Edition is the perfect textbook for upper-undergraduate, graduate and MBA-level courses as well as professional programs in data science and business analytics. The book is also designed for practitioners in the fields of operations research, supply chain management, marketing, economics, finance and management. For more information, visit forecastingbook.com
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Call Centers For Dummies

Author: Real Bergevin,Afshan Kinder,Winston Siegel,Bruce Simpson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470677430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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The fast and easy way to improve call center management and response Are you a call center professional seeking trusted and practical advice for improving your results and positively affecting your company's bottom line? Now updated with coverage of the latest technological advancements and developments in the field, Call Centers For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the ultimate call center reference guide. With new tools and tactics specifically designed for call center managers, Call Centers For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps put value on customer relations efforts undertaken in call centers and shows you how to implement new strategies for continual improvement and superior customer service. Features new to this edition include Guidance on determining whether outsourcing is a cost-efficient option for your company Coverage of new technologies that help cut costs A look at how today's call centers can benefit from empowering their agents Like any tech-driven industry, call centers are facing rapid change. With Call Centers For Dummies, 2nd Edition, you can be sure you're getting the most up-to-date, easy-to-follow coverage of this advancing field.
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