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Zara – The Use of ‘Big Data’ to Create Business Value

“It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.” Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) … particularly as the emergence of the so-called “Big Data” makes the issue of data scarcity a thing of the past. The capture of data and its transformation into business insights as a core element of strategy has […]

I Have Money to Invest, What Should I Do? An Unorthordox Way of Investing Your Money

If I have money to invest; what should I do to ensure I get returns but also put myself in line to actually make big returns once in a while? The answer to that very valid question is that you will probably have to look at something unorthodox as your investment options, since the obvious […]

Top 3 Reasons to Choose MS Excel for Data Analytics

Microsoft had the lead in commercial data analytics with its MS office software and its evolution through the 90’s. Now all these fancy tools have become available. All the latest tools tend to do one aspect of Microsoft Excel well. For instance, Audit Command Language works well with regards to data transformation and Tableau focusses […]

The History Of Data Deduplication

[ad_1] Data deduplication has been around, at least in its most primitive form, since the 1970’s. It initially started because companies wanted to store a large amount of customer contact information without using a large amount of storage space. One of the first ideas was to go through and remove duplicate data. For example, a […]

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