Sports Data Analytics and the National Hockey League (NHL)

Sports Data Analytics and the National Hockey League (NHL)

Sport Data Analytics Sports teams are always looking to get ahead of the competition. Winning doesn’t come easy and many different decisions go into making sure you are successful. Decisions like what players to draft, who to trade, and style of coaching all can help a team win. However, when Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s came along, things were about to change. In the mid-1990’s, Beane used sabermetrics to determine the value, making him…

Optimized Online Research For Black Friday Searches

Optimized Online Research For Black Friday Searches

Black Friday Searches Online search and research can be a highly effective way of sorting through the masses of data available through both cyber channels such as social media and websites as well as the more traditional print sources which are quickly making their way onto the net. But effectively taking advantage of search engines and sifting through the promoted content is a significant hurdle. Sadly, search engines often produce less than satisfactory results, many…

When The Cloud Comes To The Black Friday Table

When The Cloud Comes To The Black Friday Table

Black Friday Black Friday, as most people know, is the busiest shopping day of the year, occurring immediately after U.S. Thanksgiving, and ushering in the “official” beginning of the Christmas/Holiday shopping season. Its name has come to represent the time of the year at which most retailers start to turn a profit (operating in the black), as opposed to running at a loss (in the red) as they have been doing since January 1. Although…

Security Audits, Cyberattacks and other Potential Front Line Issues

Security Audits, Cyberattacks and other Potential Front Line Issues

Defending the Organization When people talk about security audits in an organization, thoughts immediately go to malware, cyberattacks and other front line issues. These appear as the most obvious types of threats and are consequently given the greatest attention. As essential as these responses are, companies need additional layers of audit and defence further up the hierarchy if they are to build a culture of perpetual and successful self-governance. The problem is, internal compliance and…

Wearable Device Tweaks – Better Security, Engagement and Fulfillment

Wearable Device Tweaks – Better Security, Engagement and Fulfillment

Wearable Device Tweaks Though for many of us wearable tech still equates to the fitness monitor we had to have, loved for a month, and then forgot about, or perhaps the smartwatch that was going to revolutionize our lives but now just tells us the time, the adoption rates of this technology are increasing rapidly and perhaps we should thank a few forward-thinking developers for this trend. Though fitness monitors certainly have their place, and many athletes…

Cloud Predictions 2017: Forrester Research Highlights 10 Trends

Cloud Predictions 2017: Forrester Research Highlights 10 Trends

Cloud Predictions 2017 By 2020 it’s projected by Gartner that corporate no-cloud policies will be as scarce as no-internet policies are today. Not surprising considering how valuable the cloud and cloud tools already are to many businesses across a range of industries. But although we’re seeing mainstream uptake of popular cloud products and services, cloud developers aren’t resting on their laurels; instead, we’re noting the development of existing and new cloud devices that are likely…

How the Cloud Is Improving DNA Sequencing

How the Cloud Is Improving DNA Sequencing

DNA Sequencing For many of us, the cloud is part of our daily lives. We use these virtual storage servers to hold our pictures, our memories and our work documents, just to name a few. Cloud storage is also making its mark in the medical industry, with electronic health records making patient care easier no matter where you’re making your appointments. This utilization of virtual information storage is also being used to improve the speed…

Is Machine Learning Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete?

Is Machine Learning Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete?

Machine Learning and Data Scientists In a recent study, almost all the businesses surveyed stated that big data analytics were fundamental to their business strategies. Although the field of computer and information research scientists is growing faster than any other occupation, the increasing applicability of data science across business sectors is leading to an exponential deficit between supply and demand. When a 2012 article in the Harvard Business Review, co-written by U.S. chief data scientist…