predictive analytics


Trumped up Predictions: Why Nate Silver Missed the Mark on the GOP Nomination

Writing about Donald Trump—especially nowadays—is likely to incite a heated discussion and lose you friends. Whether or not you’re for or against him and his politics, it’s interesting that so few of the political bigwigs managed to foresee that he would get this far. Specifically, Nate Silver and his statistical […]


The Leicester Fluke – What went wrong with the Predictive Model 1

The 2015/16 English Premier League finished off with an unlikely champion. Leicester City football club emerged victorious this season despite their not-so impressive record in the past. In a podcast episode of More or Less Tim Harford explores why Leicester City’s win came as a surprise.


The Progressive Role of Predictive Analysis in Business

The definition of predictive analytics is the usage of statistical algorithms, machine-learning techniques and data in order to identify the probability of future results based on past or historical data. The goal here is to go past simple statistics and reports on past data to supplying the best evaluation on […]


Five Practical Ways that Analytics Can Help You Understand and Grow Your Business

Every business owner knows that majority of the market is headed online. That is why websites are created in order to attract customers with solutions that could help solve their problems. Chances are, if you have a business, you have a website. But how do you know if your website […]


5 Things You Need to Know About IBM’s Watson Analytics 3

If you want to get ahead of the competition, resorting to a business analytics tool to get a comprehensive review of your data could be your best option. Watson Analytics, IBM’s latest cloud analytics program, provides you ways to make business decisions better than ever.   According to their product […]