Determine the benefits of data mining to the businesses when employing:
Predictive analytics to understand the behaviour of customers
"The decision science which not only helps in getting rid of the guesswork out of the decision-making process but also helps in finding out the perfect solutions in the shortest possible time by making use of the scientific guidelines is known as predictive analysis" (Kaith, 2011). There are basically seven steps involved in the predictive analysis, these are: spotting the business problem, exploring various data sources, extracting patterns from data, building a sample model by making use of the data and problem, Clarify data -- finding valuable factors -- generating new variables, constructing a predictive model by making use of sampling and validating and deploying the model.
Decisions can be made very quickly by the business if they make use of this method as, they will have a lot…… [Read More]
Data Mining in Health Care
Data mining has been used both intensively and extensively in many organizations.in the healthcare industry data mining is increasingly becoming popular if not essential. Data mining applications are beneficial to all parties that are involved in the healthcare industry including care providers, HealthCare organizations, patients, insurers and researchers (Kirby, Flick,.&Kerstingt, 2010).
Benefits of using data mining in health care
Care providers can make use of data analysis in identifying effective treatments and the best practices. This can be achieved through making comparison of causes, symptoms and adverse effects. Data mining can also be used in making analysis of the cause of action that will be effective for a specific group of patients. This can also be used in the identification of best clinical practices hence help in the development of guidelines and standards of care. To patients data mining is useful in that they can…… [Read More]
Businesses can receive many benefits from data mining. Which benefits they receive, however, can also depend on the way in which their data mining is undertaken. Predictive analytics are used to understand customer behavior, and businesses use the behavior of the customer in the past to attempt to determine what the customer will do in the future (Cabena, et al., 1997). While it is not an exact science, many companies believe they can use it in order to decide which products will sell most often to which customers (Nisbet, Elder, & Miner, 2009). Association discovery is another type of data mining, and is more involved with the products that are sold and how they match up to specific types of customers, as opposed to specific customers by name or other determination (Nisbet, Elder, & Miner, 2009). In other words, predictive analytics look at what customer A will buy…… [Read More]
Data mining, a process that involves the extraction of predictive information which is hidden from very large databases (Vijayarani & Nithya,2011;Nirkhi,2010) is a very powerful and yet new technology having a great potential in helping companies to focus on the most important data in their data warehouses. The use of data mining techniques allows for the prediction of trends as well as behaviors thereby allowing various businesses to make proactive and yet highly informed knowledge-driven decisions. Data mining can therefore help businesses in answering various business questions that in the past have been considered too time consuming to analyze and solve. Companies can therefore collect as well as refine large quantities of data in order to gain a competitive advantage from the hidden predictive patterns contained within. In this paper we determine benefits of data mining to the businesses when employing:
Predictive analytics to understand the behavior of customers
Associations…… [Read More]
Data Warehousing and Data Mining
Analytics, Business Intelligence (BI) and the exponential increase of insight and decision making accuracy and quality in many enterprises today can be directly attributed to the successful implementation of Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and data mining systems. The examples of how Continental Airlines (Watson, Wixom, Hoffer, 2006) and Toyota (Dyer, Nobeoka, 2000) continue to use advanced EDW and data mining systems and processes to streamline their business models are a case in point. The greater the level of economic uncertainty, perceived and actual risk in any given strategy or endeavor, the more the reliance on EDW, data mining and advanced forms of predictive modeling including analytics (Sen, amamurthy, Sinha, 2012). From this standpoint, the emerging areas of high growth in the global economy are attracting a high level of investment in EDW, data mining, predictive modeling and analytics. The latest figures illustrate how…… [Read More]
The use of databases as the system of record is a common step across all data mining definitions and is critically important in creating a standardized set of query commands and data models for use. To the extent a system of record in a data mining application is stable and scalable is the extent to which a data mining application will be able to deliver the critical relationship data, predictive analytics and accurately reflect the associations most critical to companies (Kuhn, Ducasse, Girba, 2007). The uses of multidimensional database systems are essential for creating the system of record on which data mining applications are based on. Data warehouses are the system of record these data mining applications rely on for completing more extensive analysis of the data sets they have available. The third process is the development of user-based applications that make queries of the data sets possible, including role-based…… [Read More]
ability to parse through the many records of transactions, customer
contacts, and many other items stored electronically creates the foundation
for data mining's definition. Data mining specifically is defined as the
process of data selection, exploration and building models using vast data
stores to uncover previously unknown patterns, insights, and observations
that lead to strategies for effective differentiation and growth.
Central to the development of data modeling is the creation of data and
prediction models based on data collected from a variety of sources,
including corporate transactions, customer histories, and demographics,
even external sources such as credit bureaus and services organizations
that sell content (Westphal, C., Blaxton, T., 34). Companies
accomplishing best practices in data mining then use the many data and
prediction models to produce patterns in the information that can support
decision making and predict new business opportunities. What's unique
about data mining is the ability to…… [Read More]
The amount of knowledge available in today's world is massive. The information technology specialist who's responsible to his or her organization for maximizing the capacity for practical usage of this knowledge, it is becoming increasingly difficult to have a total grasp of the problem. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the importance of implementing data warehousing and mining systems inside an organization. In order to do this, it is necessary to contrast the positive benefits of data mining and contrast those ideas with the negative connotations associated with the similar processes.
Data mining, according to Thearling (2009) is "the automated extraction of hidden predictive information from large databases. " Additionally, data mining is a proactive and aggressive tactic that can serve the overall business strategy when properly aligned. Statistical analysis is inherent within any type of data mining technique and is expressed in these terms. The…… [Read More]
The tools used, in this case, for knowledge discovery and data mining where based on artificial neural networks (ANN) and consisted of four different models. All models represented supervised learning models with a known output. The four models of the ANN were dynamic network, prune network, the multilayer perceptron, and the radial basis function network.
The main challenge for its implementation was that data needed to be cleaned so the data mining process can easily retrieve these data and process them according to the required use. All abnormalities needed to be eliminated since the outcome would have been impacted by invalid or erroneous information.
The result of the business intelligence implementation was successful and the VHA could reach their goal of reducing the length of stay for each patient where necessary. Also a better productivity and a more efficient care program for their patients was a result of this implementation.…… [Read More]
Similarly, the Air Force needed no only some intelligent reporting capailities, ut a way that Air Force personnel, government employees, and civilian IT contractors would work together in the evaluation of applications and reports in a more roust and real-time manner. "The intent was to provide the Keystone user community the aility to do more complex financial analysis and reporting on a "self-service" asis to reduce overall system maintenance and development costs' (Air Force).
The SAP Business Oject tools are useful for management and organizations that already have a decent set of data, ut need access to it in ways that are more meaningful to the organization. For example, in the new social-media paradigm there are literally hundreds of different demographic and psychographic modifiers that might assist firms in moving from an older marketing paradigm to a new, service to the client model, all y using data mining and warehousing…… [Read More]
Data mining is very important for operational effectiveness but when / how to stop mining data before it becomes more trouble than it's worth?
Over the last several years, advancements in technology have meant that an increasing number of companies are using data mining to be able to understand the demographics of their customers. This is when they will look at large amounts of information to figure out specific buying habits and patterns. However, the rise in the large number of corporations that are using these practices has been facing increasing levels of scrutiny. This is because these techniques are being utilized as a way to: understand the overall demographics of customers and their shopping patterns. As a result, the use of this technique has been the focus as to how and when data mining should be conducted by organizations. To understand this, we will look at a number of…… [Read More]
The overall theme or focus:
The media industry is an industry that is resistant to the validity of data mining and the kind of insight data mining in this field could yield.
There are two primary pieces of software with respect to film and television editing. They are Avid and Final Cut Pro, while there are more programs available. The latest version of Final Cut Pro, FCPX, takes more a data mining perspective and approach to nonlinear editing. There were significant changes with respect to aesthetics, interface, and organization. There was a bit of a well documented uproar by various editors and other industry professionals with respect to these changes. There is a great resistance to the use of FCPX because of the data mining approach relative to other upgrades. This is just one example of media's resistance to data mining.
The media industry is still a bit…… [Read More]
algoithms that can mine mounds of data that have been collected fom people and digital devices have led to the adoption of data mining by most businesses as a means of undestanding thei customes bette than befoe. Data mining takes place in etailing and sales, banking, education, manufactuing and poduction, health cae, insuance, boadcasting, maketing, custome sevices, and a numbe of othe aeas. The analytical infomation gatheed by data-mining applications has given some businesses a competitive advantage, an ability to make infomed decisions, and bette ways to pedict the behavio of customes.
Wite a fou to five (4-5) page pape in which you:
Detemine the benefits of data mining to the businesses when employing:
Pedictive analytics to undestand the behavio of customes Associations discovey in poducts sold to customes
The collected data can help the manage detemine which poducts best inteest the customes and which may inteest them in the…… [Read More]
The foundational elements of data mining are multidisciplinary in nature, encompassing analytics, computer science, database systems integration and management, statistics and artificial intelligence. Often these technologies are used to create a single system of record used for analysis and advanced queries by the enterprises who build them. Data mining is often included in business intelligence (BI) suites and the analytics layer of an enterprise-wide computing system, as each application needs to gain access to the metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) (Peacock, 1998). The use of data mining has become more pervasive in marketing, sales and service as organizations strive to gain insights from the terabytes of data they have accumulated over years and in some cases decades of operation. Data mining can provide marketers with greater insights into the preferences, needs and wants of customers, in addition to potential new product or service ideas based on a…… [Read More]
esults also indicated that patients between the ages of forty-six and sixty-four incurred significantly larger financial losses for the facility than the rest of the patients and Medicare and Medicaid nonexempt patients admitted via routine admission had the highest average loss for inpatient visits. Also, on Tuesdays, the average loss per patient was significantly greater for patients in the region. Only with data-mining could such an apparently insignificant finding as the predominance of Tuesday admittances come to light. The reason for this was not random: "Examination of Tuesday's admitting physicians" revealed that "several of the physicians were in the same medical specialty. This specialty cared for patients that typically required a high level of service intensity over a long period of time. The identification of a subset of patients with disproportionately high costs has prompted the institution to reevaluate its admission criteria to this unit" and also the…… [Read More]
In addition to these two Director-level positions, the roles of the users of the databases and data mining applications also need to be taken into account. The sales, marketing, product management, product marketing, and services departments all need to have access to the databases and data mining applications. In addition, branch offices that access the company's applications over the shared T1 line will also need to have specific security roles assigned, especially if application and data are being accessed over the Web (Maheshwari, 1999). All of these roles must also be coordinated through the enterprise-wide security strategy (Yang, Li, Deng, Bao, 2010). Once this is accomplished, MMC will be able to more effectively attain its strategic plans with more secured systems.
Products for Ensuring Database and Data Mining Security
Given how distributed the company's offices are and the heavy reliance, they have on the use of their T1 lines and…… [Read More]
There is exponential growth in the amount of data collections that contain person-specific information. The organizations that collect this data are entrusted to ensures that the data remains private and that no external entities have access to the data. However, there are instances that the data can be beneficial to researchers and analysts in their attempts to answer numerous questions. In many cases, organizations would like to share this data while protecting the privacy of the individuals. In an attempt to protect the privacy, it becomes hard for the organization to preserve the utility of the data, which would result in less accurate analytical outcomes (Sweeney, 2002). The data owner would like to have a way that they can transform datasets containing highly sensitive information into privacy-preserving records that they can easily share with other researchers or corporate partners. However, there have been numerous cases of organizations releasing datasets…… [Read More]
In any data mining and evaluation operation, there are a number of tools that can be used. The most important part of the tool set is to be able to have access to current data, and to be able to utilize that data in a manner that is conducive to the business model. In fact, this is even truer now that mobile technology has advanced to the amount of memory it has, enterprise offerings are more robust, and more and more users are developing needs that require tremendous amounts of information. In fact, "increasing possibilities that come from deploying mobile solutions in the workplace are now counter balanced by an exponentially complex ecosystem of options that can make navigating the corporate " landscape challenging (Looking Beyond, 2011). Executives must have solutions that are cost-effective, yet powerful enough to make the time and investment worthwhile.
Certainly, within the telecommunications…… [Read More]
Popularity of loyalty programs is increasing, both in terms of the number of programs offered by merchants and in participation by customers. Yet, it seems that both groups remain ill informed of how the programs actually work and the true benefits and costs. This paper explores the reality of loyalty programs and concludes that they can be beneficial for all parties provided that they fully understand what the programs accomplish.
Do Loyalty Programs Work?
Research suggests that the demand-side success of loyalty programs is less than promised. It is difficult to change established patterns of repeat-purchase behavior and competition quickly develops counter responses that mitigate the impact of the program. However, it is possible to reap advantages from loyalty programs such as maintaining customer loyalty and brand share, improving accessibility and brand awareness, and offering incentives expected by customers.
Customers are apt to join the programs of the…… [Read More]
Data Warehousing: A Strategic Weapon of an Organization.
Within Chapter One, an introduction to the study will be provided. Initially, the overall aims of the research proposal will be discussed. This will be followed by a presentation of the overall objectives of the study will be delineated. After this, the significance of the research will be discussed, including a justification and rationale for the investigation.
The aims of the study are to further establish the degree to which data warehousing has been used by organizations in achieving greater competitive advantage within the industries and markets in which they operate. In a recent report in the Harvard Business eview (2003), it was suggested that companies faced with the harsh realities of the current economy want to have a better sense of how they are performing. With growing volumes of data available and increased efforts to transform that data into meaningful knowledge…… [Read More]
Company's Data Needs
Data protection is an important aspect of modern day businesses and organizations because data is the lifeblood of their business and operations. Some of the major examples of a company's data include financial information, legal records, and customer information. Given the significance of this type of information, it is increasingly critical for a company to protect its data in order to guarantee successful operations. In the recent past, data protection has emerged as a major factor for companies' operations because of the numerous challenges brought by rapid technological advancements. egardless of the size and industry of the company, many organizations experience challenges associated with data backup and recovery ("Data Protection," n.d.). The most appropriate way of dealing with these challenges involves determining a company's data and planning for data needs through effective data security policies and approaches.
The Company's Data
Google Inc. is a search engine company…… [Read More]
Data mining is one of the ways that a company can check into this consideration, but it is far from the only way. Companies that over-utilize it as a means to solve all of their problems are usually the companies that fail or struggle because they start making bad business choices.
These can be corrected but it takes time, and companies that do not learn what they did wrong will often continue data mining in an effort to discover where they went wrong. This can compound the problem and allow data miners to truly overwhelm the organization with facts, figures, calculations, and ideas for change. Some of these will certainly be good ideas, but they will get lost in the shuffle, and if a business implements one good idea and three bad ideas, that good idea will probably not be recognized because sales will continue to fall. Companies that are…… [Read More]
Return on nvested Capital
Return on Equity
Only accept strong NPV projects
Simplify the organization structure
Provide an open environment for idea generation and brainstorming
ndustry leading innovation
Update product upgrade cycle. Refresh or introduce a product at least once every two years.
Highest Quality products and services
Higher Gross Margin
nvest heavily in R and D with excess Free Cash Flow
Establish strong customer and brand loyalty
Adopt the net promoter score and customer satisfaction rating survey
4% Market Share growth per year
Rewards programs and partnerships with other service providers
Establish a well recognized brand
Strong brand recognition
Become the number 1 or number 2 rated brand in each product category
nvests heavily in marketing and advertising
A major retailer such as Wal-Mart would be best served by using a transactional database. Wal-Mart unlike many other retailers…… [Read More]
DBMS and Data Warehouses
(1) in this writing assignment, you will create a brochure advertising your services as a data repository.
Powered By Excellence
Data epository Service
Powered By Excellence is the only data repository service with globally-located data centers across each continent, each with specific security, reliability and fault redundancy systems in place.
Our staff includes world-class experts on the following platforms: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, MySQL, Informix, Sybase, Teradata and SAS expertise in-house as part of our consulting services division.
Analytics Advisory Services
Big Data Consultancy - Map and Hadoop expertise for gaining insights from very large datasets)
Custom Software Development
SaaS Application Support
Scalable File Storage
Private Cloud Hosting (Dedicated storage and unlimited virtual machines)
High performance with a world-class platform
24/7 Administrator Access
Unlimited Virtual Machine Use
Service Level Agreement (SLA) metrics available 24/7
Trusted Provider of Data epository Services:
ISO…… [Read More]
SUFING & MINING THE WAVE OF BIG DATA
What used to consider a simple annoyance or frustration has now become a respected field of inquiry. Consumer information has transformed into Big Data. As with many things that are vast, Big Data has the potential to intimidate. It is now the professional responsibility of people working in many fields to be aware of Big Data, and be able to use it to their respective organization's advantage. Navigating through and understanding what Big Data is a formidable challenge in of itself, yet not impossible. Effective management of the 21st century cannot fear or be overwhelmed by Big Data; managers must learn how to use Big Data like any other tool within their professional arsenal to maintain the status quo and even ahead or make establish new trends in business.
Big Data is in simple terms, mass quantities of data that are…… [Read More]
Database Data Warehouse Design
Our company, Data Analytic Limited, specializes in collecting and analyzing data for various organizations. Over the years, we have assisted various companies to turn raw data into valuable information that assists the companies in making effective decision profitable in the short and long run. Our research and data analytics are geared towards giving extra edge to various companies. Our services include processing and analyzing terabytes of data to provide customer meaningful information for business decision and enhance competitive market advantages. ecent growth of our company necessitates the needs to design and develop data warehouse that will accommodate large volume of customer data.
Objective of this project is to design and develop the data warehouse for our company.
Importance of Data Warehousing for our Organization
Comprehensive portfolios of our business include Business, Market, and Financial research, Data processing services and Domain based analytics. While the relational database…… [Read More]
Data Mining Habits
There are several advantages to the type of customer data collection process that Hill (2012) indicated Target is employing on its customers. One is that it enables the company to due highly specific, targeted marketing efforts. Thus, the company can become more effective in marketing products and services to customers. Also, customers can derive benefit from this sort of analysis. They can receive coupons and promotional offers that are tailored to their individual shopping habits and needs. As such, they can purchase more at Target for less money, while sating their shopping and lifestyles needs in the process.
However, there are both legal and ethical ramifications of the sort of data mining and analytics that Target is utilizing on its customers. These predominantly pertain to privacy. In the use case Hill (2015) references, the store was able to glean that a young woman was pregnant before her…… [Read More]
MY Organization (AAB BANK PLC ) a H Director. They requested review organization's approach collecting, storing H data produce a summary position statement
Collection and storage of H data
easons why an organization needs to collect H data
H data is collected for strategy purposes. The organization's management needs to know the qualifications of its current workforce to enable them make better strategies, and if need be they hire qualified employees who can deliver on the organizations goals and plans. This data will also ensure that the organization has the right people to handle the jobs assigned. The H department will need to capture this data as a requirement from the Government. In particular large companies are required to collect and store employee information that should be provided upon request by law. In case of liabilities, the data collected can be used in defense of the company against…… [Read More]
Qualitative data is characterized by the deep, rich aspects that enable researchers to enter the realm of the participants in a study. Qualitative research projects are characterized by considerable coordination challenges and tight deadlines. Business clients of market research providers and academic research colleagues anticipate that the value qualitative researchers bring to inquiry is the ability to analyze and interpret, providing insights or contributions to themes. But often these processes are given short shrift with regard to time allotments in the overall inquiry process.
Challenges of Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA)
Data analysis software is a strong tool for textual analysis, and the benefits fall primarily into three categories: (1) Efficient systematic analysis, (2) effective retrieval and identification of data, and (3) capacity. Data analysis software is a grounded in machine learning -- algorithms and mathematical approaches to textual analysis that are interpretation neutral. That is, either patterns exist in…… [Read More]
Digital Forensics to Capture Data ources
Prioritizing Data ources
Live ystem Data
Intrusion Detection ystem
Event Log Analysis
Prioritizing data sources
Insider File Deletion
Prioritizing data sources
Use of Uneraser program Recovers the Deleted Data
A recent advance in information technology has brought about both benefits and threats to business organizations. While businesses have been able to achieve competitive market advantages through the internet technology, the hackers are also using the opportunities to penetrate the organizational network systems to steal sensitive data worth billions of dollars. A recent wave of cybercrimes leads to the growth of forensic investigation dealing with a collection of evidence to track cyber offenders. The study investigates different data sources that can assist in enhancing digital forensic investigation. The study identifies event log analysis, port scanning, account auditing, and intrusion detection system…… [Read More]
Miller Inc. is a company that wishes to develop a new and more efficicent data repository for all data collected, stored, and transferred. Their desire to create a data warehouse that operates quickly with less effort is the purpose of this project. Adaptation of database modeling along with designing their data warehouse will lead to higher consumer and employee satisfaction. The project goal is to create a database schema to work as well be designed alongside other components such as identifying metadata in order to let IT model the data warehouse, implement and test it.
to identify and gather database requirements, design the dimensional model, develop the system architecture, design the relational database and online transactional processing model, develop the data maintenance application, develop analysis applications to test and deploy the system through a series of steps intended to reduce error rate. The types of applications for use will be…… [Read More]
healthcare model that could enable physicians determine their patients' susceptibility to future disease on the bases of their medical records, and most importantly, their similarity to other patients. They acknowledge that despite numerous studies indicating a shift from the traditional disease-based to the more effective patient-centered approach of healthcare delivery, there still exists a knowledge gap, particularly because of the lack of a computational tool that can effectively discover patients' disease patterns without "falling prey to the noise" (Chawla & Davis, 2013, p. 660). The authors put forth the CAE model, which they posit addresses these concerns better than the existing models. They base their development on a number of findings from exiting literature.
The CAE model establishes risk factors by leveraging a patient's symptoms and traits with their interactions and biological disease information. To this end, its operation rides on the findings of a 2009 study by Schadt, which…… [Read More]
The amassing of data has become an integral process of life in the 21st century (Nunan and Di Domenico, 2013, p. 2). This fact is partially reflected by the fact that in contemporary times, people are generating much more data than they previously did. Every time someone goes shopping and makes a purchase with a credit card, receives a call or sends a text message, or visits a web site on a computer or downloads information to a mobile phone application, they are generating data. This data is stored and, through sophisticated processes of analytics that involve data mining and even predictive capabilities, is analyzed to determine aspects of consumer, individual, and collective behavior. The generation of these massive quantities of data in the myriad forms such data takes at the rapidity of real-time access is known as big data, which government representatives claim they are analyzing to…… [Read More]
Predictive analytics help companies to understand the behavior of consumers. The way that predictive analytics works is that data from the past is used to help refine predictions about the future (CGI, 2013). Companies basically analyzed demand in terms of a wide range of variables in order to arrive at a better estimate for future outcomes than otherwise would have been found. It is basically the same principle as predicting that a colder, snowier winter will help Wal-Mart sell more snowblowers, but with hard data, sophisticated algorithms and reliable outputs -- such as x number of snow days will equal y number of snow blowers sold.
One of the interesting elements of predictive analytics is with associations, and this has been used fairly extensively in retail. Associations discovery is where correlations between things are noted that might not have been apparent. So that link between snow blowers and…… [Read More]
In the period between 2002 and 2012, Australia experienced a mining boom; a period in which the level of exports increased more than threefold and also the investment made in mining as a percentage of the nation’s GDP increasing from 2 percent to 8 percent. Imperatively, during the mining boom period, there was a significant increase in demand for minerals. This is because of the demand for minerals not only locally but also internationally. Therefore, this caused a rightward shift in the demand curve. This leads to the positioning of a new equilibrium price. The comparative theory best explains the exportation of minerals by Australia and the importation of other commodities from other nations. In this regard, Australia is considered to have a comparative advantage in the production of minerals because it can produce minerals at a relatively lower opportunity cost compared to China. Another aspect that was influenced…… [Read More]
Future of Data Storage in Computer Networks
There are a number of problems facing the future of information technology including the fact that networks are increasingly asked to expand in order to accommodate more and more data. Many experts believe that such increases will mean two things; one that the networks will become increasingly secure, and two because of the security, the data contained on the network will become more difficult to access. This study sought to determine the various processes that are currently being used to secure data on various networks, and to determine if that security will, or will not, ensure that data will become incrementally more difficult to obtain. To this end, this study used the most current literature available to determine if there is a problem with the data being stored in the current manner, or if there is a perception that the data will be…… [Read More]
ig data: What does it mean for your business?
Once data about consumers was relatively difficult to amass. Now, in the digital age businesses are assaulted with a plethora of sources of consumer data. "Data now stream from daily life: from phones and credit cards and televisions and computers; from the infrastructure of cities; from sensor-equipped buildings, trains, buses, planes, bridges, and factories. The data flow so fast that the total accumulation of the past two years -- a zettabyte -- dwarfs the prior record of human civilization" (Shaw 2014). The big data revolution has the power to be as revolutionary as the Internet in the ways that businesses conduct commerce and consumers view themselves. "ig data is distinct from the Internet, although the Web makes it much easier to collect and share data. ig data is about more than just communication: the idea is that we can learn from…… [Read More]
This solution is then subjected to a process called solvent extraction (SX). The SX process concentrates and purifies the copper leach solution so the copper can be recovered at a high electrical current efficiency by the electrowinning cells. This is accomplished by adding a chemical reagent to the SX tanks, which selectively binds with and extracts the copper. This reagent is easily separated from the copper (stripped), as the operation looks to recover as much of the reagent as possible for re-use. The concentrated copper solution is dissolved in sulfuric acid and then sent to the electrolytic cells for recovery as copper plates (cathodes).
The Morenci operation has quite a large crusher, which can output at maximum approximately 63,000 tons of ore per day. This crusher pulverizes the ore and more conveyors send it to a nearby stump-leaching site called the Stargo leaching pad. This ore is agglomerated and made…… [Read More]
In this Facebook data breach essay, we discuss how Facebook allowed applications to mine user data. The essay will explain what data was breached, how it was breached, and how that data was used. Furthermore, the essay will also discuss the repercussions of the breach, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing in front of the United States Senate, issues involving Cambridge Analytical, and information that is being revealed about additional data breaches.
In addition to explaining the data breach, the essay will also discuss whether Facebook has a responsibility to users to keep data safe, and the steps that Facebook is taking to resolve data breaches in the future. This example essay should not only provide you with an overview of the Facebook data breach, but also provide you with a technical guide on how to write an academic essay. It will include the following parts of a standard academic…… [Read More]
relationships and distinctions between the information systems concepts of data warehousing and data mining, which combined with online analytical processing (OLAP) form the backbone of decision support capability in the database industry. Decision support applications impose different demands for OLAP database technology than the online transaction processing (OLTP) model that preceded it. Data mining with OLAP differs from OLTP queries in the use of multidimensional data models, different data query and analysis tools at both the user-facing front end and the database back end, and different mechanisms for data extraction and preparation before loading into a data warehouse can take place. The construction of data warehouses entails the operations of data cleaning and data integration, which are key pre-processing steps for enabling data mining. Furthermore, the concept of metadata (data about data) is essential to the functioning of a data warehouse, and must be managed appropriately for an effective and…… [Read More]
ecommendations for Organizations
The many factors of data mining and their use for profiling customers and their needs also create opportunities for organizations to build greater levels of trust with their customers as well. And trust is the greatest asset any marketer can have today. The following are a series of recommendations for how organizations can address demographic influences that impact their marketing strategies in light of concerns surrounding the ethics of data mining.
First, it is imperative, across all demographic segments that marketers make a deliberate a very clear effort to explain their opt-in and opt-out policies and also provides evidence that they do what they claim to in this area. The greatest challenge for the consumer is controlling their personal information online and ensuring it is well managed to their preferences (Pratt. Conger, 2009). Marketers who give consumer control over their data in this way will…… [Read More]
Data storage for today's businesses [...] why a business has separate databases and a data warehouse, and why it does not have just one large database for all its data, both current and historical. Data warehouses help staff evaluate specific data more effectively, and bring together large amounts of data that might not be easily accessible in one massive database.
Storage of Data
The storage of data for today's businesses is a complicated issue, compounded by the need to access data quickly, while still ensuring the data is easily accessible to the staff that need it, and can be combined to utilize all the data from several single databases that might not be easily mined and evaluated from database to database. Keeping separate databases along with a data warehouse makes good business sense for a number of reasons.
One of the main reasons many businesses utilize data warehousing is to…… [Read More]
When it comes to strategic information management, there are many options that a company has. Data mining, data warehousing, and the various OLAP options are only some of the tools that can be used, but they are three of the most important - if they are used correctly. Because there are several options with OLAP it is very versatile and most companies can find a way to make it work for them so that they can quickly get the answers that they are looking for and help to keep their company moving forward. The other two business intelligence tools, data mining and data warehousing, are also very important, but like any of the other tools there are contributions that they offer and drawbacks that they have. The key to using them all effectively is getting a good understanding of what they can bring to an organization and what they…… [Read More]
functions of an information system. List and describe three types of enterprise systems.
he four basic functions of an information system are gathering data, storing data, processing that data into information, and outputting the information (O'Leary & O'Leary, 2008). he system has to be able to collect data, or have the data placed into it, or it does not have anything with which it can work and with which it can provide output information after an analysis takes place. Storing data is a big part of what an information system does, because the data is important and must not be lost. A system that could not store data would not be valuable to a company for collection and retention of data (O'Leary & O'Leary, 2008). Once the data has been collected and stored, it can then be analyzed in order to draw conclusions from it based on the type of…… [Read More]
Impediments to Integration of Business Analytics With Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management Data
Impediments to Integration of Business Analytics
The consumer is out to emphasize that 'he is the king'. Accordingly, his demands for enhanced quality and timely deliveries of the products' order by them has revolutionized the management gurus to evolve new business strategies to enhance the intensity of coordination and communication between the seller and the consumer. Two key business strategies that have evolved from this exercise are business intelligence and knowledge management, which have contributed effectively to the progression of new and competent management strategies. Great benefits have also been achieved in for form of cost reduction, thereby increasing the sales and profitability of the organization.
Information routing is a critical link between the production department up to the client and the optimal course of production steps are directly related to business intelligence and knowledge…… [Read More]
high quality (error-Free) data entry.
Data entry is a vital part of a number of businesses. As such, it has to be of the highest quality and error-free. While there is generally no guarantee that data can be 100% error-free all the time, the more any data avoids errors the more likely the company will be to provide its customer with a good experience (Kos, Kosar, & Mernik, 2012). Additionally, companies that have data errors can end up in trouble because they are using the wrong details to make decisions about what they can and should be doing to move their business forward. If a company is not focused on entering data in a way that is free from errors (and omissions), that company can get a reputation as being sloppy and not well-prepared to handle its business and its customers (Kos, Kosar, & Mernik, 2012). Consumers who provide data…… [Read More]
trouble with Philadelphia's water billing system is a technical problem or a people problem? Why?
From the case study it is at first difficult to separate the two and decide whether the issue rests mainly with the people involved or the system. The people who developed the system did not anticipate using it for such a broad application, so they are responsible for not preparing the system for such an application before they tried to use it. The system itself cannot handle the complex load required of a water billing system to the 500,000 customers that reside in Philadelphia. In the end, it seems more likely that this was "operator error" more than something that was wrong with the system itself. This will become apparent in the following discussion.
The first group of people who made an error were the city officials who did not conduct an adequate amount of…… [Read More]
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 there has been a significant effort to protect America from any further terrorist attacks. The purpose of this discussion is to examine the U.S. National Security Agency's ability to identify and monitor the communications of terrorists and prevent terrorism from occuring. The research will also investigate how the implications of employing these techniques for foreign intelligence surveillance suggests that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ("FISA") is inadequate in addressing recent technological developments. These developments include the transition from circuit-based to packet-based communications; the globalization of communications infrastructure; and the development of automated monitoring techniques, including data mining and traffic analysis. The research will also focus on how FISA is challenged by technological developments.
The Monitoring of Communications
The National Security agency was created to "protect U.S. national security systems and to produce foreign signals intelligence information." The strategic plan of the…… [Read More]
In the event that Myra decides to expand her business, portability becomes more important. However in this situation portability is not as important due to the single location and the access to cloud technology.
There is not much security risk in this approach to the problem. Beautician scheduling is not regarded as a high risk activity.
Names and time are all that are really needed in this software. As long as that quality is fine, there are no problems with this area.
Once again the lack of a need for high security denotes the lack of importance of this area. Authentication is not that important since the scheduling software is more like a common good to be used by all.
Only basic encryption is needed in a software application such as this. There is no reasonable excuse for any…… [Read More]
In modern terminology, and for foreign policy, political science and international law, crimes against humanity are any atrocious act committed on a large scale. They can be prosecuted in most any Federal Court ystem, depending on where they occurred and which population was part of the criminal activity. The implication for international law is that crimes against humanity are subject to universal jurisdiction, which means that tates can exercise their own jurisdiction regardless of where the crime was committed, and that all tates also have the obligation and duty to assist each other in the defense of these sorts of activities. It is also important to note that no human, regardless of affiliation, is immune from prosecution, even heads of state, and on person can plead a defense as obeying orders.
Part 3 -- Is it legally justified to invade/occupy another country in the name of arresting/hitting terrorists? International cooperation…… [Read More]
This makes it easier for investigators to identify connections by clicking on a particular item in the three-dimensional link.
The difficulties of this process of proving such a chain indicates the importance of creating steps that can help companies simplify the task of conducting a computer forensic investigation, should one ever be required. The article stresses that the most important step is to ensure that network logging devices are turned on, even though these devices use disk space and processor time. If they are turned off, investigations can become impossible. Closing any unneeded ports on the company firewall and patching systems regularly, are also helpful.
This article paints an overall benign portrait of law enforcement, zealously protecting user privacy and safety. It demonstrates how an apparently invisible crime can be rendered visible through the use of technology, and both the law and law enforcement's attempts to stay one step ahead…… [Read More]
Lastly differentiating on the extent of experience our customers have had with Internet-based software is useful in defining how much extra time is necessary for software application training.
Discuss your efforts to create customer intimacy.
As our company relies intensively on long-term relationships with customers, taking a very active approach to creating customer intimacy is critical to our business. Our approach is to first concentrate on total accountability for our software by having our CEO visit each and every customer just after an installation to show a high degree of support and accountability. Next, we offer each customer the opportunity to join a customer advisory council specific to their industry and special interests. At present there are three customer advisory councils which give customers an opportunity to discuss their concerns, interested in new product ideas and see what is presently in development.
How will you customize your offering for particular…… [Read More]
Build an expectation model through the focus groups that will be used for Step 2 (below).
Using data from the focus groups, further hone the CVM approach to a dual qualitative and quantitative approach to very select clients (database will be purchased); send out survey with goal of at least 10% returns. Provide small incentive (cash, coupon or gift card approach to encourage participation).
Analyze data, use data to rehone the value relationship that these clients want, encouraging feedback for future strategic decisions (Farace, 2007).
Conclusions - Value means many things to many people at all income and demographic / psychographic levels. Certainly, no one wants to pay more than they have to for a particular project. However, certain items flow well into good value, CarnivorTrue, being ideal. If we use a CVM value table for the product, we find that Watts' ideas are valid and with research focus, appropriate…… [Read More]
Accordingly, Browder notes that "the discipline of public administration has little sense of its historical circumstances and constantly re-issues 'new' calls for science and rigour. Instead, we must focus more research on critical, historically-based studies." (p. 1) Browder argues that the insertion of administrative evil into such discussions provides just such a basis for consideration.
The key scholars of importance in this discussion are Adams & Balfour, whose 1998 text Unmasking Administrative Evil is identified as the seminal work on the subject by Dubnick & Justice. Indeed, Adams & Balfour have continued to examine these issues, resolving as recently as 2007 that "the ethical framework within a technical rational system thus posits the primacy of an abstract, utility-maximizing individual, while binding leaders and professionals to organizations in ways that make them into reliable conduits for the dictates of legitimate authority, which is no less legitimate when it happens…… [Read More]
Boss I think someone stole our customers
Flayton Electronics Case Study
Brett Flayton, CEO of Flayton Electronics, is facing the most critical crisis of his career when it is discovered that 1,500 of 10,000 transactions have been compromised through an unprotected wireless link in the real-time inventory management system. Brett has to evaluate his obligation to let customers know of the massive leak of private data, define a communication strategy that would notify customers across all states of the potential security breach, and also evaluate the extent to which the Flayton Electronics' brand has been damaged in the security breach. In addition, steps that the company can take in the future to avert such a massive loss of customer data also needs to be defined and implemented.
Assessing the Obligations to Customers vs. Keeping It Quiet
Ethically, Brett Flayton has a responsibility to tell the customers immediately of the security…… [Read More]
Moreover, EBSCO, U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, PubMed, and Sage Publication databases also contain thousands of research articles on the TEDs, DVT, Pulmonary Embolism, Anti-Embolism Stockings and the safe use of TEDs within the clinical units.
To identify the articles and research papers relevant to the study, the paper uses the keywords to search for data from the database and the keywords include:
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT )
TEDs (thromboembolic disease stockings)
PE (Pulmonary Embolism).
TEDs Anti-Embolism Stockings
Prevention of DVT,
The goal of using the keywords is to search the articles and research papers relevant to the study. When the author submits the keywords to the database, numerous articles come out from the database and the study only selects the articles that relevant to complete this study. Using the relevant search strategies, the author has been able to source for the quality research papers to…… [Read More]
Predictive policing is a trend that uses technology to predict hot crime spots and send police to the area before a crime is committed. By using data mining and crime mapping, police are deployed to areas based on statistical probability and geospatial predictions. This technology is based on the same technology used by businesses to predict sales trends and customer behavior patterns. Now, police departments can use the same technology to predict crime patterns and work to reduce crime in their area.
Predictive policing is putting officers where crimes are more likely to occur. "…it generates projections about which areas and windows of time are at highest risk for future crimes by analyzing and detecting patterns in years of past crime data." (Goode) The data mining generates projections using past crime data to analyze which areas and the time of the day, week, or month, etc. that crime is likely…… [Read More]
A lot of companies are resorting to marketing one-to-one or concentrating on a narrow niche. For this reason, the respective corporations find it preferable to make use of direct communication with their clients who are typically a small targeted group that are considered after much thought. Direct communication helps the companies in obtaining a quick feedback from the clients that quickens the pace of their decision making. Over the years, the paradigm of direct communication has come a long way because of the dramatic evolutions in technologies and because of the introduction of new marketing media, particularly the usage of Internet.
Direct mailing and electronic catalogs, facilitated by Internet technologies have allowed for the implementation of models related to direct marketing (Jonker, Piersma, & Potharst, 2006; Liao & Chen, 2004; 2011). esearchers in the past have made use of direct communication as a model of complete business or…… [Read More]
76). As automation increasingly assumes the more mundane and routine aspects of work of all types, Drucker was visionary in his assessment of how decisions would be made in the years to come. "In the future," said Drucker, "it was possible that all employment would be managerial in nature, and we would then have progressed from a society of labor to a society of management" (Witzel, p. 76). The first tasks of the manager, then, are to coordinate an organization's resources and provide a viable framework in which they can be used to produce goods and services effectively and efficiently. The second set of tasks concern guidance and control. In Drucker's view, this role is almost entirely proactive: "Economic forces set limits to what a manager can do. They create opportunities for management's action. But they do not by themselves dictate what a business is or what it does" (Drucker,…… [Read More]
Enterprise vs. Departmental CM
Comparing Departmental and Enterprise Information Systems
Customer elationship Management (CM) Teams in Cincom Systems
It is paradoxical that the majority of enterprise software companies today have highly fragmented Information Systems (IS) departments with one entire series of departments dedicated to enterprise computing and a second, to specific departments or divisions. As enterprise software systems, specifically in the areas of enterprise CM are organized to ensure a very high level of data fidelity across departments, there is a conflicting set of priorities for ensuring real-time response to prospective customer requests (Power, 2009). Not only are the differences in enterprise-wide information systems significant in terms of the real-time vs. batch-oriented nature of their information needs, they also vary significantly in terms of the analytics used to evaluate their performance (Power, 2009). At Cincom Systems, these conflicts are accentuated by the speed of new product introductions in their five…… [Read More]