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19 04, 2017

Soon I’m Going to be Out of a Job…

By | 2017-04-19T10:03:30+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Advanced Analytics|0 Comments

Advanced analytics is becoming easier and easier to implement in the cloud. Microsoft has made many of its machine learning models available to you through API calls. In fact, you can spin up a Microsoft Cognitive Services API from your Azure Portal in minutes. There is no overhead to manage or model to re-train, just [...]

8 02, 2017

Curious About Using Predictive Analytics for your Marketing Efforts?

By | 2017-02-08T10:33:49+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Data Science, Reporting|0 Comments

If you’re not using predictive analytics to inform your marketing efforts, you need to check out our Modern Marketing solution in the Power BI Partner Showcase! There you will be able to interact with our Modern Marketing dashboard to uncover hidden insights. The first page of reports is a general overview of the business value [...]

23 03, 2016

Power BI: It's Easy to Get Started!

By | 2016-03-23T13:36:11+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Azure, Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

This post is for those of you who have heard about Power BI but haven’t had a chance to explore it yet. You probably know there is value in your data and want to display it graphically. You may even have some great charts already built out but you need had hoc reporting. Maybe you [...]

10 02, 2016

Super Bowl 50 – The Way a Nerd Sees it

By | 2016-02-10T12:22:18+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Data Science, Reporting, Tools|0 Comments

How did you feel about the Denver Broncos winning Super Bowl 50? Never mind, I already know, or have a pretty good idea at least. That’s because at Northwest Cadence, we built out an engine in Microsoft Azure to analyze tweets in real-time then display the results on a Power BI dashboard. This means when [...]

2 12, 2015

Azure Machine Learning

By | 2015-12-02T16:04:38+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

Competitive businesses already know about the advantages of machine learning – taking data they already have and turning it into meaningful, actionable predictions. They use it for all sorts of things like product recommendations, customer churn analysis, fraud detection, etc. In this webcast Steve and I take a different approach and use my Fitbit data [...]

22 09, 2015

Azure Event Hub: A Vignette – Part Three of the Cortana Cadence Series

By | 2015-09-22T08:20:01+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|Azure, Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

Here at Northwest Cadence, we tackle problems large and small. Sometimes all it takes to solve a vexing problem is a new perspective on an existing component. Let me paint you a picture based on some of our experiences… Our webcast, “A Lap Around Cortana Analytics” clearly made an impact. We were starting to see [...]

16 09, 2015

HDInsight: A Vignette – Part Two of the Cortana Cadence Series

By | 2015-09-16T12:43:34+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

Valuable data insights are more accessible than you might think. Sometimes all it takes is a step back to see how ubiquitous and attainable it really is. Let me paint you a picture based on some of our experiences… I was considered a heretic by everyone in the room. I felt like Galileo standing before [...]

26 08, 2015

Take A Lap Around Cortana Analytics

By | 2015-08-26T08:27:10+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

Steve and I are really excited about Cortana Analytics Suite and I think it really comes across in our webcast. The speed and flexibility Cortana Analytics affords keeps our mind spinning about new and novel ways to use this technology. I mean, in no time at all you can watch Steve put together a Sentiment [...]

21 08, 2015

Azure Data Factory: A Vignette – Part One of the Cortana Cadence Series

By | 2015-08-21T10:30:20+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

We can no longer afford to ignore the data available to us. All too often we collect it, glance at it, then shelve or destroy it. By doing this we are throwing away our competitive advantage. The good news is that as data becomes more ubiquitous, the tools available are becoming more sophisticated. Let me [...]

10 08, 2015

Machine Learning Without the Complexity

By | 2015-08-10T13:37:36+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

Northwest Cadence is excited about the power Cortana Analytics brings to businesses big and small. I am too! But, when I was asked to take the lead with our Cortana Analytics offerings, I didn't know where to begin. The big data and advanced analytics space can be a bit overwhelming. After all, that's what data [...]