20 04, 2017

Machine Learning—too good to be true?

By | 2017-04-20T12:54:16+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Azure Machine Learning (AML)|0 Comments

A successful day at Olympia going over the wonders and practicality of machine learning! Developers create software to solve problems. Fixed problems can be solved with fixed solutions. But what happens when we run into dynamic problems? We need dynamic solutions! That’s where machine learning comes in. Machine learning is a method of data [...]

5 04, 2017

If Goldilocks had Advanced Analytics

By | 2017-04-05T10:25:35+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Data Science|0 Comments

There is a lot of talk about advanced analytics these days. The onslaught of marketing around predictive analytics and machine learning is creating a virtual ‘gold rush’ of IT organizations scrambling to understand how they can get that edge promised by advanced analytics. The problem is that most people don’t really understand what advanced analytics [...]

16 03, 2017

Unlock Your Data, Tell the Future, and Transform Your Organization with Machine Learning

By | 2017-03-16T11:55:48+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Data Science, Reporting|0 Comments

Everyone is talking about machine learning, but what is it? Why is it needed? And how will it improve your organization? Your organization collects data – sales data, customer data, and competitor data. Machine learning unlocks this goldmine of information, providing you with a way to make informed decisions, faster than ever before. Predictive analytics [...]

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 [...]

9 11, 2016

Machine Learning for the Rest of Us

By | 2016-11-09T15:10:16+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Data Science, Reporting, SQL Server|1 Comment

Machine learning. Everyone is talking about it, but most have no idea what it is or why it is needed. Machine learning may seem like magic, but if one does not know where to start they can quickly get lost. All organizations have a need for predictive analytics because it allows for quicker and better decision [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1 09, 2015

You say "Cortana", I say "Cortana" (or, how do you pronounce 'Cortana'?)

By | 2015-09-01T09:34:36+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Tools|0 Comments

We’re all about Cortana Analytics.  We’re excited about what it can do for your business.  But, before I get into that, let’s address the elephant in the room.  What is the correct way to pronounce the name, Cortana? If you have an Xbox then you’ve undoubtedly play HALO and are familiar with Cortana, the AI [...]

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 [...]