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Business Intelligence in Plain Language: A practical guide to Data Mining and Business Analytics Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Adjunct professor at St.Francis University and founder of National Onion Ring Day, Jeremy M. Kolb has a passion for educating people about the changing realities of our evolving world. Having studied Theology and Philosophy in Italy, and Classic Greek Literature and Psychology at Oxford University, Kolb has a unique perspective built from experience. He now works in Chicago for one of the most exciting new companies in the exploding Data Science Industry and writes to help people better understand complex subjects. website: www.applieddatalabs.com Email: Jeremy@applieddatalabs.com

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  • File Size: 1040 KB
  • Print Length: 68 pages
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  • Publisher: Applied Data Labs Inc.; 2 edition (September 30, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 30, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009K7INOY
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Adjunct professor at St.Francis University and founder of National Onion Ring Day, Jeremy M. Kolb has a passion for educating people about the changing realities of our evolving world. Having studied Theology and Philosophy in Italy, and Classic Greek Literature and Psychology at Oxford University, Kolb has a unique perspective built from experience. He now works in Chicago and writes to help people better understand complex subjects.

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With all of the hoopla over Big Data, it is nice to see the author step back and cover the basics of Business Intelligence. The book has a lot of stories that help explain the sometimes complex topic of BI and is even an easy fast read. But, don't let that fool you, it still covers topics such as Outlier Detection, Pattern Recognition, ETL, and more...

But, don't stop with just reading the book, there is also some great learning in the appendices.

Overall, I enjoyed this fast read and I think it is a good foundational book on Business Intelligence.
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Business Intelligence in Plain Language is a great start to understanding and implementing data analysis. This is an overlooked tool in many small businesses, and this book offers an overview of the concepts contained in business intelligence (BI), walking the reader through implementation on BI in their business. Chapters 2 and 5 are well worth the price of the book alone. I appreciated the examples of real life implementation of BI in the business world, allowing me to grasp what exactly BI is able to do in both the large-scale industrial sector and small business arena. This book is a great start to learning how to use data to grow your business.
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This is a clearly written book suitable for anyone who is clueless about BI and would like a less intimidating/technical introduction. It's an easy read written in a conversatonal style (took less than a hour to finish). However, I find that it was not able to drive home the significance of BI, or data for that matter, in key decisions in business or society. They could have offered it free, because half the time, I felt like I was reading their company's collateral. For those with some knowledge of BI, this might not satisfy.
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I really enjoyed this little book. It was well-written (though the appendix of the current edition could use some light editing) and it presented the concepts in an easy to digest manner. The examples and wording of the explanations were excellent for a primer, and on a level that you rarely encounter. I highly recommend it to anyone who needs a quick way to get their feet wet, as it will introduce you in a pleasant and effective way to the material. It was a very quick read that I think anyone would find accessible. I also found their website to be surprisingly informative and interesting, and I learned some new things that aided my comprehension of certain topics.

It is highly unusual to find technical topics presented in such a well-designed way, so this was a refreshing surprise. I wish other writers and publishers would pay attention! I will most likely purchase any new titles they produce in the future.
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Jeremy really hits the nail on the head in his great overview of what BI is in the world today. A concise overview of all the major key terms one would need to know when planning a BI solution for the workplace of just wanting to understand better what all the BI buzzwords are all about. Good read to get you up to speed on what it's all about!
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Dont bother with this so called book. Its more of a pamphlet describing in very simplified context of what Business Intelligence and Data is all about in today's corporate environments.
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By Ji on August 18, 2014
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Delivery of info is good... Especially to those new in BI/DW.
But the info is very limited. You can finish everything in an hour. Just like a white paper.
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I liked this book! Years ago when visible record computers were being introduced into companies I worked for Burroughs Machines selling and installing accounting, costing and other management systems. Today we call it Business Intelligence. So many of my customers improved their company's bottom line by being able to analyse which products were selling to which kind of customers, which customers bought Product A and so might buy Product B, etc. After I left the computer business I worked with many small businesses where the owner knew very little about data, never mind data analysis. This quick-read book would have saved them (and me) a lot of time and effort. It's well written in every-day language. It has a little humor and a lot of good, hard, basic info in it - and you get an additional free report as a gift. buy the book.
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