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Black Oak Analytics Data Scientist Daniel Pullen earns Ph.D. in Integrated Computing

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Daniel Pullen graduates with prestigious Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock  Little Rock, ARK. — Black Oak Analytics, a growing data and analytics company, is proud to announce that data scientist Daniel Pullen has earned his Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from UALR this May.  The company, founded in 2007, is dedicated to partnering with their clients to help …

What’s in a Name?

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  The above video presents popular baby names for US states from 1910 to 2014, starting with girl names. In 1910, the records show that Mary was the top female name and this continues to 2014, where Emma reigns supreme. Unsurprisingly John is the #1 name in 1910, but by 2014 it had dropped off the top 10 entirely. In …

Take Our Word for It: Deduplicating Data Points Becomes More Important as You Grow

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You have reams of data few people have looked at, no time allocated to clean it and not enough space to store it. Does this sound familiar? If you own or work in a small, growing company, these may be challenges you face every day, and they are only going to become bigger as your company expands. To counter this …

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Entity Resolution or Identity Resolution? Here Is How We Distinguish the Two.

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By Dr. John R. Talburt Does your organization use data for analytics? Are you trying to? Does your company use internal and/or external data for marketing campaigns, cross sell opportunities or customer analysis of any kind? If your business, institution, or organization is involved in the process of data management or data integration, key people in the organization should understand …

4 Facts About Entity Resolution That Should Keep You Up at Night

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Entity resolution is the vital process of identifying, grouping, and linking digital records. For example, you may have several different versions of your name, address, and phone number in different locations. Entity resolution software for big data simplifies this information. Yet the process is not easy, and can easily go awry. Here are four facts about entity resolution that may …

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Newsflash: Data Governance Is Not Just an IT Problem

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Poor data can affect an organization at every level. Supply-chain management, e-commerce, enterprise systems and CRM all rely on accurate and complete data to operate at a high level. But often, data governance strategy is perceived to be an IT tool. In reality, poor data affects every department. Poor data means missed sales opportunities, forgotten discounts for orders, inaccurate job …

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Why We Aren’t Writing a ‘2017 Big Data Trends’ Think Piece

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Moving Past Trends If you are looking for theory and conjecture concerning your data, you can find it quite easily. There is no shortage of people claiming to know the “latest big data trends of 2017.” But do they really help you in moving forward with your data in 2017, or will you just be right back at square one six months …

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Do You Know How Many Customers You Really Have?

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Without proper customer master data management, it can be difficult to determine the scale and type of client that you have or that you wish to acquire. One of the major problems with tracking customers is trying to determine how to improve poor data quality: without data that is clean and accurate, a company faces communications bottlenecks that can eventually …

The Identity Matching Process of Entity Resolution Explained

Why and How: The Identity Matching Process of Entity Resolution Explained

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The number one issue concerning data quality today is the existence of multiple sources for the same information. When this problem becomes excessive, your organization begins to collect duplicate data, creating multiple identities for the same entity. If your team is not aware of this systematic issue, you could be hindering your own customer service initiatives as well as any …