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Seth Grimes is an analytics strategy consultant with Alta Plana and organizes the Sentiment Analysis Symposium. Follow him on Twitter at @sethgrimes
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posted in February 2007

Can Open Source Apps Find Strength in Numbers?

2/16/2007
Observations I drew from this week's LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit are that (1) location does matter, in both physical and market space and (2) some people have a strange notion of what constititues an IT solution. The interesting news at the summit was the annoucement of a new Open Solutions Alliance. But I'll get to that after first explaining my point on strange notions.

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SAS BI: Solid or Stolid?

2/14/2007
I agree with Gartner's assessment that "SAS offers the most comprehensive BI platform in the industry" with unmatched advanced analytics. My experience with the company's products over the years has rewarded my confidence. Yet Gartner also reports that SAS BI software is perceived as lacking usability. I agree with that assessment, too, and I've welcomed SAS efforts to counter it.

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Defining Text Analytics

2/8/2007
I've been writing and speaking on text analytics for years. This work led to a recent call from Philip Russom, an analyst at The Data Warehousing Institute, who invited me to contribute my take on text analytics, in six sentences or fewer, for a forthcoming report on the subject. I failed. I took eight sentences, but I thought I'd share the lot with you.

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