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Divya
Manickam

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Sr. Product Specialist
March 26, 2015

It’s no secret that big money...and Big Data...go into March Madness. The Chicago Tribune estimates that college basketball is the fastest-growing fantasy sport, and they aren’t wrong--NCAA fantasy could have grown up to 10 times what it was two years ago. But this isn’t the only “big” data point involved in NCAA basketball--the game has recently turned to analytics, and it’s leaning on the strength of the data more than ever.

Basketball fans (and coaches) have become...

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Greg
Mariani
Customer Success Manager
March 25, 2015

When thinking about how to get value from your data, begin with the end in mind. There are no easy analytics projects, and when difficulties arise, a clear understanding of why the project is important will provide guidance for decision-making, alignment among all teams involved, and peace of mind that the problems are worth solving. To that end, below are four secrets of when envisioning how your company’s data will lead to actionable insights.

1. Keep your eye on the prize:...

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Jeff
Sinclair

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Senior Manager, Go to Market Technology at Atlassian
March 17, 2015

Atlassian is all about teams. From big teams to small teams, distributed to centralized, our great joy is to bring team members together to communicate, collaborate, and advance humanity through the power of software. Atlassian’s team is more than 1300 strong, which often makes sharing insights a challenge.

Being a data-driven organization, we started with humble beginnings, by rolling out a homegrown reporting solution to our entire global company. Our original solution was a complex network of SQL queries embedded in our internal...

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Divya
Manickam

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Sr. Product Specialist
March 12, 2015

Like many basketball fans, I was anxiously awaiting Sunday night, when the NCAA releases the March Madness matchups for this year. Unlike many fans, though, the source of my excitement was the ability to capture this crucial data.

Instead of trusting predictions from statisticians like Nate Silver, this year I’ve decided to become my own college basketball data analyst. How will I do this? I’m using the GDI (GoodData Index, based on GoodData’s Insights Network™)...

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