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    Vanguard's Four Stages

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    Large Scale Ambition While Vanguard recognizes the importance of robust analytics, none of the company’s key initiatives have been centered on analytical capabilities. Still, as a largely virtual company (retail clients are rarely given the occasion to meet with representatives face-to-face) the opportunity is obvious. However, Vanguard remains committed to meeting client needs through more traditional means like expanding call centers rather than turning certain business functions over to analytics enabled automation. Stages It is difficult to say how Vanguard approached analytics before I arrived. What I have seen is the company progress from Stage 2 to stage 3. Since I have spent my entire career in the retail investor division, my perspective will be based on that part of the business. I believe this will be sufficient for the purpose of this paper given the division alone has about 5,500 employees and manages $1.9T in assets and accurately reflects the position of the overall organization. Stage 2 Competing on Analytics describes Stage 2 competitors as possessing…

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    As children, we are raised to believe that everyday objects we perceive are existent, for the simple fact that we can see them. However, as one gets older, it is only natural for topics such as these to be brought into question. The inquiry of whether physical objects exist is not a new topic of discussion. Philosophers have been tussling with this argument of reality V.S appearance for centuries. One of the most notable was Bertrand Russell’s argument on this topic. The Problems of Philosophy…

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    Life Sciences and Healthcare) utilize analytics to gain a understanding of business trends and opportunity. The Life Sciences and Healthcare (LSH) market segment has been more receptive to participating in online sales transactions and are major purchasers of safety products. Airgas regional offices that support the LSH have a great interest in obtaining and utilizing web data and sales information to support marketing efforts. The Airgas Interactive unit (responsible for the Airgas.com web…

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    Zenith Case Study

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    In building on what we learned, with the help of IT we established a sales and operations planning (S&OP) dashboard. One key element in this, not to be overlooked, as this was the first enterprise-wide analytics system implemented, whereas the roadmap was all departmentalized spreadsheets which were prone to errors. Data was compiled at the SKU level which allowed us to identify how product categories were performing at each customer. POS data that came in via electronic data interface (EDI)…

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    UMPhysicians’ ability to compete on analytics is fairly high among academic healthcare systems. Our ability is directly fed by our position held on these matters – to win out by employing analytics toward an end or two – patient satisfaction, provider satisfaction. Even though our analytical products/tools have been licensed and purchased at rather “vanilla” levels (as described by our COO of Revenue Cycle and others involved in their purchase) our data analysts themselves compensate for any…

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    in Web analytics gives sound foundations to the implementations of client business related web sites and how it is useful to the all kinds of companies to improve their business decisions in optimized cost thru applying the 10/90 rule” with an example in the coming essay. Initially all the companies follow this 10/90 rule because 10/90 Rule is utilized to achieve an unselfish accomplishment in the web Analytics. Different studies have pointed out that while every one of the organizations have…

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    Three Dimensional Space

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    In this project I will talk about curves in three space, also known as curves in three dimensional space or 3 - D. Many of us are familiar with two dimensional space or 2- D. It is called two dimension space because it has two axes: the x-axes and the y-axes. Three dimensional space is represented by the symbol it is called three dimensional space because three axes are used to draw, and the three axes are: x, y, and z. Figure 01: Standard axes of 3 dimensions This is the standard axes…

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    was created as a portal to give details about the institute and the various services it offers. Even though the website was created, it was not an analytically powered website. Understanding the importance of an analytically powerful website and acknowledging the advantages that we can get with knowledge of the performance of the website, in February 2016, we connected the website for Edge consultancy to google analytics. Innovation has complimented us with numerous progressions and one of the…

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    Scenario Thinking

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    Fear of the future is one phobia that every so often gets a grip of us all. Wilkinson continues to assert, "We look out into the future, trying our best to make wise decisions, only to find ourselves staring into the teeth of ferocious and widespread uncertainties. If only everything didn't depend on, well, everything else. How do we decide what kind of career path to pursue when it's not clear what industries will exist in 10 or 15 years? How do we plan our children's education when we can't…

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    Hand Graph Lab

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    Questions: Answer all questions given What kind of relationship did you see in your D vs T graphs (both hand and computer)? Do these relationships make sense? Explain! In the distance versus time graph for the hand graph, there is an exponential increase the in the distance traveled; as time progresses, the distance the car travels increases a little more, as the slope is not a straight line, but instead slopes upwards, with slopes later in the line being steeper than the slopes before. What…

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