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New Blog Series: Informationist Best Friend Spotlights on Knowledgent Pets

We at Knowledgent know that it’s just as important to be able to balance our focus on helping improve lives and business through data with time to rest and recharge. With this new series, we’re putting a spotlight on the important best friends who are always there for us and help us relax after a hard day’s work: our pets.

Kicking off this series is our Informationist and Digital Media Manager Kim Booth and her Golden Retriever Krypto! Named after Superman’s dog, Krypto is two years old. He and Kim have been together since he was a puppy. Continue reading New Blog Series: Informationist Best Friend Spotlights on Knowledgent Pets

What’s on Informationist Minh Phan’s Desk?

For our Informationists, their tools of the trade are a critical yet often-overlooked part of the work they do every day for our clients. Each Informationist has his or her own favorite tools for specific types of work. From leading-edge gadgets to oldies-but-goodies, this blog series aims to demystify the tools our Informationists use, why they like to use them, and who makes them.

Following our post with George Pagoulatos, Business Analyst Minh Phan shares what’s on his desk in our Boston office: Continue reading What’s on Informationist Minh Phan’s Desk?

What Microsoft’s Acquisition of Revolution Analytics Means for Big Data

Last week Microsoft announced that it acquired Revolution Analytics to “help customers find big data value with advanced statistical analysis.”

In my view, this is an excellent move. R is one of the most popular software packages around. It’s very much a part of the Big Data phenomenon, used heavily for machine learning and predictive analyticsContinue reading What Microsoft’s Acquisition of Revolution Analytics Means for Big Data

What’s on Informationist George Pagoulatos’ Desk?

For our Informationists, their tools of the trade are a critical yet often-overlooked part of the work they do every day for our clients. Each Informationist has his or her own favorite tools for specific types of work. From leading-edge gadgets to oldies-but-goodies, this blog series aims to demystify the tools our Informationists use, why they like to use them, and who makes them. Continue reading What’s on Informationist George Pagoulatos’ Desk?

Sam Lunny on How to Become a Business Analyst

Want to know what it takes to work in data and analytics? Every other Friday, our own Informationists will share their thoughts, experiences, and advice on what they do and what they did to get there. Expect to see a wide range of answers from individuals in the same lines of work; our Informationists come from all walks of life, which only shows that there’s more than one way to get on the right career track.

Following our post on George Pagoulatos, Business Analyst, this last post in the series features Samantha Lunny, Business Analyst. Sam earned her BS in Business Administration and BA in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She’s worked in New York City, New Jersey, Illinois, Philadelphia, and the greater Boston area in the financial services industry. Continue reading Sam Lunny on How to Become a Business Analyst

Natesan Dhanasekar on How to Become a Big Data Engineer

Want to know what it takes to work in data and analytics? Every other Friday, our own Informationists will share their thoughts, experiences, and advice on what they do and what they did to get there. Expect to see a wide range of answers from individuals in the same lines of work; our Informationists come from all walks of life, which only shows that there’s more than one way to get on the right career track.

Following our last post in this series on Chris Kratochvil, Program Manager, this week’s post features Natesan Dhanasekar. Nat earned his Masters in Computer Applications and has leveraged his Big Data Engineering expertise across the healthcare, insurance, and banking industries in Chennai, India, and in areas of the United States, including Dallas, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis.

Continue reading Natesan Dhanasekar on How to Become a Big Data Engineer