September/October 2014

StatSoft scores Hurwitz "Victor" award

StatSoft and Statistica have been recognized in yet another prominent analyst report.

In the 2014 Hurwitz Victory Index Report for Advanced Analytics, StatSoft (now a part of Dell Software) earned a Leader ranking in "Go-to-Market Strength" and Victor in "Customer Experience Strength."

This year, StatSoft received the highest number of responses in the online customer survey. The report’s vendor assessment also notes a positive outlook for StatSoft as a Dell Software company.

"When it comes to advanced analytics, Hurwitz & Associates [ranks] among the industry’s preeminent third-party analyst firms, and we’re proud and excited to have earned the respect of this trusted industry advisor," said John K. Thompson, Dell Software executive director and StatSoft general manager.

The Hurwitz Victory Index Report for Advanced Analytics is compiled by Hurwitz & Associates, a market research and analyst firm. It scores vendor performance across four dimensions: vision, viability, validity and value. Each dimension measures important components of a vendor’s overall ability to deliver innovative solutions, outstanding customer service, and the business and technical value customers demand.

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Statistica thought leaders in the mix

StatSoft subject matter experts keep busy, staying abreast of current trends with big and small data, predictive software, and real-world analytics solutions. And they frequently comment in industry publications, professional forums and blogs. Here’s a roundup of some of their recent articles.

Turning Synergy into Momentum: Dell, StatSoft and the First 100 Days
by John K. Thompson, GM for Advanced Analytics
This Dell community post outlines the different ways in which Dell Software Group has continued to build momentum in the analytics space following the acquisition of StatSoft earlier this year.

Big Data and the Midmarket: Identifying and Overcoming the Top Challenges
by Joanna Schloss, business intelligence and analytics evangelist
This post on The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) site examines three key obstacles blocking midmarket companies from successful big data initiatives.

Controlling weather with a hammer?
by Paul Lewicki, executive director of Dev Engineering, and Thomas Hill, executive director of Analytics
This article presents the thoughts of StatSoft’s co-founders regarding what they see as current trends driving the growth of predictive and advanced analytics.

New video: "The Big Data Economy: How to Compete and Win With Analytics"

As a Statistica user, you already know how our analytics platform can help you be more productive with your day-to-day projects and business initiatives. By its very nature, predictive analytics — and Dell Statistica — can take business intelligence to an entirely new level, providing outcomes that used to be the stuff of dreams. The global implications are explored in this video.

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Dell World and Dell World User Forum coming soon

Register now for Dell World (Nov. 4–6) or Dell World User Forum (Nov. 4–7) and bring a colleague in your organization for free. Take advantage of this great offer until Nov. 4, 2014.

  • Dell World User Forum focuses on customer education with technical breakout sessions and hands-on labs as well as a few keynote sessions. IT managers and systems administrators can expect great endpoint systems management (ESM) content and hands-on SonicWALL sessions, as well as other content related to identity and access management (IAM), data protection, enterprise mobility management (EMM) and more. Plus, all user forum attendees get free access to Dell World general IT track sessions, keynotes, expo sessions and the welcome party.
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How to unstack and stack data in Statistica

Statistica offers options to perform unstacking or stacking of data files to make them more suitable for statistical analysis. The general operation or restructuring of data is similar to a cross-tabulation of values (given certain categorical variables). Krista Beasley, Dell Statistica’s technical support manager, walks you through some basic scenarios to show you how simple it is to rearrange your data according to your needs.

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Meanwhile, many of our other popular how-to articles are enjoying a fresh, new look as Dell Software tech briefs. Check out the latest updates:

Upcoming training at Tulsa HQ

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