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The Risks of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

Spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis; and while they are incredibly useful tools, they are useful only to a certain point. When used for a task they're not designed to perform, or for a task at or beyond the limit of their capabilities, spreadsheets can actually be dangerous. This paper presents some points you should consider if you use, or plan to use, a spreadsheet to perform statistical analysis. It also describes an alternative that in many cases will be more suitable.
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Five Limitations of Spreadsheet Analysis

If you're looking for an alternative to using spreadsheets, take a few minutes to check out our game, The Limitations of Spreadsheet Analysis. You will find out how easy it is to carry out your analytical tasks with IBM SPSS Statistics...and have fun doing it!
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10 Ways to Build Better CRM Processes

Most businesses see the value in CRM and ERP. When implemented properly, these platforms can enable better sales, more efficient marketing, and drive both top line and bottom line revenue growth. Getting there however, is a challenge. This IT Managers' Journal is designed to give IT managers and business leaders 10 steps that can help them transform CRM into a winning solution for revenue growth and business efficiency. Read this ITMJ and discover how IT and business management can work together to realize real, demonstrable ROI.
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Cognos Enterprise in Action

See what's new and exciting in Cognos Enterprise. The overview is an animated video about the Cognos family and others are demonstrations of enhanced features.
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Business Analytics and Data Quality, Big Data, Strategy and Visualization

Based on observations and conversations with clients, Gartner has identified five "hot" trends related to business intelligence: data quality, mobile BI, big data hype, BI strategy and visualization and has made recommendations for addressing these trends to meet changes that are coming in BI in the next few years. IBM Business Analytics software provides solutions and services that can help you follow their recommendations. Learn about these solutions and how they can help you address their trends.
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BI and BA: Smarter Products, Smarter Buyers

Business Analytics/Intelligence have earned reputations as "difficult" and risky to implement. Applications of this sort classically required complex integration across numerous working systems and data repositories AND a (usually long) period of customization. Learn how and why your colleagues are focusing efforts to access and analyze data in new, lighter, more agile, web-oriented ways that enable self-service by experienced analysts and end users.
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