Shannon V Reinmiller

  • Shannon V Reinmiller posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Being a Risk Management and Insurance Major as well, I completely agree with you Danielle. I thinking adding the MIS minor is useful application in the insurance industry to understand better ways to analyze data, and make more accurate conclusions. I also did not understand how detailed the information behind data really is when working with it…[Read more]

  • Shannon V Reinmiller posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    A business question that could be answered through the use of clustering is if a company such as TicketMaster, or Stubhub wants to determine what type of individuals are purchasing tickets to certain concerts. In this scenario you could have groups by age to determine what type of crowds are being dragged in depending on the artist performing. A…[Read more]

  • Shannon V Reinmiller posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    A business question that a decision could be used to answer would be whether a person will or will not purchase auto insurance. The insurance company can gather data from individuals who are likely to purchase insurance and those who are not. Some factors they would use to determine the outcome, would be age, gender, how many cars they have,…[Read more]

  • Shannon V Reinmiller posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    A few companies that use R are Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft. Facebook uses R for behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google uses R for advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter is using R for data visualization and semantic clustering. Finally Microsoft acquired Revolution R and they use…[Read more]

  • Shannon V Reinmiller posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    After taking a look at the website and searching my home address, it was eye opening to see what occurs in your surrounding areas. I believe you can conclude the data presented on Spotcrime would be OLAP/Pivot Table, because the information presented is from the past and it gives you basic facts. There is no explanation for the data, if reasoning…[Read more]

  • Shannon V Reinmiller posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    An example of data being represented in two different sources is the difference of dollars and euros. If you are spread-sheeting the revenues of companies that operate both in the US and Europe some may have entries pertaining to their overall revenue in Euros as compared to dollars. The best way to solve this issue would be to simply choose which…[Read more]

  • Shannon V Reinmiller posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Ami, I found the infographic of company logos really interesting as well and caught my attention the most. It was cool to see what the original logo looked like and how it has evolved overtime to something consumers easily recognize and associate with on a daily basis. I agree that the infographic is easy to read and follow without reading the…[Read more]

  • Shannon V Reinmiller posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    An an example of a join could be when you work for a car repair shop. One table could have the customers information that could be joined with the repair man who worked on the car. This would identify who worked on the customers car, if a problem ever a rises they can track who was responsible for fixing the repairs.

  • Shannon V Reinmiller posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Dianna I agree with you! I as well find myself getting tripped over whether or not a relationship has an attribute. Sometimes it is very unclear as to whether or not a description in the problem statement is being related specially to an entity or if it is apart of a relationship. I think your advice is something I will definitely use in the…[Read more]

  • Shannon V Reinmiller posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Over the summer when I was interning for an employee benefits broker, I had the chance to rotate through different departments. One department that utilized raw data and turned it into information for the other departments in the company was their call center. Clients’ employee were able to call in and ask questions in regards to their current…[Read more]

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