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Analytics in NBA: no longer a secret weapon, but still a very powerful one.

19.4 seconds to play, Miami Heat is down by three points. If they loose the game, San Antonio Spurs will make it 4-2 and will be 2013 NBA’s world champions. Chalmers, Heat’s guard, takes the ball across the field, he’s under pressure and passes the ball to LeBron James, the Heat’s star is behind the …

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World Cup 2018: is football a game to guess or a game to love?

The FIFA World Cup tournament will start soon in Russia, that will host 32 national teams competing for the world title! One of them is Portugal, playing in group B along with Iran and two Mediterranean fellow nations, Spain and Morocco. By this time, football fans are already choosing their favorites and journalists, finding the right …

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Zombies are coming, make sure you get weapons and… information!

Maggie: Give us what you have. Georgie: I’m afraid I can’t do that. I come bearing knowledge to trade… essential knowledge for the future, primarily in my head, and I prefer to keep that where it is. Maggie: You’re trading knowledge… Georgie: That’s what I have. I’ve made the same offer before… Fill the crates, …

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Numbers say that Wimbledon is Federer’s playground

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] July is not a silly-season when it comes to sports. In fact, it’s the month when some of the greatest sport competitions take place and one of them is the Wimbledon Grand Slam. For some players, it’s where magic happens and dreams come true and those ball boys and girls …

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The dark side of Analytics

Analytics are great! Analytics increase organizations profit and enhance our daily life. They help us make better choices, save us time, care about our health and delight us with fantastic discoveries. They are really fun and sexy! But there’s also a dark side for Analytics… Imagine yourself in the shoes of Winston Smith, main character …

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Geoanalytics with Tibco Spotfire: earthquake activity around Lisbon

The famous 1755 earthquake and the fire that followed it devastated the entire Lisbon downtown area. From time to time we hear news about earthquakes around the world, like the one in Amatrice, Italy, and it is a reality that can happen to any of us, so it makes us think: it would be nice to …

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Tibco Spotfire: Training Analytics with footbal data

Has the reduction of clubs in Portuguese league improved competitiveness? At Polarising we challenge people to get to know Tibco Spotfire using available data online and answer their own questions. This way it’s possible to have hands-on experience with the technology and find out that self-service capabilities are one of Tibco Spotfire strenghts, therefore a perfect tool for …

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