Business Intelligence

Finding Diamonds in Data: Reflections on Teaching Data Mining From the Coal Face

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Executive Summary

Making sense of the exponentially expanding sources of structured electronic data collected by organizations is increasingly difficult. Data mining is the extraction of implicit, previously unknown, and potentially useful information from large volumes of such data to support decision-making in organizations and has led to an increase in demand for students who have an understanding of data mining techniques and can apply them to organizations' data. Thus data mining is an increasingly important component of the Information Systems curriculum in order to meet this skills demand.

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