NASA started using computers to calculate orbital paths in 1962. However, John Glenn, a respected pilot from World War II, wasn’t quite sure that he trusted the computer’s numbers. After all, he was trying to become the first American to orbit the Earth. Glenn refused to start the mission until Katherine Johnson, NASA’s preeminent statistician […]

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Ubiquitous  adjective  /yo͞oˈbikwədəs/ Definition: Present, appearing, or found everywhere. ‘Everywhere’ has been the ‘state of Business Intelligence’ for several years now. Most solution vendors now include some form of reporting (‘BI lite’) in their offering to at least enable generation of metrics supporting the value they provide. In addition to those capabilities, at the last […]

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