Analytics Build Capacity for Health Departments Combatting Rodent Infestations
Darryl Booth, President of Decade Software Company
Analytics, the computational analysis of data, have made their way into our daily lives. Common apps exist that track our dietary choices, our running routes, even our sleep. With real-time information about things that are important to us, we can make changes—behavioral or environmental changes targeted at improving those data. Consider the popular Fitbit, an inexpensive device worn as a wristband, which feeds continuous streams of data to an online repository where they are crunched, compiled, and presented as easy-to-read graphs, serving as a competitive "nudge" by pitting you against yourself or your friends.