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What was approximate average ROI from your data mining project(s) in 2008?


 
  

Poll: Data Mining ROI
What was approximate average ROI from your data mining project(s) in 2008? [81 votes total]

Not applicable - not deployed (12) 15%
Deployed, but don't know ROI (25) 31%
Negative or zero (4) 5%
1-10% (2) 2%
11-25% (1) 1%
26-50% (5) 6%
51-100% (8) 10%
101-250% (9) 11%
251-1000% (8) 10%
over 1000% (7) 9%


Comments

Editor: ROI distribution
The ROI distribution among deployed projects is clearly not normal, but closer to power law. The median ROI is in 125-150% range.

Also, we note that over 1/3 of those who deployed the project do not know the approximate ROI.

For data mining to be seen as a useful business tool, ROI should be measure, so I want to encourage all data miners whose work was deployed, to find out their ROI, at least approximately.

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