EVOLUTION SYSTEMS | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS EVOLUTION 4.0 / ULTRA
Evolution 4.0 Proprietary Forecasting Software is the result of almost a decade’s worth of “hobby programming” and data mining experimentation. Originally designed exclusively for economic and financial forecasting, recent major improvements to the Evolution 4.0 system mean it is now far more capable than we could have ever imagined. We have successfully tested the current release / production version of Evolution 4.0 on a wide range of forecasting topics (mainly economic / geopolitical) and the result has been a two year verifiable track record of extraordinary accuracy. We consider that the completion of our two year “test of concept” phase. As with any system, there is an element of perpetual evolution and refinement, however we are extraordinarily confident in the abilities of the Evolution 4.0 system.
HOW DOES EVOLUTION 4.0 / ULTRA WORK
While we have been asked a myriad of times exactly how the Evolution 4.0 system works, our answer remains the same: “Its not how it works, its that it works”. The exact programming architecture and systemic functionality of the Evolution 4.0 software is as one might imagine, a “trade secret”. However, by using conventional, and very unconventional data mining techniques the Evolution 4.0 system is able to accurately form forecasts that can range from individual business sectors all the way to global economics / geopolitical events. Once again, while we do not discuss how Evolution 4.0 works, one of the key components is “contextual analysis of oversized data strings”. In other words, rather than looking for individual words (such as seen in “word cloud” diagrams), the Evolution 4.0 system is able to analyze very long contextual usage of language. This is one of the key components that took some time to develop but makes Evolution 4.0 unlike any other data analysis system on the planet.
As linguistic content on the internet (as well as various “darknet” and “deepnet”) grows, Evolution 4.0 is able to create an ever increasingly accurate forward looking image of future events. The two primary “modes” that Evolution 4.0 has “passive” and “active” search modes. Passive uses a series of proprietary algorithms (amongst other components) to search for any substantial information that might indicate a growing trend or future event. Few (if any) search terms are used and instead the proprietary algos are allowed to “sweep” for potential substantial data. “Active” mode is (as the name would suggest) topic specific / subject specific searches. Key words or key contextual strings can be used in order to refine and narrow searches as well as look for improved data / information. The latter of the two “modes” is the most practical for corporate / professional individual clients when seeking specific forward looking information on specific topics / marketspaces / business sectors.
HOW CAN EVOLUTION 4.0 / ULTRA HELP PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES?
The real answer? Because based upon what we have seen in terms of two years worth of “ToC” research, is that the abilities of Evolution 4.0 are effectively limitless. From identifying what may seem like “random” geopolitical events, to forecasting moves in domestic and global capital markets, the sheer accuracy of the Evolution 4.0 system is as we said… limitless. We have also used a “variant” of the Evolution 4.0 software to successfully prepare topic specific research reports for businesses and professional individuals. The topics of these reports ranged from “mild” to “extreme” and thus far each of the clients we have had commission Evolution Consulting have found our research to be accurate, intriguing, and inspiring.
In terms of professional individual and corporate fair use, the Evolution 4.0 system can accurately analyze business / product marketspaces, identify industry trends far in advance of their occurrence, as well as identify marketspaces that may not even exist yet. In addition, those directly involved in global or domestic capital markets will benefit tremendously from the macro / micro level analysis that Evolution 4.0 can forecast.
Additionally, businesses of all sizes can benefit from the “systemic process analysis” functionality of the Evolution 4.0 software. Streamlining business process and implementing the most applicable technology to increase “SOA” (Speed of Action) / SOP (Speed of Process) are all easily within the abilities of Evolution 4.0.
Note: For specific business applications (depending on arrangement) we are able to “tweak” search parameters and functionality to business specific activity. This means that for those businesses and professional individuals that agree to minimum-length commissioned reports, we do modify programmatic search metrics for optimal results.
HOW LONG DOES SPECIFIC COMMISSIONED EVOLUTION SYSTEMS RESEARCH TAKE TO COMPLETE?
As much as we would like to say that we can provide a hard and fast answer to that question, we cannot. Depending on the subject matter, availability of analysis-qualified content, amongst a myriad of other variables, we simply say “each report is different”. So far, the average for a “full length” analysis of an individual search parameter report has been seven to ten days. Please note that individual search parameter does not mean a “single word” search. Single parameter searches can contain a variety of data strings in order to provide the best and most accurate results. We do our absolute best in each instance to provide accurate estimations of turn around time for all of the work Evolution Consulting does. In that same spirit, we do ask that those we work with understand that Evolution 4.0 is on the absolute leading edge of technology. As such on rare occasions, reports may take slightly longer depending on search parameters and report structures.
HOW MUCH DOES EVOLUTION SYSTEMS RESEARCH COST?
This is another question that we answer by saying: as much as we would like to provide a standardized pricing structure, the fact is that we do not. As with turn around time, each full length commissioned report is different. The CPU time / system cycle time, development team time, as well as other variables mean that we provide individual price quotes on a per-project / per report basis. Additionally, depending on the depth of research (from exploratory level to full on maximum detail reporting) we do adjust pricing accordingly.
We do offer no-cost ToC (Test of Concept) research at no cost. What the ToC reports do is determine if there is enough information that Evolution 4.0 can successfully compile a report, and also to what level. These reports are typically two or three pages and provide our clients with the requisite information to determine accurately if they wish to move forward with additional reporting (exploratory, full length, or another option). Note that we do refer to these ToC reports as “executive summary reports”.
In the event of a prolonged or lengthy project, we do offer the option to hire Evolution Consulting on a retainer basis. Retainer agreements typically feature a fixed amount of time per week / month of Evolution 4.0 usage. Additionally retainer agreements also provide our clients additional Evolution Consulting features such as input from our network of experts., as well as “information verification” research in addition to Evo 4.0 data. Again, because of the unique way in which Evolution 4.0 works, each retainer agreement is different and project specific. We do offer all the services of Evolution Consulting in a la carte fashion to ensure maximum value / efficiency of process for our clients.
WHAT KIND OF REPORTING FORMAT DOES EVOLUTION USE?
Evolution typically uses a hybrid “editorial” / science / industry journal style featuring easy to read and informative reporting. We do include original graphics / charts / visuals where appropriate. Our reporting is designed to be memorable, readable, and above all else, informative. It should be noted that we do not share “raw format” data from the Evolution 4.0 system as that information is purely proprietary. Raw format referencing the actual data strings that Evolution 4.0 discovers which are numeric / contextual / linguistic based. All reporting information is prepared and presented by Evolution Consulting’s development team and experts.
If there is a specific reporting format or style a client wants, that is something we are happy to discuss. Though we do find that most of our clients enjoy our hybrid style of editorial / journal format.
IS ANY OLDER INFORMATION FROM PREVIOUS EVOLUTION TEST OF CONCEPT / PROOF OF CONCEPT PAGES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?
In a word, no. As mentioned in public broadcast, all of the information shared / published during the TOC / POC phase of the core component of Evolution 4.0 is property of Evolution Consulting. Evolution Consulting does reserve the right to share information from the Evolution TOC / POC phase at its discretion with approved client base, however said information is no longer available for public viewing / public resale. We know that listeners and subscribers from our POC/TOC phase will be understanding and respectful of this decision.