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The Most Controversial Concept in Agile Delivery: Estimating in Story Points

This blog post is another one of those that I should have written a while ago as the topic of story point based estimation keeps coming up again and …

Learn to crunch big data with R

A few years ago I was the CTO and co-founder of a startup in the medical practice management software space. One of the problems we were trying to …

Data Science

10 things statistics taught us about big data analysis

<b>If the goal is prediction accuracy, average many prediction models together</b>. In general, the prediction algorithms that most frequently win Kaggle …

Researcher releases 10 million usernames, passwords from data breaches

A researcher has released 10 million usernames and passwords collected from data breaches over the last decade, a step he worries could be a legally …

Today I Am Releasing Ten Million Passwords – XATO: Information Security by Mark Burnett

Frequently I get requests from students and security researchers to get a copy of my password research data. I typically decline to share the …

Can Big Data Make New York Buses On Time?

A New York politician wants the MTA to open up its data so citizens can hold the agency accountable for getting people to their destination on time.<p>When you hear about big data, you might think of nefarious data brokers selling your browsing history or governments demanding logs of your phone’s GPS …

New York City

Big Data Now Mainstream In Large Companies, Term Still Widely Disliked, A New Survey Finds

For the third year in a row<b>,</b> NewVantage Partners has conducted a survey of Fortune 1000 senior business and technology executives regarding their companies’ investments in big data. This annual survey (see my summary of the 2013 report here) provides a unique glimpse into the big data initiatives …

The 50 Most Innovative Companies Of 2014: Strong Innovators Are Three Times More Likely To Rely On Big Data Analytics

Companies who are strong at innovation are three times more likely to rely on big data analytics and data mining than their counterparts who are less adept at innovating (57% versus 19%). 67% of breakthrough innovators say their big data analytics and data mining efforts are paying off. These and …