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Big Data In Retail: How To Win With Predictive Analytics

A few years ago, Stage Stores—a $2 billion department store chain across 40 American states—decided to use analytics to drive sales. But its executive team faced a problem: not enough employees to handle the data.<p>In today’s hyper-competitive sales environment, buyers compare prices with a click and …

The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of data visualization to shed light on nearly any subject, from politics to dogs.<p>You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional …

Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

If 2014 was the year that Apache Hadoop sparked the big data revolution, 2015 may be the year that Apache Spark supplants Hadoop with its superior …

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Game-Changer: The Impact of Big Data in the NBA

<i>(Photo via Dashboard Insight)</i><p>We’re only a few weeks into the NBA regular season, and already we’ve seen some exciting games that are giving us an …

Big Data Analysis Goes SaaS

Software-as-a-service provider jKool offers business users cloud-based, near-real-time analysis of time-sensitive information.<p>10 Wacky Kickstarter …

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38 Seminal Articles Every Data Scientist Should Read

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Big data: Five of the bigger myths and why they just don't stack up

Whether you're enthusiastic about the concept of big data or think it contains little new, it's undeniably an area ripe for misunderstandings.<p>Read …

Managing big data: The two biggest mistakes companies make

<i>Keith B. Carter is the author of</i> Actionable Intelligence: A Guide to Delivering Business Results with Big Data Fast!<i>, which was published in</i> …

How to Become a Data Scientist

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Predictive marketing without data is like a Ferrari without fuel. Here's how to gas up

Marketing software is becoming increasingly intelligent, with vendors building predictive algorithms to improve every aspect of demand generation and sales.<p>But it’s only as good as the data fueling those algorithms.<p>Predictive marketing tools: An overview<p>Lattice, Infer.com, and Fliptop provide tools …

Five Levels of Big Data Maturity in an Organisation

Developing and implementing a Big Data strategy is not an easy task for organisations. This infographic shows five levels of Big Data maturity in …

Every Organization Needs a Data Analytics Champion

<b>By Jack Rosenberger</b><p>As part of a self-directed, professional effort to increase my knowledge and understanding of data analytics, I've been reading …

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Little Data: The 25 KPIs Everyone Must Understand

I have written about the fact that big data is nothing without it’s little brother. Small data or traditional performance metrics are vital to the …

20 Big Data Opportunities for CFOs and Auditors

5 Signs You're Ready for a Data Warehousing Solution

8 Reasons Big Data Projects Fail

Most companies remain on the big data sidelines too long, then fail. An iterative, start-small approach can help you avoid common pitfalls.<p>Big data …

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Connecting Your Data, Systems People | Domo

Everyone on the same page, all the time.<p>Run the business from your phone.<p>Domo explained.<p>Domo brings together people, data, and systems for a …

Big Data: The 4 Layers Everyone Must Know

There is still so much confusion surrounding Big Data. I thought it might help to clarify the 4 key layers of a big data system – i.e. the different …

How Self-Service BI Can Make You a Data Analyst

Connecting Your Data, Systems People | Domo

Everyone on the same page, all the time.<p>Run the business from your phone.<p>Domo explained.<p>Domo brings together people, data, and systems for a …

Forget Big Data, Business Leaders Still Go With Their Gut, Study Says

Do you ever worry that robots will one day run our major corporations, making dispassionate decisions based strictly on big data and cold statistical …

Frequentism and Bayesianism III: Confidence, Credibility, and why Frequentism and Science do not Mix | Pythonic Perambulations

Internet Of Things Dashboard Monitors All Connected Devices In One Place

Bug Labs built an easy way for you to develop your own IoT apps.<p>Most of us are already drowning in information, but the “Internet of Things” (IoT) …

10 Kinds of Stories to Tell with Data

For almost a decade I have heard that good quantitative analysts can “tell a story with data.” Narrative is—along with visual analytics—an important way to communicate analytical results to non-analytical people. Very few people would question the value of such stories, but just knowing that they …

Data Engineering Is The Bottleneck For The Internet Of Things

The numbers thrown out by analysts such as Gartner about savings achieved by the Internet of Things are staggering. Vendors will garner $309 billion by 2020. Positive economic impact is estimated at $1.9 trillion. But the path to creating that value is not what most people think it is.<p>The bounding …