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So you wanna be a data scientist? A guide to 2015's hottest profession

Are you good at math? Like, <i>really</i> good at math? Do you also know Python and, oh yeah, have deep knowledge of a particular industry?<p>On the off chance …

What’s Next for Big Data?

Shortly after joining Gartner, I noticed subtle magic in the air. Not Magic Quadrants – they were too obvious. It was <i>I told you so</i> repeated by many …

Where Big Data Jobs Will Be In 2015

Demand for Computer Systems Analysts with big data expertise increased 89.9% in the last twelve months , and 85.40% for Computer and Information Research Scientists.<p>Demand for Python programming expertise increased 96.9% in big-data related positions in the last twelve months.<p>These and other key …

A New Universe Of Geospatial Space And Time Data

The definition and notion of so-called spatial data is not new. Commonly also called geospatial data, the term denotes the location of an object on planet Earth expressed as geographic coordinates. We can now also enrich this location value by also describing the size and shape of an object — and …

The 10 tell-tale signs your boss doesn’t like you

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Does your boss really like you? While it’s true that you don’t have to be bosom buddies with your boss in order to do your job, it certainly makes things a lot more difficult if there’s some personal dislike between you and your …

3 Data Careers Decoded and What It Means for You

<i>(Just launched, 5.24.18, the new Data Scientist Nanodegree program!)</i><p>Every time you send a text message, type a tweet, post a Facebook photo, click a …

Early Big Data adopters poised to leverage predictive analytics

Since leveraging predictive analytics requires a fundamental mastery of big data, early adopters have a leg up on the competition.

Data Warehousing

38 Seminal Articles Every Data Scientist Should Read

Data Science

10th Ebola Patient Headed to U.S. for Treatment

Doctors are about to treat their 10th Ebola patient on American soil — a Sierra Leonean surgeon with U.S. residency who will be flown to Nebraska on Saturday for treatment, according to a federal official.<p>Dr. Martin Salia would be the third patient treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. A …

Find out (some of) what one big data broker knows about you

Leading data broker Acxiom's free AboutTheData.com service offers a glimpse of the ad-targeting information the company has collected about you. But opting out of targeted ads may not be so simple.<p>At least one big-name data broker thinks I'm an Asian who owns a cat and a boat and loves to travel. …

Healthcare Network,Data management,Patient records,Work practices,Hospitals and acute care,GPs and primary care,Big data<p>By collecting patient data, clinicians can use predictive analytics to prevent potentially deadly conditions

Big data burn-out looms as data scientists hit by work-related stress

A mismatch between workers' personalities and the demands of the job is causing problems for data scientist, according to research.<p>Data scientists …

My Son Is Doctors Without Borders' 1,000th Ebola Survivor

Saturday, the 21st of September, is a day I will never forget in my life.<p>I was out working with MSF [Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders] as a health promotion officer in Foya, in the north of Liberia, visiting villages and telling people about Ebola: how to protect themselves and …

CDC Director on Ebola: 'Even a Single Infection is Unacceptable'

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that he was "confident" the spread of Ebola could be stopped, a day after a test confirmed a Dallas nurse had been infected while caring for a Liberian national in her hospital.<p>"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola …

Ebola the most severe health emergency in modern world: WHO

The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times" on Monday but also said that economic disruptions can be curbed if people are adequately informed to prevent irrational moves to dodge infection.<p>WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, …

Salesforce reveals Wave, its big, bad analytics cloud

Marc Benioff wasn’t kidding around.<p>The Salesforce.com chief executive and co-founder dropped a hint of something called an Analytics Cloud last month when he tweeted out a picture of a draft agenda for the company’s Dreamforce conference this week. Today, Salesforce is taking the wraps off a major …

How countries use war games to prevent future catastrophes

On Oct. 13, the US and the UK will engage in a simulation of what would happen (paywall) if a large transatlantic bank went under. Treasury secretary Jack Lew, his British counterpart George Osborne and the heads of both central banks will take part.<p>In this scenario, the authorities in the US and …

Second US Ebola diagnosis deeply concerning, health officials admit

Federal health officials in the US admitted on Sunday they were deeply concerned by a “breach in protocol” after it was revealed that a healthcare worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas had become the second person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.<p>Four days after Duncan died in an …

A Slew of New Technologies Is Making a Science of the Art of Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales teams across the country are faced with an interesting conundrum. There are more tools in the market than ever before. The trick is figuring out which ones are worth the investment.<p>The right measurement for judging a new tool is …

Ultimate Big data Secret Found Under Mountain

3 Aug 2014 Marcel 0<p>Share the post “Ultimate Big data Secret Found Under Mountain”<p>Switzerland is a great place to hide stuff, and its latest secret …

Ebola death toll hits 4,033: WHO

The WHO said that as of October 8, 4,033 people have died from Ebola out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries.

American emergency rooms prepare as Ebola fear spreads

<b>(CNN) —</b> Emergency rooms around the United States are preparing for the people who may have Ebola and for the people who just think they have Ebola.<p>"I have seen several people who had acute illnesses worried that they may have Ebola," said Dr. Mark Reiter.<p>He works as an emergency room doctor in …

Ebola Came To America Last Week. Since Then: 5,000 False Alarms. Zero New Ebola Cases.

Ebola arrived in D.C. last week — no, no, false alarm.<p>A passenger had Ebola-like symptoms aboard a jet from Texas to Florida — nevermind, not Ebola after all.<p>As predicted, the number of Ebola false alarms in the United States has skyrocketed since Thomas E. Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas …

Ebola: U.S. troops battle invisible enemy in Liberia

The general and his soldiers have spent more than a decade at war in Iraq and Afghanistan but this could be one of their toughest battles yet.<p>Their enemy this time is not soldiers or militants. It is Ebola -- invisible and killing thousands in Liberia.<p>Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, the commander of …

American emergency rooms prepare as Ebola fear spreads

<b>(CNN) —</b> Emergency rooms around the United States are preparing for the people who may have Ebola and for the people who just think they have Ebola.<p>"I have seen several people who had acute illnesses worried that they may have Ebola," said Dr. Mark Reiter.<p>He works as an emergency room doctor in …

Track your competition: Five apps for gathering business intelligence

The ability to stay current with industry developments and analyze competitor performance enables you to make the right business and technology …

Apps

Data Visualization Tools – A Feature Analysis

Image credit: sas.com<p>If you are using big data analytics for business, the use of data visualization tools can help you optimize the data processing …

Big data, the cloud, they all mean bigger IT budgets

As the use of big data, cloud computing and virtualization grows, so is the allocation of budgets to data centers among corporates.<p>Almost half of the …